Colt Brinkerhoff AMA National Hare and Hound Race Report Round 2

AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 2 Checkers 2015

 

Barstow, CA 2/22/2015- Man, I was excited to see this new venue, only racing NHHA for a few years; I never had the chance to race in Barstow. It hosts some of the gnarliest terrain on the west coast with multiple “SCORE” roads, very rocky and not a lot of places to pass on the virgin parts of the course. I had the “Rat Rod” prepped and ready for battle in the high California desert. I had the engine redone after the first race along with changing my Elka Suspension around a bit. The quad was amazing!  As a Massachusetts native would say “My Moto Xperts/Hot Cams/Hot Rod/Cylinder Works/Vertex Piston TRX engine is a rippa!” I also, have to thank Jay at Impact Solutions for dialing in my Elkas, they worked really hard for me to make them the best they can be. Did some shock tuning with Alex and James Ortiz out at their house had a lot of laughs and got my quad working great.

I ended up driving down by myself to pick up some race fuel from RSI and my main man Jay Young of Team True Racing delivering it to Skyler and I. That was a huge help to both of our programs so thanks to them. I had to stop several times on the way as I was having some stomach issues early on, I felt like Harry Dunn (Dumb and Dumber) when Lloyd pours him some “superlax”….Haha! I had finally made it to the race site and settled in. My girlfriend
Rachel and her dad showed up shortly after. We got everything ready and rode a couple times to give the quads a shake down. I did some minor changes to the shocks and they were better than ever. I was Dungey pumped!

 Race Day:

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Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report Final Round of National Hare and Hound

Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report
AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 10 100 MC’s

Lucerne, CA – I was really excited to head down to the 7th layer of hell, Lucerne.Skyler and I loaded up from Fasst Company HQ in Washington, UT andjetted to Cali. I always hear that Biggie Smalls song Going back to Cali” thumpin in my head on race weekends, it’s a good feeling. We arrived late, spoke the Blais crew and hit the hay. I stayed on the floor of the van and it felt like I was sharing a bunk in prison cell. My head was in cubby hole, I had about 4×4 of room and I have a big head, so this was really comfy. I woke up around 4AM to take a leak. As I was doing so, I heard a pack of coyote’s to my back howling into the night. It was unsettling like eating a Chipotle burrito so I got back in the van and shut the door. We awoke to a great day for some testing, low winds and great temps reaching into the high 70’s. I got the quad all dialed in with the help of Chris Blais and had a good time chatting it up with everyone. The wind came and it was a disaster for a bit trying to get the kids some candy and hot dogs provided by Patty Blais. Everyone had a great time and we headed for bed. Knowing I had the championship wrapped up, I slept easy.

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Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report and 2014 AMA National Hare and Hound Championship Announcement

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AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 8 Silver State Trail Blazers 2014

Panaca, NV

photo-2-9I was so stoked to race a National again after a long summer break. I raced multiple MRAN Night Races along with the BITD Vegas to Reno with my teammate Cody Mitchell. We ended up winning the Night Race Series Championship but losing Vegas to Reno after a long fight with small issues plaguing our race.

After losing that race, along with the DNF in Utah and taking 4th the round before; I was hungrier than ever for a win! I was a little behind and a little stressed out waiting for the head of my engine to arrive from Moto X-Perts. I sent it into Toby for a service and a few more go fast parts. I received it Wednesday and not being too confident in putting my new Vertex piston in, I called on my buddy Tracon Kirk to come over and help. He put the piston in and cylinder on along with helping with the front Tire Blocks installation. I said it was cool for him to go as I left the head back at the office and needed to go get it. I then called Bundy Inc. (Bryon Bundy) to help me finish buttoning it up so I could try to get decent sleep that night. Everything was going well until I tried to turn the engine over with an allen wrench and it locked up on me. I’m sure the look on my face was one of pure enjoyment, like I wanted to punch an elderly man in the lips. So, we messed with it a little longer and called it a night.

Skyler Howes came in and installed my new Dirt Fiend Racing “Tank” Graphics, which he did a great job on! I called Tracon up and I headed over to his dad Brent Kirk’s shop so he could fix my glorious “F” up. We found out the cam chain was basically in a knot and had a new one installed in no time flat. I felt as accomplished as the Obama administration as I failed to put my engine together correctly or efficiently. I couldn’t have done it without the Kirk family’s help! I loaded up, and pinned it to Pioche where I would stay with my girlfriend Rachel Bosemer and her family for the night.

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Colt Brinkerhoff #N1Q National Hare and Hound Round 5 Race Report

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AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 5

Johnson Valley, CA

This race is usually the Vikings MC round but after a decision to not put on the race, the National Hare and Hound along with other MC’s stepped up to make it happen. The race was held at Cougar Buttes in Johnson Valley, I’ve never raced in that area but I was told it was fast with rock sections and cross grain whoops. I did some testing before this race to make sure it had feeling good, it’s tough to match the terrain here in Utah to that of Johnson Valley. Everyone that’s raced there before know it can get rougher than Joe Biden’s split ends so I did what I could.  Skyler and I loaded up Saturday morning; it was overcast and some light showers. It didn’t stop Skyler though, he had no shirt and flip flops on… We jetted down the road; I occasionally got up
to urinate in a Gatorade bottle, trying not to let it go all over the sprinter van. To stay active, I would do the occasional twerk while Skyler would get it on SnapChat. Good stuff, Miley doesn’t have anything on me!! We arrived at Cougar Buttes pretty early and imagine this, it was WINDY but the race site was awesome! Huge rocks that I could play on while I was checking over the quad. I felt like I got it to where it needed to be.

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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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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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