BORN 06.21.1982 HOMETOWN San Diego, CA YEARS RACING 13
TEAMS Jimco Racing Inc, MasterCraft Safety Racing NICKNAMES
DISCIPLINES Off Road Short Course Pro-Lite, Off Road Class 1 & 10
HONORS 2004 BITD Class 10 Champion & Rookie of the Year, 1 Short Course Victory, 5 Desert Victories
FOX Racing Shox is there when “it” counts — what is “it” to you?
FOX Racing Shoxs are the BEST and if you want to win you need to have the best on your side, that's why my family at Jimco Racing have won with FOX Racing Shoxs for over 30 years. Nothing even comes close.
Tell us about your setup.
FOX Racing Shocks & Jimco Chassis = Can't Be Beat
What else is in your garage?
Yamaha Rhino on FOX's, 3 Snowboards, a couple surfboards, a road bike, a mountain bike, & a couple boxes of trophies.
What's your training regimen?
Staying active outdoors
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
From racing, no. I have the best safety equipment around.
What's your typical pre-race meal? Guilty pleasure?
Water, lots of water, a banana, and a turkey sandwich.
How do you determine which races to enter each year?
We race at the premiere events because if you want to be the best you have to beat the best.
What are some of your best memories?
Spending time with my team in the middle of Baja. Winning the 2004 Championship with my team mate Justin Lofton.
What motivated you to get started racing?
Its in my blood.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
The desire and commitment to win races. Having the best equipment possibile.
How does FOX Racing Shox contribute to your success?
Being a huge part of that best equipment possibile that i keep talking about. The team at FOX Racing Shox are always innovating new technolgy to give us that edge on the competition.
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
A 9-5 40 hour a week "normal" job, what ever that is or maybe a rodeo clown?
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
The oppurtunites to do extraordinary things.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Hard work and perseverance pays off.
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Dirt Sports, Dusty Times, DIRTNewz.com, Foxracingshox.com, jimcorace.com, mastercraftsafety.com
Favorite movie quote?
Somebody's gotta go back and get a shitload of dimes!
Who is your hero?
Mike Julson changed the game of off road race cars.
I love the water.
I want to travel.
I believe in winning takes dedication & teamwork.
Beach or mountains? Beach
High fives or knuckles? Both
Boom or done? Boom
iPhone or Blackberry? Blackberry
Are you a Mac or PC? PC
Top 3 bands Rise Against, Jimmy Buffet, & Common Sense
Greatest strength Adapt to any sitaution
Most frustrating challenge Never enough time in a day
My website www.jimcorace.com & www.mattloiodice.com (coming soon)
05.19.11 Matt Loiodice Talks LOORRS 2011