Another week down in 2010 and another Racerhead. Let's begin with good news, and then strange news. The good news is that there's a new Weigandt in the world! Jason Weigandt and his supercool wife Alisa are proud parents for the first time! Little Miss Lily Weigandt entered the world yesterday afternoon after a very long wait—like, really, long. But mama and baby are doing just fine.
Lily Weigandt was born on Thursday June 17th, 2010.
Which brings us to the strange news....
Let me turn it over here to Steve Cox:
It was an interesting week at the Racer X Offices. For a few days we had the world's fastest parking lot, as GEICO Powersports Honda's Brett Metcalfe and current privateer Grant Langston (yes, he's a privateer, no matter how you look at it) parked together in the company lot. And staying off-site was another privateer, Scotty Champion, along with his girlfriend, Erin Normoyle. We even had the illustrious GuyB of VitalMX.com fame hanging out for a day before heading south with his Tacoma-and-camper mobile HQ. It was fun to hang out with all those guys and bench race. Metty is loving the 450, loving the fact the races are being shown live in Australia, and loving the fact that his beloved Los Angeles Lakers were in the NBA Finals (he even wore his Lakers jersey to Mario's Fishbowl to watch Game 6; can't imagine how happy he and Sheena were after they clinched it last night).
Sheena and Brett Metcalfe were around the Racer X office all week.
And here's a funny Langston story. Grant knows motocross very, very well. He went through my office spotting all kinds of old-school memorabilia and stickers and posters and trading cards. We started talking about the Motocross des Nations, where we first met in 2000, and he brought up the fact that the biggest disappointment in his young life was not getting to go to the '93 race in Schwanenstadt, Austria. "My dad was a mechanic for another rider and he got to go but he didn't have enough money for me to go, so I cried and cried," Langston admitted. "And when he got back, I was even more bummed because all I wanted was a poster or something from the event. All he brought back was a back of Hi-Flyers trading cards - no poster, no nothing...."
Check out this old MXdN footage that someone just put up. It’s Australia 1992. The guy hit me up on Twitter and told me it was up. Hopefully, he will post the rest of the races.
That's it for this week. See you at the races.