A few months ago I went to Chaney Ranch for a photo shoot for Fly Gear.  Now that the gear is ready for release I can share pictures of the shoot.

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I got to wear the new Fly gear and it was all really sick.   My Dad got my bike all clean and shiny for the pictures.  I got to ride with Weston Peick, Davi Millsaps and Zach Osborne.

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Peick’s girlfriend Kelly was there and I had fun hanging out with her also.

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The brochure just came out and three of my photos made the cut……

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Thank you Fly Gear and Chaney Ranch for having me out to ride!

I had planned a 91 hour road trip over the last few weeks that included a dirt bike summer camp, my niece’s birthday party, lots of riding, and nationals.  The trip did not go as planned…….

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PART 1:  MotoPro Graphics worked around the clock to get our moto van wrapped.  It turned out really cool.  Throughout our trip I got a lot of thumbs up and people and had a lot of conversations with many different people at each stop we made.

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PART 2:  I first set out to Missouri for the Boom Diggity dirt bike summer camp.  We drove 27 hours to Missouri and signed in for the best summer camp ever!

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We broke off into small groups and went to stations.  Each station had a different trainer that would give us a drill and tips as we rode.

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We worked on turns, starts, jumps, and interviews.  They had a little bit of everything.

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After we were done riding, they had a pit bike track, oset track, a huge waterslide and swimming pond, and dodge ball.

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The only bad thing was that a storm came in and ended camp early.  We got so much rain that everything flooded and the party had to stop before planned.

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It was time to get back into the moto van and drive another 15 hours to South Carolina to live and train at South Of The Boarder MX.

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South of the Border is the coolest place.  It is a huge “little mexico theme” place with rides, pee-wee golf, reptile museum, arcades, restaurants, hotel, campground…….

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and in the back of everything is motocross tracks!

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Everyone that is there to practice motocross stays in the back rooms on the facility.  We ride our bikes around the place and go from our rooms right to the tracks.  After practice we would go swimming together, out to eat, ride bikes, and some of my friends would go fishing.

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When I first got to SOBMX it had rained a lot and the tracks were really muddy.  It was really different to ride in the heat, the humidity, and the muddy tracks.  I took a little bit to get adjusted and then I was getting more used to everything.

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On the weekend we drove an hour to North Carolina to visit my sister and her family.  I played with my niece Lola and we celebrated my niece Vivian’s first birthday.

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A few days we had so much rain that we couldn’t ride the tracks at SOB and we had to drive down the road to a sand track.

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My neighbors at SOBMX was some of my friends I have raced with before, some new friends that I have never met before and some pros…… Cooper Webb, Aaron Plessinger, Jimmy Deceits.  They would come to SOBMX and practice all week and then fly out to the races each weekend.  It was cool to live next door to my Yamaha teammates and to watch them practice.

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Things were going great and I was getting used to the weather and the tracks and feeling really good about my training until……

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I broke my Tib/Fib.  I had to be transferred to a bigger hospital, they set my leg for the night and the next day I went into surgery.

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They kept me at McLeod hospital for several days and everyone was so nice.  The people in the hospital where awesome, you know we race motocross to meet girls……nurses!

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Then I was able to be released and travel back home….. 42 hours straight home so I can go to my local doctor to check my leg.

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First I went back to SOBMX to say goodbye to everyone.

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This is a picture of everyone at the camp and the three trainers that helped us everyday.

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Of course I had to say goodbye to Cooper Webb and get my cast signed.

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After 42 hours of driving back home, I got to my doctor’s appointment.  He took my cast off and I was able to see my leg for the first time since my surgery.

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I was more upset that I would be missing Nationals for the first time in 4 years than I was hurting.  I was making sure I did everything I needed to do well at Nationals this year and bring home a win for all my sponsors and I didn’t have the result I was expecting.  I will heal up and be ready for the next big event!

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This last weekend we left to go to the 2x Promotion race in Mammoth Mountain.  When we got to Mammoth the first thing we have to do is figure out the jetting on my bike because the altitude is so high the bikes run completely different.  Since I had won the King Of The West Championship, I had new graphics for my bike with red backgrounds on my number plates. My bike looked really sick!

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After working on the bikes, we tried to get used to the altitude.  We went for a walk and even had a friendly game of “who can throw the pinecone the farthest”  I got close, but I think a few of the other players may have cheated a little – Todd.

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When I got to the track, I found out that I had my picture in the event program.

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Then it was time to start practice.  Look at that bike…..RED, white, and BLUE!

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Practice went well.  My Dad worked on fine tuning the jetting and the guys from Thousand Oaks Yamaha even helped get my bike running perfect.

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The Mammoth race is a little different than any other race because there is so many racers in each class.

  • We have two divisions and the finish of the division races determines your gate pick for the main event.
  • If you don’t transfer from the division race they have an LCQ race to give you a second chance to get into the main.
  • The main event is the finish for the day.
  • We repeat the entire race day, the same way, the second day to get day two finishes.
  • Then they give an overall finish for both days combined.

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Day 1 I got 2nd and 1st in 85 9-12 and 4th and 4th in Mini Sr 1.  At the awards ceremony that night not only did I get the famous “BIG BEAR”

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I also got my custom Americore SMX scooter for winning the King Of The West….  See there are two #71 scooters because I was able to get both championships.

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Day 2 I got 1st in both my heat races but had bad luck in both of my main event races.  In one race my bike was not handling well enough to let me get through the corners as fast as I wanted to and I was only able to pull out a 3rd place finish.  In the other race I had my bike handling better and I was heading to the front and and the bike in front of me went down and my bike got stuck in his bike.  I was able to race back from last place to 12th place.  I finished with an overall 2nd and 6th place.

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Off the track we had a lot of fun at the Americore SMX and Lucas Oil Bowling Tournament.

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All my friends from the track bowled but we should all stick to racing dirt bikes because we didn’t do very well.

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It was really cool to have a lot of my sponsors at the track to support me and cheer me on for each race.

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And they were on the podium with me after the race to congratulate me.

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All my friends and sponsors also showed me a lot of support on social media.  Here are just a few of the posts……

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Thank you to all my sponsors who have supported me and continue to help me do what I love.  Now its time to get ready for Loretta Lynn’s.

For those of you who don’t know….. Adam Enticknap races motocross as a pro.  They call him the Seven Deuce Deuce because his racing number is 722.  Adam is ALWAYS the life of the party and a fun guy to hang with.  In his spare time Adam records sick songs that have been hits and he even makes intro songs for other pro racers, he was featured on the Moto 7 movie and was asked to record the song for the movie that is a huge iTunes hit.  I have rode with Adam several times over the past few years and we always have fun hanging out.

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When I first met Adam Enticknap (The Seven Deuce Deuce) a couple years ago we talked about racing and all the music he was making and about the song I had recorded (The Show- which is a song with good words but horrible music and beat….Adam will have to fix that song one day).  We said it would be cool to do a song together and I started working on some words and ideas for a song.  A few months ago while Adam was still recovering from his injury I called to see if he was around to get together and my Mom and I went on a 5 hour road trip to his house.

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First we listened to a million different starting beats and tried to pick the one that would work best on my song.

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Then it was time to get to work in his “beat laboratory.”  First I laid down some of the track.

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Then he would add sounds, I would record an echo, he would record an echo, he would put down more sounds, etc.  He has an amazing ear for the smallest change in the music and the way he works on the computer is crazy.

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Adam literally spent all day helping me with my song, he was so awesome.  He taught me a lot about making a song and how to flow….which I have a lot of practicing to do to be like him.  He has the attitude, the voice, the confidence, and the skills.  We worked together for about 7 hours and finally had a finished product.

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Although I recorded a song before, this was really my first song.  It was crazy how he made everything sound so good and flow.  I learned a lot and I can’t wait for the next song, it will be so much better.

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It was so Sick to work with Adam for the day!  On the long ride back home I was exhausted and my Mom took this picture of me.

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Then it was time to make a cover picture for the song and put it out for people to hear.  Everyone has been so nice to me.  It is crazy that people actually know the words to my song and are singing it.

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It was really cool that Adam spent his day hanging with me and helping me learn about making music.  You can check out my song on iTunes if you haven’t already downloaded it, here is the link.

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1113090044?ls=1&app=itunes

Hope you like the song.  The next ones will get better!

RACING AND SCHOOL

Posted: June 2, 2016 in Family Info, Pictures, Uncategorized
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Because I race Nationally, I spend a lot of time traveling.  Many of my friends that I race against are home schooled and don’t go to school every day like I do.  I am not able to travel to go to different places and practice everyday like a lot of them, but I do have to miss a lot of school for big races.  When I go to big races some of my friends will race and then stay the night and go home the next day or travel half way and then stop to get a hotel.  My family and I always travel throughout the night so I get home just in time to go to school the next morning.

Some of the things I have to do…….

  • I miss my entire first week of school because I am at the Loretta Lynn Nationals.  It has been a little interesting coming into school a week late and not knowing any of my teacher, the rules of the classes, or all the homework I have to make up.
  • I miss Friday’s when I have regional or area races for Nationals
  • When I went to Texas to race my family drove 24 hours straight to get to the track and home so I could go to school on Monday.
  • When we come home from Loretta’s we drive 36 hours straight so I can get to school on Monday.

Although I do everything I can to not miss school, It is in my contract that I have to be at some events, photo shoots, appearances, etc.

When I miss school I have to come back and make up all the work and tests from when I was out.

I am very proud that every year I have gone to Nationals, I have been a full time student, and on the Honor Roll….. and this year is the same.  Today is my last day of school and these are my grades.  Not bad for missing the first week and several times throughout each month.

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NOTE:  A couple of the teachers have not yet put my makeup test into the book yet so these grades will be just a little higher on my actual report card.

This last weekend was the first round of regional races to earn a spot in the Loretta Lynn National Race.

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My family and I drove to Washougal Washington and I practiced on Saturday and raced one class on Sunday and raced the second class on Monday.  Because they expected some rain on Saturday and Sunday they did not prep the track like normal.  We did not get any rain but the track got really slick throughout the day.

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Sunday I raced Mini Sr 1, I had some great battles with some of the older riders.  I was able to finish up the day with the 4th place spot and earn my first ticket to the Loretta Lynn Ranch for Nationals.

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On Mondays race the track was totally different.  They did not expect any rain and they did a full prep on the track.  Because I don’t ever ride in Washington, the morning of the race I had only three laps of practice to get used to the different track.  On the first lap I could tell that something was wrong with my bike and I wasn’t able to jump anything.  I stayed on the track to look at lines but could not practice at my normal speed.

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My Dad was able to fix my breaks and the rotor and everything was ready for the first race of the day.  Since I didn’t get much riding in my practice my Dad and I walked around the track and talked about lines.  Because it was Memorial Day, I made sure to wear my Red, White and Blue gear.

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In the first race I got a good start and heading towards the back of the track I was making a pass for the lead.  I railed the outside and hit a kicker that put me on the ground.  By the time I got back up I was in 14th place with a lot of work to do in the next four laps.  I was on a charge and was able to back it back into third place and missed the pass for second place by .006 seconds.  I was lucky I was able to come back close enough to have a chance for my second ticket, and I knew what I had to do to get it.

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The second race of the day I had a good start and on the first two laps the front guy and I stretched out a lead and we all stayed consistent to get to the checkered flag.  Considering how my day started I was happy to get out of Washington with a second place finish 85 9-12 and another ticket to Loretta Lynn’s.

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With my two tickets it is now time to practice for Nationals!  See you all in Tennessee!

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This weekend was the Amateur and Pro race at Hangtown.  They made some changes to the track to get ready for the pros and I was excited to race on the new track.

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In my 85 age class I came in second in the first race and was able to win the second race for the overall 1st place finish.

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During amateur day some of the pro racers watch us ride on the track to see how the track is setting up and watch our lines.  Then it was time for Pro day so I could watch them and see what lines they take.

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My friends at Lucas Oil hooked up my friends and I with VIP passes and not only had a great spot to watch the races

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We also had indoor seating and televisions so we were able to watch the races and stay dry even when it started to rain

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My family and I had fun watching the races and hanging out with friends

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Thank you Lucas Oil and Americore for hanging out with us…its always fun!

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See you at the track…….

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This weekend was the last Road to Mammoth race at Lake Elsinore.  Going into the last round of the race each of my classes had 3 or 4 racers that were in the points chase for the King of The West Championship.  Because the last round is a double points race, it came down to whoever won each race would win the Championship Title.

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In the first round of races I got a 1st, 1st, and 3rd and knew that I had to win all the second round races to get the titles.  In my first race (Mini Sr 1) I battled through every turn.  I started out in second and passed for the lead.  I held the lead for three laps but I made a mistake and got passed.  I held pressure on the leader and set up three really great passes but got pushed out each time and was not able to make the pass stick.  I was very frustrated I wasn’t able to get around the leader and I finished in second place.

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I was mad at the finish of the race but I had to get right back out on the starting line for my next race (85 9-12) and I was determined to get out front and stay out front.  I was able to win the race and take home the King Of The West Championship.

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Right after I was on the podium I had to hurry back to the starting line for my next race (Mini Sr 2).  I knew what I had to do to finish first in points and I rode consistent for 5 laps and was able to get a second Championship.

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I was so excited to bring home the two wins and have a chance to stand on the podium twice and thank all my sponsors that have helped me over the years.

