The long AMA racing season finally came to a close last weekend at Pala Raceway. All of the championships are decided and now it is on to the ever-shrinking off-season. In less than two weeks, the best riders in the world (well the best eligible and available riders anyway) will be facing off against each other at the third Motocross of Nations to ever be hosted by the United States. We have hosted more Olympic Games than we have MXoN's, but fortunately this time around we did not have a 20 year lull between events.

The last U.S. based MXoN took place at Budds Creek in 2007 and it was by far one of the most exciting and well-received motocross races to take place in America in quite sometime and there is no reason why the Thunder Valley event should be any different. As the Americans prepare for what will be a major undertaking, here is a look back at their last race of the season where MX1 entrant, Ryan Dungey absolutely dominated the premier class, while MX3 rider Andrew Short played second fiddle. Then there was the new 250 Class National champion, Trey Canard. As the MX2 rider, Treynard will be up against some serious talent but if the Okie proved anything this season, it's that you can never count him out.