Power Rankings: The Most Naturally Talented Riders in History

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Since it’s the off-season we decided to change things up a bit in the Guts Racing Vurb Power Rankings. Going forward, Slaw and Troy will be ranking different topics until racing starts again at Anaheim. Ginger Dog is currently breaking up fights in middle school for the next few months and will rejoin the rankings once racing starts.

As always, feel free to flame away on Troy below or on social. Not Slaw.

Now onto this weeks topic: The most naturally talented riders in the history of the sport.

Troy Dog

-The riding style of Stefan Everts needs no introduction here. If you aren’t familiar with one of the greatest motocross racers of all-time, then you need to hit up YouTube immediately for a reminder. Everts perfected standing up in corners while maintaining an incredible pace. He dominated the GPs in every condition and no matter the track for ten World Titles and 101 wins. 

-Stew needs no explanation here. His natural abilities absolutely changed the way that all riders ride these days. The scrub technique was his biggest claim to fame, but what’s most overlooked was that it was his natural ability that helped him perfect the move. Stew was a natural from the moment he got on a dirt bike. He would jump things that no one else even thought about trying.  

-K-Dub is buttery smooth. He always has been. His riding style was calm, calculated, and precise. His talent mixed with a CRF450 was like peanut butter and jelly. Not only was Kevin smooth in his racing, but those talents were applicable in his opening ceremonies transfers as well. Just recently I watched a reel of him hitting a dragon’s back into whoops in gym shoes and regular clothes. The man will forever be gifted. 

-I feel bad putting The King of SX fourth on my list, but like, whatever you know? The man oozed with natural ability that was honed from his days riding BMX growing up. His formula for SX in the ’90s seemed simple. He would get a good start, hammer down for 10 laps, and then cruise for the rest of the race. MC was very smooth and ahead of his time. 

-I was up in the air about whether to put David Bailey here or Ron Lechien, but ultimately Ronny got the nod. The amount of talent Lechien had was incredible. He didn’t put in the training effort and he still would show up in some races and dominate. The stories that he has told about partying before the races and still showing up to win are incredible. It was his talent that allowed him to do that. He would stand up everywhere to save his energy from sitting. What a legend. 

Slaw Dog

-The list was hard. Not gonna lie. But if you don’t have Stew #1, you ain’t on Slaw’s Christmas list. He revolutionized the sport with the scrub and literally has a thing called “Stewable” for how silky smooth he made quading shit that had no business being quaded.

-I know, I know. He’s only 20, but if you really dissect his style you will know he is already on all-time status. At times, he literally looks like he’s going half speed and is just tapping and moving and killing everything. Wait till his career is done and “Jett Style” will be a thing. Wait, it already is…. yeah, exactly.

-The King of SX brought his BMX style to the sport and changed the game.

-K-Dub was the epitome of smooth.

-Say what you will, but one of the most gifted dudes I’ve ever watched ride.

Written by Slaw Dog

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