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I can’t wait to run the red #1 plate at Mammoth this year!

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Now it is back to practice so I can go win more titles for my sponsors!

This last weekend was the Mammoth race at Oatfield.  I went to practice on Saturday to see how I felt on my bike and get a little practice in since my injury.  I was very excited that my arm felt pretty good and I knew I was going to be able to race on Sunday.

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I was so happy to be back on the bike and I was excited to race.  The turn out at the event was crazy.  I had 34 racers in my class and I was ready for some good battles.  See me, I have the blue fender…..lets go Yamaha!

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There was full classes in every race and the track got really rough.  The front racers in my class were putting down some really fast laps.  I had consistent starts all day and a couple of hole shots.  Getting good starts set me up to battle up front each race.

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I finished out the race winning a couple and coming in second in a couple of races.  I got overall 1st – 2nd – 2nd place finishes.

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I had to take some mandatory time off and this is why…….

The Cal Classic at Pala started out awesome!  My Wienerschnitzel family hooked me up with the Wienerbago.  My parents and I got to live in the Wienerbago for the weekend.

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It was really fun staying in the hauler.  Everyone at the track loved The Delicious One on the side of the wienerbago and they were taking pictures with him.  Wait, who’s that inside the window?  lol

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I thought since my Wienerfam hooked me up for the weekend I would make a special dirt bike with new numbers.  What do you think of this 71?  The bike was a huge hit!

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Practice started off great and I felt really good on the bike.

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My Dad had my bike handling and running great.

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During my last practice the rider in front of me fell and I had no place to go but right over the bars.  I got up and thought I was ok, but as soon as I moved my arm I felt something and Mom and I were on our way to the doctor.

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My blood pressure was 117 over 71 which you would think was a lucky number for me but the doctor said I couldn’t get back on my bike.  I was so frustrated because I was excited to have some good battles and now I had to hang out and watch.

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I felt really bad for the Wienerfam that came out to watch me race and didn’t get to see any races.

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Until next time…..

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Saturday was the supercross race at Santa Clara and I went with my family.

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The guys at Yamaha set up a meeting with Chad Reed and I.  He was so nice!  We talked about racing and his kids and took some time to take a few pictures.

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I hung out with the 51 Fifty Energy Drink girls

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51 Fifty does a lot for families with autism.  It was World Autism Awareness Day and they invited a local family to the supercross race for an all access experience.  I got to meet the family, and they were having so much fun.  I met Adam on the track walk and when we got back to the 51 Fifty pit we got to take a picture together.

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I had a ton of fun with my #wienerfam.  We went on the track walk which was very cool.  I was surprised how many huge rocks were in the dirt on the track and the rutts and jumps were huge.

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Chili-Dog is a 10 week old puppy (Wienerschnitzel mascot) that went on the track walk with us.  He is awesome but he slept through most of the day.

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Later in the night we rode back down on the track in the wiener truck for the wienercross race.

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The wienercross race is so much fun.  The dogs each wear a number and go in a gate on the starting line.

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When the gate opens the dogs run across the track to their owners.  People love these races….everyone in our suite had money on which dog was going to win.  Chili did race across the track behind the other dogs for a practice race, he is still in training.

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Of course before I went back to watching the races I had to get a picture with “The Delicious One”

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In our suite we had our own party going on. #livethemadness

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We even had the Moonshine Bandits “rocking out” with us.

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I have to thank all my sponsors for giving me and my family the VIP experience at the race.

Yamaha   –   51 Fifty Energy Drink   –   Wienerschnitzel

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Even though we got home really late from the races, we got up early on Sunday and I got back to work.  Time to practice, its only a few more years till I am down on the supercross starting line.

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This past week was a lot of traveling, and lot of racing.  We left last week and drove to Kern County for the SW Loretta Lynn qualifier race.  It was a fun weekend with some friends and one of my sponsors 51 Fifty Energy came out to support the race.  Skye came out to give away free products and prizes.

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I was able to talk with he announcer about the track, my racing, and let everyone know they could come and see Skye from 51 Fifty.

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2X Promotion was putting on the race and they had another great event.  2X Promotions offered all the racers a FREE extra race to run for fun.  Everyone was very excited to be able to race an additional class and they even gave out trophies.

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I was able to win all my races on Saturday.  On Sunday I won my morning races and in the afternoon my race bike that I was getting ready for Texas stopped running.  My Dad had to work on it and he tried everything to figure out the problem and get the bike ready for the next race.  We stayed at the track late and finally got the bike running.  We got in the van for our 24 hour road trip to Texas.

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We had to drive all night to get to Freestone Raceway in time to do the track walk on Monday afternoon.  My parents took turns driving and I slept through the night and when we got to Texas I was ready to go.

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We had thought we were ready for the race but had several problems throughout the week.  During the timed practice sessions on Tuesday my bike stopped running again.  After working on the bike more, we took the bike to Yamaha to work on it and see if they could find why it wasn’t working.

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Again it looked like the bike was working fine and again it stopped working.  That was the problem….sometimes it worked and then sometimes it didn’t.  Because it was so inconsistent we parked the bike and decided to ride our practice bike.  It was very disappointing because I was not able to use my race motor and we had the race bike all set the way I liked it.  Half way through my first race my clutch went out on my bike.  My Dad put in a new clutch for my second race and again the clutch stopped working.  The bike went to Yamaha and they found that the new part we put in the bike was bad and fixed it.

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The next race my clutch was working and I was late off the start.  I was racing to the front and when I was making the past for second place I crashed.  I went down really hard and destroyed my bike and my body was pretty bruised up.

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This was how my week kept going….  I had bike problems in the beginning of the week, mistakes by me in the later races and not able to use my race motor.  Throughout the week I had so much support and help from the entire Yamaha team!

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I didn’t have the results I expected but I did share an energy drink with my friend Wes Kain.

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My family and I enjoyed the FAMOUS Big Al’s track side Texas burgers.

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I got my new Leatt neck brace and chest protector.  They are great!  More about them later…..

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With my new Leatt chest protector I wear it under my jersey and everyone can now see my Fly Gear and all my sponsors.

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I also did a photo shoot with Yamaha.

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Then it was time for the 24 hour drive back home.  Now its time to get myself and my bike ready for the next big race!

I am a very luck kid and I have so many people who support me and my racing!  I am very thankful and appreciative of all the support that allows me to continue racing each week.  A few of my sponsors have been getting me ready for my upcoming races……..

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I met with 51 Fifty Energy Drink and we signed our new contract.  51 Fifty is one of my very first sponsors and have always been there for me.  Their energy drinks are amazing!  The people who work for the company are like family!  …and they give so much to local charities including kids with Autism.  I look forward to my  continued relationship with 51 Fifty Energy Drink!!!!

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This week we got a box in the mail from Yamaha.  My family and I got our team shirts in the mail.  They are very cool!  I have been riding 85 Yamaha’s since the beginning and to have factory support on the bike that I love is very lucky.  I have done some amazing things with Yamaha on and off the track already and I look forward to more moving forward.

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Fly has such amazing gear!  Fly has the best gear, helmets and gloves.  I love the colors and designs and they are so easy to work with.  The summer gear that has all the air holes for when it gets hot is amazing.  I got a special delivery with some new gear lines and colors that you are all going to love….wait till you see me at the track.

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As you know….my favorite food is hot dogs.  I was very excited when Wienerschnitzel decided to sponsor and support me.  Everyone on and off the track has been asking when we are going to go get hot dogs.   I look forward to many more hot dogs in my future!

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This week I got a box in the mail from Nihilo.  I am part of the Nihilo Tribe and I got all the coolest accessories for my new bikes.  Nihilo has everything you need to bling out your bike, you have to check them out.  I can’t wait to see my bike next week on the line.

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Mika Metals has come out with new bars.  They are fatter than the normal bars I usually have on my bike and are made to hold up better in big crashes.  I have had a lot of people notice them and ask me about them.  If you don’t have the new fat bars, you have to check them out!

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I have to give a shot out to 2X Promotions.  The race this last weekend through the rain and everyone was finished before the big storm hit the track.  We raced the Road to Mammoth race at DT1 and the weather was coming in fast.  2X Promotions was able to run the race with a ton of riders and they got it finished faster than normal.  The DT1 track held up great with the weather.  I was able to leave the weekend with three 1st place finishes.

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I know that my sponsors have many options and I want to thank each of them for choosing to offer me support.

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THANK YOU….Yamaha bLUcRU, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Wienerschnitzel, 2X Promotions, Fly Gear, Nihilo Tribe, Mika Metals, Dunlop, Von Zipper, Thousand Oaks Powersports, Americore SMX, Acerbis, Crushed MX, Lucas Oil

 

This last weekend was the second round of the 2X Promotion, Road To Mammoth race at LACR.

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We got to the track early on Saturday morning and the line was crazy long. I couldn’t believe how many people showed up for the second round of the qualifier race.  Several classes had two divisions because they had so many riders.  I had 34 people in my age group class.

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Practice was great on Saturday and Sunday I was ready to race.  The gates were full….the track is a really fast track with big up and down hills.  It got rough and slippery throughout the day.

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My starts were pretty good and I was able to consistently start in the front and I had some great battles throughout the day.  I finished up the day with overall 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes.

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I had a great weekend hanging out with my parents, my friends at the track and racing.

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I am so excited to announce my new sponsor……WIENERSCHNITZEL!  All of you that know me, know that chili dogs are my favorite.  I am obsessed with Wienerschnitzel and now I am part of the #wienerfam.

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Yesterday I got the biggest Chili Cheese Fries Ever…….

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I love the box!  But it was not a Chili Cheese Fry, it was a box of goodies for me.  lol

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I am excited to have “THE BIG W” on the side of my bike and be able to share it with all of you.  I love all my new hats, which one is your favorite?

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#wienercross

#wienerfam

#Wienerschnitzel

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…and they have the best tag line ever….

“World’s Most Wanted Wiener!”

 

This past weekend was a rare weekend that I didn’t have a race that I had to be at.  It was my only weekend off for almost two months……and guess what I did?

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I went dirt bike riding and racing of course!  Did you guess right?  We went to Kern County raceway on Saturday to practice on the new dirt bike track that I had never been to before.  But, after I was done riding we had to drive our van onto the oval track and watch some of the cars racing and practicing.

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The track was really fun and I had a good day of riding but it was very cold out all day.

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On Sunday I was going to go to another track to practice but at the last minute I decided to show up at Oatfield and race.  The day was great practice….the track got rough and my friends and I raced had all day.  Check out this picture of all the green bikes and my one Yamaha right in the middle

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And guess who got the hole shot in that race?……ME!

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I ended the day with an overall 1st and 2nd place finish.  It was a great weekend of riding and racing.

This weekend was the first step to qualify for the Loretta Lynn National.  The NorthWest and MidWest area qualifier at MMX in Marysville.

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For the qualifier I raced in 3 classes…. My Dad worked on my bike and got it handling the way I wanted it so I felt comfortable on the track.  They had so many entries that many of the classes had to run heat races and last chance qualifiers to see who would be able to race in the main event.  The track got really rough and slick and I was very happy to keep my bike on two wheels and be able to battle with some really great riders and finish the weekend qualified in all three of my classes.

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In my 85 9-12 class we had 35 racers and I was able to finish with an overall 2nd place finish.

In my Mini Sr 1 Class and my Mini Sr 2 Class I was able to finish with 2 overall 5th place finishes.

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My buddy Gary was announcing the races all weekend and I was able to go up in the announcers tower to talk with him and show some love to all of my sponsors.

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Some of my hardware!

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AND……. WHO WANTS TO GO SHOPPING?

I just got my bLUcRU debit card in the mail!

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This last weekend was the first round of the Road to Mammoth qualifier races at Glen Helen Raceway.  The weekend was not easy from start to finish…..

Our van needed a new drive shaft and it didn’t come in until Friday.  My Dad worked all night and when he got home from work he put in the drive shaft and then we left for LA.  When my Dad drove the van, the drive shaft was not in balance had to be changed back to the old part.  My Dad and I jacked the van back up to change the drive shaft again.

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One of the bolts on the drive shaft was stripped out and my Dad had to chisel it off.  A piece of the bolt shattered apart and hit my Dad in the face and he got a couple of war wounds.

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We put the old drive shaft back into the van and then we got on the road to drive to LA…. a little late but we were finally on our way.

When we got to the track Saturday morning the wind was sooooooo bad it was like a sand storm, and it was like that the whole weekend.

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I know its hard to tell in this picture but there is 8 bikes on the track racing and you can’t see them because the wind is so bad.  The whole weekend everyone had to wear goggles to watch the races and when I was on the track racing sometimes it was hard to see anything in front of me.

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I raced in 3 classes this weekend….Although the weather was bad, I still had 36 bikes on the line with me in my class.

85 9-12   – I finished 3rd and 2nd with an overall 2nd place

Mini Sr 1 12-13  – I finished 2nd and 3rd with an overall  2nd place

Mini Sr 2 9-14   – I finished 3rd and 5th with an overall  5th place

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One of the things Glen Helen is famous for is the huge up hill.  The wind was blowing to the left and my Mom told me to make sure I stay to the right going up the hill so the wind doesn’t blow me off the edge.  During the race I knew it was faster to stay on the left and she caught a couple of pictures of me off the edge of the hill.  (I know it is hard to tell in the picture but this hill is really high up)

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The wind was crazy but the racing was really fun.  I did fall in one moto and never got the out front start that I wanted but I was able to battle through and get several podium finishes.

