To hear Baker’s journey partially explains why he’s so particular; in June 2014, for the first time since he moved to the United States full time in the summer of 2000, the land, the equipment, the courses, the buildings, the infrastructure became 100 percent his responsibility. Before his only concern was the mental and physical fitness of his motocross racing clients, a handful of the sport’s best riders, who trusted in him for guidance. For the distant observer, Baker’s success has seemed almost automatic. His clients have won 13 of the last 17 Monster Energy Supercross titles and 12 of 18 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championships in the premier 450 division. In three of the seasons he missed winning the supercross title (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010), the sole client he had at the time was out with injury and, in 2007, was on a part-time farewell tour (Ricky Carmichael).