Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Justin Cooper, alongside teammates Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton, finally brought the Peter Chamberlain Trophy back to the good ol’ USA.
Team USA is back on top at the Motocross of Nations. We also revisit some of the all-time great individual performances from the MXoN over the years. Eli Tomac’s first professional sweep of MX and SX made him an easy choice for Racer X Rider of the Year. The natural grandeur and luxury amenities of the Mountaineer GNCC belie its grueling, gnarly racecourse.
Inside the January issue of Racer X magazine:
• Behind the scenes of Team USA’s long-awaited return to Motocross of Nations glory
• The best individual performances in MXoN history
• Eli Tomac’s surprise career-best season—topped off with Racer X Rider of the Year honors!
• The luxurious, treacherous Mountaineer GNCC
These features and much more in the January issue of Racer X.
About Damn Time!
“I was just reading my pit board, trying not to throw it away. I didn’t want to do anything stupid.” Chase Sexton and his teammates on their epic 2022 Motocross of Nations victory.
Army of One
The FIM Motocross of Nations is the motorcycle world’s most important team competition, but it’s produced some stunning individual efforts through the years.
Eli Tomac’s Twin Peaks
“It was the kind of race Eli Tomac used to lose—the ones where the pressure was on. Not this time.” Eli Tomac is the 2022 Racer X Rider of the Year.
“I got off the bike. The bike was so damn stuck that it stayed upright by itself.” The Mountaineer GNCC may be surrounded by luxury amenities and natural grandeur, but the event itself is about as tough as it gets.