 

 

This weekend was the Supercross race in Oakland and it didn’t rain but it was really cold.  It was so much fun to see so many of my friends and sponsors and get to watch some great racing.

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I loved hanging out with my 51 Fifty and of course the hot girls!Oakland 2

I even arm wrestled with one of the girls.  The guys told me after that I was supposed to let the girl win….but I didn’t.

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When I wasn’t hanging out with the girls I was catching up with the guys also.

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It was awesome to be able to watch my 51 Fifty teammates race.  Zack Bell and Hayden Mellross

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Racing for Yamaha has so many great things but when I hang out with the JGR team…..they have Wienerschnitzel.  As you all know from past posts chili dogs are my favorite!

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I got to eat my hot dogs and hang out with some of my sponsors from Von Zipper.

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Great day of hanging with my awesome Sponsors, Wienershnitzel, and Racing….

What could be better?

This last weekend my Cousin took a picture of my Yamaha commercial that was played at Supercross on the big screen.

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When I posted a picture my cousin took I had a lot of people asking how they could see my commercial so I thought I would post some of my past tv work.  I thought it would be fun to even post some of my videos from way back…

This is the commercial they played at Supercross.  It is mostly of the Pro Yamaha riders with a short clip of me talking.  In this commercial, I am not riding any of the bikes.

This is another commercial for the Yamaha YZ85 and the entire thing is of me on the bike.

This is a commercial for the Yamaha TTR125.  This is a trail bike and not a race bike.  The entire video is also of me riding.

This is a commercial I did many years ago for Motovision Goggles and it shows me racing on a KTM 65

This is a promo ad for a TV show that I recorded several years ago.  The TV show is about different extreme sports and it features me riding on my KTM 65.

Hope you enjoy some of my TV and Commercial videos and I hope I have a chance to do lots more soon.  Thank you to all my sponsors who allowed me to be a part of these great videos….looking forward to doing more…..

A few weeks ago I got a fed ex package in the mail…… It was my 2016 contract with Yamaha!  I had a lot of papers to read and sign which allows me to be a Factory bLUcRU rider again in 2016.  Yamaha and I have been talking about riding for them again in 2016 but I am VERY excited to make it official and be able to tell everyone about it now.
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Last year when I announced that I was riding for Yamaha we had a “blue” party…. you can read about it here BLUE PARTY

This year things were crazy and my Aunt Cheryl was in the hospital so I told all my family and friends but we didn’t have a party.  My Aunt had my family get blue masks and some other things to surprise me at the hospital.

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Even though my Aunt has not been feeling well she still wanted to celebrate my bLUcRU contract.  Thank you Aunt Cheryl!

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I love the blue masks…..I tried to wear it to school but my teachers were not happy with them.  I don’t know why?

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I am very comfortable on my Yamaha and I am excited to start another year of racing.

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#bLUcRU

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LETS CATCH UP…….

Posted: December 8, 2015 in Uncategorized
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I have been very busy on and off the track since my last update and I am going to try to catch you up on everything……

1.  NEW SPONSORSHIP:  First I have to say Thank You to a couple of new sponsors that have offered to help me with my 2016 race season.

DUNLOP TIRES

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NIHILO CONCEPTS

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2.  DODGE NATIONAL:  After winning The Vurb Classic I was really excited to race at The Dodge National.  During practice the face of the jump gave out and when I went into a hole my bike kicked and I had a big crash.  Although my time at Dodge was over, the crash was not as bad as it looked.

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3.  MY SISTER AND TWO NIECES IN TOWN:  My oldest sister Elyssa and my two nieces Lola and Vivian flew in from North Carolina to visit.

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It was really cool to have the whole family together and I had so much fun with my two nieces.  The baby Vivian is starting to laugh and play.

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Lola is now 4 years old and she loves to run around and play.  She is always very silly.

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4.  MY AUNT IN THE HOSPITAL:  My Aunt Cheryl went into the hospital for a small problem and found out she had to have two very major surgeries.   She has now been in the hospital for 4 weeks and will have to stay in a lot longer.  I have been able to visit her and it is fun to see her because we always make each other laugh.

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5.  RIDING:  While my Niece is in town my parents and I took her to ride on her own quad.  Her and I got all dressed in our gear and she wanted to jump high in the air just like her Uncle.  She wanted to take pictures with me and she rode her quad through the mud.

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6.  I MET BRANDI GLANVILLE:  My Mom went to meet Brandi Glanville and she had just picked me up from school so I had to go with her.  Brandi was really cool…. she said that I reminded her of her son and she wanted to give me girlfriend and school advice.  Before I left she signed my cast and wrote… “Don’t say ______”   Brandi was really funny and my Mom and I had a lot of fun.

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7.  RIDING MY BIKE:  I have been going to many different tracks and sometimes my sisters and my nieces have come to watch me ride.

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Last weekend was the 51Fifty Energy Drink Rock and Ride for Autism.  Every year 51 Fifty puts on a Harley Ride and Concert featuring the Moonshine Bandits and it is all to raise awareness and money for Autism.  This year my parents went early to take one of my bikes for the display.

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They also got to go on the Harley ride with our friend Gary.  They had a ton of bikes and at each stop they got to pick a card for their poker hands….. none of them picked very good cards and they didn’t win anything.

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I got to the party after the Harley ride and we waited for the concert to start…. and took pictures with some of the 51Fifty girls.

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The concert was fun for the whole family!  DJ Chopsticks and The Moonshine Bandits had the crowed rocking out and dancing for hours and then we got to hang out with them after…..they are so funny!

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My parents and I had so much fun hanging with my 51Fifty family and the Moonshine Bandits.

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Thank you 51 Fifty for all you do for our local community and Autism!

This weekend was the second round of the Amp/Gfi fall series in Hollister.  I went to practice on Saturday and the track was so much fun I had to go back on Sunday to race.  I was dressed in my new Fly Gear that was just shipped to me.

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My new gear even has patches on my butt that says Yamaha.  lol

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Saturday afternoon, after practice, we went to my Uncles house for a dinner party.  I had fun playing with my cousin and hanging out with the family.

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Sunday we got up bright and early and drove back to Hollister for the race.  The track got really rough and I was the last moto of the day.  I had some good starts that helped me to stay out front and I finished the day with 1st in my age group class and 2nd in the open class.

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We had some good battles and my 51 Fifty Energy drinks helped me to keep my Thousand Oaks Yamaha out front.  It was a fun day of racing!

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This year I was asked by the guys at Vurb to be the hired gun for my class.  I got to race with a target on my back and be one of the riders to beat.

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The weekend was really hot and there was a ton of people there to race.  Throughout the weekend the track got really rough and my Dad worked on my bikes to get them going better throughout the weekend.

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Sam from 51 Fifty Energy Drink came out to watch me ride and take some videos of me riding.  We passed out some drinks to people camping at the track and got to hang out.  It was really cool he came out to support me!

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The first day of racing I got 1st place in my class and 2nd place in the open class.

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The second day of racing I got another 1st place finish in my class and 5th place in the open class.

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After the last race the guys at Vurb Moto pulled me aside and interviewed me, it was really cool.

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I had a fun weekend of racing, camping, and hanging out with my friends and family.

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Thanks to the help from my Grandpa and my Uncle Mike, my parents got our new moto van all ready for our trip to Tennessee.

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The trip was so long….I played on the computer, watched movies, and slept until we finally arrived.

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The blue crew, Yamaha family were all honored on the banner and we all got special Loretta Lynn shirts and got together for a team dinner and photo

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In the Yamaha tent they have a banner and guess who’s picture was on it…….ME!!!

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Acerbis had new plastics shipped to us on the road and before we got to the track Dad had my new graphics on and my bikes looked so awesome.  When we got to the track we got our A+ Loretta Lynn sticker for being in school and on the honor roll and put them on my bike.

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Just before we got to Loretta’s my Mom took me on what she called “an adventure” at the hotel and I got poison oak.  It started on my arms, went down to my hands, on my legs, back and feet.  Everyday I raced and got hot and sweaty I got more and more spots.  It was so itchy and bad……no fun!

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It was time to gear up and get on the track…. We had two 15 minute practice sessions, then I had a total of 6 races (3 races in 85 9-11 stock and 3 races in 85 9-11 mod)

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The weather was SO HOT.  The humidity was the worst it has ever been there for the first few days of racing.  Just standing outside everyone’s clothes were wet.  The first day of racing did not go well and I had bad starts and went down a few times trying to race back to the front.  When I finished my second race of the day they had a garden hose under the top 10 tent and when we came off the track we got to cool down with water.

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With my first race was really bad, I had a bad start and fell three times and finished in 27th place.  After that all five of my other races I finished under the top 10 tent and one race I finished third and made it onto the podium.  My buddy Wes Kain was announcing….. (Remember last year when Wes interviewed my race win at the Cal Classic race and I stood on the bike stand because my Dad had to get my bike ready for my next race- read here  Cal Classic 04.15.14 ) When I came up to talk to him he grabbed a gas can and told me to stand on it so we can see eye to eye because that was our thing.  He is so funny!

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Racing was awesome.  I had six 20 minute motos (3 moto format for each class) and I was able to finish up the week with a 9th place and a 3rd place

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I had a lot of my sponsors at the track supporting me.

YAMAHA and THOUSAND OAKS POWERSPORTS- 2X PROMOTIONS – FLY GEAR

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FMF – 51 FIFTY ENERGY DRINK – PR2 SUSPENSION

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VON ZIPPER GOGGLES – WAVERLY KFC – EVANS

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I even had Malcom Stewart under the tent with me.

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Awards ceremony was awesome and instead of getting top three swords, we got top three shields…..I used my shield from this year and my sword from last year and I am ready for battle!

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Both my parents had to work on Saturday last week.  When they got off work my grandparents took them straight to San Francisco to get on an airplane.

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An hour and a half later (7:30pm) my parents landed in Las Vegas to look at a new moto van.

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By 10:00pm my Mom and Dad had bought the van and started an all night drive back home with the van.

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I stayed at a friends house for the night and they took me to practice and Mom and Dad meet me at the track after driving all night and not sleeping.

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My parents are so awesome and do so much for their kids!  I can’t wait to get the new moto van all set up.  Thank you Mom and Dad for driving all night and getting our new van.

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Now who wants to wrap it?

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The Road to Mammoth race is always very busy and fun.  When we got to the hotel the first thing we had to do was get the dirt bikes out and re-jet them because the altitude at Mammoth is really high.  Several of us got together at the hotel before the race to work on bikes and make sure they are all going to run for the race.

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Because there is not much parking at the race track we have to get in line at 5am and they park all of us at the track.  They pile everyone in and you are stuck until after the day and everyone leaves.

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Practice was a little more of getting in line and wait….there were so many riders there that almost every class had to have heat races and LCQ’s just to get to the main event.  My Dad had my bike working good and my lap times were right with some of the top riders.  The track was amazing and practice day was a lot of fun.

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After practice day Americore SMX scooters and Lucas Oil had a bowling tournament and my family went to help set up and play.  We hung banners inside the alley and when the event started I stayed out front on the microphone and interviewed riders as they came in.  I asked them all how their practice day was and what they thought of the track.  Then it was time to bowl…….I don’t think I will ever compete in bowling.  I know I am much better at racing, but we all had a lot of fun.

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On race day I had 66 riders in the 9-14 class and 45 riders in the 9-11 class.  Only 40 riders could transfer to race the main event.  The first race of the day I picked a number out of a bucket and I had to start on whatever gate number I picked.  I picked numbers in the 30’s which meant that I had one of the gates farthest from the first turn.  I lined up on the gate and I was ready to race.

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Even though I had a really bad gate pick, I was able to get an awesome start.  Both race days I got the best starts and was in the top 3 of all my starts this weekend.  I even got two hole shots and was up on the podium and won $100.00 of Lucas Oil money.

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I rode really well on the track but had a couple of things in each race that kept me from getting the best finishes.  I lead 4 laps of one race and slid out in a turn.  I had some suspension issues that didn’t help me to get around the track in the later motos that prevented me from moving forward.  In one race I got a flat front tire and crashed hard.  The racing was awesome and I know exactly what I need to work on to get the podium finishes I want.

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I was able to get good starts, race up front and put down some great lap times, just have to work on finishing up front…

9-14 Class (2nd, 8th, 6th, 25th)

9-11 Class (2nd, 12th, 2nd, 2nd)

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Thank you to everyone for all your help.  Thousand Oaks Powersports, Yamaha Racing, 2X Promotions, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Americore SMX, Fly Racing USA, My Lucas Oil, Von Zipper Goggles, DVS Shoes, United Moto X, Mika Metals, Bostard MX, FMF, and everyone who cheered me on at home…..

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This last weekend was the last stop to qualify for Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s.  The race was at Hangtown in Sacramento and only the top 4 kids in each class will get a ticket to nationals.  During practice I didn’t feel comfortable on my mod bike and I wanted to race the open class on my practice bike.  The guys at Thousand Oaks Yamaha did a new top end and clutch on my bike to get it freshened up and ready for the race.

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It was cool to have Thousand Oaks, and all my Yamaha teammates at the track and get to cheer them on throughout the weekend.  When it was time for my race, I was ready to go……..

