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Ronnie Mac | Pond Skim at Baja Brawl

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We’ve given our share of love to Ronnie Mac over the years. The wild man from Oklahoma was a part of a past TransWorld Motocross full-length video production, has sat down for the Swapmoto Live talk show, and will text back and forth whenever he’s managed to get a new phone card for the burner Boost Mobile in his pocket. Along the way, the Mac has gone from one-off appearances at Midwest tracks to an international bench racing topic for his attempt at racing the Motocross of Nations to a full-blown spokesman for companies in the sport. Yes, some of the antics have been a little much, but there’s no way one can deny the phenomenon that is Ronnie Mac. Do a Google search of Ronnie Mac and see how many people want to figure out who is in the open face helmet.

If you pay Ron and promise a party, he’ll show up. That’s exactly what the race promoters of the Baja Brawl, a race slash end of summer party in Michigan, did last weekend. With Mac and Larry Enticer on hand, the masterminds decided to one-up their past pond skim with a water run that was double the length and with a high chance of a big splash.

The Ronnie Mac feats are impressive. Let’s just get that straight right now. Some of the jumps he’s hit and speed he’s carried on a 1998 CR250R, arguably one of the worse bikes of the modern era, shouldn’t be possible. But damn it, he makes it happen. This pond skim is no different.

The Mac is basically a motocross Phillie Phanatic. Everyone can get their picture taken with him, share a joke, pound a beer, and feel like they were a part of the fun. And that’s incredibly cool, considering the popularity of it all.

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Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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