I think that’s an amazing idea. Now all you have to do is get in touch with the folks that produce the shows, get them to see your points and then make the necessary changes. That should be really easy for you to do. We actually told our riders not to thank any sponsors on the podium. We told them to just talk candidly about their race and show some of their personality. Our logos are big enough on the gear and hats that the fans can see who the sponsors are. We just wanted to encourage them to be themselves and not mimic every other rider they’ve ever heard talking into a mic since they were little kids. Of course this plan backfires big-time if your rider has no personality or a bad personality in which case you encourage them to try to act like someone else.
What is the deal with Murrieta, California? Is this community more pro-racer friendly than any other city? It seems that once a kid makes the big time, he buys a house in Murrieta. Isn't this the same community that wanted McGrath to stop riding on his own property?
Murrieta is close to the test tracks and many other local motocross tracks. It has good restaurants, doctors, and an ER with a trauma center just up the road. So, logistically speaking, it is a great place for a racer to live. But that isn’t why most riders live here. Most young racers move here because the girls that inhabit this area are infatuated with the "bro" lifestyle. If you have tattoos or a lifted truck or a hat with a flat bill or black hair or lots of piercings or black plastic on your bike or a SoCal sticker on your back window or any combination of the previously mentioned things you will get more ass in Murrieta than the driver's seat of a miled-out rental car. Sad but true.
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