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I raced the stock class to get practice starts but because I was already qualified in that class I pulled off the track to give the other kids a chance to qualify.  I the first stock race I had a great start but got pushed out and fell in the second turn.  I was able to get back up and race from 24th to 5th.  The second race I had another great start and lead the first three laps of the race.  Then it was time for the mod race……

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My mod race was the last race of the day and by the time I got on the line for my first race the track was already really rough.  In the first mod race I did not get off the line well and was in the back of the pack.  I quickly tried to move up to get myself into a qualifying position.  I was able to work my way into second place.  The second race the track was really dry and rough, I got a better start and was in a solid third place.  I finished the race with an overall 1st place finish and qualified for my second class at Loretta Lynn’s.

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There are so many people who support me and my racing every day and at the track.  I can’t thank everyone enough for all the help and support.  I really appreciate it and I am excited to go to Nationals and race hard!

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Nationals only allows racers to compete in 2 classes.  Even if you are able to qualify for more classes, you have to pick only two classes to race at the event.  I officially now have my two tickets to my classes and I am excited to go to Tennessee.

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Because I was hurt a few months back I wasn’t able to qualify to race in the Los Angeles Loretta Regional race.  So, this last weekend my parents and I drove to Washougal Washington to try to qualify for Loretta Lynn’s.

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We parked right next to the track and we watched all the different classes riding on the track on practice day.

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It had rained in Washington during the week and the weather was in the 90’s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so the track was very hard and slippery throughout the weekend.  They kept putting water on top of it because of the heat and people were having a hard time getting through the track and especially on the whoops.

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On Saturday I raced 85 7-11 Limited which is a stock 85 class.  There were 26 bikes in that class and to qualify I had to get in the top 4 for the day.  In both my races on Saturday I had really bad starts.  See…

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I had to work my way through a lot of racers to try to get up to the front.  While I was passing people the front racers were stretching out and I was doing my best to work through as fast as possible.  I was able to finish both races in 3rd place which gave me a 2nd place overall finish.  This is a picture of me in the top 5 tent after the race.

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On Sunday I raced 85 7-11 Mod.  After the bad starts I had on Saturday, I was ready on Sunday to get great starts and be up front battling for the lead.  I came off the line in the first race and had a great start I was in 3rd place going up the hill and then my bike jumped into neutral and I almost went over the bars.  I put it back into gear and kept racing around the turn in 4th gear and then the bike went into neutral again.  I wasn’t able to jump any of the jumps or go too fast because the bike would keep going into neutral and I didn’t know if the bike was going to go forward or stop.  I finished the race but with each lap I would get passed by riders that were clearing the jumps.  Something had broken in my transmission and my hope to finish in the top 4 was over in that class.

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I was super upset that I wasn’t able to qualify in the mod class and very excited that I was able to get a ticket in the stock class and will be able to race at Loretta Lynn’s.

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When I got home from Washington it was like Christmas……I had deliveries from Von Zipper Goggles, DVS Shoes, Lucas Oil, and 51 Fifty Energy Drink.  Thanks for all the great swag, I have the best sponsors!!!!!

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See you next weekend at the races!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day….and say Thank You to all past, present, and future military!

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I know that Memorial Day is to honor the people who have died serving our country and it is very sad that there has been so many.

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Now that I am older, and my brother-in-law is in the Army and my sister lives in another state, I know a little more about the sacrifice everyone in the military makes.  It is sad that so many great people died to protect our country.

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A FEW RED, WHITE AND BLUE PICTURES

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 THANK….

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY

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This last weekend was the first race of the motocross season at Hangtown and my family and I went to watch.  Since I ride at Hangtown all the time, it was fun to watch the pros race.

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Between the races I went into the pitts and saw a lot of people that I ride with and even sponsors that support me.  It was really cool to see my buddy Dano from Von Zipper and DVS Shoes.  Dano is so awesome….he is always so much fun and such a great guy.

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Dano took me into the Yamaha pitts and introduced me to Weston Peick and his family.  Dano hooked me up with some one on one time with Weston and I was able to ask him a few questions. (see below)

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He was so nice!  After that we had Wienerschnitzel.  Weston made a huge hot dog but don’t worry, he didn’t eat it, he made it for someone else.

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We got to hang out and chat

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Then we watched the team work on the bikes to get ready for racing.

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Then it was time to get back to our seats and watch the racing.

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While I was talking to Weston Peick I told him that I bet $5.00 that he was going to be in the top 5 and he didn’t let me down.  Peick finished with a very strong 8-3 with an overall 4th place finish.  Thank you Weston, I have the $5.00 hanging on my wall in my room.

WESTON PEICK INTERVIEW

#71 WHAT DO YOU LIKE BETTER, SUPERCROSS OR MOTOCROSS?

#23  I would say Supercross is a little bit funner so I enjoy Supercross because we get a little more jump time

#71 DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOO’S?

#23 I have a lot of tattoos….on my arms chest and back.

#71 DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TATTOO?

#23 Probably my new arm piece that I got.  Its a little crazy piece but I like tattoos and different art, something different.

#71 WHATS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?

#23 I have a lot but probably the funniest ones is Fear And Logan In Las Vegas, it’s crazy one.

#71 HOW DID YOU GET STARTED RACING AS A PRO?

#23 I started racing when I was about 3 years old, my Dad was racing so I got into it with that.  I never raced professionally when I was coming up through my younger age.  I ended up racing pro in 2006.  I got out of highschool about 9th grade and started doing homeschooling and started racing.  I started doing good and saw some potential and then started racing pro.

#71 WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE TRACK TODAY?

#23 The tracks not bad.  Its a little muddy in the first practice from all the rain we got Thursday but I think it’s going to shape up and should be good.

Thank you Weston for taking the time to hang out with me.  Looking forward to cheering you on all season!

…..ANOTHER SURPRISE INTERVIEW TO COME

CHECK BACK IN AND SEE WHO IT IS

A video of my interview with Yamaha Pro Racer Weston Peick #23 at Hangtown MX

 

This last weekend was Mother’s Day and I race a Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier in Hollister.  My family took the trailer to Hollister on Friday night and we spent the weekend camping.

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Saturday we had stock racing and I was very excited to get on the track.  My Dad helped me make sure everything was set for the gate drop.

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The racing on Saturday went well.  They combined my 85 stock class with the supermini and women classes and we all raced in 1 gate.  Although I was only racing my class of 85 stock riders I had fun racing with the supermini bikes also.  I had two really good starts and I was able to finish with a 1-1 for the day, even crossing the finish line before the supermini class.

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Racing was finished early on Saturday and we went across the park and watched the jeeps ride over the courses.  It was cool to watch them try to figure out how to get from the start to the finish.

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Sunday was Mother’s Day.  I have to thank my Mom for spending her day at the track watching me race.

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Sunday I raced 85 Mod.  In the first race I didn’t get a good start and I rode really out of control.  I finished 2nd in my class and 3rd overall against my class and the Supermini bikes.  After the race my Dad worked on my suspension and made some big changes to help me in the second race.  The track was very rough for the second race and my bike handled way better.  I got a better start but still had to work my way to the front.  I was able to get by the last Supermini bike and was catching the leader.  I went for three passes but wasn’t able to make it stick and finished in a very close second.

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I have to thank my Mom and my sister Hailey for spending the weekend camping and watching me race.

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My Dad and Gary for working on my bikes all weekend.

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…..and I have to thank my sponsors for all the support!!!!!

Thousand Oaks Yamaha,  51Fifty Energy Drink, 2X Promotions, Fly Racing, Von Zipper Goggles, Lucas Oil, RSTB, Mika Metals, FMF, Americore SMX, DVS Shoes, Acerbis, bLU cRU

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Last weekend the 51 Fifty Energy Drink team invited me and my family to the first ever supercross at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.  We left Saturday morning and stopped in San Jose to do a little riding before going to the supercross race.  We got to the stadium just in time to watch practice.  The place was awesome.

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After practice we went into the pits we had to say Hi to the 51Fifty girls.

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I had to cheer on all my Yamaha team riders

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We went to the suite to get ready for some amazing racing and the place was awesome.

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We had a ton of food

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and the place had indoor and outdoor seating

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I met some new friends that were also there to watch the race

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It was so awesome hanging with the 51 Fifty crew and watching some really fun racing.  The show was amazing and everyone had a blast.

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Thank you Mom and Dad for taking me!

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When I look back at when I started racing, it seems like so long ago.  I had a friend that raced and I went to Dixon to watch him.  I brought my dirt bike because I told my parents that I wanted to race.  When I got there I wasn’t sure if I wanted to race or not.  My Dad told me I could do it and he tried to get me excited about trying.  Dad even told me that if I make it all the way around the track he would give me $20.00.  It was on!  I got on the starting line and when the gate dropped I took off.  I didn’t make it very far before I tipped over in the mud.  I had friends that ran around the track and would pick up my bike and put me back on it and I took off again.

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I was so excited to get the $20.00, I came around the track and after just 1 lap I pulled over and asked my Dad for my $20.00.  My family was so proud of me for getting on the track and trying.  Even though I didn’t finish the race I was very excited to tell people that I raced a dirt bike.

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I raced go karts every weekend because my older sister loved racing go karts.  Even though I was at the go kart track I kept telling my parents that I wanted to try racing my dirt bike again.

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When we had a weekend off of go kart racing I got to race my dirt bike.  I actually finished the whole race and got a trophy.  It was so cool!

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I tried to ride my dirt bike as much as possible and started to get better each time.  I still tipped over a lot and even got help from the flagers from time to time.  lol

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I was just starting to love racing my dirt bike when I had a little crash with a big break.  I had a spiral break in my tib/fib and I was off my dirt bike for a whole year.  My parents bought me a new go kart because they thought I was done with riding dirt bikes…….wrong!  I was not happy with a new go kart because I was a dirt bike racer and I couldn’t wait to get back on my bike.

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As soon as I could get back on my bike I was ready to get my groove back and get comfortable on my bike again.  It was time to take riding serious and start winning races!

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……And the rest is history!

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It is really cool to look back and remember how hard it was to just finish 1 lap around the track.  I have done so much over the years and I appreciate everyone that supports me with my dream of racing…….. Thousand Oaks, Yamaha, 2X Promotions, 51 Fifty Energy Drink, Americore SMX, Fly, Von Zipper, EMT, Lucas Oil, Posey, DVS, RSTB, FMF, Mika, and so many more…….THANK YOU!!!!

We have officially started race season….two weeks ago was the first Mammoth Qualifier at Glen Helen.

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I had not raced for four months and I was very excited to get back on the line.  Practice went well and I was excited to start racing.  The first couple of races I was definitely out of practice on my starts.   Because I didn’t have the best starts I had to race really hard to get back to the front of the racing pack.

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Because I didn’t have the best starts, I raced really hard to pass a lot of kids and try to get to the front of the pack.

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2nd and 3rd with a 3rd place overall finish

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11th and 8th with an 8th place overall finish

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This last weekend we had the first round of Loretta Lynn Qualifying races at MMX.  The Loretta Lynn qualifiers are a little different because you race stock classes on Saturday and Mod classes on Sunday.

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2nd and 3rd with a 3rd place overall finish

It was Valentines Day and I was LOVING racing

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3rd and 3rd with an overall 3rd place finish

I crashed hard in my race but was able to get back up and fight to 3rd

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 We had a lot of fun on and off the track.  We stayed at a hotel down the street, played in the pool, went to a restaurant to watch Supercross, and played in the dirt.

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I have to thank my “crew” that supported me all weekend and help me every week.

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SEE YOU NEXT WEEK AT THE RACES!

 

This year my family took Bart to supercross.  I had never been on Bart before and it was kinda fun.  The ride home was a little crowded but I was on Bart with some of my friends so we had fun.  Because my Dad had a little work to do that morning my Mom and I left a little early.

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As soon as I got to the stadium I wanted to go in the pits and see some of my teammates.  It was really cool because they had a whole row that was for all the Yamaha sponsored riders.

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My 51 Fifty Teammates Austin Politelli and Jake Canada were getting ready for the day of racing.  I was able to meet up with Austin and get a quick picture from him and we talked about this years track.

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…and of course I shot with the 51 Fifty Girls!

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I also had to stop over and see Cole Martinez who rides the #71 Yamaha.  It is really fun to watch him out on the track because his bike looks like a bigger version of mine.  Can’t wait to see #71 Hunter Cross out on that track!

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This year we got a suite at Oakland Supercross and it was so much fun!  A lot of my friends that I ride with were also in the box with us and it was really fun to have a front row seat to watch the show.

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We had the best view from our box right behind the starting line.

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I had to sneak over to the 51 Fifty Energy Drink suite so I can say HI to Carlos!

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My parents and I had fun all day……Thank you Mom and Dad!

 

My birthday was on January 18th and I was so excited when I found out that AMP was having a race at Oatfield on my birthday.  My parents took the trailer to the track so I could spend the weekend with my friends and race on Sunday.  Practice on Saturday went really well and I had so much fun riding.

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When I woke up on my birthday Sunday morning I had a high fever and was soooooo sick.

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It was not the best way to wake up and I was so mad that I couldn’t race.  I went from being super hot to having the chills and I was sore all over so my parents packed up the trailer and we headed home.  I spent my whole birthday in bed.

