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Ricky Carmichael Made Lightning Strike Twice

By Brett Smith

An Analysis of a Perfect Pro Motocross Season Ricky Carmichael’s 2004 plans did not include racing the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. His torn left ACL needed a rebuild but he wanted to race Supercross more than he wanted to repair his knee. He thought he could punt surgery until May 2004. He had three motivating … Continued

Ep. #24-25 The Greatest Gamble in Motocross

By Brett Smith

Ricky Carmichael’s shocking switch to Suzuki. Eighteen months in the making, this two-part story covers one of the great mysteries of our sport: How did Suzuki convince Ricky Carmichael to switch teams for the 2005 season? How did Honda let him walk? The basic surface details of this story are not a secret. Carmichael has … Continued