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I will start out by telling you that I raced the #11 Pro Mod Yamaha Rhino in three racing organizations in 2009. I began this exciting and fulfilling sport at the beginning of 2008. I raced my first race in the Whiplash racing organization in sportsman mod just to see how I liked it. From the second I started the race I was hooked and I decided that I wanted to continue to race. I missed the first two races of the season so I knew I wasn’t going to be in the point’s race. The first few races went good and I decided that I wanted to move up to the pro mod class. I finished out the 2008 year with 4 podium finishes out of 7 races.
After the last race of 2008 I started prepping the car for the 2009 race year. I decided to race 3 different racing organizations in 2009 the first being Whiplash, the second was Grinding Stone, and the third was WORCS where I raced the Pro Mod class in each series. The year went great with many podium finishes. The 2009 year yielded the highest car counts that each series had ever seen so the competition was very fierce. I was only able to race one WORCS race due to the fact that it was close to my home town. I would have loved to race more of the WORCS series, but my finances couldn’t support the traveling all over the west coast. The one race that I did get a chance to participate in I placed second in class 1. By the end of the year I was able to walk away with a first place Pro Mod championship in both the Whiplash and Grinding Stone series.
The car went through a huge change in 2010 and was converted into an SR1 to race the 2011 LOORRS series. The car was completely taken apart, revamped, and with the help of some great sponsors I was able to get my car competitive enough to win some races. The car was finished up around October of 2010 and was ready to take on the big boys in the 2011 LOORRS series. I was able to make it to a couple Lucas Oil Regional races before the end of there season. I had a blast racing short course in front of fans and did pretty well also. I was able to pull off one 1st place and one DNF due to a motor mount failure. The next step was to wait for the 2011 LOORRS race series to start.
January was coming fast and I couldn’t wait to bring in the New Year. My friends and I decided to head to Glamis for the New Years weekend to do some testing and advertising with our Sr1 Rhinos. The weekend started out great, I met up with family friends Bill and Brandon Schuler as they were there unveiling the new Polaris Xp900! We went on some serious rides that afternoon and just had a blast. After some intense riding we headed back to camp to eat lunch and head to the sand drags. My buddy and I showed up to the drags in our Sr1 Rhinos and decided to race down the drags multiple times. On about my 8th pass down the drags tragedy struck!!!! I hit a whoop and bottomed out really bad about ¾ of the way down the drags and an oil line ripped off the engine. At that point the car went up in a ball of flames without anytime to react. I was traveling at about 75mph when it happened and all I wanted to do was to be out of the car. I un harnessed and decided to bail out the window while the car had slowed down to about 50mph. As I came to a stop after tumbling through the sand I glanced down at my lower extremities and realized that I was still on fire. I began rolling violently in the sand trying anything to put out the fire. The oil that had covered my body was difficult to extinguish and it wasn’t until a person in the crowd ran out with a fire extinguisher that the fire was completely put out. I examined the situation and realized I was in shock. The sheriffs/Blm had closed down the drags and were racing up to me. They got out of their vehicles and told me I was in bad shape and recommended air lift to San Diego. I informed that that I didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford an air flight to San Diego. I signed a release and waited for my friend to pick me up. We drove From Glamis to Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix Arizona. The ride there I don’t really remember due to the fact that I was in and out of consciousness and in extreme pain. I arrived to the hospital about 6 hours after the accident and was immediately rushed into the ICU. I was informed that I could spend up to 2 months in the hospital and that all my burns were 3rd degree. Throughout my stay in the hospital I went through 3 different skin graft surgeries, with the main surgery on my birthday. I pushed as hard as I could to get out of the hospital and I was released at the end of January. I began my physical therapy and excelled very well in it, I was super motivated to get back on my feet and walking again. The first few months were rough, but I can finally say that close to a year later that I feel almost 100%. The Rhino was totaled and I was forced to purchase a new utv. I bought the new Polaris Xp900 and I can’t get the racing fever to go away. I have decided to continue racing and enjoy the times I had.
Now here is the part where I tell you why it is that you should sponsor me. I guess there are many reasons why I would love to have your sponsorship, and I will try to hit the main points. To be honest I am not one of the guys that has been blessed with money tree in my back yard, so I have had to learn that my hard work will get me somewhere in life. Everything I have has been bought and earned by me, with a little help from my parents which is always greatly appreciated. I am out in my community helping out both younger and older than me in any way I can. By doing this I am able to gain their trust and they always come for my opinion. I have many that look up to me and want to be just like me. I would be more than thrilled to support your product; I would represent your company like no one else would, I would set great examples, and be the role model that everyone wants. Having a sponsorship from your company would be the icing on my cake!
I am also a very active young adult and I love doing anything and everything outdoors. I am very big into extreme rock crawling, I used to race quads, I ride moto x, I am very big into wakeboarding and wake surfing, I couldn’t get enough of snowboarding, I used to race Bmx, and I also used to race downhill mountain bikes. Pretty much anything that gets me outside around my friends and new people I love to do. I am the well rounded good at almost any sport kind of guy.
I dropped the car off at Lone Star Racing for them to build me their first Xp900 long travel kit for my 2012 racing season. Look for this car to be on the top off the podium at many of the races in the near future!!!
The car was returned to me from the suspension company the weekend before the 2012 King of The Hammers Race. I loaded up the Rv and trailer and headed out to the lake bed that was my home for the next 5 days. Once I arrived in Hammer town the car was unloaded and I started putting time on the new suspension kit. Race day came quick and I was as ready as I was going to be with the amount of time I had. I was lined up 15th in my class (Utv Unlimited 4). The green flag dropped and I was off. The car was great I was passing cars left and right. I Made it up to 2nd place and was in the dust of the 1st place car when I felt the rear-end start handling odd. I continued on until I got to a spot where I could jump out and asses the situation. I found out that the left rear axle shaft was gone and the cv joints were smoking. I climbed back in the car and continued on. At this point I was still in 2nd physically. I made it to the mile marker 47 and the entrance to Elvis when I lost all drive except 1 rear wheel. I climbed out again and found my front driveshaft broken in half. That was the end to my first KOH race and I was on track to taking the 1st place finishing position. I will make sure that I come back in 2013 with the car ready and tested.
2013 started out with my favorite race of the year King of the Hammers. I really look forward to this race every year because of the difficulty of the race and the experience I have in both the desert and the rocks. We drew a fantastic starting spot and were in 1st place by mile marker 3. We ran 50 miles way in front of 2nd place until we made it to the first rock obstacle and realized we had a broken right rear axle shaft from the desert section. We lost quite a few positions making it through the obstacle due to the lack of having both rear tires in the rear. We finally made it to the main pit and switched out the rear axle. After 2 hours in the pit we were off again. We drove hard and made up a lot of time until the race was called due to the time limit being reached. We ended up 6th overall in the 2013 King of the Hammers.
After KOH we decided to run the AVE Pure Side X Side series and check out what they had to offer. We ran a total of 3 races with them out of 5. We placed 2nd in the first race, 1st in the second race, and 4th in the third race. We did up with a 3rd overall in the Pro 1000 class and had a fantastic time racing with them.
I decided in November of 2013 that I wanted to continue racing so I ordered the new Polaris Xp1000 to be able to stay competitive. I will be racing the 2014 King of The Hammers and Best in The Desert racing organization. I really look forward to standing on top of the podium multiple times in 2014.