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MAGAZINE

JUNE 2018

Jacob Wilson

Ryder Voltaire Brantley Saltar


President Randy Faul (863)244-3709 president@floridatrailriders.org Vice President James Hill (941) 812-1247 vicepresident@floridatrailriders.org Secretary Shaun Foutch

RIDER

Enduro

AA/A Don Chriss (407)694-5614

decorlando@gmail.com

B/C

VACANT

Treasurer Allen Pearce (352)339-5644 treasurer@floridatrailriders.org

Hare Scrambles Randy Rash (954)931-5709 hschair@floridatrailriders.org Enduros George Tolson (863)698-3837 endurochair@floridatrailriders.org Enduros Glenn Hunt (678)-231-4100 ghunt350xc@gmail.com Hare Scrambles Dan Aitken (407)461-8595 hsref@floridatrailriders.org Associate HS Ref Pete Rose (941)270-1189 pwrracingktm@gmail.com

Magazine Editor Dave Dekmar (941) 356-7796 ftrmagazine@dekmar3d.com

Specialty C/Women Jimmy Pitts (321)632-3456

Hare Scrambles AA/A

Timothy Campbell

secretary@floridatrailriders.org

Specialty A/B Peter Magee (352)-472-6932 cr250@bellsouth.net

REPS

WHO TO

CONTACT

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B/C Ryan McCarthy (941)234-5086

thetimtime@gmail.com

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Specialty A/B Danny Kittell (727)244-7299 cell (727)786-8922 home kittell@verizon.net

Specialty C/Women Kerri Chambers (863)956-9140 jekchambers@aol.com

Saturday Classes Kurt Lucas (786)385-7771 ktmx16@gmail.com

Quads Pete Rose (941)270-1189

pwrracingktm@gmail.com

Scorekeepers

Hare Scramble Brandon St. John (912)729-1089 hsscore@ floridatrailriders.org

Enduro Calvin M Smith (941)228-4140 enduroscore@ floridatrailriders.org

Electronic Scoring Maintenance Tim Nordle score.n.it.4.ftr@gmail.com

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS

IN THIS ISSUE Page 4 Page 4 Page 6 Page 7 Page 9 Page 12 Page 14 Page 24

Executive Committee Contacts Riders Reps Area Reps and Club Contacts The Prez Says FTR Graduates Around the pits What's He Racing Now with Jacob Team Dusty Trail Riders

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Ryder Voltaire, Brantley Saltar, and Jacob Wilson jockey for position in Samsula. PC Morgan Hill

New Hare Scrambles Pre-Entry Website FTR has contracted with a new company for Hare Scramble pre-entries.

Mikayla Hayes, Quad Jrs #200, was "Haulin Tail" at the recent Naturecoast Trail Blazers hare scramble held in Dade City, FL on March 24th, 2018. She finished 2nd place in the race and finished out the season in 2nd place. Great job Mikayla.

The website is: www.imathlete.com. •You can sign in to this website and build your profile. •You only have to do this once. •You will use the Username and Password you set up to access your account for the pre-entry. •Pre-entry will open approximately 10 days before the race weekend.

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Area #1: Spencer St. John (912)674-8871 killerktm21@yahoo.com Counties: Out-of-State, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie Area #2: Larry Roberts Counties: Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Union, Bradford, Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam, St. Johns Area #3: William Toreki (352)372-1135 stillbill@cox.net Counties: Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion, Citrus, Sumter, Lake

CLUB Area #10: Luis M Rodriguez (772)871-6385 luisabx@hotmail.com Counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin Area #11 Peter Rose (941)270-1189 pwrracingktm@gmail.com pete.rose@marinemax.com Counties: Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendry, Collier Area #12: Kyle McAfee Counties: Palm Beach Area #13: Paul Lucas Counties: Broward, Dade, Monroe

