Eduardo Gutiérrez Torralba 2013
There was a time when Supercross- only contracts were considered the future of the sport, but those days of wine and roses for the stars of motocross are over. Not that long ago, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham and James Stewart had the horsepower to get Supercross-only contracts, but they were probably the last of the breed. Why? The economic recession, slumping bike sales, factory layoffs (it is hard to pay an athlete a full-time salary for part-time work when your company is running on a skeleton crew), lack of return on invest- ment, and the fact that new models are released during the outdoor series, not in the dead of winter, have made Supercross-only contracts obsolete. Let’s look at the major factors that killed Supercross-only contracts.
Full-time pay for a part-time gig is good work if you can swing it