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Although I spend the next few days in bed, I did get some very awesome gifts for my birthday that I was able to enjoy late.  I got an XBox One which is very cool

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I got Blue Beats that sound amazing

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Yamaha sent me a huge box of swag so I can look totally fitted!

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51 Fifty Energy Drink hooked me up with the new Fruit Punch drink….make sure you ask me for one at the track, you have to try it.

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Von Zipper sent me new goggles and tear offs that are so sick

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And so many other awesome gifts….. So bummed that I couldn’t race, but thank you everyone for all the amazing gifts!!!!!!

Christmas in my house was awesome!  My sister and I couldn’t decide on which Christmas tree we wanted so we each got our own trees.  Hailey got a pink tree and I got a blue tree.  I also got to decorate my tree myself and I made a 71 out of blue ornaments.

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On Christmas night my sister, brother-in-law and my niece flew in from North Carolina to spend some time with us.  My niece Lola and I played in the airport while we waited for them to get their bags.

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My whole family came to watch me practice and it was really fun to play with them all and have them watch me ride.

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I also had a lot of fun with my friends at the track.

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Riding my pit bike on the kids track.

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A short video of me on my Yamaha 85

A few pictures

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Because I have some of the best sponsors, family and friends, this year I was able to give a lot of kids some early Christmas presents.  It all started a few months ago when DVS shoes sent me the wrong size shoes and told me to give them to someone that could use them.  I then got some things from my other sponsors and my family and friends also donated gifts and money to buy more gifts.  My Mom found a local women’s shelter that has 39 kids living at the facility.  We didn’t have enough for that many kids so my Mom and I went shopping and bought at least two gifts for each child in each age group.  It was really fun to think of gifts for all the different age groups and we ended with a van full of gifts.

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Earlier this week my family all loaded into the van to go to the shelter and surprise all the kids with gifts.

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I had never been to any kind of shelter or place like this before.  There were so many kids and they were all so excited to see what we had brought.  It was really awesome to be able to give them things and have them be so excited to get each of the gifts.  Everyone got one of my Hardcore Racing Shirts and at least two new gifts.  We also had a lot of donated used items that the facility could keep in the playroom for everyone to share.  I took some pictures but really didn’t want to photograph any of the children and the below pictures I also blurred for privacy.

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Guys, these kids were so excited!  I will defiantly be taking them more items throughout the year so if you are looking for a place that could use some help, this is the place.  Contact me if you have money or items you would like to donate to kids from ages 10 months to 16 years old.  Thank you to everyone who gave items and cash for me to help these kids get some awesome toys and clothes just before Christmas….and thank you to my parents for finding the perfect local place to help!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The last couple of weeks it has been raining a lot, on and off.  I have been having to do a little traveling to find places to ride that are dry and I haven’t always been very successful.

We drove to Zaca for the day to ride and had so much fun we stayed the night so we could ride there again the next day.  After practice we played at the hotel.  I played bocce ball with my Mom.

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Then I went swimming.

I thought I was the only one in the pool…… and then…..  SHARK!!!!

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When I showed up at the track on Sunday the weather was awesome and I was excited to ride.

Carey Hart was there and I got to race around the track with him.

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The next weekend we were not so lucky on picking a dry track.  We went to Hangtown and it was still super muddy from all the rain we had.  I was a mess after riding but it was really fun.

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some pictures from my days at the track

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This week I met with 51 Fifty Energy Drink to shoot part of a video they have coming out soon.  I can’t give away to much information but I can tel you that I will be featured in one part of the video.  I thought I would share a little behind the scenes with my part of the video.

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This video was a little more about me then the other videos/TV things I have done in the past.  They wanted me to be a little more like myself then to do something scripted.  51 Fifty Energy Drink is all about being who you are and having fun while you are doing that.  We had so much fun!

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Of course I will have a close up and you will all get to see my fabulous face.  lol

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….and footage of me on my bike.

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Thank you 51 Fifty for letting me be a part of you team and up coming video

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I will post the video when it is released!

Follow 51 Fifty and make sure you get a cold one at your local stores.

51 FIFTY ENERGY DRINK

www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

Facebook at: 51 Fifty Energy Drink

Twitter at: @51FiftyEnergy

See some of the other things I filmed Pro X Teams TV show Part 1, Pro X Teams TV show Part 2,  Pro X Teams TV show Promo VideoMaking a TV Commercial for MotovisionRecording a song in a studio, and Racing on TV at Loretta Lynn’s Nationals

BACK ON THE BIKE!

Posted: November 17, 2014 in Pictures, Uncategorized

After being off the bike with a broken wrist, I was SO EXCITED to go to the track this weekend and get back on my bikes!  We got up early, grabbed some 51Fifty, loaded up the van, and headed to the track.

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Being back on my bike and jumping in the air and railing the turns was awesome.  I couldn’t stop smiling the whole day.

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Me on my 65

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Me on my 85

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After a few laps on the track I could feel it all coming back.  My wrist and parts of my body were sore because I am a little out of shape.  I for sure have to work my muscles up a little.  Even my hands are out of shape…time to work in all my blisters again.

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On the ride home I was totally out!

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Can’t wait for the next ride day!

This week my parents threw me a Blue Party.  It was a party to celebrate my new Thousand Oaks, Yamaha contract and all of my other sponsors for the 2015 race season.  We had so much fun and a ton of my friends and family came to the party.

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We had so much fun and a ton of my friends and family came to the party to celebrate.

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We had a blue cake and a blue chocolate fountain… it was really cool.

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Many of my friends were able to come over and we ran throughout the house, it was so much fun.

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My Dad and I also messed around a little.

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Huge THANK YOU to everyone that showed up for the party and to all of my 2015 sponsors!!!

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LETS GO RIDE!

 

This weekend I put a picture on Facebook and Instagram announcing that I was signing a 2015 contract.  I asked if anyone could guess what I was signing.

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Did you guess what I was signing?

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If you guessed THOUSAND OAKS POWERSPORTS and YAMAHA… You are correct!

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I met with the guys from Thousand Oaks Powersports and we went over a contract with them and Yamaha for the 2015 race season.  After I spoke with the guys at the shop and we talked about the 2015 season I signed my contract.

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We put the contract in an envelope so we could mail it into Yamaha.

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I am so excited to be working with the guys at Thousand Oaks Motorsports and it is so cool to have the chance to ride some new Yamaha’s.  I have always rode Yamaha 85’s, but haven’t ever had new bikes.  Exciting things to come from me, Yamaha, and Thousand Oaks.

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Can you say BLUE CREW!!!!

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Just after the race at the Vurb Classic I crashed during practice and broke my wrist.  When I went to Kaiser they took a x-ray and put my arm in a cast.  I had to see a doctor again 7 days later to have another x-ray and check the swelling.

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When I went back to the doctor and had the second x-ray, they said that my growth plate was in the wrong place and they would have to Re-Break my wrist, put it in Traction and Re-Set it.  What?  It was a very, very long 3 hours of torture.  Even laying in traction was painful.

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Then they put one cast on my entire arm…. as it was drying they pushed my wrist into a different position.  They held it in place and wrapped my arm in a second cast.  I was told that I couldn’t have any movement in my wrist at all to make sure it heals well.

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After going to the doctor for just a check up and being put through three hours of pain, my Mom took me to In-N-Out for some food.  So Good!

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Since I was ordered not to move my arm or my fingers, I had to get creative when playing Xbox.  My parents couldn’t believe I could play and entire dirt bike game with my mouth and win….Yes, I have skills!

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I had to get my wrist x-rayed every week to make sure it was healing well.  After a few weeks the doctor finally cut off the big cast and put me into a little cast.  I picked a cast that glows in the dark.

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While I have been down with a broken arm, I have been doing some playing and working with my sponsors on next years contracts.  More to come on that next.

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I recently switched to Von Zipper Goggles and I have to tell you how different they are from the old goggles I wore.  First let me tell you that I have tried on every different kind of goggles and none of them fit my nose.  Every time I put goggles on with my helmet there is a huge gap between the goggles and the top of my nose.  After speaking with the guys at Von Zipper they said we will send you some goggles that will fit your nose.  I didn’t believe them because I have tried everything and could never find anything that fit.

I mean look at my amazing nose.

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I got a shipment from the guys of Von Zipper and DVS and the goggles looked so sick!

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The colors of the goggles are amazing, but I couldn’t believe how perfect they fit my nose.  If any of you have a little nose you have to try the kind I have, they are awesome!  Look at all the different colors they come in.

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The best thing about the kid goggles with Von Zipper is that they sell them with laminate tear offs.  I had never used laminate tear offs before and I could never go back to regular tear offs.  No more dirt between my tear offs or hard to see through lenses.  If you have never used laminate tear offs, they are a must!

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To get your Von Zipper Goggles and tear offs, go to:

us.vonzipper.com

Toll Free: 888.509.5934
Phone: 949.341.3075

vz6ll19THANK YOU VON ZIPPER!

This last weekend I raced at Hangtown in Sacramento.  They had a REP Racing club race and I raced my 65cc bike in the 85cc classes.  I raced 85 Intermediate and 85 Open both on my 65.  When I was on the line I felt really small next to all the big bikes.

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In 85 Open, I was racing my 65 against 85 Mod bikes, Big Wheels and Super Mini’s.  In the first race there were 25 bikes on the line.  They were all 85cc bikes and Super Mini’s and me on my 65.  The start of the first race was a little rough, in the start of the race I was squished in the middle and I went down going into the first turn.  I was able to get up and get going but everyone was onto the second hill.  I was able to catch up and race up to 5th place before the end of the race.  In the second 85 open race I got a better start and was in 3rd place and was able to race to 2nd and finish the race just behind the leader.  It was so fun to race my 65 in 85 open and finish the day with an overall 2nd place finish.

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In 85 Intermediate I also raced my 65 but I had a little bike trouble.  I was in 3rd place and on the second lap my foot peg broke off the bike.  I had to race the last 3 laps with only one foot peg.  It was really hard to jump and only be able to put my weight on one leg.

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I finished out the day with a 2nd place finish in 85 Open and a 3rd place finish in 85 Intermediate.  I also raced 65 Open and finished that race in 1st place.

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This last weekend I raced at Oatfield in Turlock at the Vurb Classic.  The Vurb Classic race is a large two day race that brings the best riders together to compete for bragging rights different than most local races.

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The morning of the first race day, during our four lap practice, my 65 mod motor blew up.  I switched to my stock bike for the races and I knew I would have to work really hard to keep up with the fast racer that were in my class.  My starts were awesome the entire weekend which helped me to be able to battle for the top positions in every race.  The first round of motos in the morning I had to ride really hard to stay in front because the track wasn’t very rough and the mod motors the other kids had were really fast.  I was excited to be able to battle back and forth and stay in first and second place spots in each race.

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I raced my 85 the first day but my motor wasn’t running well.  My Dad and his friend Gary and Brian switched my motor for the second race so I can finish out the day.  Even with the motor problems I had I was able to pull out an overall 5th place finish for the day.  Thank you Gary and Brian for everything.

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Even with the motor problems I was able to pull out a 5th place overall finish for the day on my 85.

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After practice Sam from 51 Fifty Energy Drink came out to watch me ride and take some pictures of me on and off the track.  Sam even brought some more energy drinks for people at the race….as you can guess I was extra popular.  I will share the pictures with you soon.

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All 8 of my 65 races we amazing.  Each race was really great battles with passes back and forth from first to second on almost each lap.  The track got really rough throughout the day and we were racing really hard every lap for the top spot.  I finished up the weekend with 2 overall 1st place wins and 2 overall 2nd place wins for the weekend.

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I did have one race that the gate dropped really fast and because I was distracted on the line I wasn’t ready and I ended up leaving the gate last.  Even in that race I was able to battle through all the riders and almost made a pass for first place on the last lap but was not able to make it stick and finished in second place.  On the last race of the day they announced a $25.00 hole shot award which I won.

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After the race I was helping my Dad load up and the people from Vurb Moto asked me to stay around after all the races were finished.  They gave out some awards and I won one.  I received the PERFORMANCE AWARD for the weekend.  They gave one of these awards out to a kid that stood out for the weekend with outstanding performances and sportsmanship.  It was really cool to be noticed and given this award.  I have to thank everyone at Vurb for choosing me for this awesome award.

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Vurb Moto also interviewed me after I received my award.

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For the weekend I got 2 – 1st place trophies, 2 – 2nd place trophies, 1 – 5th place trophy, and the Performance Award

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The Performance Award is really cool.  It is made of metal with cut outs and really cool designs….you have to be careful though because I cut my finger on it on the way home.

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Fun weekend of racing, can’t wait for the next event!

The people at Lucas Oil have put together a really amazing digital magazine.  After the race at Mammoth Mountain I spoke with them and we discussed an article they were writing for the Mammoth issue.  The magazine is really awesome and the things you can do with the magazine is so cool!  Because it is online and digital you get way more from it than any traditional magazines.

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The magazine has over 100 pages of pictures, articles, videos and information about everything dirt bike racing.  The pictures are awesome, the articles are really cool, they have videos you can watch right in the magazine, and links that can take you directly to other sites.  As you look through the magazine just run your mouse across the magazine and the links are highlighted that will take you to hundreds of different websites.  With the way they put in videos and links, the magazine is totally interactive.

In the last ISSUE #3 MAMMOTH MOTOCROSS they have a featured article about me.

