Hello to everyone,
We finally made it back to Oregon after five weeks of training and racing!
The first stop was a Mammoth qualifier at Competitive Edge MX Park, where he placed 1st in both of his 65 classes. And he placed 6th in the 85, 7-11 class. It was a very windy weekend and Max had to be on his game. He had gotten blown off the track when he was on his 85 where he crashed and Mike had to fix his bars! It was still a good weekend and a start to an exciting month.
We then headed to Texas where we trained at the Masterpool’s for a couple of days before heading to Millcreek MX Park in Pell City, Alabama. Max loves that track and had placed 1st in the 65 stock and mod class, 2nd in his 65 open class, a 2nd in his 85 stock, and a 3rd in the 85 mod class. It was a three moto format and he was on the podium quite a bit! He also won the wakeboard for being “best of the best” in the mini class. Which means that he won the most motos. He was super pumped!
Max and Mike headed to Oakhill Nationals by themselves while I went home for the week. Max ended up with a 1st in the 65 stock, a 2nd in the 65 mod, a 3rd in the 65 open, a 12th in the 85 stock and mod classes. He had a few get offs and fought hard to come back and podium!
The last national was at Freestone MX Park, one of the most fun and favorite races, where Max had placed 1st in all three of his 65 classes. In his 85 classes he had some get offs and we pulled him out of his last 85 mod class. He placed a 16th in the stock and a 19th in the mod class. He was disappointed in himself for not doing better in the 85 classes and crashing too many times. I’m thankful that he wasn’t hurt and we finished off the month strong.
Overall, the five weeks were fun, but tough being away from Max’s brother and sisters. We are very proud of Max! He is excited to qualify for Loretta’s and get ready for Mammoth.
We are very grateful that we have the help from all of you and appreciate everything that you do!
PS: Max had 6 -1st places, 3-2nd places and 2-3rd places.
Mike also, had a good month with 3-1st places, 2-2nd places and 2-3rd places!
Hello to everyone,
We want to say thank you for all of your continued support for the upcoming year and that we are grateful that you chose Max to represent your companies. Max is very excited to have all his sponsors and is planning on getting some podium time at the spring nationals.
Mike and Max will be attending the Millcreek National in Pell City, Alabama, Oakhill National and the Freestone National in Texas. They are planning leaving around the 20th of February for a Mammoth qualifier at Competitive Edge then going to Texas for some practice before heading to Alabama.
They were able to get some practice in during the Christmas break down in California and go to A1. It was a good break from the rain. But until they take off, they will be practicing as much as possible here at home.
Also, Max was lucky enough to get a phone for Christmas and has an instagram! If you would like to follow where he is, and what he is doing, his profile name is Madmax604.
I will keep you updated as best as I can during the nationals and send an update at the end of the nationals.
Mike and Max started off Thanksgiving week by getting out of the rain and practicing in California for a few days before the Winter Nationals in Mesquite, NV.
At Mesquite Max was riding awesome. It was a great three way battle between Max, Austin Black and Pierce Brown. Until he went over the bars and sprained his thumb. We thought he might heal up in time for the Amateur Open. So Max and Mike headed to Buckeye, AZ and rested until practice day. During practice we realized that Max couldn’t hold on very well and that it was too painful.
The doctors say two weeks rest and he should be ok to ride.
Max is feeling much better now and he plans to be back practicing in a week.
After Christmas we are planning to go to Southern California to train and focus on Spring Nationals.
We are very grateful for all of our wonderful sponsors. Thank you for all of your help.