In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We’ll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…
The Annual Monster Energy Cup always delivers the excitement, as it features a number of other events outside of the million dollar pro race. This year, Monster introduced the FMX High Rollers freestyle competition to the lineup that will join the Amateur All-Stars class, which houses some the fastest amateur motocross racers in the nation along with the the Supermini class that features many of the fastest 85cc riders in the country.
In the past, the Amateur All-Stars, as well as the Supermini racers have had some great battles because everyone is looking for bragging rights from seemingly one of the biggest amateur motocross races of the year. The MEC provides the up and coming riders a unique opportunity in that they get to experience exactly what it’s like to race in front of thousands of fans in a stadium on a full-fledged Supercross track.
Yesterday I headed to Milestone, and I soon found out that KTM had rented out the Riverside County Supercross track to better help their riders prepare for the big race. Amongst the Supermini racers was Max Miller, and believe me, this kid was hauling the mail. He even managed to triple into a tricky rhythm section before the day was over; the same section that gave many of the local pros fits when the track first opened. I snapped this shot of him mid-moto yesterday just as he was about to launch out of this rut. Keep an eye out for young Miller because he just may turn some heads this Saturday!
Photographer | Casey Davis
Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L
Shutter Speed | 1/2000
Aperture | f/4
ISO | 1600