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Issue #3 on Page 84 and 85 is an article that I wrote for the magazine.  Although I won one of my other races at Mammoth, the article is specifically about the race I finished in second place and the pass/battle for the second place spot.

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You have to check out TheRootsDigital.com to view all the past issues of the digital magazine.

To see my article go to HunterCrossArticle for issue #3 to read about my race at Mammoth on pages 84-85

On page 113 of issue #3 make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss the next issue of The Roots Digital Magazine!

Thank you My Lucas Oil for putting so much time into giving us the amazing digital magazine.  Can’t wait to see what is coming next.

I found a video on YouTube of one of my races last week at Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s ranch.  In this short video you can get an idea of what the track looks like at Nationals.

In this three minute video you will see:

  • Short ten second ad
  • The start of the race with 42 bikes battling around the first turn.
  • Me in 3rd place (I am wearing red gear and my bike number is 71).
  • The ten commandments (that is what the whoop section is called) I am on the right side passing into 2nd place.
  • The next shot is of me in 1st place.
  • I stay in 1st place but it will show lapped riders in front of me that I catch up to and pass.
  • On the last lap (2:28) you will see me fall and when I got back up I was in 3rd place.

I lead all the first 8 laps of the race but I fell on the last lap and finished in 3rd place.  Overall it was a great ride, really disappointed I lost the win but really glad I was able to finish the race on the podium.  Hope you enjoy the video!

3rd Place Finish at 2014 Loretta Lynn Nationals Race

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LORETTA LYNN 2014 NATIONALS

Posted: August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

I just got back from the Loretta Lynn Nationals in Tennessee….what a trip!

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The first day we drove 26 hours and stopped in Oklahoma to sleep and play.  It was SO HOT when we stopped!  We ate dinner and then went to a place where we squirted each other in the water boats, played pee-wee golf, and rode go carts.

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In the morning we started the rest of our drive to Tennessee but did stop in Memphis and had lunch on Beale St.

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We checked into our hotel in Tennessee and the next morning we got to go to the race track.  Dad and I walked the track and Mom got me all signed in.

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Some of my amazing sponsors hooked me up for the week of racing at Nationals.  Before I left the house I got a ton of goggles and shoes from Von Zipper and DVS.  We stopped at Honda KTM to get some last minute parts.  Jimmie from Fly Racing gave me the some awesome gear to race in.

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After spending time at the track we went back to the hotel and rolled the dirt bikes into our hotel room so we could put our new graphics on the bikes.

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The next day was race day and I was so excited.   In the first few races I had some suspension problems.  I needed to have my suspension worked on twice throughout the week.  It was really difficult to race each time with different suspension.  My Dad did a really good job of getting it close to what I needed during the race, but each time on the track we were making changes to figure out what would work best.  In my second race when my Dad changed my pipe he didn’t hook up the power valve.  Without the power valve the bike had no power and it was difficult to keep people from passing me throughout the race.  I finished the race in 19th place which is really bad, but not to bad without a power valve.  My Dad was so mad at himself but racing is a lot about skill and practice and even sometimes about luck….sometimes I fall, sometimes the bikes don’t run, and sometimes you get stuck behind a lapped rider….everything doesn’t always work together…..I love you Dad!

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In most of the races I did not have very good starts.  In one of the 65 open races I got a better start and came around the first turn in 7th place.  Within the first lap I was able to make some aggressive passes and make my way to the front.  I lead the entire race and as I was coming around the last turn to get the white flag I went down.  I tried to get up as fast as I could and get back into the race but I fell back to third place.  I tried to catch the two riders in front of me but when I fell I had broke my clutch lever and it was difficult to race hard without being able to use my clutch.  I did finish the race in 3rd place and was interviewed on the podium with Wes Kain

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There was 42 of the best riders on the line for each of my races and the entire event was so awesome.  I finished out the week with a few really good races and a few really bad races which brought down my overall race average.

65 10-11 Stock  – finished 7th, 5th, 11th for an overall    8th place finish

65 7-11 Open  – finished 19th, 3rd, 7th for an overall    9th place finish

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Throughout the week after the races we had some time to play.  One night they had a concert at the track and Jamie Lynn Spears performed.  One day when I had a really early race my family and I drove to Nashville to visited the Grand Ole Opry and we had dinner at Dicks Last Resort.   The concert was really fun, she sang some of her original songs and some current radio hits.  When we went to Nashville we walked downtown, to eat dinner and visited the Grand Ole Opry.  Dinner was so much fun, everyone that works there is really sarcastic and they make hats for you to wear that says something funny about you.  My hat said “My parents beg me to run away”…….lol

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My family went back stage at the Grand Ole Opry.  We got to see where the show Nashville is filmed, we saw all the dressing rooms the performers stay in, and I got to go on stage.  I got to stand on the circle wood floor from the original Grand Ole Opry and “pretend” like I was singing.

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I had so much support from so many of the most amazing sponsors throughout the week.  I want to thank everyone that supported me during Nationals and throughout the entire year.  First is my Mom and Dad, Grandparents and my entire family.

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The guys from KTM and the Orange Brigade

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Jimmy with Fly Racing

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Danno with Von Zipper and DVS Shoes

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The guys from Lucas Oil

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The guys from Pax Racing

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….and 51 Fifty Energy Drink, 2X Promotions, Americore SMX Scooters, FMF, Mika Metals, DT1, Terry Bostard, The Vaccarello Family, Gary and all our friends at home that kept checking in.

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After the last race my parents drove 36 hours straight home so my Dad could make it to work on time.

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See old posts from my past trips to Loretta Lynn Nationals:

2013 Loretta Lynn Nationals Part 1 of 2

2013 Loretta Lynn Nationals Part 2 of 2

2012 Loretta Lynn Nationals

 

Last weekend was the 6th annual Ride and Rock for Autism.  51 Fifty Energy Drink puts on a Harley ride – poker run – and concert featuring the Moonshine Bandits and DJ Chopsticks.  I didn’t get to go but my parents went with some of their friends.

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I didn’t get to go but my parents and their friends went.

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At the event they had a lot of things on display and they asked that we bring my dirt bike and the van to have on display to everyone.

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The race cars, outdoor motorcross race bikes, and Harley were on display

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The 51 Fifty girls took a picture with my dirt bike and with my Dad’s Harley

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All the Harley’s rode through the side of the shop and out on the poker run.

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At one of the stops some of the riders put on a street show with wheelies and burnouts

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It was all fun until the police showed up and the show was over

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The poker run ended back at the 51 Fifty shop and it was time for the concert

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They had several opening bands including the Sober Junkie that my Dad loved.  The band was really cool and they took a picture in front of my van.

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DJ Chopsticks was awesome.  He mixed together Shots, Islands in the Streams, Monster, and Boot Scoot-in Boogie.  It was the strangest mix ever but he made it totally work.

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Then for the main event….DJ Chopsticks was joined by The Moonshine Bandits.  They came out and rocked the stage!

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The event was huge and it raised a lot of money for a great cause…..Autism

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This last week was the 2X Promotions, Mammoth Amateur Motocross Race.    In the summer of 1968 a world class track was built up in the mountains at 8,000 feet.  This historic race is the oldest continuous running motocross event in the USA.  All of the top riders have raced the Mammoth Mountain event including Carmichael, McGrath, Windham, Stewart, etc.

The challenge of racing at Mammoth is the altitude because it is not only hard to breath, but the bikes have to have different gas and/or jetting to make them run like they do at home.  After we drove the 6 hours to our hotel my Dad got our bikes out and tried to figure out the correct formula to get my bikes to run at 8,000 feet.  We took over the hotel parking lot to work on dirt bikes.

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The other strange thing about the race at Mammoth is that space is very limited.  Most years not all riders can fit in the pit area and some have to park outside the facility and shuttle their bikes into the race.  Because it is so important to have our tools and spare parts in a pit area at the track riders get up at 5am and earlier to get in line to enter the facility.  While we waited in line I tried to get more sleep.

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When we got inside the facility and started to unload our bikes we saw a bear just above our pit area.  He was just walking around like he didn’t even care that we were there.  (Side note:  Several of our friends had there car’s broken into by bears at their hotels and the bears took food out of the cars….one was at our hotel.  So Crazy)

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The first day was practice day and we really needed it.  My Dad worked all day to get the jetting right on my bike.  It is so hard because sometimes the bottom end was right but not the top or the other way around.  After a full day of practicing we finally had the bike good on both the top and bottom….It didn’t have the same power it does back at home, but at least it was running and I was ready for race day.

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Because so many kids qualified for the event the racing is ran more like a supercross event than an outdoor event.  We had two heat races, an LCQ for the kids in the back of the two heat races, and then 1 main event for your finish result.  Mammoth runs all the races two times and then does an overall finish.

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The track is so much fun!  It is a very high speed track with huge hills and it twists and turns through the trees.  My parents don’t like to watch me ride on it because most of the track is in the trees and it is very hard to see most of it.  (This is a picture taken by MYLUCASOIL when I was racing on my 85 bike)

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Day 1.  I won my first 65 age heat race and I was able to get on the podium and thank all my sponsors and finished 3rd in the main event. (That is Dano Legere from Von Zipper and DVS doing interviews on the podium)  In the 65 open class I finished 2nd in my heat race and 4th min the main event.  In the 85 age race I finished 5th in both my heat race and in the main event.

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Day 2.  I had a problem in my 65 age race.  I was in third trying to push to get to the leader and I hit a kicker that flipped me to the ground.  Once I got myself and my bike up and going I had dropped back to the back and finished the race in 25th.  In my 65 open race I finished the heat race in 2nd and the main in 4th.  In 85 age I finished the heat race in 4th and the main in 5th.

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OVERALL: I finished 4th in the 65 open class and 4th in the 85 age class.  I missed out on an overall finish for the 65 age class because of the huge crash I had on the second day.  I finished out the weekend with 7 Bears and 1 Medal for winning a moto.

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During the awards ceremony the announcer kept telling the winners they should kiss the trophy girl.  He said it over and over again throughout the entire awards ceremony but no one would do it.  Can you guess what happened when he called my name?

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YEP!  I gave her a kiss on her check and told her to call me.  The place went crazy and everyone was laughing.  The announcer said he was going to give me $10 for being the only one that would give her a kiss but he didn’t. lol

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Had a lot of fun racing at Mammoth!  

Now it is time to get ready to race in Tennessee at the Loretta Lynn Nationals.

 

I am working on my recap from Mammoth, which will be coming up very soon, I thought I would give you a little tune while you wait.  Enjoy the music while your Mammoth post is being processed……

Back in July of last year I recorded this motocross song in the recording studio to give a “shout out” to the sponsors I had at the time.  Enjoy!

THE SHOW

Check back later today for the full report from Mammoth Mountain.

This weekend I raced at the Regional Loretta Lynn Qualifier at Hangtown.

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Friday was practice and the first round on my 65 went very well, but I had a bad crash on my 85.  When I came down the back hill I went around a lapped rider and hit a kicker and went over the handlebars onto my head.  Although it took me the rest of the day to recover from the crash, I regrouped and was ready to ride on Saturday.

It was so hot this last weekend.  In Sacramento it was about 110 degrees.  Saturday I raced both 65 stock and 85 stock and I had to finish in the top 4 overall to win a ticket to the Loretta Lynn Amateur Nationals.  In the 65 Stock race I was able to finish with a 1st place overall finish and in the 85 stock race I finished in 2nd place overall.  I had two tickets to Loretta’s…..WooHoo.

Sunday I raced the 65 mod race and I had a little more of a struggle.  In the first race I had a great start and was out front but I went down in the third turn.  I got my bike up and started kicking it but I was having a hard time getting the bike started.  By the time I got my bike started everyone went by me and I was very far back in 30th spot.  I knew that I had to get a fourth place overall finish and that every spot might count.  I raced the five laps as fast as I could and I was able to race from the 30th spot back up to 6th place.  The second race I knew I had to finish up front to get the overall fourth and I was able to get a 2nd place finish which gave me a 3rd place overall and another ticket to Loretta’s.

I always have the best people supporting me and this weekend was not different.

2X Promotions, Americore SMX Scooter, Myron and Ryan

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Terry Bostard MX

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51 Fifty Energy Drink has supported me every step of the way

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Gary spent the weekend working on my bikes for me

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My sister Hailey came to watch me ride

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 and……. Fly Gear, Lucas Oil, Pax Motors, Nost, Mika Metals, Dragon, FMF, Honda KTM, Braap Shop, Cycle Gear

Thanks to my awesome family who will be taking me to Tennessee!

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51 Fifty Energy Drink has come out with a new flavor and a new drink line.  You have tried their energy drinks (regular, sugar free, and extreme)

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51 Fifty is now making an energy drink combined with a sports drink…….The new Berry flavored energy drink has ELECTROLYTES, VITAMINS and NATURAL HERBS.  This drink is like a sport drink with energy, so cool.

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The Non-Carbonated Berry flavor is soooooo good!  I can’t get enough, my favorite flavor.

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Just like all the 51 Fifty Energy drinks, part of the proceeds of the new Berry Vitamin flavor goes to help families with kids battling autism.

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Go to  www.51fiftyenergydrink.com to find a story near you and grab your energy.  LIVE THE MADNESS!

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COMP EDGE RACE

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Race Results

I had injured my arm at Oatfield a few weeks ago so I have been not able to ride so my arm could get better.  On Wednesday of last week I was feeling good and by Thursday I felt all better.

