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Ironman MX Recap on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast



Presented by Pro Taper

The penultimate round of the Lucas Oil MX Nationals went off last weekend at Ironman Raceway and can you believe that we are headed into Fox Raceway Two with the same one-point spread between Eli Tomac and Chase Sexton? Anything can happen this weekend, for sure, but let’s get into what we saw in Indiana!


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. Your Mom August 29, 2022

    Love it when Dommer is on the show. He looks amazing also. Please send me my Pro Taper Clamp On Grips.

    1. Chase Curtis August 29, 2022

      He is pleasing to look at.

  2. Raymond D Dragoo August 29, 2022

    Great show, what a down-to-the wire championship! Definitely history in the making this year!
    Something funny for a pair of grips?….. Hmmm,… Please don’t hate me, but how about Donn mentioning Dom talking shit for winning that last race, yet I noticed a 25+ novice blew by both that same day, Hah! 🙂

  3. joe lepore August 29, 2022

    i dont want the grips

    1. Chase Curtis August 29, 2022

      Are you sure?

      1. joe lepore August 30, 2022

        im sure……my xr200 is waiting for the gold pro taper contour High CR handlebar give-away

      2. joe lepore September 1, 2022

        Chase go to transwolrds youtube site and watch coffee with eli……its like 10 years ago and so funny…..eli is so young in it……donn’s voice actually sounds younger too interviewing him…..i stumbled upon it through youtube suggestions…….i never saw it, but back then i wasnt on youtube much……..Donn ought to drum up these old videos for fun on swapmoto……i think people would get a kick out of them, i surely did

  4. Jim Krause August 29, 2022

    Aray should be worried about Dommer replacing him, or you’re going to need a bigger room. Those grips would look great on “Myyy Biiike.”

  5. Magnetrax August 29, 2022

    Been listening since the fall of transworld and didn’t realize swap had a website. In hindsight “Transworld” was probably a good name to distance yourself from. Damn, the world has changed….

    Biggups to all y’all from Idaho. Good idea on the giveaway, I’ll click around on your website for a while. God save us!


  6. Big balla August 30, 2022

    Steg pepping for sho

  7. Jeremy August 30, 2022

    Late to the party, I don’t need grips anyway lol.
    On the title front, I thought Eli not getting the overall at Ironman sealed it for Chase. Sort of hope I’m wrong though lol, for the same reasons you guys discussed.
    Thanks to both regardless for this season!

  8. Greg August 30, 2022

    time flys like a arrow but flies like a banana

  9. Adam T. August 30, 2022

    I donate the winning grips to ARay and his 2023 world series of love program. Helping out his grip while we wait for those mini sketchy rippers to pop out and hit the track.

  10. Cody Reilly August 30, 2022

    Need the free pro taper grips so I can use the money I saved for SML gear

  11. Travis Engle August 31, 2022

    We’ve lost aray boys. Got any openings for him swap. Another one bites the dust