2015 Australian Tatts Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs,Â Australia
This race became a BIG undertaking for me, with making theÂ decision to go race and have an epic vacation with my now, fiancĂ©e Rachel, itÂ was going to take a lot of preparation to do this. I started by contacting theÂ owner of The Quad Squad Australia, AdamÂ Siemensma to seeÂ if I could use his quad for Finke. He obliged and the work began. I started toÂ fund raise by giveaways from my awesome sponsors, gofundme page, sellingÂ advertising space on my t-shirts, selling the t-shirts, and by helping myÂ parents sell their condo to make the rest of the cash. I sent my suspension,Â wheels/tires, gear and a camping setup for Rachel and I to Australia. Thanks toÂ Fasst Company for helping me get it shipped away. I employed my now friend,Â Cade Cowdin (owner of Official Strength in St. George), to help me get theÂ physical and mental strength to 100%. It was literally a transformation for me;Â I have never been that mobile, fast, powerful and strong in my life. I knew inÂ my mind that no one was working harder in the gym than me and I know it wouldÂ translate when it got tough out there. Sam at Dirt Fiend Racing brought backÂ the popular â€śTankâ€ť graphics kit to represent America. I was ready to get downÂ to the Outback mate!Â I have to thankÂ everyone that helped me get to this race and fulfill a dream. You donâ€™t knowÂ how much it meant to me to try to win and represent for the USA!