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Tell us about last year, your first racing a 450. How was the transition from your 250? Was there anything you would have liked to do differently? My biggest obstacle last year was my size. Big bike small rider! I have been working out as often as I can in preparation. But overall I was very comfortable by the end of season. I can’t say I would do anything different. I had a good transitional year so I’m happy with the results.
What did you learn by the end of the season that you wished you had mastered at the beginning of 2014? Power management. The 450 has so much more power then I was used to with the Raptor 250.
How do you feel about this year? You’re moving up in classes into a much deeper field of competition. It’s going to be epic! It’s a big change to go to the ProAm with this being only the second year on a 450 and the large gate. It’s going to be awesome.
What do you think has given you an edge for this year?
There is just so much… My sponsors are the absolute best this year. I have to say this year is going to be an epic year for me. I have the edge. It’s my sponsor list this year! Pit Traffic, Daytona Motorsports, Baldwin Motorsports, Maxxis Tires, Rath Racing, SSI Decals, Parts Canada, Fasst Flexx Company, Fox Shox, RMR suspension, H2r, & #88 industries. Of course my mom, dad and sister too.
Tell us about #88 Industries and what you’re working on outside of racing.
88 Industries is my baby off the track. I am currently working on building my biz and working on the public release of the MX Wash Mate – an easy to use gear wash station. I have been testing for a season and am almost ready to release. I am also working like a mad scientist in my parents’ garage creating the next generation smart wash. It is a bike/gear/everything pre-wash treatment that is sure to please. Release date to be determined yet.