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Houston Supercross Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast



Presented by Pro Taper

The Houston Supercross was a wild one! The start of the Eastern Regional 250 Supercross Championship, the debut of several rookie pros, and. the classic Tomac vs. Sexton showdown. This week’s podcast was a good time, so grab a snack and hit play!


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. B-dub#15 February 6, 2023

    Just heads up…there’s a lot of dead air at the end of the video.

  2. Nick February 6, 2023

    Here for the ACF hype

  3. Mike Dez February 7, 2023

    Great insight as usual, really appreciate the content you guys put out. I hope the king of sketch gets his dribble problem under control before his big wedding day. Already know it’ll be comin out a steady stream.

  4. Cody Reilly February 7, 2023

    I ride too Sketchy like ARay my bike and bank account would benefit from the stronger ACF Pro Taper bar.

  5. N2moto February 7, 2023

    Keep up the Great Content, always good to get the insight from a rider! Good job A Ray! Sweet for you guys to give AWAY SWAG! I could use a chain and Bars! Unemployed and on Disability riding a 2008 CRF450R! Keep the DREAM Going Don!

  6. Zach M. February 7, 2023

    I figured the ACF bars would be out of stock by now because of good ol’ sketch, but I stand corrected after listening to the podcast. Sounds like they are some damn tough bars, I’d definitely love to try them out!
    If I end up with a set, I’ll order some sketchy merch.

  7. Michael D February 7, 2023

    The Anton pictures in the video had me laughing way more than they should. Whats next, south park style stop motion animation!?
    Thanks for the insight about how to properly slang hogs at the practice tracks. I’m a current pee anxious rider here too.

  8. High G Rection February 8, 2023

    Can we get our yellow dad in some Barcia type fit in Nashville? Cowboy hat and all

  9. Donald Lucero February 8, 2023

    O’Neal should make a chest protector called the CPX 2.2 to protect A Rays boobs! Glad he’s ok, and make it a Sketchy collab!

  10. Carlos Q February 8, 2023

    Hey A Ray, nice colab with your yellow dad in Houston, that Sketchy Swap on the sand was pretty cool.
    Props for not taking any christmas gifts before time in the lcq too!

    Jokes aside you were hauling out there, keep the good riding.

  11. Austin Hughes February 8, 2023

    Love hearing your guys’s insight each week from an insider’s point of view. Has ARay ever considered reaching out to Depends for a sponsorship spot?

  12. Brian Morgan February 8, 2023

    if I get those bars I promise I won’t hit A Ray at the track trying to pick my bike up

  13. Cody Netz February 9, 2023

    Definitely squid worthy for these bars ACF bars! Keep up the great content. You guys help me get through the workday!

  14. Andrew Spencer February 9, 2023

    Would love to slap those ACF bars on my 19 250, ARay go slap up on the boys in the heat race this weekend!

  15. mike dezoete February 9, 2023

    Good to see Andrew Short in the LOTW looking good. Hope he has a quick recovery. Get well soon shorty. Legend.

  16. Kent Baumgardner February 10, 2023

    Houston was some great racing. Especially the LCQs. Bars would be a nice upgrade for my 22 350SXF. SML giving behind the scenes intell is pretty cool. Best of luck ARay.

  17. Sean Hilty February 11, 2023

    Would love some ACF bars, so I can get ARay sketchy and run over some mini kids head like Donn!! Love the pod and thanks for all the content.

  18. Jason Sirotek February 11, 2023

    ACF Bars, sweet! Them look good on my 2020 yz250!

  19. Kashe Downing February 12, 2023

    Shout out to Chase! Got good taste in gear and is making that yz250f look sick. An tell A Ray to respectfully suck your nuts about the fox gear

  20. Look pro go slow February 13, 2023

    A-Ray enjoying the ride. Leaving skid marks just like his undies. Sketchy AF!

  21. Cody Jennings February 13, 2023

    Love the new studio! Long-time listener from SML’s first days. Appreciate the weekly entertainment.