RANDOM RADNESS #2

Motocross Action has the most documented collection of photos in the sport as their photogs have been capturing everything motocross since MXA’s inception in 1973. These photos have been kept locked up inside MXA’s palatial towers (except for the ones that were pilfered). It was time to break into the historic archive of photos that have been captured over our 48-year history. Out of the millions of photos MXA has in its archive only a fraction of those have been seen by the public. Only a few hundred photos were needed per issue of MXA, but our guys snapped thousands of photos each month that were just stored never to be seen. We finally thought we should share these unseen photos of the past and present. We also thought that other fans of the sport needed a platform for them to share their Rad photos as well. With that, MXA’s Random Radness was born.

Mitch Payton back in the day with Darrell Schultz.


Remember when Justin Barcia broke his wheel off his factory YZ450F last year during one of the many Salt Lake City Supercross rounds. 


This is what a bike looks like on a stand with both front and rear hole shot devices are locked down. 


The intimidating Roger Decoster on the line. 

Remember when Zach Osborne was racing in Europe and came back to America to race some SX races? 


August 1992 cover of MXA with Todd DeHoop at Southwick. 


Jim Tarantino was the King of Saddleback. If you came there, he was the man to beat…then he moved to South Africa.

 Aaron Plessinger cooling down the Red Bud fans. 

It is never good when a chain falls off during a National. 

“The Wick.” 


Mike Alessi back on a KTM 50SX. 

Chase Sexton at speed in Red Bud. 

Before semi-trucks were a thing at the races, box vans took over the pits at Saddleback.


Old O’neal ad in MXA. 

Kevin Windham racing in the mud at the 2012 Daytona Supercross. 

Micky Dymond (1), Ricky Ryan (12), Keith Turpin (30), Mike Healey (38) and George Holland (7) racing in 1987 125 class.


Bevo Forte and John Savitski back in the day. 

Justin Barcia whips it next to the American flag in Red Bud. 

Sean Hackley Jr. endos in the whoops behind Kyle Cunningham (19).

Justin Barcia back in 2012. 

Alessi fans. 

Carlos Rivera letting Ryan Dungey know he is the 2012 450 MX champ. 

Close up of James Stewart’s YZ450F engine. 

Adam Cianciarulo getting loose at the 2019 MEC.


The Gilera 125B bicylindrica twin. 

Air filters anyone?

Mickael Pichon.

Back in 2005 with Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham Chad Reed on the podium.


Did you collect the Hi Flyers motocross cards?

Ken Roczen 2016 win at Hangtown. 

The Stewart brothers hug after Malcolm won his 250 championship in Vegas. 

Time to shorten some bars. 


Justin Bogle after his win in Detroit. 

If you have photos that you would like to be featured, please send them to darylecklundmxa@gmail.com. These photos will not be photo credited. By submitting your photos for Random Radness you agree to release all ownership rights to the images and copy them to MXA.

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