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2007 MXoN Photo Gallery

2007 MXoN

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It takes a confident motorcross park to pull off the pink motif – Thursday
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The calm before the storm. The American flag waits patiently for the 2007 MXoN to kick off. – Thursday
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The pits are filled with vendors, including the Christini AWD fellas. – Thursday
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Smashed beer cans are a staple of American motocross – Thursday
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If you were to unwrap those meaty fingers from around that beer can, the hand would likely be a close match for the print on the other dude’s naked back. – Thursday
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You’ll see plenty of these this weekend. Nothing like a rent-a-home to get the full American experience – Thursday
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The track is watered and plowed deep. The amateurs will cut in some lines starting Friday morning. – Thursday
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The Red Bull arch is becoming a common site at motocross events. These guys support the sport. – Thursday
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MXoN fans like to show off their toys and bring out all kinds of memorabilia. – Thursday
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The AMA’s Steve Whitelock catches a ride through the pre-race pits. – Thursday
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The sign says it all. – Thursday
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Budds Creek is the host of this year’s Motocross of Nations, and there are plenty of people who will argue that there isn’t a better facility for the job. – Thursday
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The Budds Creek track has plenty of access tunnels, but we’ll see if they can accommodate the masses starting Saturday. – Friday
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Amateurs took to the supercross track where a series of practice sessions and the first of two motos were completed. – Friday
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It was originally planned to admit the amateurs onto the MXoN track, but FIM officials ruled that one out. – Friday
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The supercross track looked fun and safe for the amateurs, but we saw several riders pile their brains out. – Friday
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Andrew McFarlane is joined by Chad Reed and Michael Byrne to represent Team Australia – and all three of them race the AMA series! – Friday
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This is the wrong No. 4 in the U.S. Americans are used to seeing a red background on that machine with Ricky Carmichael at the controls. This bike belongs to Belgian’s Steve Ramon. – Friday
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Carmichael’s mechanic had several mufflers to test. - Friday
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Elvis lives in Budds Creek. – Friday
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Tim Ferry’s mechanic, Mike Williamson, waits for his turn at the technical inspection. – Friday
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We’ll see at least 35 different caps come race day. - Friday
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The English are a jolly bunch. – Friday
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Driving the Monster Energy Kawasaki Mule has its benefits. – Friday
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The flags of each nation are proudly displayed close to the starting gate. – Friday
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Some people are more excited about the MXoN than others. – Friday
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Wanna ride yet? – Friday
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Teams had several mufflers tested and approved so that they could have replacement systems available in case of a crash. – Friday
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The Budds Creek course is about as dream-worthy as they come. – Friday
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Even the Goat has to go through tech inspection. – Friday
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Sound check for FIM events requires a 96 dB output which is considerably lower than the AMA regulations. RC’s mechanic assured us that it wasn’t too hard to get the bike within spec. – Friday
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Red Bull gives you wings – and nice things to look at while flying. – Friday
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See, even the Kawasaki guys call it “des” Nations. – Friday
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See, even the Kawasaki guys call it “des” Nations. – Friday
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Belgiium is a powerhouse that must be respected on the track, even if their manager, Joel Smets, does wear capris. - Friday
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This guy traveled all the way from that little boot country. – Friday
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We had to bust out the world map to find where these guys were from. Whoever said motocross isn’t educational? – Friday
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Team USA’s sponsor. – Friday
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The Budds Creek track crew has been hard at work ever since we arrived, and certainly long before that. – Friday
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Villopoto’s KX250F passed tech inspection and is patiently waiting to defend its title. - Friday
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Great Britains James Noble crashed a split second lter when he landed hard and flipped over the bars. He remounted and hit it in the smae spot on the very next lap, just to show he could do it.
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Ricky Carmichael was unstoppable on the opening day of racing. - Saturday
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Ryan Villopoto is in a class by himself so far. - Saturday
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Tim Ferry is looking strong in the Open class. - Saturday
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Ernesto Fonseca was on hand to support and promote the Wings for Life Foundation. - Sunday
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Roger DeCoster and Ricky Carmichael are both vital to the American Motocross of Nations project. - Sunday
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The Shirt of Truth. - Sunday
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Team USA posed for a picture before the roost starts to fly for the 2007 Motocross of Nations. - Sunday
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Motocross has great fans no matter what country it's in. - Sunday
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Wings for Life Foundation. - Sunday
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Jan Schwab is the Wings for Life's Scientific Director. - Sunday
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Ricky Carmichael seems to have everything in hand for this year's competition. - Sunday
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Villopoto was fastest on Saturday and has started Sunday in the same fashion. - Sunday
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Villopoto's KX250F has the power to get out front early in the MX2 class. - Sunday
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Team Manager, Roger DeCoster, hoists the Chamberlain Trophy above his head in celebration. - Sunday
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Tim Ferry might have given his younger teammate a run if it weren't for a crash right off the start of his first moto. - Sunday
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RC and the gang savor the taste of champagne. - Sunday
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Each of the U.S. riders won their respective divison. - Sunday
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Carmichael got the holeshot in the MX1/Open race while Ferry (far outside) emeged towards the front of the pack. - Sunday
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Carmichael was easily the fastest 450 rider. - Sunday
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Villopoto celebrates his 1-1 victory with a double fist-pump. - Sunday