Chris Cooksey

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  1. Here is the website http://bigmxradio.com/podcast/mitchell-oldenberg-chris-cooksey-crown/
  2. For those of you who cannot get enough SX check out this podcast. Brad was nice enough to have me as a guest after MEC. I usually listen to BigMX after PulpMX as I drive a lot! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bigmx-radio/id835565469?mt=2&i=1000393733598 https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bigmx-radio/id835565469?mt=2&i=1000393733598
  3. Not quite sure what you are asking about Roczen, but if he doesn’t have any setbacks I believe he will be in the mix for the 18’ SX title. Right now I would have a hard time picking anyone but Marvin to win the 2018 SX title, but things change fast. Supercross is a what have you done lately sport.
  4. The funny thing about Vegas Dirt is it doesn’t absorb water, I goes from Mud to dust in a couple laps. Seriously I ride all over the west coast and nothing is even close to this Dirt. When I ride Milestone or Comp Edge I am amazed at how much traction is available when muddy. Marvin has been the best guy since about halfway through the outdoors... Things are going to be interesting when Roczen and Baggett join the party. Yea I said Baggett, I think he will breakthrough and be a contender for wins in Supercross.
  5. I think Vegas Dirt is an obstacle in itself it is like ice one lap and the next it can be perfect traction. To directly answer your question wet and slick. I think tracks can be challenging but not as dangerous. How about an non flowing rhythm section out of a 180 degree turn? Not saying the sport can be made completely safe but the track designers need to choose technical or fast not both. As to what’s off limits... nothing! No riders association or safety group to protect the riders. No rider wants to be the puss that acts like the track scares them. We need Kevin Windham or Trey Canard as track safety director!
  6. While Hoeft clearly crossed over on Bogle, I blame the slick track. The Vegas Dirt is like ice when wet and the transitions were really wet during the first Main event. If you need proof, just ask Eli about the Vegas Dirt. That was horrifying when the track worker moved his bike and he rolled down the jump like a wet noodle. Also not a fan of rhythm sections at the end if 65mph straightaways!
  7. Agree with everything you said about the track and RC, that rhythm was stupid! Give Vegas 2 more years and we will have a new enclosed stadium. The Raiders are coming!
  8. The Monster Energy Cup is the most significant offseason race for 450 Supercross teams, allowing riders an opportunity to measure their progress with their existing team heading into the 2018 series. And we can’t forget the million dollar grand prize to any rider who finishes first in all three main events. For other riders like Justin Barcia, MEC is an audition for any future potential team exploring options. The unfortunate truth is riders get hurt while preparing for Anaheim 1 in January. If a team is in need of a last minute fill in, a standout MEC performance can move a rider to the top of the possible replacements list. The MEC is unlike other Supercross races in format and track design. Adding in a Joker’s Lane that Marvin admitted in the postrace press conference he forgot about in his first race. Feld (the promoter) utilizes the Monster Cup as a trial to test format and track changes. It also allows for amateurs who qualified via Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National a chance to race on a tamed down (highly debatable) Supercross track in front of thousands of spectators, live on TV. While I enjoyed watching these kids take center stage I also wondered about the safety hazard of sending kids in the middle of puberty (makes them crazy and irrational) out on a track with such aggressive obstacles. The first couple of practices and qualifying sessions looked more like Russian Roulette than Supercross racing. The amateurs represent the epitome of “whatever it takes” and at such a young age unfortunately, some of them need to be protected from themselves. With that said I thoroughly enjoy watching them show off their incredible talents, but am conflicted if this is good for them or if they are being exploited for entertainment purposes. It only took 7 years, but Marvin Musquin finally duplicated Ryan Villopoto’s inaugural MEC win. Heading into the first main event the biggest threat to Marvin was Eli Tomac, but Eli went down hard in the first race and was unable to continue the rest of the night. With Eli out, the race quickly became Musquin’s millions as he easily cruised through three wins to take home the million. The only rider who appeared to be formidable competition was Jason Anderson. Both Marvin and Jason train at the Baker’s Factory so it was difficult to imagine a pass from Anderson in the third main event, Anderson’s lap times reflected his lack of aggression. Let me be clear though, I do NOT think Anderson gave Marvin the win however, if Blake Baggett was the rider going for the million dollars JA would have charged a little harder. At the postrace press conference I asked Marvin what his thoughts were being “the man” heading into the offseason and in typical Marvin style he downplayed his ride. He expressed it felt great but it really didn’t carry much weight when Anaheim rolls around. What was more interesting was the look Jason Anderson shot me when I called Marvin “the man.” Jason looked as though I had insulted his mother. While I am sure he is happy for his teammate the truth is these guys don’t achieve the highest level of racing by accepting someone’s performance as better than them. I suspect tension will come to a boil at the Baker’s Factory this offseason. Eli Tomac remains a mystery. At times he would lay down a few sections looking like the fastest guy on earth but then he would follow up with a major mistake. He has a few months to figure things out, but right now Marvin Musquin looks to be the favorite going into 2018. We all know Ken Roczen says he will be at Anaheim 1 and according to Jeremy McGrath he looks very fast. The MEC might have created more questions than answers heading into 2018. Let the bench racing begin, we have a few months to debate and lock in our predictions for 2018. Nobody was taking a knee during this National Anthem! Great tribute to the victims of the Vegas shooting too. After getting throttled by Stephane Roncada while testing out the new Supercross game I decided to sit back and learn. Game will be released Feb 2018 and it is insanely realistic!
