Photo of the Day | September 26th 2016

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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…

This weekend was a big one for SoCal motocrossers, as the TransWorld SLAM Fest, presented by MTA Distributing, went off on Saturday at Milestone MX Park. On Sunday, round one of the TWMX Race Series Fall Classic, presented by SPY, invaded the track and around 700 entrants showed up to do battle on the Milestone main and vet tracks.

Long-time pro racer Nick Wey brought his son Vincent out to compete in what was his second race ever. (His first was at a previous TWMXRS event at Perris.) As a parent of two daughters, I don’t know what it’s like to watch your kid race a mini bike for the first time, but I can only imagine how nerve wracking it is…lord knows that soccer was gut wrenching enough for me! Watching the way Nick and Vincent interact with each other is a pleasure, as NYK is usually spouting off some witty line to his kid about looking fresh for the ladies, or actually offering some solid racing advice gathered from his years of experience competing at the highest levels.

We had several new mini racers sign up for this weekend’s race, and it’s gratifying to see that the future of our sport is indeed very bright. The smiles, high-fives and pats on the back after the checkered flag really enforce what we’ve known all along: that motocross is a family sport.

On November 4, 5 and 6, TransWorld Motocross will host the second annual TWMX Mini Major, a three-day national-caliber event, just for mini bikes on a specially designed track. Stay tuned for more details!


Photographer | Donn Maeda
Camera | Canon EOS 1d Mark X
Lens | Canon 300mm f2.8 Ultrasonic
Shutter Speed | 1/500th
Aperture | f/4
ISO | 100