RANDOM RADNESS // SOUTHWICK MOTOCROSS EDITION
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.
The start of the 2004 MX Lites class in 2004.
Ryan Villopoto on his Pro Circuit KX250F floating on the Southwick sand.
Matt Goerke racing Southwick in 2007 on his Yamaha of Troy YZ250F.
David Bailey racing the Southwick motocross national in 1981. David finished 9th overall.
Joey Savatgy racing Southwick in 2016. He finished 9th overall.
Ryan Hughes, Steve Lamson and Michael Blose at the 2004 Southwick National motocross in a three way battle.
Andrew McFarlane racing Southwick in 2007 on his Rockstar Suzuki RM-Z250.
Arnaud Tonus surfing in the Southwick sand.
Hunter Lawrence won his first National last year in Southwick.
Remember last year when it poured down rain at Southwick in the days before the race?
James Stewart gets the start in in the 2007 Southwick 450 class.
Jeff Emig (8), Jeremy McGrath 17, Brian Swink (15), Ron Tichenor (23) and Doug Henry (19) in the 125cc class in 1992 off the Southwick start.
Sean Hamblin charging on his factory Suzuki RM250 at the 2004 Southwick National.
Justin Bogle locking in the holeshot at Southwick in 2016.
Stewart moving the Southwick sand.
An overview of the Southwick track.
Ricky Carmichael won every moto in the 2004 outdoor National season on his CRF450.
2017 was Dylan Ferrandis’ rookie year racing in the states. His best National finish was in Southwick that year.
The beautiful Southwick track before tires the prepped dirt.
Ricky Carmichael went 1-1 in Southwick in 2007.
125 riders on the first lap in Southwick in 2004.
Blake Baggett racing Southwick in 2017. He went 2-2 for second overall.
Ken Roczen at Southwick in 2016 with the word Sandman on the back of his pants.
“The Man” at Southwick.
Tristan Charboneau’s Geico CRF250 sitting pretty at Southwick in 2016.
David Vuillemin during the 2004 Southwick National. David went 37-6 for 13th overall that weekend.
Ben Townley got the overall over his teammate Ryan Villopoto by going 2-1 at Southwick in 2007.
Alex Martin getting the holeshot in front of Aaron Plessinger at the 2017 Southwick National. Alex finished third overall.
Kevin Windham after a moto at the 2004 Southwick National. Kevin went 3-3 for third overall.
Broc Tickle’s 2016 Soaring Eagle 2016 RM-Z450 at Southwick.
John Dowd had some of his best races at Southwick. He finished 7th overall on a privateer bike in 2007.
Frank Stacy racing the 1979 Southwick National on a 250cc KTM. He finished third overall behind Kent Howerton and Mike Guerra.
Cooper Webb went 2-1 in Southwick in 2016 for the overall win.
Eli Tomac making the pass on Marvin Musquin (25) at Southwick in 2017.
James Stewart went 1-1 on his KX125 at the 2004 Southwick National.
Ryan Dungey in 2007 racing Southwick. Dungey went 3-3 for third overall with Townley and Villopoto going 1-2.
Eli Tomac went 1-1 in Southwick in 2016.
Eric Sorby during qualifying at the 2004 Southwick National. He never made it to the motos.
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