An under appreciated pocket of our sport, trials riding is some of the most difficult there is. Combining balance, grace, and visual awareness — along with deft clutch and throttle hands — riding a trials bike is hard. Here Repsol Honda MotoGP riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez try their hands at it with the […]
Halbert, Baker In Bar-Banging Dirt Track Battle – Video
When two of dirt tracking‘s top talents meet on a 1/8-mile in Salem, Oregon, all bets are off. That’s the scene for the Salem 1/8-mile main event, between two of dirt track’s biggest stars: current national champ Brad Baker and the hard-charging Sammy Halbert. Sure there were other racers in this main, including Davis Fisher, but the spotlight was on Baker and Halbert all night.
In this video from last weekend’s main, watch as these two combatants race each other ruthlessly, showing no mercy in their passes. Inside lunges, followed by forceful shoves were par for the course all race. Contact is a given, and the last two laps feature bar-banging action as Fisher strikes when the two leaders run themselves well off the racing line. What happens next? See below to find out.