This last weekend we drove to LA for the Loretta qualifier race at Comp Edge.   Most of the riders had been there the week before the race practicing but I wasn’t able to do that so I knew I was going to have to pick up all the changes to the track on the practice day before the race.  I thought I would have a full day of practice, but I found out that each class only got 2 ten minute practice session on the track.  In the morning sessions, practice did not go well for me…..first my bike wouldn’t run because we had a jetting problem and then my chain broke.  It was frustrating that I didn’t get to ride on the track.  My Dad fixed my bikes and by the time the afternoon practice session came around my bikes were ready to go.  I knew I didn’t have much time to practice on the track and I went out riding really hard but the track was super rough.  I hit a kicker over a jump and crashed really hard breaking my throttle and giving me two black eyes, a bump on my head, and a bruise on my elbow.  It was a rough practice day because I only had about 2 laps around the track and tomorrow was race day.

This is the bump on my head and my black eyes

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…and look what happened to my elbow

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Race day I re-grouped and was ready to race.

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65 Stock – In the first race I was a little off on the start and the track was very hard to pass on because there was really only one fast line around the track.  I finished the first race in 4th place.  In the second race I was charging to the front around the first few turns and I didn’t know that one of the riders in front of me crashed on the back side of a jump.  With no yellow flag out, I hit the jump and ended up landing right on the other kids bike and crashed.  By the time I got my bike up and started charging again I was pretty far back.  I ran down the bikes in front of me and was only .5 seconds from passing them but the race was shortened by a lap and I just missed the pass.  I ended up with a 6th place overall finish.

65 Open – In the first race I got pushed out in the start and was only able to battle up to sixth place.  In the second race I spun the tire on the start but I was still able to race down the start and by the first turn I was up to 4th.  A few times I tried to make the pass to third, but the track was super rough and it was really hard to go outside the main line to make a pass.  I finished the race in fourth….normally a 6-4 would give you a 4th or a 5th place overall finish.  Because the other kids I raced against all did good in one moto and bad in the other moto, all the top riders got completely shuffled around and I ended up with a 6th place overall finish.

It was a crazy weekend of not the best luck.  My Dad worked on my bikes a lot and by the end of the weekend he had my bikes totally dialed in.  I had figured out the track and was riding hard, but I didn’t have the results that showed that.  Lets hope for some luck at the next race.

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The last time I had a hair cut was before Christmas and it is all because of the Vaccarello Family….

During practice one day when my hair looked like this…

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Todd Vaccarello started a bet between his son Dom and myself.  The bet was the first kid to cut his hair has to detail the other kids dirtbike.  Dom and I accepted the challenge and I have been letting my hair grow ever since.  I have never had my hair even a little long, I always buzz my hair so this challenge was way more difficult than I thought it would be.  Because Dom and I are both racers, we didn’t care about having to wash each others bikes, we were both determined to not lose at any cost.

Soon my hair looked like this

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and then this

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and then

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then

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and it kept growing

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Last week when Dom and I were hanging out and we both looked like this….

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My Mom had enough….She knew that we would never let the other person win the bet.  Before our hair was long enough for her to braid she wanted it cut.  We both sat down and at the same time……

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TWO WAY TIE

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The bet was off and I didn’t have to let my hair grow out anymore.  Dom and I agreed on a two way tie with no winner and no looser.  I couldn’t wait to run home and get the clippers out.

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….and I was back!  

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SEXY RIGHT?

My Mom said I can no longer talk to Todd Vaccarello!

 

In the last two weeks I have went to two races that were both ran by 2X Promotions.  The first race was a Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier and the second race was a Mammoth Qualifier. 2x3 The race two weeks ago (The Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier) was at Porterville.  I had never been to Porterville before and I was excited to race on a new track.  Practice day was great and I was able to learn the track and find some good lines.  Just after practice it started to rain, and rain, and rain.  Normally when it rains here we cancel races, but because this was a qualifier for Loretta Lynn it had to be ran the next day.  In the morning the track was completely soaked the starting line was under a huge puddle of water. 2x4 After several hours of working on the track racing started to begin just after lunch.  The track was still very muddy and many big bikes were getting stuck in the middle of the track and not able to complete the race.  They decided to have all little bikes race on a back supercross type track that didn’t get as wet.  It was really crazy because we all lined up side by side and had a flag start instead of a gate start. 2x1 The track was really tight and we were able to go fast and have some great racing.  It was totally different and really fun.  I was able to pull out the overall win in my 65 class.

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This last week the Mammoth qualifier was at Hangtown and it was an awesome event.  A ton of people showed up and all the classes had big gates and really good racing. 2x8 The track got really rough and it was super rocky.  The start was really important because if you had to pass someone you would get hit with huge rocks and it really hurt.  I had a couple bad starts and because of it I had huge bruises on both of my arms.  It was hard to pass on the track but much easier when I was able to get out front. 2x7

In my 65 class I was able to race for two overall 1st place finishes.

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In the 65 race I got a 3rd place finish and a 4th place finish which gave me a 4th overall.

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2x10 Lucas Oil was at the event and gave out products to all the winners.  They have been at all the 2X racing events and my Dad loves not only the oil but all the products they have. 2x5Now it is time to get ready for the next race.

This last week I raced at the California Classic Amateur National race at Glen Helen raceway.

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The event was ran by 2X Promotions and was a lot of fun.

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This event was run different than most races because it was a 3 race format.  instead of racing each class only two times, it was the best out of three races.   Glen Helen is famous for the “Talladega” first turn and the “Mt. St. Helen” hill.  (Picture of me on the starting line looking up the Talladega turn – picture thanks to MyLucasOil.com)

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When the races started I found that my mod bike was not running the way other bikes were on the track.  I decided to run my stock motor in all classes because that motor pulled more where I needed it to.  Because I had already raced the first race on the mod bike, I had to continue the other races in that class on that bike frame.  After each race my Dad had to switch the motor and suspension from my stock frame to my mod frame so I could race the correct bike frame in the correct class.  First my Dad had 6 races between my classes to make the switch and then after that race he only had 4 races to make the switch back.  My Dad worked so hard each day switching my bike back and forth so I could race.

My Dad had some help a few times he had to make the switch.  Ryan Cuhna let my Dad use his work area to make the switch, Pax engines and Nost suspension also gave my Dad a hand with the switch.

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On the second day I finished first in my race and I got to put my bike on the podium and get interviewed.  Because my Dad only had 4 races to make the switch he had to take my bike to get started and Wes Kain (the announcer that interviewed me) put me on the bike stand for the interview.

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…..and my Dad was back working on my bike again.

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I was able to finish every race on both my 65 and my 85 classes in the top 5.  I was under the tent after every race.  My 85 races were totally fun also….  my old bike didn’t get the best starts but on a hard passing track I was able to make moves, ride hard and finish consistently for 3rd.

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The last day of racing I was in first or second going into each of my 65 races.  Whoever finished each race in front would take the overall.  Although I rode as well as I could, I just missed the overall finishes I needed.   My bike was not running well and because we had to switch motors so quickly we didn’t have any time to actually work on the bike to see what was wrong.  When the races were over my Dad found that my power valvue was broken which meant that I was really down on power.  With the huge hills that they have at Glen Helen, I am thinking I am lucky I was able to finish each race where I did.

I ended up overall            2nd – 3rd – 3rd – 4th place finishes.

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Jimmy from Fly Racing has been at each of the national races I have been at and have watched and cheered me on at every race.  Thank you for helping me look FLY and for the continued supports.

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Lucas Oil was there supporting all of us riders.   If you are not already using their products, you have to get some!  My Dad says it is awesome.  Go to http://www.mylucasoil.com

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2X promotions did an awesome job at the event!  I loved the medals we got for each win, they were so awesome and the trophies were also different.  Always cool adding different trophies to the collection.

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Thank you to all of my sponsors, friends and family that cheered me on from home and support me consistently.  And of course the 51 Fifty Energy Drinks were flowing…..

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Two weeks ago I left for a road trip that included a race weekend in Los Angeles and then off to Texas for two different Amateur National races. texas15 7 HOURS TO ANZA MX TRACK My parents and I drove to The Ranch MX track in Anza, Los Angeles two weeks ago.  We spend the weekend in LA and I raced a South Area Loretta qualifier race.  This race is one of four steps needed to qualify to race at the Loretta Lynn Nationals.  There wasn’t as many people there than I thought would be and the weather was really windy but I was able to qualify with four 1st place wins and was qualified to move on to the next step.

65 Stock 1st place – 65 Mod 1st place – 85 Stock 1st place – 85 Mod 1st place

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My Dad worked with my Mom during the weekend and showed her how to change air filters, oil, pack the gates at the starts etc. because after the race Mom and I were heading to Texas to race. When the race was over my Dad got my bikes ready for Texas and we packed up our truck and our friends trailer.

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My Dad left for home to go to work and Mom and I went with some friends to Texas.  We drove all night and had a little delay with a flat tire.  We were able to get the tire fixed and arrived at the track Monday night.

Texas5 22 HOURS TO OAK HILL RACEWAY INTERNATIONAL MOTOCROSS FINAL The track had really deep sand and was different from sand tracks I have been on before.  It got rough but it didn’t get rutts like I am used to.  The turns were really wide and flat but deep and rough.  I slide out in my first practice and couldn’t get my bike started so didn’t get to ride the track.  My other two practices went well and I was able to get the layout and the jumps pretty well. The next day we started racing and my Mom was my mechanic for the day.  My Dad taught my Mom how to pack my gate for me, but we didn’t know that Oak Hill doesn’t have a dirt start.  I raced two races with my Mom that day and I finished both races in the top five.

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Later that night we drove an hour away to pick up my Dad from the airport.  Although my Mom did good with me and my bikes, I was excited my Dad was there and he would be able to help me with the track and my bikes. Texas2 Throughout the week I struggled on different parts of the track and I had some problems with my bikes.  My 65 Mod bike was not running well and was actually slower than my stock bike and my 85 bike suspension would not work on the track at all.  I struggled to move to the front in my 85 classes and my 65 mod and open classes but I worked really hard and finished on the podium in my stock class and in the top 10 in all classes.  The weather was also very crazy….First it was really hot, then freezing cold, the wind was so strong at times, and then the rain came

65 10-11 Limited 4-3 finishes, 2nd overall                        65 10-11 Mod 5-8 finishes, 6th overall

7-11 Open 18-6 finishes, 10th overall                              85 7-11 Limited 7-5 finishes, 5th overall

2 HOURS TO FREESTONE SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP.  Freestone raceway was a completely different track and the race was ran totally different than any other race I had ever been in.  The first difference was qualifying practice.  During practice our laps were timed and gate picks for race day depended on how well you qualified.  It was a little difficult for people like me that have never been to the track before to go on the track and race as fast as you could without knowing anything about the jumps and condition.  During my practice I not only set fast time of all 65 bikes, but when I was trying to avoid another rider I crashed and got run over.

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To start each race they had a real 30 second board girl, they didn’t just us the gate guy like at most of my races.

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The rhythm section of the track was also a different than I was used to.  They call it the Texas Twelve Pack and it is a set of whoops with a turn half way through.

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During the week I rode really hard and had great lap times but I was unable to get the starts I needed.   We got my 85 suspension better at this track, but was unable to get my Mod bike running so I ran my stock bike in every class.  The back of the track had a section called the Freeway and it made it tough for me.  I would lose ground in that section and make up time on other parts of the track.  In the picture below you can see how deep some of the rutts were.

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In the morning the track was wet and muddy and in the afternoon it was super dry, rough and deep.  On the last day of racing it started to lightly rain later in the day so the track was rough but also tacky and wet.  I got a chance to race on several different track conditions throughout the week.

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At the track we did have a little drama…..  A few months ago my Dad ordered me a new Stock SXS pipe for my 65.  When we got the pipe in we called our dealer because although the pipe was stamped KTM SXS and was exactly like the other pipe it was plated.  The dealer said that it was the only replacement pipe available.  When we got to the race we asked an AMA official to look at the pipe and asked if it was legal.  The AMA official told us that it was in fact legal.  During my first stock race a different AMA official told me that the pipe was illegal and that I would be disqualified from the race.  After several conversation and confirmation from the first official that he did in fact tell us we could use the pipe…… The pipe is the same as the original pipe and although it has the exact same performance as the original pipe, it is platted and not allowed in the stock class.  The head AMA official had to disqualify us from the race but would not hold it against me because we did ask an official and was told it was OK.  I was allowed to race in the second race but would not be scored for that class for that event.

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65 10-11 Stock   DQ                                               65 10-11 Mod 4-4 finishes, 4th overall

7-11 Open 2-5 finishes, 4th overall                           85 9-11 Limited 12-6 finishes, 8th overall

After two weeks in Texas I had so much fun learning new tracks and meeting new people.  Now that I have moved up into the older class and I am a young rider in my classes it is awesome to get to ride with older kids and push myself to get faster.  I did come home with 11 trophies for my two weeks of racing.

