DRIVER Q & A
Top 3 People to follow on social media?
General Tire, KMC Wheels, Monster Energy.
Favorite Race and why?
Parker. It has such a variety of terrain. You have really high speed, grated roads, you’ve got washes and it’s really cool because it’s a mix of everything.
Do you have a pre-race routine you go through before heading out into the dessert?
It’s funny how biology is. I yawn. Until I start the race I constantly yawn.
What other adventurous activites to you participate in?
Mountain biking is probably my main passion outside of racing. I like to go to the local places like Aliso Woods, El Morro, I go up to Big Bear and take the kids and do some downhill stuff. I also surf and spend time my kids and the family doing those things.
Best place to go off-roading for a weekend?
I want to go places I’ve never been. I like to explore. I haven’t done a lot by Mammoth so I’d like to get up there. I’d like to just go out in the middle of the desert and find new stuff.
If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
Tools, Jack, Spare Tire, Crackers and Wine.
If you could go to dinner with five other people (dead or alive), who would you pick and why?
My Grandfather (my Dad’s Dad), Buzz Aldrin, Charles Lindbergh, General Patton and King Tutankhamun.
Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
“Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf, Old Michael Jackson and sometimes I like to throw some old disco stuff in there.
Best road trip you have ever taken?
Had a really good road trip up the coast on the PCH up into Monterey and the Redwoods. We stayed in Tahoe for a bit and went to Virginia City. It was cool not having a particular destination. If you don’t like it, leave, if you like it, stay.
Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
I’d like to just go all over the Western United States. Old mines, old towns, old things, just explore and get off the beaten path and go where most people don’t normally go. Go that extra mile to see stuff no one else does.