Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hay Days 2007: Forest Lake, MN

Snowmobiles racing on dirt and grass, crazy freestyle riders doing sick tricks on sleds, bikes, and four-wheelers, every snowmobile part and sled you could ever imagine, along with tons of people having the same thought running threw their heads, "I can't wait for it to snow!!" Hay days does the same thing to me every year, makes me wish I was riding my sled some where. Every year, Polaris has most of their riders come out and sign autographs at their booth so I was invited to come and do that again this year. I enjoy doing the autograph sessions just to talk with all the people about racing, sleds, etc. Also at Hay Days, Fox Shox had their annual gathering of all their sponsored teams and friends at their booth, where I talked to them and ate great food. They are a great bunch of people, super chill and just like having fun. Jeff from Fox Shox set me up with a Float shock for my 110 mini bike towards the beginning of the summer and it works so good. You can flat land the crap out of it and it is as smooth as butter, so I was telling him how nice it works for riding and flipping. Other then that, I went around and talked with some of my sponsors and friends who are involved within the sport and checked out all the new stuff coming out for this winter. From the looks of things, it should be a good one. LEvi

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Camino . . . El Camino: Longville, MN

Like most Snocross racers, I am aware I won't be able to do it for ever. As of lately, it seems like the thing to do is to switch over to car racing- Carmichael, McGrath, and I just read that Windham is looking to do the same when he is done with motocross. So, I figured I would follow in their foot steps and try a little car racing. My good friend Muttin, my teammate Chris, and myself went in on 4 El Caminos to start practicing for our car racing careers. Our first time out didn't go as planned when my car caught on fire and started a grass fire (fortunately Fire Fighter Chris has fast feet and was able to stomp the 5ft by 5 ft fire out). While Chris was extinguishing the field fire my Dad and I were trying to put the car fire out. Using the Bobcat I ripped the hood up so Dad could hit the flames with the fire extinguisher. It looked like he almost had it when the fire extinguisher ran out. Being the knowledgeable fire fighter that I am, I knew it was time to take action so I decided to use the smother technique, burying the whole thing with dirt. It's too bad, it was the fastest car of the group. Lol. Before our next race I pushed all the sod up so we were running on dirt so we didn't lose any more cars to fire. The first race was a tight one with Muttin taking third in White Lightning, Chris Taking the Silver despite the hood popping up in the first turn and getting a flat during the race. I stepped up and started my car racing career off with a bang winning my first big race. Next time you see me I'll be passing Dale Jr. in my El camino at Daytona. Lol. Yeah sure.