1 Apollo Motorcycle Club Mark Bordelon (321)794-0993 voice and text markbord115@gmail.com www.apollomotorcycleclub.com 2 Azalea City Motorcycle Club Gary Wyatt-Interlachan,Fl (386)684-2698 wyattg1@windstream.net 3 Big Scrub Trail Riders John Hawkins-Tavares,Fl (352) 516-6903 jamohawkins@embarqmail.com www.bigscrub.com 4 Central Florida Trail Riders Dave Nagle (407) 222-0050 centaurconstruction@yahoo.com 5 Columbia Enduro Riders Ricky Dennis-Columbia,SC (803)786-0051 mastercraft@bellsouth.net 6 Daytona Dirt Riders Shaun Foutch (386)214-4878 eastflorida234@yahoo.com zwww.daytonadirtriders.com

Area #4: Joe Carrasquillo (386)295-8428 fdjoec@aol.com Counties: Flagler, Volusia Area #5: Mike Belle (813)963-0657 mikebelle@tampabay.rr.com Counties: Hernando, Pasco. Pinellas, West Hillsborough

7 Family Riders, Inc. Johnny Thomas-Hanahan,SC (843)553-1463 familyriderssc@bellsouth.net 8Greenville Enduro Riders Chris Poole-Laurens,SC info@greenvilleenduroriders.com

Area #6: Jason Croley Counties: East Hillsborough, Polk Area #7: Bill Jenkins, Jr. (407)282-6056 ford3233@aol.com Counties: Seminole, Orange, Osceola Area #8: Mark Bordelon (321)794-0993 mborde01@intersil.com Counties: Brevard, Indian River Area #9: Steve Nutter (941)915-5547 snutter@live.com Counties: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Highlands

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Joe Strickland- PR Chair (904)652-5761 rcdrjax@gmail.com www.rcdr.org 14 Sarasota Area Dirt Riders Scott Bryant (941)223-9014 gbryant@comcast.net www.sarasotadirtriders.com 15 Sarasota Area Quad Riders Amanda Fronckowiak-Venice,Fl (941) 223-6974 ajc7191@comcast.net 16 Southeast Florida Trail Riders Fra n k Ca m p b e l l -We s t p a l m Beach,Fl (561) 951-3732 Seftr35@yahoo.com 17 Sumter Enduro Riders Johnny McCoy-Sumter,SC (803) 481-5169 serma@ftc-i.net www.sermaclub.com 18 Suncoast Trail Blazers Troy Stainbrook Spring Hill,Fl (813)892-0929 www.suncoasttrailblazers.com 19 Sunrunners M/C Dale Ellis-Auburndale,Fl (407)467-1196 dlellis@laneconstruction.com 20 Tallahassee Trail Riders Mikey Rainey (850)591-5386 www.tallahasseetrailriders.org

9 Old School Dirt Riders Ben Kelly-Sarasota,Fl (941)650-1473/(941)650-1474 ftr90racer@yahoo.com 10 Palm Beach Track & Trail Jim Agate-Hollywood,Fl (954)562-2500 jim@agatemortgage.com 11 Perry Mountain M/C Glenn Hollingshead-Selma.AL (334)872-0619 hhollingsh@msn.com 12 Nature Coast Trail Blazers Rob Swann (813)731-5552 rswann222@gmail.com www.naturecoasttrailblazers.com

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13 River City Dirt Riders Woody Westbrook-President (850)320-4088

21 Treasure Coast Trail Riders Luis Rodriguez (772)801-9777 luisabx@hotmail.com

CONTACTS

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The Prez Say’s

FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS A

s our competition season comes to a close and the final points are tallied, there has been some excellent racing along with some true sportsmanship. The concern shown from our members and our competitors during their race just takes center stage on why FTR continues to be the great organization it is. Many of you have stopped your race and given up your position to check on or attend a fellow rider that has had a mishap. I have heard so many stories that are just overwhelming on the unselfishness that our riders continue to display. I guess it boils down to taking care of our FTR family and friends in ways that nobody on the outside could understand and that’s why our organization is special. I had the opportunity to assist our medical team at the River City Dirt Riders event last month and what an eye opener it was. Normally there are 5-6 medical personnel on hand at every event but this time we were short. Running from one side of the property to the other checking on our riders, it brought a whole new perspective of what their

A the chaplain's corner

s I am a member of the Daytona Dirt Riders, this past weekend was a very big deal. The Strickland Ranch Shootout finally took place 9 months after its original date in September 2017. As most of you know, we had to postpone the race numerous times due to the flooding of our property from the hurricanes.

