Switching things up a little bit, from a Kawasaki to a Factory Connection backed Honda150r is the #122 of Carson Mumford. Carson recently switched to Honda after getting offered a deal he couldn't refuse. With a lot of testing on the new bike, we caught up with the upcoming star to see how things are going and what his plans are for the rest of the year.
MP: Motoplayground checking in. What's going on today?
Carson Mumford: I got up at 6:00am and headed out to Pala. I got there around 9:30. Got some training in with my trainer Buddy Antunez and some of my MX buddies like Conner Mullinex. Then we left and stopped at one of my favorite deli's. Its in a gas station out at Pala. Then we went to the Geico shop to drop off my bikes and they worked on a few things before we left. Did some homework on some down time at Geico. GOt home at 7:30 and Im about to take a shower and get in bed....off to school in the am.
MP: An education is always important. How has school been going?
Carson Mumford: School is school..... I go to a public charter school. I have school Tuesday thru Friday and my teachers are really understanding if I have to miss for motocross stuff. My favorite subject is math cause it comes easy to me and I like that there is a right or wrong answer you don't have to analyze it to much.
MP: Talk a little more about your training and what it consist of.
Carson Mumford: On the track I train with Budman and the crew at Milestone, Perris, Glen Helen, and Pala. Budman has his set training agenda. We usually starts with a Moto, then we work sections and finish up with Motos. After Lorettas the main things that changed is the length of the motos. The motos shorter and we also don't wear sweat shirts. Things have been going really well. Im just working on getting my new bike set up and learning all about 4 strokes. Off the track I rode bike and and meet with a personal trainer usually 2 times a week. Its more of a cross fit type of work out.
Team Green Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Carson Mumford believes having as much gate time as possible is crucial with today’s competition. Carson has been racing every weekend that he can in California, Mumford usually rides at tracks like Glen Helen, Milestone or Perris to get him prepared for the 2015 season. However, The #122 ride of Mumford just recently suffered a lacerated spleen a couple weeks ago, putting him out of the racing scene for about two months. Carson says his plans are to recover and come back faster than ever. Carson attends a charter school where he only has to go to school for three days a week, giving him more time to focus on riding when he gets back to it.