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Racer X Illustrated December 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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RODDY MAcLEOD Roddy MacLeod was a CMA and AMA pro from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, and his photography first appeared in Racer X Illustrated in 2005 with the publication of his now-famous black-and-white photo from Namur, Belgium. In 2017, Roddy left his day job and embarked on an ambitious journey to self-publish and self-fund a book about what it means to be a world champion, titled Will To Victory. The book is based on his photos of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season and interviews with former champions from the 1970s to the 2000s. Preorders of the limited first printing of the book are now available on roddymacleod.com and willtovictory.com. ADAM DUCKWORTH Adam Duckworth is a motorcycle photographer, filmmaker, and journalist based in the UK with more than 30…

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all hail the new king

Jeffrey Herlings celebrated his first MXGP World Championship with a dominant win on the infield of the Assen TT circuit in his home country of the Netherlands. Herlings came into the season a cofavorite with reigning nine-time FIM World Champion Antonio Cairoli but started gapping the veteran in points as the wins piled up. Despite a broken collarbone that caused him to miss one round of the series, Herlings set new records for moto wins, Grand Prix wins, and points scored on his way to the title. The Red Bull KTM rider is now (as of press time) within 20 wins of Stefan Everts’ all-time GP wins record of 101. Herlings turned 24 in August.…

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reason for being

They say you never realize just how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone. Well, some of us are probably finding that out right now in regards to Amsoil Arenacross, long a fixture of the U.S. racing calendar in the fall and winter months. Feld Motor Sports made the tough choice earlier this year to end the tour, which had lost some of its luster and prestige in the past decade. But for 33 years, it really was “supercross in a bottle,” just like longtime announcer Robbie Floyd loved saying. In the end, even the Hail Mary that was the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross couldn’t save arenacross. Indoor racing has been going on since the sixties, when dirt track and TT races found their way into well-known buildings like New York’s…