MXA chatted with Ryan at the 2005 Ponca City amateur National before he was the next big thing. He talks about Jessica Simpson, Jason Lawrence, Mike Alessi and the red shirts, Nico Izzi and more
"I think it is just the perfect crew of guys to really be together, and the perfect brand."
"I just really, really wanted to defend my title."
"It is different not being out there as a racer, but once you put your ego aside, it’s okay. I am happy for what the racing was."
"I feel like I gel better with outdoors. I love Supercross, don’t get me wrong, but outdoors is more my style so far."
Dave Arnold always knew that I wanted to be a factory mechanic and said, "Hey, we could use you. I have an opening for a mechanic. Would you really be interested?"
"It is definitely a good feeling beating the factory guys."
"It is just tough to get out there and race these guys that have had a healthy off-season"
Is Bob Hannah's 2000 interview as true today as it was 18 years ago? If not, at least it is funny, scathing and absolutely true in Hannah's mind
"Riding on a factory team and racing 250 Supercross–I am truly living a dream"
"For me, every time I'm on a racetrack, I’m there to win, but I have to look at my age and what I'm putting into it."
American fans remember Arne Kring from racing in the USA during the Inter-Am and Trans-AMA series
"I feel bad about it, and if the roles were reversed, I would be pissed off about it too."
"It makes a win really special in Indianapolis, as it was a very tough track"
American motocross didn't exist until Lars Larsson came to America to make it happen—thanks Lars
Max has had factory rides at KTM, Honda and Husky—now he's TM Racing's big hope
"This race could shake things up, but it could shake things up the wrong way too"
"To finally win a race is a huge deal for me. It is so hard to win one that it took me 130 tries to finally get one. I cannot even describe to you how awesome it feels"
"When it comes main event time, I know I am in shape, and I know my bike set up is good for when the track gets rough"
"I have not had a lot of motos, just because I have been trying to bring the wrist back slowly, and build strength"
"It is a really nice feeling to take away a win, keep the red plate, and build some momentum for the series."
"I feel like I have always had the speed to be winning more races. Now I am finally learning to hone it all in"
"In 2017, I definitely was the fastest I had been"
Butterflies are the price of fame when you are a 16 year old kid stepping up from amateur ranks to race Supercross. Davi talks about racing James Stewart, training and golf
"I just try to think of it race by race and every time the gate drops, getting closer to the front and winning"
"I have a big target on my back, but I am not going to let it get to me."