Husqvarna USA brought with them a new 125 and their Electric Start TC250 4-stroke bike for us to ride, and as lazy as Jason Webb is, that little button really helped!!Fox Racing’s Jim Anfuso and John Kline were also on hand and invited Todd Romano from SMA Hummer. They brought out a FOX Logo’d H2. Not quite sure what they are up to, but Todd has been spending some quality time with RC, Bubba and FOX Racing’s own Scott Taylor at most of the Supercross races this past year.
We were lucky enough to get to commandeer the ACTIVE 8 privateer support rig and use it as base camp for our lunch and beverage station, and the fine folks from RED BULL made sure everyone had enough energy to get back out on the track.We want to thank all the great companies that came out to join in the fun: Arai, Boyesen, Cycra Racing, FMF, Foley Caterpillar, FUSE Sports Marketing, Parts Unlimited, Pro Pilot Suspension, Racetools, Regina Chain, Smith Sport Optics, Spectro Oils, Thor, Ti-Force/Orient Express, Twin-Air, Works Enduro Rider, Zoo York all had New products and gear for us to try out.It was really good to see the hard working tire guys like Randy Richardson of Michelin, Aaron Brumbaugh from Pirelli and Doug Schopinsky from Bridgestone on hand and actually getting a chance to ride instead of changing tires all day.We were also treated to a few surprises as Downhill MTB madmen, Brothers Lars and Nils Tribus crushed it on the track with their BBR dialed 150′s, these two are also known to throw a few back flips when the pressure is on.As another great day in the park concluded and we definitely have to thank Mike Napp and his crew at Raceway Park for everything. Since we were close to NYC, what better way to end the trip than a night out in Manhattan with Parts Unlimited’s Lou Lopez and Smith’s Denny Stevenson under the “watchful” eye of two NYPD motocross fanatics Russ Meyers and Jimmy O’Donnell? They never let us down when it comes to extending their hospitality East Coast style and this year was no exception. Good Food – Good times, and no one was arrested.