Riding for Team Dunlop Elite is the #711 of Maximus Vohland, backed by the KTM Orange Brigade. Max has been stirring up a lot of talk lately with all the number 1 plates he has been collecting. After adding another 3 Titles to his collection from the California Classic we got the chance to talk to the Mighty Maximus to see what he's been up to.
feel. My dad and uncle pretty much tell me what to do. Somedays we do nothing and some days we workout with weights and run or ride bicycles and somedays we just ride motorcycles. My racing results have been good this year so we're continuing to follow the same direction and keeping it fun.
MP: Talk me through your last race and how it went.
Max Vohland: My last race was the Road to Mammoth qualifier at the Hangtown track. The 65cc went pretty easy and I ended up winning all my Moto's and securing the red plate for both 65cc open and 65cc 10 to 11 classes for mammoth. 85cc is a little more challenging for me at the moment as I need to gain a little more strength to hold a bigger bike. I ended up winning overall but I don't feel I was the fastest rider that day. It was nice having this past weekend off but now we have four straight weeks in a row racing again. My dad said when we're racing every week we don't have to train as much so that's good.
MP: What's your plans for the rest of this year?
MP: How did you first get started in this sport?
Max Vohland: I got my first little bike when I was five. I only road it a couple times and my dad said that I do not understand what I was doing so he sold it. He bought me a BMX bike and we started racing BMX every week. I raced BMX for 2 1/2 years and ended up winning five BMX national championships. If you go to Youtube and search "Max Vohland kid to now" you can see how it got started.
January 9, 2010 was my last BMX national/race, I started riding motorcross the very next week. And 2013 I went to Loretta's and got second then I got sick again last year so my goal for this year is to win.
MP: What other things do you like to do in your free time besides racing?
Max Vohland: I like to go over and spend the night at my friends and jump on the trampoline. Just have fun and eat candy.
MP: What's the most challenging obstacle that comes training and racing?
Max Vohland: One of the most challenging obstacles is not having a track at my house. I hate having to drive one hour each way to go riding. I hope someday to have a track like Reed or Stewart. After winning Freestone I can't wait to get to ride at James Stewart's house.
MP: describe yourself using one word.
Max Vohland: Fun.
MP: Out of all the places you have rode, Where's your favorite place to ride?
Max Vohland: It was amazing going to Florida. We don't really have sand like that in California. Tracks were so rough and it just seem like great training. My dad was always telling me how he used to train in Belgium and Holland and with deep sand just like Florida. My dad says that would be a great place to live and train.
MP: Finally, you have some people helping you out, who would you like to thank?
Max Vohland: This year getting on the orange brigade has been a huge help in getting me to the next level. First and foremost I'd like to think Orange Brigade and all the sponsors a come along with them.
Orange Brigade, KTM, Acerbis, Scott goggles, Dunlop, FMF, Nihilo concepts, JM Environmental
Cosmetic,DT1 filters,Dubya,Talon spokets,Hinson,Millennium Technologies,
Motion Pro,Odi grips,Pivot works,Skullcandy,Vertex, Motorex oil,Moto Tassinari