2012 Vegas to Reno e-book

After last year’s Vegas to Reno I hastily wrote out 20 or so posts detailing my perspective of the event. I have since done some clean-up and put it all together in a small e-book (complete with photos) for your reading pleasure in honor of the race this weekend. The table of contents even jumps you to the chapters.

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Why YOUR support matters.

Take a quick 30 seconds and name the top 5 sponsors of the series you run. Actually, just name any 5. Could you do it without cheating? Ok. Now of all the series sponsors , from which have you purchased a product? Any? Here’s where there is a problem. Riders are not supporting the companies supporting their series. And yes, I’m looking at you ATV racers.

See all those sponsors supporting your racing? When was the last time you ordered from one of them or thanked them for keeping your series going?

“Well I pay gate and race fees,” is ringing out right now in some of your heads, justifying your position. “Racing is expensive enough already,” and of course it is. But, for example, when a goggle company sponsors your series and you aren’t under contract with another company, why wouldn’t you buy their goggles? “I don’t like the fit,” “they are too expensive,” “I don’t need new goggles right now.” Those are all legitimate reasons, but are you going to say that for EVERY SERIES SPONSOR? And the fact they are expensive is irrelevant. Save $5 on a competing company that isn’t supporting your chosen race series, and what incentive does any company have to support what you want to do?

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Megan grew up riding quads and got involved with the racing community in 2004, creating PitTraffic.com in 2005. A lifelong love of motorcycles keeps her involved, while her two small kids keep her very busy.

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Time in! Colt Brinkerhoff answers some questions…

Photo by 763 Edits.
Photo by 763 Edits.

You might know Colt as the Fasst Co. rider rep. You might know Colt from his mustache or underwear antics. Or you might know Colt from our stickstache stickers. But here are some things you might now know about him. Colt takes a few minutes to put some pants on, groom his stache, and answer our questions.

You have some unique sponsors that go beyond the usual bike parts and gear to support you and your lifestyle, including a shoe sponsor. What’s the secret to finding these sponsors and why are they important to you and your program?

I usually always look outside of the box when it comes to sponsors. A lot of the time I will come across a new, up and coming company (like YOURS Footwear) and approach them to see what I could do for them. Involving companies that aren’t particular in our sport is a great way for the sport and their company to grow, bringing them a demographic they may not have had before. I wouldn’t call it a secret more of always looking towards your future as a rider and building your brand along with building the companies that support you as the racer. It goes hand and hand. Don’t ever be afraid to take that first step in asking companies if they would be interested, you may be surprised what comes out of it!

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Quick 5 with Collins Webster

Many people recognize Collins Webster for his WORCS career. In 2007 he joined the series and in 2011 he decided it was more than just a hobby. He won the Pro-Am championship in 2011 and then followed it up last year with a 2nd in the championship run. He was also on the Can-Am team that claimed the Baja 1000 victory in 2012. Cweb started racing at 16 and claimed a BITD championship early with veteran desert and WORCS racer Cody Mitchell. Now, in 2013, Collins has stepped into the Pro class to prove his mettle at the highest rank. We caught up with him to get some quick answers about his career.

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Tequila 125 in Rocky Point, Mexico

tequila 150AZGP (Arizona Offroad Promotions) is heading to Rocky Point, Mexico for the 1st annual Tequila 125 desert race, May 18th 2013. 2 laps at 70 miles a lap for 140 mile of desert racing through the streets of Port of Penasco, Mexico. Pre-register at www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com

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Josh Frederick Update

As you might have seen, the finalization of the Josh Frederick Foundation (Click here for their Facebook) is being cemented into place for his recovery, and for research into spinal injuries. There will be a silent auction from Pro Motorsports and they are still taking donations, there will be a big ride day at Cahuilla Creek on June 8th to benefit Josh, and there’s a shirt and hat being sold from WORCS. With help from the Quad Mafia, we are organizing a few other ways to help Josh and his family, including a letter/card campaign and sweatshirt signing to send to him, mostly from the NW riders that adore Josh, but anyone is welcome to participate. We’ll have details on that later, but for now, financial contributions should be handled directly through the channels outlined on the WORCS website.

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WORCS Press Release: Josh Frederick Foundation Announced – updated with website.

 

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A shirt and hat will be sold to raise funds for the Josh Frederick Foundation.

The Josh Frederick Foundation is now in the final organization stages. Getting the charitable foundation setup is a challenge but it will be worth it for everyone. The Josh Frederick Foundation will assist the Frederick family in moving forward in an effort to help Josh on his comeback and to promote spinal cord research. The group setting it up believes that all the account info will come later this week as will the website. As it comes we will post it and get everyone in the loop. 

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Q75D & Los Chakas SF250 Race Report

21a-3The 27th annual San Felipe 250 took place Saturday, March 9th with more entries from various countries in this year than the last few years. The combined team of Quad75Dezert and Los Chakas battled in 4th all day long, but finished the day in 5th after some confusion near the finish. After the stressful pre-race preparations, the team was less than happy with 5th but content with a finish without penalties and is now looking towards the Baja 500 in June.

Riders Juan Sanchez, Angel Sanchez, Jenaro Ibarra, Santos Perez and Brandon Brown were to compete in this year’s 250, however just before he was supposed to leave Brandon was in a training accident that left him with two broken ribs and other injuries. Then, while pre-running, Santos Perez encountered a chase truck coming backwards on the course. In his attempt to avoid the oncoming vehicle Santos crashed and broke his collarbone, just days before the race. It was a rocky start to 2013, but the team did not give up and replacement rider Julio Gomez was able to step in, however without enough time for pre-running.

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763 Edits Presents Middle Ground

Chris Barnes from 763 Edits made a sick video featuring Colt Brinkerhoff of #stinkstache fame and Skyler Howes. 763 made the video for a Macklemore competition and we must say, it turned out great!  Check it out here and make sure to pop onto Facebook and give 763 Edits a like!

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The Josh Frederick Hour

Ok ok, we didn’t spend an hour with him, and it probably won’t take an hour to read this, but Josh Frederick took the time to answer some of our questions about his season. Josh Frederick has a long history of racing quads and has several titles to his record. He’s also an animal when it comes to whoops and rough terrain. We asked Josh 5 burning questions and here is what he had to say:

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Quad75Dezert Race Report

From left to right: Eric Marquez, Stefano Caputo, Mario Diaz, Lipy Velez, Brandon Brown, & Manlio Diaz.

Baja is never without trials and tribulations, and this year’s season was no exception for the Quad75Dezert team. The pinnacle of challenges came just 5 days before the team’s scheduled departure when the race bike suffered a catastrophic failure while testing and 4/5ths of the team decided they didn’t want to race the 45th Anniversary Baja 1000, leaving their contention for the championship all but lost completely. 3 days before the race was to begin, Brandon Brown teamed up with Felipe Velez and the Colin’s Motorsports Team and left for Mexico, intending to see the season through, finish what his team started, and hopefully come out on top of the Pro Quad Class even if the odds were against it.

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