BORN 01.25.74 HOMETOWN Hermiston, OR YEARS RACING 15
TEAMS NICKNAMES Quad75
DISCIPLINES Desert, Off-Road
HONORS 2011 SCORE Baja 250 Class 24 & Overall ATV Champion, 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 Overall ATV Champion, 2010 SCORE Class 24 & Overall ATV Champion, Zero DNF's in any Pro Main I've ever entered!
FOX Racing Shox is there when “it” counts — what is “it” to you?
"IT" is when your racing through the roughest terrain Baja has to throw at you and your shocks just seem to flatten the coarse as you go by.
Tell us about your bike setup.
S&S MotorSports Built TRX450R, Teixeira Tech Components coupled with FOX Racing Shox, Maxxis tires, Hiper wheels, Precision RP Clamp & Stabilizer, HMF Exhaust, Wiseco Piston, K&N Air,Rekluse, Bling Star Aluminum, PWR, UPP, IMS, TCS Skids, Maxima Oils, Spider Grips, Warn, Power Madd, Trail Tech Bars and Lights, Wiring by Hot Rod Fabrications, Fullbore, Scott Goggles & Klim Gear on my person!
What else is in your garage?
85' Chevy Step Side 4x4 with 440 Buick, Several More TRX's, Mountain Bike
What's your training regimen?
MotoXNutrion/Universal Human Athletics has my team on a great high intensity circuit training program. It involves the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer and other tools that are easily stored at home. In addition to that I run stadium stairs, bicycle and flat water kayak.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Separated a shoulder several times & blew out a knee about 12 or so years ago. Proper rehab and physical therapy. Now, with my current program both are stronger than ever before. A lot of what we do is great for injury prevention.
What's your typical pre-race meal? Guilty pleasure?
Rice flower pasta if it's available coupled with a lean protein the day before. Oatmeal and a protein shake along with my MXN suppliments the day of. I have a hard time turning down oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
Going over and over every thing in my head. From the way I get dressed to quad set-up to every turn in the course.
How do you determine which races to enter each year?
My heart is in Off-Road racing! I love the desert and every aspect and challenge involved in putting a successful desert racing program together. The most challenging in my opinion is the SCORE series so that is my focal point.
What are some of your best memories?
Winning the Baja 1000!
What motivated you to get started racing?
I was born a competitor and set my eyes on racing from the first time I had the opportunity to ride.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
Having the ability to be mentally, physically and mechanically prepared for the task at hand.
How does FOX Racing Shox contribute to your success?
I have had support from FOX Racing Shox sinse they released the EVOL and Podium package in 2006! They have been instrumental in my success in both WORCS and SCORE. The products are second to none and just seem to be getting better. FOX Racing Shox has done extensive testing with my team and a lot of others to make sure we have the best ride possible.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I'd be doing what I do, help run my family's fourth generation water well drilling business! I like to dable with writing too, so I think I would like to get paid for that as well. For an ATV Mag or some sort of Off-Road magazine of course!
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Getting paid to do what you love is my guess. But since that's not the case for me I guess it's the ability to go tow to tow with people that do.
What other sports are you interested in?
Snow and Water Skiing, Mountain Biking, MMA
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Do Work! When everyone else is out playing around, keep your focus on your goals!
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Quad75.com, ATV Insider, Race-Dezert.com
Favorite movie quote?
HEY YOU GUYYYYYS! Goonies
Who is your hero?
I love a good challenge
I want to win another championship
I believe in working hard to make things happen
Beach or mountains? Both
High fives or knuckles? neither
Boom or done? either
iPhone or Blackberry? Droid
Are you a Mac or PC? PC
Top 3 bands Godsmack, Waylon Jennings, System of a Down
Greatest strength I'm not a very good quitter
Most frustrating challenge Trying to get people that don't get racing to get it!
My website www.quad75.com
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