With breaking his leg three weeks before Loretta's last year, Crockett Myers plans to redeem himself this year. The #411 bike has been training at the MotoX Compound with Matt Walker working on everything that will help him gain speed on the track. Crockett's last race was at Echeconne MX where he cleaned up house, taking the win in every class as well as every holeshot. Crockett is looking to stay on his training and carry his momentum into regionals where he hopes to get his ticket to the Ranch. We caught up with Crockett to see what's been happening lately and what his plans are this year.
Crockett Myers: I train with Matt Walker at the motoxcompound. Matt likes to keep things fresh for us. We have a lot of different tracks to ride. We run motos, sprints, work starts. Some days we do turn track work (my favorite). Every now and then we get to go to a private track that is really nice. Matt pushes me in a positive way that keeps me improving and still having fun on the bike at the same time. I'm feeling very confident on the bike right now and looking forward to regionals.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went.
Crockett Myers: My last race was at Echeconne. My starts were on point, I got every holeshot on all my motos. I went 1-1 on my 65, 85 (9-11), 85 (9 -13). See what happened was...I got the holeshot and then ended up 2nd. I made sure my 2nd motos in that class to get the hole shot and run a very solid 1st lap to set my self up to get the 2nd Moto win for the overall. The echeconne track was amazing. Matt turned it around backwards and put in a lot of fun jumps. It was a great weekend!
Team Dunlop Elite athlete, Casey Cochran has been doing everything in his power to make sure he is healed up enough to race regionals. After crashing at an area qualifier and breaking both of his legs Casey has a had a few weeks of down time. The rising star is in physical therapy and making progress.He expects nothing less than the #1 plate this year at Loretta's, if a couple broke legs wont stop him I don't think anything will...
After discussing that she met with me a second time at this session she was prepared to help me make my goal. She had gone home and Google’ed me and found my website and watched all of my videos that RADMX has made for me. She said she learned a lot from watching them and she had a plan for what she needed to do to get my legs race ready. She has come up with all kind of neat things for me to do that simulate my movements on the bike. It really has been helping me. At 4 weeks post breaks she had me up and walking. At first I was being assisted with a walker but now I am able to walk on my own and it has only been 5 weeks. I also have a really good Doctor who is helping me out Dr. Norman Donati, he is a former rider himself so it has been a blessing to have a doctor that understands what it is that I love. After therapy my mom and I come back to the Murphy’s house and I spend the rest of the day working out in the evenings with Chad, Caden and Canon Murphy. Mr. Chad get all of us boys out there is and trying to help keep my endurance up while I am still off of the bike. I also spend a lot of time in the Sandbox building toy dirt bike tracks with my friends. I also spend some time out at the MotoX Compound just listening to Matt Walker while he is doing training during the day. I also spend time talking with Matt helping to keep my mind focused on the goals that I have set for myself. Being that Matt was a pro himself and has had injuries it helps me to talk with him. He also spends time helping me to keep moving around and keeping myself strong. I could not ask for a better trainer than Matt Walker. He has been right here for me during this entire difficult time. I also enjoy getting to see all of the other CompoundKidz and hanging out and watching them ride. (Watching them ride is not a lot of fun because I want to ride with them).
Coming from Florida is the #777 of Dylan Greer. Dylan showed up to Daniel Boone MX in Kentucky for an Area Qualifier where he stayed consistent bringing home the win in all of his motos but two, which he finished second in, giving him the overall in Schoolboy 2 and 450 B and finishing 2nd in 250 B. Dylan plans to continue putting in hard work and get good results in hopes to pick up some big name sponsors this year. We caught up with Dylan to see what he's been up to and what his plans are for this year.
MP: Your last race, where was it and how did it go?
Dylan Greer: My last race was at Daniel Boone Mx in Kentucky for the qualifier, I did pretty good I won schoolboy 2 and 450b and got second in 250b. I didn't feel good all day I was sick but I still rode well, I Won all of my Motos except for 2 and I got second both of those Motos. So it wasn't a bad weekend at all just trying to get qualified for Loretta's.
MP: What's your goals for this year?
Dylan Greer: My goals for this year are to do well at all the races I go to, to try and get support or get noticed by big name sponsors. I plan to race in France again for the second year and do well there, Loretta's, the Vurb Classic, and Mini O's.
