250 Words: Alex Martin


Muddy Creek Raceway Blountville, TN Race Center: Tennesse Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

Well, Alex has proven to be as fast as he was last year, when he won races, finished second in points, and got a slot on Team USA at the Motocross of Nations. This year he's already won a moto (Thunder Valley, moto one) and was leading at High Point last weekend...until his brother Jeremy passed him. The indignity! Then Zach Osborne block passed him for a spot, desperate to make a move because he had lost his goggles.

We asked Alex about that Osborne pass, and he told us late in the moto, sometimes you're so tired that you get tunnel vision and can't even focus clearly on what's going on. Alex watched the race back on TV and realize he should have just cut back underneath—but that's easy to say when watching from the couch!

Alex, Jeremy and Zach all get along well, so last week's battle just leads to more trash-talking banter between them. Alex explains in this interview from press day yesterday.