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Daytona Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast



Presented by Pro Taper

The Daytona Supercross was a wild one with some great racing and some big crashes. Typically the toughest race of the year, Daytona treated us to spectacular performances by Eli Tomac and Cooper Webb, while Hunter Lawrence topped all comers in the 250 class. We recap all of that and a lot more in this week’s Kickstart Podcast!


Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Joe Lepore March 6, 2023

    I was going to ask Swapmoto to sponsor me for my one and only race i do at Hemonds MX park in Maine for the JDay series Masters’ class but i think a 63 year old racing a Honda XR200 once a year doesnt need a 400 dollar boot but i would really like a pair of yellow goggles to go with my black helmet……thanks

  2. Ricky March 6, 2023

    Awesome stuff guys. Next year Anton needs to roll up to razzles on a Harley rocking some rdx 2.2s…. Daytona for the won baby

  3. Brody Bell March 7, 2023

    Keep killing it boys!

  4. Darryl Garland March 7, 2023

    Enjoying the podcast guys!! Keep it up.

  5. Ian L March 7, 2023

    The podcast has been awesome lately! Keep up the good work! Also shoutout A-ray for saying so positive through these injuries!

  6. Denny Mangum March 7, 2023

    Well let me tell you why I could use some RDX 2.2 boots, let’s do it with a quiz “yes you should read this on the podcast next week”. So last pair of riding boots I purchased was back in the early 2000’s these boots were signature Ricky Carmichael boots he won some championships on. Name this brand of boot, oh and their not Fox. Also will these RDX 2.2s make me ride more sketchy in style 😎

  7. Gary March 7, 2023

    I have a fun drinking game idea, take a shot every time aray doesn’t let someone finish a sentence.

  8. Chad LeMone March 7, 2023

    I listen to every Swapmoto podcasts! Love listening to you boys. Keep up the great content. Would also.. love to strap on those O’Neal RDX 2.2 boots as well!

  9. CasualMxFan March 7, 2023

    Just when I thought ARay had switch to only MotoBooking.com plugs Don brings back the RDX 2.2 talk and now ARay is all over. I don’t think I’ve ever heard him so excited. RDX2.2 for the win.

  10. James Krause March 7, 2023

    The last thing I expected was an Acropolis steak dinner shout out. Maybe I’ll go there for dinner tonight, but I’m not so sure about their Tuesday night lineup. Thanks for the great podcast.

  11. Chris Hill March 7, 2023

    Great show 🤟🏼 Last week I Was trying to enjoy the ride in my OG O’Neal boots ( best boot ever ) unTill I got a little and ate it tearing the one apart. Would love a pair of the RDX 2.2 boots to match my Honda. Thanks for all the content and keep my occupied on my long commutes.

  12. Jdubya5707 March 7, 2023

    Love the show.. and O’Neal ever since larocco carried the flag for them in the late 90s. Still have his replica helmet hanging in the garage. Need some new oneal tho to enjoy the ride.

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  14. Edwin March 7, 2023

    Could really use some new boots, my old Tech 6’s finally gave out.

  15. Robert Oklesson March 7, 2023

    Watching your videos have been a positive change in my life. Being a 54 yr old out of shape individual I bought a new EMTB because of your LOTW videos and recently purchased a 2023 Husky TE300 Heritage Edition and trying to accumulate riding gear. Could really use a set of RDX 2.2

    1. Landon March 7, 2023

      Hello, Fellows!

      I would like my life changed. Word is the best and quickest way to accomplish this is by being a proud owner of O’Neal RDX Two.Point.Oh’s!

      This objective to post a comment after realizing the quality reporting SwapMotoLive.com has curated for our enjoyment has now been accomplished!

      Thanks, SWAP MOTO LIVE!

      PS, size 10; any colour (I’m Canadian) will do 😉

  16. Carl Antalick March 7, 2023

    Another sweet Kickstart. Love hearing about the local STL shenanigans. In 1988, I got out of jeans into my first pair of O’NEAL race pants and matching jersey on a KX80.

  17. Landon March 7, 2023

    2.2’s! I’m livin’ in the past!

  18. Mark Brown March 8, 2023

    Great show this week guys! Good commentary on Daytona, enjoyed the stories of your past adventures at some of the dinner and a show establishment there and other venue locations. ARay you can get it done in Indy this week!!

  19. Josh Curry March 8, 2023

    Love what you all do. Raw, unfiltered, and genuine. Aray may be the best RDX 2.2 spokesperson on the planet, so I’m here to see if the hype is real. Keep it up!

  20. Tom Cerrone March 8, 2023

    Chase Interview Tip. Just imagine the person you areinterviewing naked. Pro Tip…or is that public speaking ..anyway. Lol Nice work

  21. John Barrett March 8, 2023

    You guys are awesome. Michael’s rant on Daytona security is fantastic and then the rabbit hole into strip club life. Very entertaining.

  22. Kevin Knudson March 8, 2023

    RDX 2.2 and a signed ARAY jersey for my man cave wall. Life would be complete!

  23. Jared Herbig March 8, 2023

    Hi guys, I’d be curious to hear the story about how Don’s Swap nick name came about…? Love the new studio, keep up the good work!

    1. Jared Herbig March 8, 2023

      And yes we need someone to interview Don!

  24. Edgar Rivera March 8, 2023

    SML AND LOTW Best of the best. Would really appreciate the pair of boots . my kids are finally old enough to get off there stacyc this year (will be buying a ttr50 this week.) and it safe to say the days of only riding once or twice a year is over. Really need to retire my 13 year old set of Gaerne’s.
    The boots would be well taken care of and used as intended if I were to win them it be amazing! If not I’ll settle for a Sml sticker for my kids new bike lol
    Keep on Pimpin Don

  25. Riley Stephens March 8, 2023

    Hi Guys, Just wanna thank you for touching on the Aus ProMx incident,
    Fellow Australian who also competes in the Aus ProMx National series and listens to the swap podcasts!

  26. Billy P March 9, 2023

    When I think of Anton in Magic City, my mind goes straight to the bus scene on Road Trip “Did you kill a cheetah?”

  27. Mike dez March 9, 2023

    Love the AMA award winning content every week!! Someone keep A-ray away from Mexican food before the big wedding day we don’t want him blowing off the toilet seat in the church haha.

  28. Chef seany March 10, 2023

    Shesh so many comments but I’ll shoot my shot! I wanna enjoy the ride too

  29. Cutler Williams March 12, 2023

    A pair of the iconic RDX2.2 boots would help me channel my inner Aray to just pin it as I race my 1985 Kawasaki Tecate in the WORCS series this year. I’m just trying to be as cool as young Donn!

  30. Ryan V March 13, 2023

    After hearing you guys hype up these RDX boots so much I had to get myself a pair, however I have a good friend who is in desperate need of some. He has some janky old O’Neal rider boots held together by duck tape and shoe glue, he has a birthday coming up and I’d love to be able to surprise him with these.