This last weekend started out great with clear skies and warm sunshine. By Sunday morning, things had changed. We woke up to fog that soon turned to mist and then to a steady, unending, drizzle. Sections of the Sunday course had to be rerouted as it soon became a “mudder”. Even with this, most of the riders enjoyed the challenge and complimented the club for their work. God sometimes lets it rain on us. Sometimes it’s a light but annoying shower, like “where did I put those keys?” to full blown tornadoes that make you ask "Why God why?".

weekly schedule is about. Fortunately we didn’t have any major injuries and hardly any calls the entire weekend. Still the few that I was involved with didn’t require any transports out but it did give me a different outlook on what all takes place when the call comes in. I would also like to compliment the RCDR club for a job well done as they were thrown a unpredictable weekend with some weather that called for some quick course decisions. Our next event coming up is our awards ceremony on August 4th that is shaping up to be a fun filled day with lots of awards to be given out. We are also looking for volunteers to help so if you can spare a few hours please contact Lacey Nordle as she is graciously heading up our event once again. As always, Thanks for listening. Randy Faul

So, when those “storms of life” come, and they will, try not ask God “why” but “what are You trying to teach me and how can I use this situation to better earn the right to speak about Your love and compassion. Jesus said it very well when his “crew” were out on a boat in the middle of storm: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." (Matthew 14:27) He will see you through it all (!), just let Him. We have started “The Good Race” joy service every Saturday night from 7:30 to 7:45 pm. We meet at the CMA tent on vendor’s row. Bring a chair and come join us! Blessings on and off the road, Jim and Betty Edleston CMA

About 9 years ago I had a tornado come out of the blue. I truly did not know if He was going to let me stay down here. While I was ready to “go home”, it was certainly not what I wanted. God brought me through that storm and used it to turn my perspective and my life direction. It is because of that change that I am involved in the Florida Trail Riders. This last weekend God used that weather. While none of us wanted the rain, that Sunday tested our club’s resourcefulness and we came out stronger for it.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS

Kevin Moore graduated from Sarasota High School. Kevin is doin a summer camp with the Sailor Circus and is interested in going into Wildlife Law Enforcement or the service.

Jake Alsup graduated from North Port High School. Congratulations Jake, well done.

Bri Richmond graduated from Lake Miniola High School and will be going to Valencia College then off to University of Central Florida.

FTR 2018 GRADUATES

Matt Tolken, pictured with his mom LeeAnn, graduated from J.W. Mitchell High School.

Justin Short and Logan Stewart both graduated from Santa Fe High School. Justin is going to Santa Fe College for MultiMedia and Video Production. Logan is off to become a firfighter. Good luck to both of you.

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Around The Pits

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ello fellow FTR members! It is being held, once again, at the Ocean Center in sunny Daytona Beach Florida on August 4th, 2018! The food at the banquet will be concession style again this year. The concession stand will be solely for the use of FTR banquet attendees, unlike last year. The ticket prices do NOT include any food. Pre-purchased tickets are $10 per person 13 years and older, $5 per person for ages 5 to 12, and any person under the age of 5 will be free. There is a $5 increase for tickets that will be purchased at the door the day of the event. The link for the tickets is on the front page of the FTR website

Special Hotel Rates NOW AVAILABLE at The Plaza Resort & Spa. To reserve rooms call 1-866-500-5630 and ask for the FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS room block.

