Archive for June, 2011

Wednesday at 408MX was Red Bull Ride Day and it was an adventure from start to finish.  We decided to go to 408MX to practice Tuesday night and then stay the night to watch the show put on by Red Bull during the day, and then practice again on Wednesday night.  The weather said barely any rain in San Jose, but half way to the track it started pouring and never stopped.

When we arrived Tuesday afternoon they already had a few of the Red Bull and a Fox trailers at the track.  It was kinda cool to feel like a pro arriving at the “location” with the big rigs the night before the event.  Since we were not going to be able to practice, we went and got some dinner then watched a movie and went to bed.

We woke up to Red Bull playing music and putting up their tents.  They had a huge tent with a lounge under it, a ton of bikes, food, and of course all the Red Bull you could want.

While they were setting up I got to lay in the lounge, sit on some of their bikes, talk to people from Red Bull, Fox, KTM, Motion Pro, etc.  And look how cool my bike looks in front of one of the KTM trucks.

The ride for the invited riders started around 10 and it was really fun to watch those guys rip.  The track started out very wet, but came in pretty fast.  It was fun to watch RONNIE RENNER, JESSY NELSON, and some of the guys that I know personally like, Dom Garman, Will Longo, Jeff Pestana, and Gary Plaatje.  Everyone was really fast, but Jessy Nelson……AMAZING!

After watching them ride all morning, it was finally time for the open ride day.  There had to be about 300 riders that showed up for the event, the place was packed.

They had set up banners and signs all over the track and a Red Bull tunnel to ride under.

This is how deep the ruts were that they left us……most of the time it was faster to rail around the outside, but I had to try the ruts they were using.  It was pretty cool.

I like this picture because you can see one of the Red Bull and Fox trucks and one of the Red Bull tents in the background.

It was a fun day, but by the end I was so tired.  A couple final pictures acting silly with my friends and one with Jessy Nelson, some free gifts from Ronnie Renner, Fox, Motion Pro, Red Bull, etc and we were on our way home.

THANKS 408MX AND RED BULL !

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Sunday was Father’s Day and I want to thank my Dad for spending his day at the race track and helping me to race.  Both of my sisters were there and we had a lot of fun hanging out with Dad at the track.

My Dad worked hard all week to fix my 65’s after I destroying one bike at the last San Jose race the week before and the other one had problems during the week at practice.  Saturday when I went out for practice the bikes all worked great…..Thank You Dad!

This weekend was the last race of the CMC Series.  I was able to get some good starts and finish out front in both my 65 and 85 classes and finished all four races in 1st place.  After 7 rounds of races, at different tracks each weekend, I was able to maintain my lead and win the Championship in both classes.

I got 2 Series Championship Trophies and a couple FREE tires for my bikes, and some other fun prizes.

Now that the race series is over it is time to travel to different tracks to practice during the week and on long weekends.  It is time to get ready to race in Washington and at the Dodge Amateur Nationals….wish me luck!

Sunday is Father’s Day and I want to say THANK YOU to my Dad for all he does for me.

THE TOP 10 REASONS MY DAD IS THE BEST ARE:

  1. He always acts silly with me
  2. He plays Xbox with me even when he gets mad he doesn’t win
  3. He works on my dirt bikes
  4. He takes me dirt bike riding
  5. He helps me tease my Mom and my sister
  6. He takes me swimming
  7. He wrestles with me
  8. He buys me toys
  9. He takes me on bike rides
  10. He is proud of me for doing good in school

This weekend I had a race at 408 MX in San Jose.  We got to the track early Friday night and got a great spot right at the finish line.  All of my friends would come and go throughout the day and sit in the back of my trailer to watch the races.  When the action was over we all went inside the trailer and took turns playing xbox.  We also had fun riding the pit bikes, racing on our bicycles and playing with water guns.

Saturday practices went really well and I worked on clearing some of the big jumps at the track.  I stayed consistent and continued to improve on my lap times.  I really like riding at 408 had a lot of fun on the track.

Sunday I finished 1st on my 85 and was not able to finish my last 65 race.  I took a really hard fall over one of the triples and I hurt both myself and my bike.  I pulled a muscle in my neck that made it really painful to move my head from side to side.  On my bike my handlebars, rear shock, levers, and more was destroyed….not a good way to end the weekend.  😦