Hometown San Diego, CA Years Competing 18
Team McMillin Racing
Discipline Off-Road Racing
Honors 2009 Baja 1000 Winner, 2009 Dirtsports Magazine Driver of the Year, 2009 BITD Trick Truck Champion, 2010 Baja 500 Winner
How does FOX contribute to your success?
They allow me to go through 4 feet deep holes at over 100 mph. Talk about crazy!
Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
Trophy Truck: 6,000 lbs, 800 horsepower, over 2 feet of suspension travel. That pretty much sums it up!
What else is in your garage?
Road bicycle, full suspension mountain bike, and of course a Kegerator.
What's your training regimen?
Riding my road bike, playing basketball for cardio, and hydrating before every race.
Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
No major injuries while racing, only a hurt ego from time to time. That's racing!
What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
Pre-race meal would be a banana or apple and a lot of water. I can't eat very much on race morning. Guilty Pleasure? Would have to be an awesome Burger!
How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
Whichever ones draw the best competition.
What motivated you to get started professionally?
My dad and grandfather. I grew up riding in these vehicles since I was 2 years old, so I was basically born into it and have been hooked ever since.
What separates you from other professional athletes?
My willingness to put in the hard work and effort that it takes to compete at this level of racing. Also, my attitude. I want to go racing to have fun first, and if we win, then great! If we don't win, well at least we had fun trying!
What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
I would be a chef.
What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Having young kids look up to me. I was in their shoes not too long ago looking up to my heroes, and for me to be able to be someone else's hero is such an incredible feeling and satisfaction.
What other sports are you interested in?
I love all sports, but I mainly follow basketball, golf and cycling.
Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Never, ever, ever give up!
What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Dirtsports Magazine, Race-dezert.com, dirtnewz.com, andymcmillin.com, mcmillinracing.com
Favorite movie quote?
"So you're a 24 year-old organ donor from Hawaii named McLovin? That's badass!"
Who is your hero?
Are you a Mac or PC? Mac
Top 3 bands RHCP, Slightly Stoopid, and Eminem
Greatest strength I never give up
Most frustrating challenge Trying to win every single race I enter.