Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Drink: Red Bull
Hometown: Houtzdale, PA
Day Job: Normally recycling/running a loader... now it's full time training and riding.
Started Riding: Age 3 (on a 3 wheeler)
First ATC/ATV: ATC 70r
Years Racing: 15 Years (off and on including dirtbikes)
Racing Series: Formula Pro Quads and GNC Series
2004 Class: Pro
Current Quad(s): Honda TRX450R
Quad Racing Career Highlights: Winning Mt.
Morris, winning 4 out of 5 Pro Quad races, and winning
every major event in the off season since Loretta Lynns
National GNC Champion, about 10 times.
What type of physical training do you do?
Mainly riding and jogging, gotta ride.
How often do you Practice & Where?
Try to practice everyday of the week. Lately been practicing in California and Texas,
but normally in PA at my house and Rausch Creek Motorsports.
Do you practice with anyone?
I practice with Michelle & Freddie Reiser and a few other
A Class riders.
Why do you race in the Formula Pro Quad
The biggest reason is to get more spectators to see what we
can do on the quads (With the tv coverage and 50,000 people
at the events.) Also to get my sponsors a little more publicity
What are some of your highlights from
Winning all but one of the Pro Quad Series races this season.
Which race this season would you like
The Glen Helen MX opener because of all the problems I had
that weekend. I lost my rear brakes and the engine overheated,
and to top everything, I literally fell off my Honda into
a puddle of mud when I was attempting to pass Jeremiah Jones
going into a berm.
What was the most important thing you
learned this year?
Suspension setup because it keeps you from getting tired and
makes you feel more comfortable on the quad, so you can go
faster with confidence. I use to just get on and ride, but
now my quad is setup properly for each race.
Are there any locations
you wish were added or removed?
I'd like to see more locations added, especially back east,
and the series extended through the entire winter season.
Any other changes you would like to
see in the Series?
I'd like to see them get an outside sponsor to put up a $300,000 - $500,000
purse fund for us all to work for so it's not just the top 4 making money.
Are you excited about the GNC MX series
Yes. I think this will be my best shot at winning a championship,
I'm in the best shape of my life and I'm ready! Plus Honda
is helping out with sponsorship this year.
How many people do you have in your
pit crew & names?
Me, Michelle, mom, dad, the Reiser family (Freddie, Fred,
Michelle), Dave Gibson, Curtis Sparks, Freddy from BlingStar.
I could go on forever with the people who are helping me out.
Any predictions for the GNC
I think this year is going to be one of the biggest year we've
had yet. My prediction.. I'm going to be champion, Timmy's
going to be second, Doug's going to be third, Jeremiah's going
to be fourth: You never know, Keith Little, Kory Ellis and
some others a really fast, but I'm going to make sure I come
out on top!
East Coast ATV, Bling Star, Fox Racing Shocks, Honda, Pro
Honda Oils, Tag, Douglas Wheels, Lonestar, Gibson, Maxxis,
Shift, Rausch Creek Motorsports, Castille Chiropractic, Travis'
Gym, Hinson, Scott Goggles, Precision Racing Products, Adam
Cambell Photography, and ATVRiders.com.
How do you like the new Fox Shocks?
So far they have been the best shocks I've ever ridden. The
front air shocks are just so smooth. There's nothing that
can bind or get dirt in, so they stay smooth. We haven't had
any failures with them at all, and they're just kicking butt
as far as I'm concerned. I think they are going to be the
best thing out there.
Is the setup any different?
They're not really a lot different to setup. They're a little
bit different in thinking to setup. Your air pressure is kind
of like your spring rate, so you have to figure out what you
want to do with that.