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29 HOURS HOME texas14  I have to thank Mike and Argyll MX for letting us borrow his trailer.  We needed small trailer to use to get our bikes to LA and back and Mike allowed us to use his trailer and keep it for the two weeks we were gone. Texas1 I have to thank Ryan and Americore Mechanical for the help and support to get to the race.  Without you I wouldn’t have been able to have the chance to even go to Texas. texas18 Thank you to Myron and 2x Promotions not only did you watch my races, cheer me on, you went out of your way to help with so many different things and it is really appreciated. texas13 Thank you to Carlos and 51 Fifty Energy Drinks for the support you give me every day, allowing me to #livethemadness. 1 Thank you to Tony and Americore SMX Scooters.  You watched and supported all of my races, let us wash our bikes, and helped us get our bikes home safely.  It is always cool to hang out with you at the races. texas17 Thank you to Nost Suspension.  While I was in Texas racing my 85cc bike suspension was out of control and Pete re-built the suspension and got my bike handling on the really rough tracks. Factory KTM and Factory Yamaha teams both helped me out.  My Yamaha wouldn’t shift at Oak Hill and the factory Yamaha team rebuilt it and had it all ready to go at Freestone.  We found that one of my KTM’s had a cracked frame and the factory team ordered a new frame and the next day they switched my entire bike over to the new frame…..my bike looks so sad in this picture. texas20   Jimmy and FLY Racing Gear has been very supportive, including during my time in Texas.  Jimmy watched my races, cheered me on and even worked with me and gave me some pointers. fly The Gonsalves family helped and shared the experience with us throughout our crazy adventure. texas19   My friends and family that cheered me on from home and continued to check in and support me:  My Sisters Elyssa and Hailey, Grandma and Grandpa, Terry Bostard, Vaccarello Family, Cisneros Family, Palmer Family, Ornellas Family, Wetzel Family, Gary,  Hogge Family ……I know I am missing a ton of people, thank you to you all!

Last weekend I went to LA to race the Mammoth qualifier at competitive edge.  The weather was really nice and I was excited to race.

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The first round of racing was a little rough for me, but thankfully I was able to turn it around for the second round.

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FIRST ROUND:  In the 65 Age class I didn’t get the best start off the line but I was able to quickly move through the pack and as I was passing for the lead I crashed pretty hard.  I was able to get up and going but could only finish in 3rd place.  The next race was the 85 Age class.  All day the starting gates were delayed and several riders throughout the day would get stuck in certain gates.  As I started my 85 race my gate didn’t drop and I got stuck.  I was really far back by the time they got my gate to drop and I was able to fight back to 3rd place.  In my last race of the first round I had the 65 Open class.  Everything started off great and I was pretty far out front when my tire clipped over a jump and I crashed really hard.  My bike was stuck on me and the pipe burned my arm.  After someone came and helped me get the bike off me the handlebar was stuck in my neck brace.  I was finally able to get up and going again and got back to 4th place.

SECOND ROUND:  The second round of racing I was ready to put some solid races back together.  I finished all three races in 1st place!

My finishes for the day was:  65 Age Third and First for an overall 1st.  85 Age Third and First for an overall 2nd.  65 Open Fourth and First for an overall 2nd.

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I want to thank the 2X Promotion team for their help and support throughout the weekend!

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A week ago I raced at the AMP GFI race at Oatfield.  This week they some really fast 85 racers show up and I decided to race one 65 class and two 85 classes.

I had my new FLY helmet which is really awesome.  Thank you to everyone at FLY Racing for supporting me!

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In the first 65 race I was going into the second turn and my seat flew off of my bike.  I had to ride the entire race standing up because every time I sat down the bar hurt my legs and my butt.  It was really hard to ride the track and go fast without a seat but I was still able to finish in first place.  The second race of my 65 class my seat stayed on and I finished in first place with an overall 1st place finish.

In the 85 class I moved from Novice to Intermediate and I raced some really fast people.  In the first 85 intermediate race I got a really bad start out of the gate but I was able to chase down the leaders and I finished in first place.  It was really cool to win my first intermediate race.  In the second race I finished in second with an overall 2nd place finish.

In the 85 open class in the first race I was in third place and I fell on the last lap.  By the time I got my bike up and going again I finished the race in seventh place.  I won the second open race which gave me an overall 4th place finish.

Our friend Gary down the street came out to watch me ride.  It was really nice of him to come and watch and support me and he even cleaned the bikes every time I got off the track.  Thank you for the help and support!

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I rode hard all day and had a lot of fun…..and on the way home I was really tired!

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A few weeks ago I had the chance to interview some pro motocross racers.  One of the interviews I did was with #5 Ryan Dungey.

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Ryan Dungey was born December 4, 1989 in Minnesota.  Ryan, his Dad and two brothers were all amateur racers in District 36 races.  In 2005 Ryan won the Loretta Lynn National Championship and in 2006 he started riding for Team Suzuki.  2007 Ryan was awarded Rookie of the Year and has continued to win races ever since with both Supercross and Motocross Championships.

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I have had several chances over the years to meet Ryan Dungey and he has always been so awesome!  Back when I was racing in Washougal and I had my accident my face looked like a mess.  When Ryan saw me he came over to ask me what had happened.  I explained I crashed the night before my race but that I raced the next morning and finished in second place and he immediately took his riding gloves off, signed them and gave them to me.

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I have seen him interact with many people over the years and he always goes out of his way for his fans.  Every time I see him he always takes time to stop, listen to what I say to him, and look at whatever I bring to show him.

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It was so awesome that he took the time to stop what he was doing to answer some questions I had for him.

71:  How did you first get started riding a dirt bike?

5: I first got started riding dirt bikes with my Dad, he did it growing up all his life.  When I was about 5 years old he went and got us our first one…Me and my other brother Jade who was 7 at the time, we shared a bike in the beginning.

71: What advice would you give kids like me that want to be where you are one day?

5:  I would just say to have fun.  I saw it on TV at a young age and I guess I always hoped my dream would come true.  Until that point I worked really hard, I had fun, and I enjoyed riding and that lead me to learn no things on a dirt bike.  I tried to improve my skills and I just loved riding in general and I think that will take you there if you want to do it bad enough.

71:What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

5:  I guess away from the dirt bike I like to kinda hang out with friends, wake board, and have fun and golf..

-They let you wake board?

5:  Yeah, I mean I don’t tell them I’m going… ha, ha    I think everyone sees me at the track and I am really serious and away from it they would be shocked to see me having fun, I like to have fun too.

71:  What is your least favorite track?

5:  I don’t really have a least favorite track but if I had to pick one I would say Elsinore California.  It’s not bad but it gets really really hard.  It gets hard packed and I like more loamier…if I had to pick, but I don’t necessary have a bad track.

71:  Do you like outdoor or indoor better?

5:  I’m about 50/50.  I like Supercross because it is newer and I didn’t get to do it growing up as a kid, so for me it is a little different of a challenge and it was a different learning curve when I started.  Motocross I have done more so it is good to get done with Supercross and get back to the roots of where we really started.

71:  Do you have any tattoos?

5:  I have no tattoos and I don’t plan on getting any.

71:  Have you ever had a regular job?

5:  Growing up as a kid I worked with my Dad in the summer.  We poured concrete and construction work so a lot of labor and a lot of hard work and I think my Dad taught me a good work ethic.

71:  If you didn’t race dirt bikes what would you be doing?

5:  Maybe be pouring concrete.  I don’t know I always dreamed that if I didn’t race maybe a business, I really don’t know but I am really glad motocross worked out.

71:  That’s it Thank you.

5:  Thank you Bud, nice to meet you!

Video of the interview:

Thank you Ryan Dungey for your time!

 

This last weekend was Oakland Supercross!

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On Friday night my family went to an autograph signing at Mach 1 with the KTM and Yamaha riders.  We got to talk to Roczen, dungey, Brayton, Grant, Webb, etc.  It is always fun the get to talk to some of the pros and ask them questions.

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Saturday we spent the day in Oakland for the Supercross event.  We spent most of the day in the pitts and we saw a lot of friends.  I was excited to be at the event and support my 51 Fifty Energy Drink team and rider Jake Canada.

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I even got to hang out with the 51 Fifty Energy Drink girls.

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Jake rode awesome and it was really fun to be in the stadium and cheering on the team.  This weekend I will be cheering while I watch the show on TV.  Make sure you don’t miss it this weekend!

…..more to come from my weekend at Supercross!

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In honor of Supercross in Oakland this weekend I put together a video of my interview with Justin Barcia at a past supercross event.  During race day he took time to sit down with me and answer some questions.  He was super nice and very funny….I thought you all might like to see some of the video we took.  It is not the best quality and there was a lot of people around, but it is still cool to see him just sitting down and answering some questions.

You can read the post I did back when I did the original interview here Justin Barcia Interview

See you in Oakland at Supercross!

This last weekend was my birthday.  My parents asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said

“I want to go riding!”

There was a race at Oatfield this weekend.  Saturday was my actual birthday so during the day I rode all day at Oatfield practice.  After practice I went out to lunch with my friends and family to my favorite place…… KFC. 321 When lunch was done we met all my friends from the race track at laser tag.  It was so much fun, we all ran around like crazy people.  It was so awesome to spend my birthday with everyone.

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Saturday night we watched Supercross on TV and then got some rest for the race the next day.

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Sunday was race day.  The races were good but my race bike had some problems and I had to ride my practice bike.  I had to override the bike to get as much speed as I could and I had a couple of falls that affected my overall finishes for the day.  I ended up the day with a 2nd place 65 Intermediate finish, a 2nd place 65 open finish and a 1st place 85 Novice finish. IMG_2221IMG_2666IMG_2267

Such an awesome weekend of riding and hanging out with my friends…..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

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Last weekend my family and I drove to LA to race the Gold Cup Series in Los Angeles at Perris MX.  I had not been to Perris in several months and I was very excited to get on the track and have a chance to race a lot of kids.

On our way out of town on Friday afternoon I stopped by Boss Cycle Sports to have them look at one of my rear shocks.  They were so awesome, they dropped everything they were doing to work on my shock while I waited so everything would be perfect for the race.  It was so cool of them to take the time to help me…. Thank you very much Boss Cycle Sports 209-526-2453

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Saturday was practice and I used the day to get familiar with the track and find the fastest way around the track so I would be ready for the race on Sunday.  Practice went good, I had a couple small falls but the day was very fun.  I want to thank 51 Fifty Energy Drink for all the support they give me throughout the year.  When you want to #livethemadness, make sure you go to their website at http://www.51fiftyenergydrink.com to find a store near you!

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After practice on Saturday I got a new Americore SMX Dirt Scooter as an early birthday present.  It is so sick!!!!!  It is blue with blue grips and it looks totally awesome.  Since I got it on Saturday I haven’t been off of it much, they are so fun.  If you don’t have one yet you have to contact SMX Dirt Scooters and get one, so fun.  You can call them at 209-632-5679 and follow them on Facebook: Americore SMX Dirt Scooter.  Thank you Ryan and Tony….. you guys rock!

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I also got my new 85 seat cover from Knobby Shop this weekend.  Dennis at the Knobby Shop has some awesome seat covers and he makes them in different colors.  If you don’t already have one of these custom covers you have to contact him at 831-818-5910 for more information.

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Saturday night I went to dinner with some of my friends and then it was back to the hotel to relax and watch Supercross on TV.

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Sunday was race day and there was a lot of bikes there, I was excited to start the day.  I was racing three classes (which means six races), 65 age, 65 open and 85 age.  Throughout the day racing was really good.  My starts in the first couple of races were a little off, but as they day went on they kept getting better.

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Throughout the day there was a lot of good racing and I had some good battles.  In my second 85 race I fell over in the second turn and by the time I got my bike up and got it running again I was really far behind.  I was on a mission to get past as many bikes as I could…. I was able to chase down 11 riders and get past them for a 4th place finish.  It was so much fun to catch and pass that many bikes.  I also had a fall in my 65 race but was still able to finish the race in 2nd place.  I finished out the day with an overall 1st place in 65 age, 2nd place in 65 open and 4th place in 85 age.  I had a lot of fun for the weekend and then it was back on the road to home.

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This past year I have had several injuries at really bad times.  Missed Mammoth, went into Loretta’s injured and went into Dodge injured.  With all my injuries I was still able to say I had a very successful racing year and I am very thankful to everyone that has helped me and supported me!

3rd Place 65 Age at Loretta Lynn Nationals in Tennessee

2nd Place 65 Stock at Dodge Nationals and 2nd Place 65 Mod at Dodge Nationals

10 – 1st Place finishes, 5 – 2nd Place finishes and 4 3rd Place finishes throughout the 2013 race season

Some recent happenings:

As you know for the last year I have been wearing Fly Racing Gear.  I recently got a package from Fly Racing and my new gear looks so sick.  I love bright colors and this gear is perfect.  I know what you are thinking……I look So FLY!       Thank you Fly Racing for supporting me.

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Red and Black          – and –           Blue and White

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Terry Bostard with the Bostard MX School has been helping me get my groove back from my injuries.  Terry has worked with me to get me back into shape and keep me smooth on the track.  For more information or to contact Terry call 707-372-9270 or email him at bostardmxschool@gmail.com

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I have been doing a lot of practicing.  I was able to practice with some of the Supercross pros and after practice I took a picture with my fellow 51 Fifty Energy Drink teammate Jake Canada.  For more information go to http://www.51fiftyenergydrink.com

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During one of my practices I had fun jumping over my Dad.

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I got back on my 85 again.  My Dad got the suspension fixed and the bike handles a lot better than it did last time I rode it.  It has been really fun to get back on that bike and have a chance to ride both the 65 and 85.

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Time for another successful year of motocross!

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