The season is done and I hope you all have been submitting who you would nominate for Pit Mom/Dad and Sportsman of the year! This year's banquet will be semi-formal attire/business attire!! The banquet will be later in the evening so all attendees can go enjoy the beach and other fun attractions during the day. So NO BEACH ATTIRE! We ask that anyone attending the banquet stays for the entire length of the banquet, out of respect and support for fellow racers (this was an issue last year). Randy Hawkins from Am-Pro Yamaha will be on hand and

Update From Ron Commo

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irst off I want to thank everyone in FTR , TF Racing, Mike Hall, Tom and Ellen Fleming and everyone else who helped and donated and reached out to Miki and I. Your love and support is helping us through one of the toughest times of my life physically and financially. As the bills are still piling up. I’ve been waiting to send out this update and massive Thank You on my 4 month appointment. This has been one of the hardest things I have had to deal with mentally, as well in my lifetime of racing. I’ve hit a lot of trees, rocks, and berms! But this was one of those crashes that really makes you think ! I was very lucky that I hit the way I did. I could have easily hit my head or neck. On a lighter note, I am walking and cycling again. I still have pain in my knee and hip but my Physical Therapist, Dr. Ngyuen Vu Dinh, helped me progress rapidly and I have not had to work with him for over a month. He really knows his stuff ! Everything has healed well and now I have to rebuild the strength back in my leg. I feel like I’m at around 80 %. I lost over 2.5 % of muscle mass and all my strength in my leg but I’ve been working hard and I’ve come a long ways with a long ways to go. Thank you so much to everyone it means more than you know ! -Ron Commo III

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BANQUET INFO will be helping with the on stage ceremony. Once again if anyone would like to volunteer the day of the banquet or with prior planning, please contact Lisa or Lacey Nordle. Any and all help is greatly appreciated! Thank you, Lacey and Lisa Nordle 352-457-5030 (Lacey) or 352-748-4071 (Lisa) laceynordle@gmail.com

2018 FTR AWARDS BANQUET SCHEDULE

Doors to the vendor area open at 10AM. Armband pick up/ purchase is in the vendor area Banquet seating with open at 2PM Opening ceremonies will begin around 230PM PW Awards 65/Mini Awards Sunday PM Awards Highpoint and Top A/B/C Enduros Saturday PM Awards Sunday AM Awards

Quads

Due to people missing their awards last year, I am not posting what times we plan on doing each of the classes like I did last year. Please attend the entire banquet as a courtesy for all other racers.


CONTACT RANDY FAUL

randt817@gmail.com (863)244-3709


FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS

WHAT'S HE RACING NOW? R

ound 7 of the HS series was the farewell ride at the much loved Snake River race in Okeechobee. I was lucky enough to snag a 2015 KX250f from Brian Dinkel. This bike is no one's race bike at the time of the race. It was purchased from the Kosters when Bryce upgraded, and left exactly how he had it. Brian Dinkel is saving it for Justin to race the A class next season. As I'm typing this, Justin just got done beating all the A250 riders from the B250 line at DDR, so I'm sure he's going to have a fine time up in A on this 2015. When I got the bike it had a glazed or contaminated front pads so I had a tough time in practice. Fortunately we found some replacements and Moto4Play got them installed for me before race time. Believe it or not, I've only ever competed on a 250f one other time which was the 2003 or 2004 24hr race. At the time I would have normally used one, they were still in their adolescent stages of R&D and were hard to start when hot. We've come a long way since then and I can see why so many people buy these. It started 1st kick on the line and I rounded the first few corners behind Shawn (also on a 250f) but got overtaken by Clay on his 450 out in the fields and that's where I stayed for

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the rest of the race. I can't complain about this bike at all. The suspension was far stiffer than I like but surprisingly I didn't get any blisters. One thing to note is the transmission. I'm not sure what to attribute the smooth shifting to. Is it a Kawasaki thing? Is it the Amsoil? Did the Kosters have transmission work done to it? Whatever it was, this bike shifted more smoothly than any other bike. I could upshift at wide open throttle with ease. Think "click" instead of "clank". When the results were posted I got a rude awakening. As fast as I felt on this bike, it just didn't show. 14th overall, beat by a few guys that I can normally best in corrected time. This happened to me back in 2007 when I borrowed my brother's 450. That race I also felt smooth and fast, but had poor results. Maybe I need more time on a Kawasaki to get acquainted with them. I'll say that racing this bike made a 250f a realistic option for me in the future. Big Thanks to The Dinkel team for loaning me this bike. Engine 250\350 Brakes 10/10 Suspension 7/10 as is for me. Maybe other guys like them that stiff.


