Racer X Illustrated June 2018

Racer X Illustrated provides the most comprehensive behind-the-scenes look into the lives of the world’s best motocross and supercross racers. Our industry-leading journalists lend perspective and insight you won't find anywhere else, and that's all backed up by the sport's best photographers.

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CHRISTIAN MUNOZ A resident of Miami Beach, freelance photographer Christian Munoz covers a lot of races in the South for us, including the Mini Os, the Atlanta and Tampa Supercrosses, and of course the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross, where all the up-and-comers show their cards for the new season. Take a look at Christian’s work in “SX Masterclass” starting on page 98. KEN HILL West Virginia’s Ken Hill is the series photographer for both GNCC Racing and ATV Motocross, and that means he had a busy few days in Florida in mid-March shooting the Wild Boar GNCC in Palatka and then motoring on over to Daytona International Speedway for the Fly Racing ATV Supercross on Tuesday. Check out Hill’s work from the GNCC in Riders’ Meeting on page 78. @racerxonline facebook.com/racerxonline twitter.com/racerxonline youtube.com/racerxillustrated For advertising rates, contact…

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Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb got off on the wrong foot at Daytona when the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider noticed some cross-jumping by the Yamaha-mounted Webb and, in his own words, “went for the takeout.” Both would manage to qualify. They would find each other again in the 450SX main event—without incident—as Tomac was coming through the pack after an early crash. At the end of the night, they were together one more time when they each stepped onto the podium, only this time the winner, Justin Brayton, stood between them. Tomac was a close second, with Webb third.…

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reason for being

When Steve Matthes told me he wanted to track down Eddie Hicks for a story, I was all in. I remembered reading about Hicks in the magazines in the mid-eighties and thinking he was going to be the next big thing. Back then, the world was a bigger place, and California, where Hicks was setting the world on fire aboard his hand-built DMC Yamaha YZ80, seemed like another planet altogether. I could only imagine how fast Hicks was, because there was no internet, no YouTube, no iPhones, no Facebook—just race results. And his name was almost always at the top. I finally got to see Eddie at Loretta Lynn’s in 1984—when he swept all six of his motos—and thought, Yep, he’s the future. He rode the #121 Yamaha (back when they…