Yamaha bLU cRU athlete, Jordan Jarvis has been putting the hammer down, going to the gym and getting as much seat time as she can to prepare herself to dominate at regionals where she will earn her ticket to this years premiere amateur motocross national held at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch. The #30 bike has her sights on the number 1 plate, and she's not stoping until she wins. We caught up with Jordan to see what she's been up to lately and what her goals are for the rest of this year.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went overall
Jordan Jarvis: I was recently in Vegas for the Arenacross National Championship. I won the girls 7-13 class. 2nd in Women’s, I made a pass and lead for a short time and battled back and forth. Even being the only one on a supermini, it was a great race! I also ran Supermini and the Dominator class. I finished okay in both, but not where I wanted. A bad start in the Dominator class and a crash in the Supermini kept me off the podium. The last 2 weekends were LL Area Qualifiers. First was at Elizabeth City MX. In Supermini 1 first Moto had a bad start finished 9th overall, in Supermini 2 I was 7th, girls 12-16 I was 1st and Women's 14+ I was 1st. Sunday was a rainy day but mud races are so much fun!!! This past weekend I was at North Carolina Motorsports Park for another Area qualifier. I got 5th in schoolboy 1, and a 1st in Women's 14+. The women's race I still have a nasty bruise. In the first turn of the 2nd Moto, I went down, was run over and had a bike stuck on top of me. I was on a mission after I finally was able to get up and going. They shortened the laps but I was determined... I worked my way past some of the vet riders and past the women in the class to get 1st.
Coming from Australia, now training at the Millsaps Training Facility is the #28 of Reg Magyar. Reg has been putting in the work, both on and off the track to prepare himself for the upcoming regional qualifiers where he plans to get his ticket to the ranch in Collegeboy, 450 B, 450 B Limited, and 250 B. We caught up with the Aussie to see what he's been up to lately and what his plans are for this year.
MP: Talk a little more about your training regimen...
Reg Magyar: I’m currently training full time at Millsaps training facility in Cairo Georgia. During the MTF we normally do one or two days of section work around the track, then the other days are moto’s and sprints. Now that Loretta’s is getting closer we are concentrating on longer moto’s on the track and increasing our cardio and body weight workouts. The training at MTF has been going great for me I have seen improvements on the track and in the gym which makes me want to keep putting in the hard work.
MP: Where was your last race and how did it go?
Reg Magyar: My last race was the South East qualifier at Aonia Pass. It went well for me and was good to qualify in all my classes. College boy, 450B & 450B limited, 250B.
Making things happen at the Reynard Training Complex is the #110 of Tyler Lowe. Tyler's last race was at Ponca for an are qualifier where he showed his hard work is paying off by finishing 1st in Collegeboy, and 250 B limited, then finishing a solid 2nd place in 450 B Limited and 250 B. Tyler plans to stay on the grind training both on and off the bike and go into regionals with confidence. We caught up with Tyler to see what he's been up to lately.
Tyler Lowe: Right now I live at the Reynard Training Complex with Robbie Reynard and I love it. He pushes me to the limit and really has helped me on the bike so much with things that I have always struggled with that really has made things easier for me now. Robbie likes us to not only do a lot of core and muscular fitness but a lot of it is cardio workouts that help to keep that intensity up on the track as well.
MP: Your last race, where was it at and how did it go?
Tyler Lowe: My last race was at Ponca City for the area qualifier. I had some ups and downs winning Collegeboy and 250 b limited. Ended up with a 2nd in 250 b mod due to a flat tire and a crash. Then in 450 b limited ended up 2nd as well. Overall it was a good weekend.
Taking an advantage of the nice weather Nevada has to offer is the #111 of Chad Heishman, Chad prefers to do most of his training outside of the gym, running through the trails in the mountains or road biking through the hills is just a couple different ways he likes to prepare himself for racing. Chad plans to become one of the "big hitters" this year in B class and will do whatever it takes to bring home the #1 plate. He is Gearing up for Mammoth and feeling as confident as ever... he might just have what it takes to win. We caught up with Chad himself to see what he has to say about what's been happening lately.
MP: Talk a little more about your training and how you prepare yourself to race.
Chad Heishman: Living in Verdi Nevada, there are more opportunities for me to train outside of the gym, during the day I will focus on some strength training, pull ups, push ups, squatting, various types of lifts. Then In the afternoon usually after school, I will take advantage of living where I do, and either go for a trail run in the mountains, or a road ride through a loop with a lot of elevation change to work on my cardio. I have been focusing on this program specifically for the last 6 months, it has been improving my results, I go to the track feeling strong and ready, overall it has been going well.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went overall.