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Landon Lynn showed maximum effort at the Nature Coast Trailblazers Haulin Tail Hare Scramble. He brought his Team Cycle Sports Center KTM to a hard fought second place finish with less than one second separating him and Jesse Ansley for the win. Photo by Brianna Avirett


FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS 2018 2017-2018 HARE SCRAMBLE ROUND 11

Haulin Tail Hare Scramble Photos By morgan Hill

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FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS How to Make the Most of Your Off-Season Training

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s the off road racing season winds down, it can be easy to put the racing behind you, start tackling those projects around the house you’ve been neglecting, and take a little time to recover. Allow yourself to rest and take pride in completing another season of racing. I hope that you have been able to stay injury free. Of course, I’m not going to let you rest for long. This is a fitness based article and we need to take some assessments and see what we can improve upon for the next year. If you wait too long, you’ll focus on the highlight reel and not the areas that you need to work on. Let’s break down our strategies going into the summer. In strength and conditioning, it is common to plan out a year or more of training cycles at one time. These are referred to as macro cycles. Macro cycles for most athletes include the off season and in season training programs. Each macro cycle is broken down into meso cycles that can be anywhere from a month to 8 weeks or more depending on the athlete and sport. Meso cycles are broken down into micro cycles that can be written out as weeks of training and days of training. There are phases and waves and all kinds of fun spread sheets that you can make! But what’s important here is to take a solid assessment of where you are in your macro cycle, and what you need to be focusing on during the next 2-3 months of the off season. In general, 2-3 months isn’t a long time to prepare for such a long off road racing season. If you race every weekend, you need to be very focused on your goals during the off season, because hard training during the racing season will be difficult to do. My advice is to take the off season and work to build more work capacity and focus on the areas that need improvement while you have the time to train hard AND recover from that training. Make a short list of your triumphs and pit falls this season. Were there any races where you gassed out? Did you get overheated? Did you favor the longer races or the shorter, faster events? A quick and dirty list will help you to decide what you need to focus on first.

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Coach Tyler Coody

Generally, I like to suggest that off season work prioritizes hypertrophy work at the beginning of the training cycle. This is where you can eat a little more, recover well, and most importantly gain strength and size. This might be a step of the process that is shortened or overlooked entirely by endurance athletes, but it is still a very important step of the process in my opinion. One of our most popular training programs at Grenade Fitness is the Gorilla Block and the Gorilla Block 2.0. These programs emphasis mass and strength and would be a great addition to the off season program. Upon completing the hypertrophy work, it would be a good idea to build a large aerobic base. This can be done many ways, but ideally you would incorporate a combination of interval training and steady state aerobic work in the form of running, rowing, biking, or swimming. There would still be a focus on strength training, but less emphasis on mass development and more emphasis on endurance work. The Otter Block is our cutting template and incorporates all of these tactics. The only adjustment I would make is to include you longer distance/duration aerobic work in conjunction with the supplied program. By this time, you would have started to enter the racing season and it would be a good idea to incorporate a combination of all three programs into a general maintenance phase. Our Panda Block program is perfect for this. It has a great combination of strength training and metabolic conditioning that will help keep you from getting too beat up during training and allow you to compete at the highest level. If you are interested in these training programs, visit www. grenadefitness.com/courses-and-programs. All of our programs are FREE downloads. Some are excel templates, some are eBooks, and some are bundles, but they are all free. You can get as many as you like and structure your program according to what you need to work on. I hope you take the time this off season to go after any weaknesses in your fitness training. As always, if I can help you get things dialed in, feel free to email me at coodyt@grenadefitness.com. Get Better! Tyler Coody, MS, CSCS


FLORIDA TRAIL RIDERS www.matthewbatchie.com

Bill Drumm brought out his 79 Dodge Power Wagon in the heavy rain, something he never does, to honor Matt. Matt and Bill were great friends and Matt loved that old truck.

