2012 Moto-X Southwick MX – Preview

Moto-X 338 Southwick

The sands of Moto-X 338 have been a part of motocross history since 1972. After holding their first AMA National in 1976, ever since that first race famous berm shots have been etched in the minds of motocross enthusiast for generations. This infamous track has been home to many great battles and has been the stage for many motocross legends to show their strength and determination to conquer all mx challengers and sometimes mother nature.

Karsmakers vs Hannah in 1976

Karsmakers vs Hannah in 1976 (theriderfiles.com photo)

J Stewart 2008 - Southwick (Brian Wilcox / vurbmoto photo)

J Stewart 2008 – Southwick (Brian Wilcox / vurbmoto photo)

Dungey salvaging points in 2011

Southwick National is both a rewarding and cruel track on the motocross series. Wild fluctuation of results have either made riders famous and broken others. There’s nothing worse than running out of gas while leading, just ask Bret Metcalf and Ben Townley. Recent years have been open-ended due to extreme weather conditions that have added more challenging conditions to an otherwise very challenging course. You either go very fast in the sand, or work all day to survive. There is no middle ground, no coasting – you have to be all in to win at Southwick.

John Dowd at 47 - The King of Southwick

John Dowd at 47 – The King of Southwick

Tommy Hahn has had some success at Southwick, as well as bad breaks over the years.

2009 Southwick - Tommy Hahn 10 Suzuki

2009 Southwick – Tommy Hahn 10 Suzuki

2011 – Tommy didn’t race due to injury

2010– Tommy finished a strong 2nd in Moto 1, but a 32nd in Moto 2 for 8th overall.

Tommy Hahn - 2010 Southwick (vitalmx.com photo)

Tommy Hahn – 2010 Southwick (vitalmx.com photo)

2009 – Finishing 9 & 4 for 4th overall.

Tomm Hahn #48 - 2009 Southwick (mxptv photo)

Tomm Hahn #48 – 2009 Southwick (mxptv photo)

2008 – Didn’t race

2007 – (Lites) 7th & 20th for 12th overall

Hopefully, 2012 at Moto-X 338 will be a great race for Tommy to gain more points and climb higher in the championship points standings.

Go Tommy Go . . .

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