Dj Macfarlane, rider of the #182 Honda is trying to find a way to get his bike to the California Classic this week. The Florida Native has been training both on and off the bike to prepare himself for the Loretta qualifiers. With this being his last year as an amateur Dj plans to end it with high expectations. We got the chance to catch up with him to see what has been cooking in the Florida heat.
DJ Macfarlane: I was into baseball for a few years, nothing serious. But my cousins had bikes they rode around their house and I had to have one. I really wasn't into racing at first, I'd rather have the dogs chase me around the back yard haha. But I went out to the local track quite a bit and one day it just clicked and I've never let it go.
MP: What's the rest of this year look like for you?
DJ Macfarlane: I'm still trying to get to the California classic, just no luck getting a bike out there. But if it happens I'll be there, also going to hit Loretta's for sure. I really want to do monster cup, so far that's the schedule. Things change so you never know. My goals are set pretty high, this is my last year as an amateur and I've already shown myself I can run up front. So if I stay healthy I think I'll have no problem bring a few championship back home.
MP: Talk a little more about freestone, walk me through week there
DJ Macfarlane: Well,Where do I start haha. It was an awesome week despite all the bad luck. Coming into the spring nationals I only had one 250 to race and practice every class. The first two Motos were good, but 450A first Moto the race stead blew up. I brought a bone stock 2014 practice bike with me just incase and we had swap out motors the first night. So the rest of the week was tough. I managed to go 4-3-2 for a 2nd overall in 250A. Unfortunately, 450A i had the DNF and ended up 14th. And open pro I finished with a 7th overall. Like I said it was tough, I know I have more. Just need to keep pushing forward and put in the hard work.
MP: What else do you like to do in your freetime when your not riding?
DJ Macfarlane: I started to pick up golf about a year ago, and that's something I do pretty often now. I have a love hate relationship with cycling, and bringing my boat out is something I wish I could do more often it's always a good time.
MP: Describe motocross in one sentence
Dj Macfarlane: It's not a sport, it's a lifestyle.
MP: Who would you like to thank for helping you out?
DJ Macfarlane: Of course my mom and dad. Alias, 6d, 100%, Dunlop, FMF. The list is short but I can't thank them enough!