Max has had a very busy month of area qualifiers and spring nationals. Max qualified in the NW, SW, and MW for the Loretta Lynn regionals.
He also had a great time traveling to Texas for Spring Nationals. Mike and Max had to stop off at The Blue Pool in New Mexico and jump in the 64 degree water!! I think the main appeal was to be able to jump off the rocks!
The first race was The Oakhill Championship. Max had a solid week with a 2nd in the 85 9-13, a 2nd in the 85 mini Sr.1 a 3rd in the 85 (12-14) and a 3rd in the 85 (12-14 limited). All in all it was a great week! Our Orange Brigade team is wonderful. Nathan Ramsey was a huge help in getting Max’s gate ready while Mike was out racing. It never fails that there will be at least one moto that Mike has before or after Max! Nathan’s help was appreciated very much.
Our next race was the James Stewart Freestone Spring Championship! This race started off with full gates and divisions in some classes. Max had some great motos and a few crashes which put him behind the eight ball for overall scores. Max never gives up and always is giving his best! He ended up with a 3rd in the 12-14 limited, 9th in the 9-13, 10th in the mini sr. 2, a 13th in the mini sr. 1 and a 14th in the 12-14 mod. Max went into the 12-14 mod with a 34th after he crashed in the whoops trying to pass for 3rd, got back up and saw that he lost his kick starter!! The second moto was on the last day and in the rain and it was a muddy mess. Max had the best time racing and ended up with a 2nd!
We had an amazing two weeks of racing, crazy weather and a lot of fun.
Mike and Max are on their way to California for the Orange Brigade Camp and The California Classic.
We are very grateful for every ones support and help. It is wonderful to have a great support group!
Hello and Happy Holidays to you all,
It was a very busy, fun month for Max and Mike! The first stop was at the Stewart compound for the Freestone ride day. Max had a blast there and was able to practice in a different kind of dirt/sand. He was also able to hit some big jumps that nearly gave me a heart attack when I saw the video!! They went to another track they called Moonraker, It was the best and most fun practice track that they had ever been at.
Then on to Mini O’s, It was the first time that Max had been there and he had a fun time. His supercross results were a 2nd in the 85 9-11 mod class and a 3rd in the limited class. The Motocross results were a 4th in the mod class and a 6th in the limited classs. He also got 3rd in the Divisional Olympiad! It has been a while that he has had a full gate to compete with and he enjoyed the competition. Overall, it was a great week! video – photos
The Arizona Open was a little warmer and a little more muddy. I was able to fly in for the weekend and watch Mike and Max race. Max had a heck of a time with his mod bike that weekend. Almost every race something happened to get him a dnf. It was very frustrating but Max handled it well and even clapped for his competitors/friends who were racing. I was very proud of him! His stock bike was on point and he won his 85 9-11 limited class with a 1,1,1 . Max even had the funniest podium speech quoting Ricky Bobby. The announcer knew he had difficulties and asked about it, Max said “I feel like Ricky Bobby, if I wasn’t first, I was last”.
I know this is long, but it was a memorable month of good, fun racing!
Our next adventure we will be going to California during Christmas break and practice.
Thank you very much for all you do for Max. We a very fortunate to have an incredible list of sponsors who believe in him and support him.