Turning heads, and making waves in the motocross scene is Missouri local, Benny Bloss. The Cycle Trader backed athlete made his debut in 450 A and Open Pro Sport this year at the Ranch. With the likes of riders such as Mark Worth, Marshal Weltin, and Mitchell Harrison it was no easy task for Bloss to bring home a championship in Open Pro Sport, and a 3rd in 450 A. With also receiving the Horizon award, we took the chance to talk with Benny before he makes his pro debut at Unadilla this weekend in the 450 class.
MP: Let's talk about lorettas, you captured the title in open pro sport. How does it feel to see your hard work paying off?
Benny Bloss: Loretta's was a fantastic week for me. It's always been a dream of mine to win a championship there, and to do it my last year going there and in the Open Pro Sport class was really an awesome feeling for me.
MP: Give me a recap on how your week went at Loretta's this year.
Benny Bloss: The week was really fun, me and my girlfriend floated down the creek almost everyday. I also got to see a lot of people I hadn't seen in awhile so that was nice, it was a pretty relaxing week. I thought the track was really good other than a couple jump faces. It was super rough which I like, I feel like i ride rougher tracks better because I'm so tall. But racing went really good! My worst finish the whole week was a 5th, so my consistency was definitely where it needed to be. I struggled a little bit on starts so I'll for sure be working on those. One thing I didn't really love was the heat, I've been to Loretta's 5 or 6 other times and this year was by far the hottest and most humid.
MP: Loretta's is now over, what's your plans for the remainder of the season?
Benny Bloss: My plans for the rest of the season are to do the last outdoor national in Indiana, I originally planned on racing the last three, but that has been changed due to a practice crash earlier this week. Next year I plan to do Arenacross to get my sx license and then race the east coast supercross. I'm not currently signed to any teams so I'm not sure who I'll be riding for or what brand bike I'll be on.
MP: Has it set in yet that you're about to make your first professional debut this weekend?
Benny Bloss: My goals for the last race are to get top 15 both motos and two top 20 starts. I'd like to mix it up with some bigger named guys and have some good battles as well! I feel really confident with my riding.
MP: You will be racing in the 450 class instead of the 250 class, what's the reasoning behind that?
Benny Bloss: The reason I'm racing the 450 is because we feel that I ride it a little better and so I could focus on one bike the whole summer.
MP: Out of all the places you have rode on where is your favorite place to ride?
Benny Bloss: Oak Ridge in Iowa.
MP: If you could describe yourself using one word, what would it be?
Benny Bloss: Determined.
MP: Finally, who would you like to thank for helping you out?
Benny Bloss: My mom and Dad, Rock River, Cycle Trader, Yamaha, Fly, Bell, Gaerne, 100%, EVS, Atlas, Roost, Maxima, Enzo, FMF, Guts, Works Connection, RTC, Tagger Designs, Dunlop, Cory Clark, Pat Thrall, my whole family, my girlfriend, and Truck Central.