This Fox helmet custom painted with Matt's favorite hobbies, by his cousin Alyssa, raised $300 at the silent auction.

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n Saturday, May 26th, the life of one of FTR's up and coming racers was celebrated with the 1st Annual Truck Show and Line Dancing Fundraiser. This past May marked the one year anniversary of Matt's passing and if you live in or around Sarasota you will know for sure that he has not been forgotten. Batchie Strong has become a regular sight on many cars and trucks around town. The heavy rains didn't keep all of his friends and family away from the chance to show Matt that he is missed and give support to the Matthew Batchie Wheeling For Others Foundation whose mission is to provide safety gear in hopes that youth riders will be equipped with the latest and safest gear. Make sure you stop by and say hi at this years banquet.

Dennis, Lee, and Andrew were overwhelmed with the support shown.

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Team Dusty Trail Riders

Getting to know...

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eam DTR “Dusty Trail Riders” was created by Dustin and Ashley Morgan to keep kids "On The Seats And Off The Streets." Their son and a few of his friends showed interest and the rest is history. When asked how it has changed their lives, Dustin replied with, “We are constantly on the go and trying to figure out how we are going to make the next one. Time and Money are the hardest part of it. Seeing the kids grow with a good education and possibly a championship makes it all worth it. Not sure how, but by the grace of God we pull it off every week.” Ashley said, “It has changed their lives drastically. They now prepare for six instead of the three of them. (Ashley, her son Jayten and super step Dad and husband Dustin). Getting them all on the same page all the time is sometimes a struggle. They are four

teenage boys around the same ages. Keeping them organized is a chore and seems to be an impossible task but we manage. We collectively work together

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every day to prepare for the next week. Outside of staying the night Monday thru Thursday and just sleeping at home, our house is their house. Watching the team all come through the finish chicane, staying off the streets, passing drug tests, getting grades of a C average, of course we want all A’s, being respectful and helpful is a reward like no other. If team doesn’t meet all the requirements they are not allowed to race.”

We asked Team Mom Ashley to describe each rider. (Tydarius Jones age16 17B Ktm 200 6th Jr B ) TY – Respectful. Go getter. My Other son. (Anthony Antonio age 16 9C RM 125 9th Jr C) Ant – Pretty boy. Jokester. Smart. Full of Energy. (Gage Tatum age 15 14C CR 125 5th Jr C ) Gage – Quiet. Long hair don’t care. Great Soul! (Jayten Elliott age 15 5C CR 125 5th Jr C ) Jay- my only child. He is my favorite. LOL.

What does it mean to you to be part of this team? Anthony: Being part of this team means having reasonability and being part of something bigger than I am. Jayten: Being a part of this team means a lot and lets me feel like I am a part of something. Gage: Doing something positive and staying off the streets and on the seats. Tydarius: I feel like I’m part of something that can help me become a better person and a better racer.


Are there special rules or responsibilities that you must keep to stay on the team? Anthony: We are required to pass our classes and tests and overall be respectful and responsible. Jayten: Pass my “tests”, my classes and stay respectful. Gage: The special rules of being part of this team is to be respectful and pass our tests and get good grades. Tydarius: You must have good grades, workout, and you must pass a drug test.

Have you missed any races because you didn't complete the team rules?

Anthony: I have missed a couple of races due to slip ups but in the end, I learned from my mishaps. Jayten: I have not missed any. I have stayed clean and passed my classes. Gage: I have missed two races due to not completing one of the special rules. I learned that being part of a team means Respect. Tydarius: No

What would you be doing if you were not training and racing?

