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Oakland Rain Delay and More on the Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast


Presented by Pro Taper

The second round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series in Oakland, California, was postponed until February 18 due to heavy rains in Northern California, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t plenty to talk about in today’s Pro Taper Kickstart Podcast. To start the show off, Carson Mumford called in and told us all about his fill-in ride with the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, and the steps he took to secure the opportunity. We also cover the ins and outs of the postponed race, the Arenacross many privateers raced instead, and much more!



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. Raymond D Dragoo January 17, 2023

    Oneal should come out with the “スケッチ” (Sketchy) edition RDX 2.2 Boot, LOL!
    Seriously though, ARay should drop a shirt in honor of his yellow dad with the Japanese symbol スケッチ under “Sketchy”, Hah! Great podcast as always!

  2. Cody abeyta January 17, 2023

    Congratulations to Mumford going to pc this awesome would love new pro taper chain I need a new one soon pick me

  3. Jesse A January 17, 2023

    YouTube brought me here for the chain.
    Ready for SD this weekend!!

  4. Tim Anderson January 17, 2023

    Can’t wait to see the new location and
    Mumphy on his new ride too!

  5. Dylan Torrez January 17, 2023

    So stoked for Carson ! You can hear how excited and happy he is. So glad his debut will be at Oakland ! Also super funny he’s back with mcadoo.

  6. Jim Krause January 17, 2023

    To quote the most famous of chains, “Horsepower, horsepower, all this Polo on, I got horsepower.” 2 Chainz

  7. Jason Sirotek January 17, 2023

    I’m stoked you guys found a sweet 520 chain to give away in that back of a trailer loft!

  8. Kyle Boespflug January 18, 2023

    Came here for the chain. Stayed because the website is sick! Keep ripping Swapmoto crew.

  9. Will January 18, 2023

    Why doesn’t A-Ray mention J-Bone anymore? Remember A-Ray said all a man needs is his dog!

  10. Jon Taylor January 18, 2023

    I want to wait for Alex to test the chain before you send it to me!

  11. Ryan Forbes January 18, 2023

    Pro Taper has some solid product. That SELA devise is awesome. Love how the podcast is free flowing and not so cookie cutter. Clason being loyal to his Matthis promise. Ha.

  12. Nick Dyce January 18, 2023

    Are Chase Curtis and Danny Noonan the same person?

  13. Riley Stephens January 18, 2023

    Can we get an insight on the next podcast on why the star bikes (Eli’s in particular) wasn’t allowed to be pictured in the pits and now Scrub daddy is in trouble for filming him ride?
    Love your work boys!! keep it up

  14. Cody Wentz January 18, 2023

    Here’s to A Ray getting sketchy in the main this weekend in SD! Keep up the good work boys.

  15. Jason Wahl January 18, 2023

    Been a boring week rewatching all this swap content.. bring on San Diego.. and my gold chain fellas!

  16. Tom Townsend January 20, 2023

    Does ARay really fart at the urinal? That seems sketchy!

  17. Carl Antalick January 21, 2023

    After the Oakland rain, I had wishful thinking Anton would mention the STL race back on the schedule.