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In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily post, with the image sized to fit your computer screen or smartphone and described with a small backstory…

Over the last few months, myself, Swap and TWMX Contributor Chase Curtis have been stacking footage for Premix 2 – a sequel to the first two-stroke-only movie – and most recently we filmed with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo at Cahuilla Creek MX Park. I wasn't able to shoot any stills of AC, but I thought I'd post a shot from our shoot with Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki's Phil Nicoletti at the team's practice/testing facility in North Carolina.

Up until that point in time, I had never been to NC, and to be honest it felt like I was on another planet because everything – from the people to the scenery – was so much different than what I'm accustomed to here in Southern California (and I mean that in a good way, haha). When Swap and I arrived at the team's private facility, I was immediately taken back by the location in which we were shooting because everything was so green; let's just say that it would have been a real challenge to find an ugly background. After a few laps to get himself acquainted with the JGRMX/Suzuki RM 125, Nicoletti began to throw down for our cameras and I'm pretty happy with the result!

Premix 2 will drop in early December with a huge lineup of badass riders, but we've still got a lot of filming to do, so keep your eyes and ears open for that sweet two-stroke music!

Photo Information Photographer | Casey Davis Camera | Canon EOS 7D MKII Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Shutter Speed | 1/1600s Aperture | f/5

ISO | 640