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Motorcycle Monday: A Dark Day In Dallas/Ft. Worth, Motocross Down Under And Toys In Texas! [VIDEO]

Good news and bad news this week.

Photo, supercross.com

First the bad news, Freestyle rider Jim McNeil died in an accident Sunday in Dallas/Ft. Worth.  McNeil was practicing in the midway area of Texas Motor Speedway before the AAA Texas 500 when he wiped out.  He was airlifted to the hospital, but died of his injuries.  

Here’s a tribute video recently posted on youtube.  Read more at espn.com 

http://youtu.be/IAiY3VqkUNA

Now, on with more upbeat news; more moving and shaking in Supercross-land!  Dan Fahie is the new manager for Monster Energy Kawasaki!  He’s not exactly off to a bad start … he’s already got Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer on board.  With those 2 and all the other talent he has, this is going to be the team to watch!!  Full article at supercross.com

Photo, supercross.com

The Australasian Supercross Series continued Saturday in Campbelltown Stadium! CDR Rockstar Yamaha … I’ve always loved Yamahas!! .. wins round 3 via proud new Papa Jay Marmont!  KTM’s Brendan Harrison seals the deal for the Lites!!  Get all the details and check out the points standings at supercross.com!

Locally, The El Paso Motorcycle Coalitions’ 29 annual toy run/parade came off without a hitch Sunday!!  I don’t know yet exactly how many bikes were rolling Sunday but; as the lead bikes entered Cohen Stadium the end of it was still on the far side of Trans Mountain!!  (For those familiar with the El Paso are, picture this:  

Hundreds of bikes already in the lot and the rest of the parade still stretching onto Gateway North, looping under Diana, traveling along Gateway South to Trans Mountain, then up and over the mountaine … that’s a couple of miles right there alone! … and the end of it still near I-10.)  That is a f***load of motrcycles!!   In all; the parade stretched maybe 4 – 5 miles and it looked awesome!  I was helping with the stage and other things at Cohen so I didn’t ride this year.  Therefore, I didn’t get any good shots of the parade.  :(   I have some coming though and will post them asap here at KLAQ.com!!  If you got some good ones, send them along to!

Photo, ElPasoTimes.com

Thanks to everyone who participated and especially to all those who helped make it happen.  Ryan and Gracie and all with The El Paso Motorcycle Coalition, Mayor John Cook, C-dog and The Bandidos, ALL the El Paso area MC’s, and all the independent riders that took part, The Border City Band, The Birddogs, Barnett Harley Davidson, Walgreens, The Q  …… whew!  There’s more I know, a lot more, but there’s a short list.  Most of all ..  again .. the El Paso Motorcycle community!!  I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it; The E. P. bikers make up one of the strongest riding families I’ve ever dealt with.  Thanks to you guys, El Paso looks awesome and soooo many have benefitted in so many ways.  THANKS!!

There it went, the fastest couple of minutes in radio Motorcycle Monday!  Every Monday right around 2 on KLAQ thanks to Santa Teresa Motorsports!!

 

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