This web page and the link to my blog is where you can follow my harescramble, enduro and whatever other motorcycle riding efforts I make. Watch for updated information on how my training is going, the status of the bikes and gear and how my mental state is as the season wears on.
Here’s my story. I have had a motorcycle fetish all my life. My dad bought me a Honda Z-50 when I was 8 and I grew from one bike to another from then on. There was a 10 year gap in my school years where I didn’t ride. When money started to come in with a real job I started riding again with the purchase of a 1994 YZ250. Although I had been around motos most of my life I had ever actually competed until I raced a Ducati 748 in the Colorado-based MRA series. That became very expensive (since I chose to ride a Ducati) so Supermoto became my next thing. I built a 2004 CRF450 into a race rig and did part of the Briggs and Stratton series at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. My interest changed again when Joe, my race partner and co-worker, got me into harescramble racing. I bought a CRF250 and woods-ified it. That season of racing hooked me for good and Joe and I have been doing the District 16 and neighboring district events ever since.
In 2008 Joe and I did the majority of the GNCC series. We used my half-baked van and a popup camper to cart our gear and camp at the race venues. Although I was old enough to race in the Senior 40+ category, I raced Vet 30+ and finished 5th in class. I posted several top 3 finished in class and even broke the top 50 overall a few times. Earning race results wasn’t really my goal going in ‘08 – the GNCC experience was what Joe and I set our lives on hold for. I’d urge anyone that is considering a go at the GNCC series to get on with it. It’s a hoot. Check out our archived blogs for a glimpse at what we went through.
But now it’s back to reality and racing local District 16 and surrounding series races in 2009. I really enjoy the local stuff – the casual atmosphere, chatting it up with friends, starting races on time and getting home the same day as the event. The racing can’t start soon enough!
On the home front, my wife, who has endless patience and understanding, asks that I come home with no debilitating injuries. I do my best.
Follow along with Joe and me as we race our Suzuki’s all over the Upper Midwest!
Email Scott – Scott@vesrahoffroad.com