Wes Williams aka Chilidog aka The Chilliest Dog in the Game is currently packing the motorhome for the (deep breath) Monster Energy American Motorcyclist Association Amateur Motocross National Championship (AKA the MEAMAAMNC as it’ll never be known) at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch so Slaw is stepping in to take over for today’s entry of MX Sports Center.
In 2005, I was in college, and was 100 percent drinking White Claws at the beach and not trying to download a video from Loretta’s on my dial up internet. Racer TV and we here at Vurb will have wall to wall coverage of the Monster Energy American Motorcyclist Association Amateur Motocross National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch next week, but prior to 2005, you pretty much either went to the Ranch to watch or read about it in Cycle News or Racer X Illustrated. Video coverage was basically unheard of. So don’t be complaining about any coverage this year, ok!
The OGs of the show—Jason Weigandt, Kevin Kelly and Wes Williams—recently talked about the show on the Racer X Exhaust Podcast, and I’ll say this: LISTEN TO IT! It’s hilarious and funny and sorry about your girlfriend at the time, Chili!
“We had no idea how it would work.”
That’s probably not the words you would want to hear from the guy producing the video, but hey, somehow Wes pulled it off.
“I called Wes and he lied and said he could do it,” said Kelly about getting Wes to produce the video series.
“Of course I was lying,” Wes said. “Just like today, if you ask me to do something, say yes now and figure it out later. I don’t even remember game planning any of this.”
Somehow, these three idiots managed to pull off this feat, which at the time was unheard of. It took all-nighters to get it done, but that was expected at the time.
“By the time we had the clips edited it was 1 a.m. and you guys were 19 beers deep,” Wes said.
“The worst thing I could ever recommend anyone doing, I was completely putting my faith in Kevin, which is not good life advice,” added Weege. “I knew it would be long hours, but at that time, at that age, that’s what we were expecting.”
“I felt all of this were like this is what we’ve been asking for: a shot with a camera, and a show and a race to announce,” he continued.
FYI: Nothing has changed in 15 years. We have no plan for next week, but hey, it will work out. We think.
I don’t want to spoil the entire show, so listen to it below. You can thank me later.