One of the coolest parts of our jobs in covering this sport is watching a rider ascend through the amateur ranks and become one of the next stars of motocross. We’ve been privileged to know GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia and his family from nearly the beginning of his young career. Justin has honed his skills at the Millsaps Training Facility in south Georgia under the watchful eye of Colleen Millsaps for several years and wisely made his pro debut contending the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship last summer instead of taking the normal rookie SX route. That much needed seat time at that level has helped mature the prodigy as he prepares to take his defining aggressive riding style indoors as the SX series moves east this weekend.
TLD Lucas Oil Honda’s Wil Hahn came in the season a bit under the radar, but David Pingree knew exactly what he was doing by signing young Wilbur. His consistent podiums and speed have reminded anyone that wrote him off last year that his is back in a huge way. We’ll catch up with him after another great ride at Anaheim last weekend and see what his plans are for the 18-month break before Seattle.
Jason Weigandt will somehow miraculously have a few spare moments for us tonight. Between his SX, AX, and XXX careers it was hard for him to work us in, but we are always grateful.
The Atlanta SX is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the DMXS Ride4AT charity event at the Bremen Race Park the following day. This will be our sixth year and we hope to reach our goal of $250,000 raised for this worthy cause. Please enjoy the supercross at the Georgia Dome and make plans to join us for a great day of riding, autographs, and gear auctions to raise money for the A-T Children’s Project. Go to www.Ride4AT.com for more information on the event.