Hard Truth: Struggling America

First, I want to apologize to all the Cooksey media followers. I have been on a bit of a sabbatical, and I found it hard to write about Supercross and motocross while the world is falling apart. It was terrific watching Eli Tomac finally get that elusive Monster Energy Supercross championship. When it was all said and done, the favorites in both 250 classes took their titles, but it wasn’t easy. Any other year I would be full of opinions and suggestions, but with COVID-19 and the country falling apart, it was hard to focus on racing. 

(Eli finally got it done)

Instead of writing about the fantastic racing and the miracle, Feld Motorsports pulled off by simply holding the races; instead, I struggled with what’s happening in the world today. I am left wondering if we will ever get back to normal life. My columns are based on passion and emotion, so it’s been hard for me to produce content lately. It’s challenging to create content about a sport when I’m worried about how our society will survive and why our major news networks intend to divide everyone. I don’t know where we are heading, and for me, it’s tough to be emotionally invested in Supercross when mainstream media is doing their best to destroy society as we know it. 

(Hats off to everyone at Feld for pulling off this miracle)

I don’t know if the outdoors will happen with all the talk of spiking COVID-19 numbers, but I hope MX Sports finds a way to pull it off. I hope things get back to normal and I can start caring about dirt bike racing and having my biggest life complaint being a decision by the AMA. It’s tough to write about racing right now, but moving forward; I have some cool stuff to write about. During the SLC races, I worked as a mechanic for Cooksey media contributor and privateer racer Travis Delnicki. I haven’t been motivated lately, but I need to change my attitude and tell the story of my epic experience trying to get Travis into the main event. Positive attitudes are contagious, and letting the mainstream media bring me down is letting them win. 

(Mayhem like this has me stressed out and losing faith in society)

I know a lot of other people are also struggling; when you look around the world, it’s a mess, and it appears like everyone is turning on each other. I don’t know if and how the world is going to get back to normal, but the first step is getting back to the stuff we enjoyed before the mayhem started. I wanted to let everyone know where I’ve been and why I haven’t been producing content. I found myself in a rough spot, but now more than ever, I should focus on racing, it’s a great distraction from the harsh realities of life. The world is facing some struggles, and it’s not easy to stay positive, but we all need to remember that we are all Americans despite our differences.  

- Cooksey

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