Chad Heishman: The last race I did was the road to mammoth qualifier at Hangtown, I raced 250b/c open, collegboy , and open B to finish up the classes I haven't already qualified for at previous races. I had great starts all day, worst starts being 2nd in the first corner. 250 b/c started off with a good start behind Michael Misiman, settled into third behind Cole B. Where I would hit a soft spot and go down, got up and managed a 6th, second Moto went a little better and ended up 4th overall in that class. College boy started off with another good start and ran second after a small tip over. The second Moto of college boy started off with a hole shot and a battle with Zane Merret on the first lap, then I pulled a bit of a gap on Zane and lead the rest of the race to end up 1st overall. Open B started good, second place start behind cole barberi and ended up holding on to second in both Motos
Training at the Club MX facility in Chesterfield, South Carolina is the #33 of Trey Green. Green has been letting no slack get between him and his training. With all the hard work he's been putting in he hopes to come home with a few championships this year. We caught up with Mr. Green to see what his thoughts are on the rest of the year.
Trey Green: I train full time at Club MX in Chesterfield, South Carolina. Our program focuses mainly on riding. Throughout the week we spend time working on everything from basic technique on the corner track to interval and sprint training on our main track. At Club MX we have three different tracks that we can train on so we get a variety of different track styles and conditions to train on. Another big part of our program is fitness off of the bike. Each day we have a gym session in the morning focusing on strength, core, and balance and each afternoon we have a cardio session either running or road biking. Things have been going really well for me. I have been building each week and it has been showing. I have been really happy with my results at the Spring Nationals and now the Area Qualifiers. It has been rewarding to see all my hard work start to pay off, but there is always room for improvement so I have to keep putting in the hours each week.
MP: Your last race, where was it and how did it go for you?
Trey Green: My last race was the South East Qualifier at Muddy Creek. It went really well for me, winning every moto except for one in the 250 B, stock and mod, and 450 B, stock and mod classes.
Training at MTF is the #23 of Logan Piccirillo. Logan is just now returning from a broken ankle he suffered at Daytona. He recently raced at Aonia Pass for the southeast area qualifier where he qualified in both 250C and 450C. Logan is looking to keep the ball rolling and show up to regionals on his A game. We caught up with Logan to see what he's been up to lately, and what his plans are for this year.
Logan Piccirillo: I train at mtf, and the training is pretty intense, some times we do 30 min motos or sections or just what ever race we are preparing for we will do the appropriate training. I'm just getting back into training again after a month and a half of trying to heal up my ankle I broke at Daytona and it's just now starting to heal to where I can walk normal .
MP: Where was your last race and tell me how it went.
Logan Piccirillo: My last race was at aonia pass, I raced 250c and 450c , it was a tuff weekend for me cuz I was making a lot of mistakes, on Saturday I took first but on Sunday I got the hole shot In my first race and swapped out in the rollers on the first lap and hit my head pretty hard and was in dead last by a ways, and was debating on getting back up and finishing but then I finally did and worked my way back to 8th, then my second Moto was passing for 1st and slid out in the corner and went down and got 8th, so at least I qualified, but it's days like that, that u learn the most.
Conner Mullennix, Rider of the #88 KTM backed by the Orange Brigade has been busting the whip training harder than ever, Conner says "I'm putting all I can and all I have into these next months of training" The #88 bike will not be an easy competitor on the track and won't go down without a fight. After winning a championship a the California Classic Conner is going into Mammoth with his head held high. We caught up with Mr. Mullennix to see what's his view on the rest of the season.
MP: Talk about your training regimen and what you do in order to be ready on raceday.
Conner Mullennix: Throughout my training I go to a boxing gym. Ikua Hughes and myself push each other while being pushed by "Coach Trav" our conditioning coach. I also road bike a bunch. With the help of buddy Antunez I put in long motos also adding different and unique drills to keep me on my feet.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went
Conner Mullennix: My last race was Cal Classic and it went great I ended up with a championship and a second also. Most races went pretty good, but you can always improve. I got all seconds in first Motos behind Derek Drake, that kid was on fire, and I know I needed to improve going into the final motos. It was a bummer Derek Drake broke his arm before the final moto because I could not see if I really made my improvements I needed to. But hey it's racing.