Davey Coombs, owner of Racer X, at Daytona. (Photo Courtesy of Brian Converse)

Davey Coombs is the owner of Racer X, headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia. Racer X, which started as an underground newspaper in 1988, is now the largest and most influential magazine in the motocross and off-road industry. Every month Coombs and his cast of columnists put out the best magazine in the business, filling it with colorful pictures, in-depth race coverage, cutting edge design and the ultimate insiders knowledge of the world of supercross and motocross.   

  • 2:10 Fill in the gaps after that brief introduction.
  • 4:50 How did you get started in this business?
  • 8:02 Your magazine is the leading motocross magazine in the world!
  • 8:56  What’s the draw of the magazine for you?
  • 10:35 How did you figured out how to differentiate from your competitors? 
  • 13:51 What is your 30-second elevator pitch?
  • 14:33 What is something you are most excited about for your company right now? 
  • 15:42  What is the geographic market that you guys serve?
  • 19:11 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break.
  • 19:45  How many people are on your team right now? 
  • 22:22 What’s the vision for your company right now? 
  • 25:39 What is one piece of advice you would give an entrepreneur?
  • 27:48 What is one thing you do every day that contributes to your success?
  • 31:59 You have figured out how to put together a magazine with a story and amazing images.
  • 34:00 What is one book you would recommend?  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • 36:04  Anything else we haven’t talked about that you would like to cover?
  • 39:10  What is your website? racerxonline.com

Davey Coombs, owner, racing.

Davey Coombs, owner, at Budds Creak Motocross Park.