Anthony: Before I joined the team, I didn’t do much but go to school and hang out with my friends. Now I have some purpose. Jayten: Playing video games and hanging out with friends. Gage: I would be chilling with my friend and going to school Tydarius: Playing football Favorite person to compete with in your class? Anthony: Tydarius Jones Jayten: 112 Jackson Nixdorf. Gage: I like to compete with Scotty. Tydarius: Trevor Riley and Luke Rewis

Favorite track?

Anthony: Bartow Jayten: Gatorback Gage: Snake River Tydarius: Samsula

Favorite parts of a race?

Anthony: Final lap because that is when everything gets real. Jayten: When I pass the person in front of me. Gage: Battling with friends is my favorite part of the race. Tydarius: The First lap because everyone is going fast and letting it hang loose.

Favorite type of race?

Anthony: Open Field so I can Hawk people down. Jayten: Jumps. Technical. Gage: Muddy races. Tydarius: I like coming from behind because it shows that I am still pushing. Jumps because they are a weakness to some racers.

Favorite part of the race weekend?

Anthony: Getting through the finish line at the end of the race. Jayten: Crossing the finish line. Gage: Right before a race getting butterflies in my stomach. Tydarius: After the race hanging out with my friends.

What do you do to help prepare for the race weekend? Anthony: Train, Train, train and keep our bikes at top condition. Jayten: Riding dirt bikes, bikes, flipping tires, pushups, running, crunches and pull ups. Gage: We get the trailer clean, wash the bikes, change the filters and oil if needed and load the trailer. Tydarius: Go to Mrs. Ashley and Dustin’s house after school to get prepared, cleaning the trailer and getting food.

What have you learned the most about the experience?

Anthony: I learned how to put something before myself. Jayten: How to work as a team. Respect and how to go fast. Gage: I have learned to be respectful. Tydarius: Hard work always pays off.

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Tell us about the relationship you have with Mr. Dusty and Mrs. Ashley?

Anthony: We are constantly working with them to make everything run smooth when it comes to: loading, unloading, working on the bikes etc. They really do mean a lot to me, they both bend over backwards to keep us off the streets and on the seats. Jayten: They are my parents. I love them and would do anything for them. Gage: My relationship is good. They got me out of trouble and helped me to be a better person and something to look forward to. They mean a lot, they try to keep me out of trouble by keeping me on the seats and off the streets. Tydarius: We are pretty close they’re like family to me.

What do you do to get your groove back when you are racing and not doing so good? Anthony: I take a deep breath and focus on getting the win. Jayten: Focus on the trail or track ahead or sing in my head. Gage: I train hard and try to keep a clear mind and stay positive. Tydarius: I take a deep breath and go on a charge for first and train harder.

What does sportsmanship mean to you?

Anthony: It means competing to the best of my ability and accepting whatever place I get and to learn from my mistakes. Jayten: Everything because if we all show good sportsmanship, then everything runs smoothly on and off the track. Less protests. Gage: Sportsmanship means to have respect. Tydarius: Treating everybody with respect.

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If you could change one thing in FTR what would it be? Jayten: Let me pit ride all I want. Gage: To be able to spectate more. Tydarius: Using pit bikes more.

What piece of gear do you need the most? Anthony: New helmet and boots. Fav brand Seven Jayten: Helmet Fav Brand FOX Gage: I need a new chest protector the most. Fav brand Seven Tydarius: Helmet, boots, chest protector, knee. I like to stay safe!! Fav Brand Seven.

Team DDR would like to thank their sponsors Seminole Power Sports, Williams Custom Jewelry, Answer, 100%, D&D Suspension and Pitbull Performance. O’Donnell Landscaping, HBD Graphics, Their FTR Family and several others that have reached out but would like to remain anonymous. We are truly grateful. If you would like to help out Dusty and Ashley please contact Ashley at tatertot3034@gmail.com or on Facebook DTRRaceTeam The team needs are: Boots and chest protectors. Goggles and gloves. Per Ashley.


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