|Name:||Chris Hultner |
|Lives In:||Edmond, Oklahoma|
|Birthday:||September 1, 1966|
|Heroes:||Chris worked at MXA for 8 years, and had his photos published in almost all of the magazines across the world that covered American motocross. He even had his photos published in Sports Illustrated, in 1992, which at the time, was HUGE. His photos were used in numerous motocross companies’ ad campaigns throughout most of the 90’s. In 1992, Chris also took the position of MXA Features Editor, which he enjoyed. He already knew most everyone in the sport on the industry level and the riders, teams and managers, so this wasn’t a stretch. He had a blast covering the national and international races and got along with just about everyone on the racing circuit, for him this really was a dream job. In 1996, he was offered a position at Fox Racing, from Pete Fox, in their newly formed video department.|
|Music:|| In 1997, a position came up with Chris’ good friend, Davey Coombs. Davey wanted to turn his newspaper into a glossy magazine and together they started up Racer X Illustrated. Chris was excited about this new position, and to be a part of a creating a new way to present motocross in print media. The first issue of Racer X Illustrated came out in 1998 and it was an instant hit. But at the time, something else was on Chris’ mind. Since the 1970’s, when MX was exploding in Southern California, Chris had never seen anyone dedicate a publication to what was happening in California or West Coast racing. There was never anything that linked together all of the racing that was going on, and the national magazines weren’t really doing the job, either. After all, So Cal is where it all started and exploded. |
|Movies:||We debuted “Amateur MX Magazine” in 2003, as a bi monthly magazine, while still publishing Motocross West Newspaper, monthly, for the next 15 months. It was a natural progression for Chris, as he was just doing the same thing he had always done since 1998, just within glossy pages and on a completely national level. In June of 2004, “Amateur MX Magazine” launched on the newsstands, to our excitement. After all, we were still just two people in our living room, doing what we loved to do. The magazine started to pick up steam and was starting to gain in popularity nationwide. With all of the amateur racers really starting to concentrate on the national amateur scene, “Amateur MX Magazine” was a perfect fit. With the continued trend of participants declining at the local races in So Cal and on the west coast, we decided to put Motocross West on the shelf and bring Amateur MX Magazine, its glossy print sister, to the forefront, and print it monthly.|
|Shows:|| In the short time that “Amateur MX Magazine” has been in print, it has become- according to the readers who approach us at the races- “the best amateur motocross magazine on the market today.” This is not something Chris would say or I would say, but we are hearing it and we are doing everything we can to make it better. After 20 years in this sport, Chris has just been giving back to the sport that has given him so much.|
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What a month it has been. We had two issues (40 & 41) sitting at the printer during
Ponca and Loretta's, (in ten years that has happened 3 times), and they are going
out as we speak. #42, with Loretta's and Rider of the Year coverage goes to the
printer at the end of this week, and I am also working on issue #43 and #44. As
well, this month, I have been to Colorado, tested some bikes for upcoming issues and
so much more. Now that everything is calming down a bit, I have been able to put
together a new iMPOUND column for you right here -
http://www.amateurmx.com/new/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1279&Itemid=124 or at www.Amateurmx.com.
Just also wanted to say thank you to everyone who came by the website during Ponca
City and Loretta Lynn's. We have been doing updates, photos and more since 1998 for
those people who weren't able to make it to the races. Up until 2006, we were the
only ones doing it at all, anywhere on the internet. Now that there are a couple of
other sites doing it, I just wanted to thank you for continuing to visit
AmateurMX.com. In August, we had to up our bandwidth 3 times due to the amount of
traffic and our host suggested a dedicated server. LOL. Seriously, after 10 years,
that just blows my mind. We had over 48,000 people come to the site from July 24 to
Aug. 5, the most ever. We grew this year, both the magazine and the website and we
hope you are patient with us while we continue to try and bring you the best amateur
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