Monday Kickstart:
Lakewood 2006

This weekend, Thunder Valley MX Park in Lakewood, CO hosted round seven of the AMA Toyota National Motocross Series. The weather was warm, but clear, a nice change from the Saturday rain last weekend at Unadilla. James Stewart was back in action, Chad Reed was racing despite knee problems, and Colorado’s Andrew Short was there as well.

Over 26,000 motocross fans showed up to see the action, and although the heat and altitude made things challenging for the racers and their mechanics, there was a weekend of great racing. For more about the racing results, check our Race Report section. Here’s all that happened behind the scenes, as well as a photo gallery from a get-together that TransWorld Motocross hosted for Team Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca…

For this week, we are continuing our new Monday Kickstart format. Rather than having the photos go down a column on the right-hand side of the page, we are going to put all of them—along with captions—in a photo gallery. It makes it much easier, and also a little less confusing. Now you can just click your way through, and read as you go. Enjoy!

For more photos click the link to the far right.