Racer X Online gave motocross fans worldwide a gift by publishing an online database of all AMA Motocross results from the inception of the series in 1972.
For motocross fans, historians, journalists, racers, team managers and anyone with even a passing interest in the sport, the archive is not only a valuable tool, but a great way to remember the sport's heroes through the ages, and one of the most visited bookmarks in anyone's browser.
The results were compiled by Cycle News contributor Larry Lawrence and MX Sports Pro Racing's Nick McCabe under the direction of Davey Coombs, founder of Racer X Illustrated and Racer X Online.
The following is the complete press release and a link to the site.
Racer X Online Releases The Vault, an Online AMA Motocross Results Database
Beta version of site goes back to the beginning of AMA pro motocross in the USA
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Racer X Illustrated is proud to offer a glimpse at the beta release of our new Racer X Vault (http://vault.racerxonline.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=pt5qo6cab&et=1109000123041&s=31665&e=001Fou-oOsgUoOMZWbP3xQ3u71B7S-gOLI1lsCeXmWzPe4NHKdS_XXtRxyUdIvODQeMXTXdLPogaQZAOI-irDeaaueZNyB0GgFQmlfXVqi7sNDUJvMn64UqXQ==> /), which is an exhaustive archive that will feature records, results and final standings going back as far as recorded history allows. With the help of moto historians Larry Lawrence and MX Sports Pro Racing's Nick McCabe, Racer X has compiled all of the top-twenty finishers in every AMA Motocross National since the series began back on April 16, 1972, right outside of Atlanta, Georgia, up through the final motos of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
"Bench racers and students of the sport can use this search engine to find out about the history of AMA Motocross, going back to the days of Gary Jones, Barry Higgins, Gunnar Lindstrom, Brad Lackey and more," said Davey Coombs, the founder of Racer X Illustrated and Racer X Online. "It's still a work-in-progress, and we are soon to add the complete results from Monster Energy Supercross, which also goes back to the early seventies, plus Team USA's history at the Motocross and Trophee des Nations, as well as results and standings from nearly-forgotten series like the Trans-AMA and Inter-Am tours."
The Racer X Vault archive not only includes top-twenty results and point standings from the 125, 250 and 500 Nationals, but it also includes a brief history of each season.
"Again, it's a work in progress, and we still have some kinks to sort out," added Coombs. "But soon you will see galleries of all of the past champions, a video gallery of highlights of races run long ago, and even a program cover collection. It should be a lot of fun for folks who like to look back at the history of our sport."
Check out the beta version of the Racer X Vault at http://vault.racerxonline.com <http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=pt5qo6cab&et=1109000123041&s=31665&e=001Fou-oOsgUoOMZWbP3xQ3u71B7S-gOLI1lsCeXmWzPe4NHKdS_XXtRxyUdIvODQeMXTXdLPogaQZAOI-irDeaaueZNyB0GgFQmlfXVqi7sNDUJvMn64UqXQ==> /.