  9. - Start is scary where riders merge together - Rhythm coming into stadium, still waiting for somebody to quad into corner - Tomac, Marvin look to be the favorites (captain obvious) - Barcia to Honda is no better than any other brand - Gajser looks uncomfortable on the hardpacked Vegas dirt - Some fast guys will be spectating as the LCQ is done.
  10. - Start is scary where riders merge together - Rhythm coming into stadium, still waiting for somebody to quad into corner - Tomac, Marvin look to be the favorites (captain obvious) - Barcia to Honda is no better than any other brand - Gajser looks uncomfortable on the hardpacked Vegas dirt - Some fast guys will be spectating as the LCQ is done.
  11. Sounds like you have some suppressed homosexual feelings. It’s 2017, if you want to come out of the closet feel free. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
  12. If you do decide to head out DM me and we will hang out.
  13. I just finished the Monster Energy Cup press conference and practice session. It’s been a while since I have asked questions at a press conference so I was a little nervous. It was intimidating sitting next to Motocross Journalists Steve Cox and Steve Giberson (aka, GuyB) as they are the gold standard for print journalists in our sport. The pre-race press conferences are usually the most boring of any press conferences because the riders are focused on the upcoming race. I would love to throw a couple hardballs at the guys, but I don’t think that’s fair as they are in getting into their racing mindset. I really wanted to ask Eli if he was well rested after skipping the Des Nations, but this was not the time or place. I did ask Barcia why he was on a Honda, all summer he was campaigning to ride the Factory KTM. While that didn’t materialize I thought if he showed up on a privateer KTM and showed them what he could do on a KTM they might rethink their decision and add a third bike to the team. This was the most crowded press conference that I have attended, the room was jam packed. After the Q&A the riders hit the track for about 30 minutes, they lined them up like a start and let them practice dropping down the 30 foot embankment onto the stadium floor. Unfortunately for Justin Barcia this is as far as he made it before swapping out and crashing hard at the bottom of the start ramp. He was alright but his new Honda was twisted up pretty bad. He missed almost the entire session. The surprise was Tyler Bowers on his #69 Kawasaki, he was the only rider consistently clearing a double coming out of the sand section and was one of the first riders to go 3-3-3 in the rhythm section coming back into the stadium. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Bowers get a podium. Eli Tomac looked like the same guy who rode his bike back in New Jersey (awkward and stiff), but that could change if he wakes up on the other side of the bed. Marvin Musquin looks like the “guy” this year, he has a quiet confidence and will no doubt win one of the 3 main events tomorrow. Jason Anderson and Tim Gajser both looked good and will no doubt be in the mix. I can’t wait for tomorrow to see who steps up and if anyone can want the million. Eli doing his best “Blue Steel” Bogle explaining how easy it was to join JGR Barcia barley made it to the Dirt before sampling it... Big man Benny Bloss showing off the Fly MEC LE Gear Watch for Bowers tomorrow night, he is riding good!!!!
  14. Yea, that was horrific. I worked Bikefest last weekend and it’s business as usual, but we are all on our toes and the police presence is high. I don’t want to let one Psyco ruin a beautiful gathering of people who love dirt bikes.
  15. I would like to ask that, but..... No! 👍😂😂😂