This classic from the vurbmoto vault is short and sweet and sneaky good! Welcome everyone to another edition of Vintage Vibes. The powers that be voted that this column should return for another season of fun. So, here I am.
Today we revisit Zach Osborne circa 2012 after his standout rides in the 250SX West Region Championship. He had just come back from Europe and spent some of his own money with support of Dixon Yamaha to show the teams that he had what it took to race in the States again.
Somewhere along the way he helped create a facility that you know today as Club MX, and his grueling sand track that is shown in this video is still around. I chose this video this week because Club MX just announced their 36 rider roster for 2021 and Osborne just retired from racing Supercross and Motocross (at least). So, if you’re keeping score that means that ten years later everyone in this story is still relevant and in the news. That’s rare in this sport.
I really like what Club MX has done with the team that they have built. It’s the biggest team a training facility has ever created and I’m here for it. I also like that I could go and ride at Club whenever I wanted to. Trust me, if I had time and didn’t have to carry Slaw Dog around every day I would be shredding with Har Dog right now. Har Doggie has been training at Club since December 1st and it was a strong offseason move for him.
This vid is awesome. I love that Chili Dog chose this song, which is ‘How Do You Like Me Now?’ by The Heavy. That song was huge in previews and TV commercials a decade ago and I always thought it was catchy. In classic Chili Dog Wes fashion, he included a bit of two stroke action. Zach Osborne, plus a two stroke, plus a sand track/trails? How can you beat that?
I will not be talking about arm or leg swag because I never enjoyed any of that “phase”. It’s best to be left in the past.
We asked you in 2012, how do you like Zach-O now? Well, in one of the sports greatest career turnarounds and the following accomplishments:
- 2020 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Champion
- 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450SX 6th place
- 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450SX 14th place
- 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 250 Champion
- 4 career Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 450 Wins
- 1 career Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship 450SX Win
- 7 career Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 250 Wins
How do YOU like Zach Osborne now?
Enjoy your retirement Zach-O and thank you for being so cool to us over the years, especially Wes.We will see you soon.