With a new team and a new bike, Blake Green is feeling very confident that this is his year. His Yamaha is running faster than ever and with the traction of his dunlop tires......wheeeeeeww, the guys at the front of the pack better watch out for the #48 bike. We got the chance to sit down and catch up with Blake to see how everything is going.
MP: Talk a little bit about your new team and what it is like switching bikes.
Blake Green: Yea the new team is awesome. You know switching bikes was probably the best thing for my career. I was just stuck in a hole and wasn't happy with some of the people around me an didn't feel like they had my back 100 %. So this year I'm doing it on my own and I pay for everything my self an it's back to the 50 days with just my dad and I. Honestly I love it this way cause whatever my dad wants to do with the bikes he does and I just feel more comfortable with it this way. But I couldn't thank all the guys at Thousand Oaks and Donnie Luce. There just such awesome people and I couldn't be more happy with how things are going so far.
MP: There are a lot of talented riders that have what it takes to win, what do you think is going to be the key to winning championships this year?
Blake Green: Yea it's a packed field this year and it's gonna be all about the start and consistent laps. Were all going so fast that one little mistake just kills you cause no one is going way faster. Were all the same speed
MP: When you're at this level in the sport it could be mentally and physically tough on a rider. Tell me your tactic on how you stay positive throughout the year.
Blake Green: Yeah, this sport is definitely very hard on your body and mind. You know I have had some major injuries where I thought about quitting and going back to public school but what keeps me going the most is seeing people have all this fame, glory and being told I'm nothing or being told I will never win again. I don't get that much satisfaction winning. I get more satisfaction when I see the faces on the people that doubted me or talk crap on me. That's what I live for is proving people wrong and testing my self to see how good I am.
MP: Why motocross. How did you first get into this sport?
Blake Green: I started at 2 when my dad put me on a dirt bike and ever since then I was hooked. I started racing locally at 3 and went to my First National at 4 1/2
MP: So you've started at a young age, you must have made thousands of memories since then. Which memory throughout your career stands out the most?
Blake Green: Yea very young. I rode a dirt bike before I road a Bicycle. Yea definitely there's a lot of great memories, I've won a lot championships an been to a lot of tracks, But the greatest memory was being able to hang out with my best friend Buddy Wentworth before he past. That whole month we spent in Texas was just so fun.
MP: If you could describe yourself using one sentence what would it be?
Blake Green: A guy who just likes to have fun and not be so serious, have fun with life and enjoy's riding dirt bikes.
MP: What's your goals for the rest of this year?
Blake green: Goals for the rest of the year are to start winning races and be consistent. I will be doing California classic, maybe world mini
Mammoth, Loretta's, monster cup and maybe mini o's
MP: Would you like to thank for helping you get this far?
Blake Green: Mom,Dad, Thousand Oaks, Yamaha, monster energy, spy optics, bell helmets, team associated, alias, torq fit, Dunlop, elusive graphics, pro taper, works connection, ride engineering, ap designs, dt1 air filters, ethika, aka rc,