Hey Canada! Let's get YOU working with a pro team this summer!

Hey Canada! Let's get YOU working with a pro team this summer!

It’s Canada’s time to shine this summer as we bring Canadian race fans behind the scenes and working with pro rider Chase Simone. The TCE MX Internship program is moving north of the border to offer our Canadian brothers and sisters the chance of a lifetime. Chase and his crew NEED extra support this summer as he competes in the 2019 Canadian Triple Crown Outdoor MX series. At select rounds, we will be running our highly successful intern program and we want YOU to be a part of it. You’ll have the opportunity to be hands on and help with bike set up, race strategy, and much more! You’ll have unparalleled access and an opportunity to make some serious connections in sport. Chase will need a new passionate and dedicated intern for select rounds of the Canadian series, so even if you can only manage to commit to one round, we still encourage you to apply. For more details on our exciting new program click HERE. Always feel free to contact us with any questions. Be sure to follow @chase114 on Instagram and send him your support!

p/c: Buckley Photos

p/c: Buckley Photos

Work with a pro team this summer at a race near you!

Work with a pro team this summer at a race near you!

p/c: @cycledump

p/c: @cycledump

This summer the TCE crew is bringing fans all over the world even closer to the action with our TCE MX Internship program. For the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series we are helping fans like you be able to not only go behind the scenes, but also get fully immersed in a hands on program to get you real world experience working for pro riders. This program is perfect for the life-long fan or anyone looking to get their start in the industry. From helping with bike prep and scheduling to discussing race strategy and interacting with sponsors, you’ll be able to do it all! Not to mention the unparalleled level of access and the connections that you’ll make. All of our selected interns will get way more value than they ever imagined possible. Interns will be working with the Bubba Burgers Adventures team featuring privateer and worldwide favorite Gared “ Stank Dog” Steinke and series hopeful Brent Rouse.

There’s never been an easier and better time to get your start in the Motocross industry. For this program we are looking for 2 new passionate interns for each round of the Motocross series. This means your chances of being selected have never been better! Be sure to click HERE to apply for the program and download the forms. Be sure to send the completed forms back to contact@thecollectivexp.com and include the rounds that you would want to attend. For more information and details on the program DROP US A LINE or stay tuned to TheCollectiveXP.com. See ya at the races!

THANK YOU ALL for a very successful and fun Supercross season

THANK YOU ALL for a very successful and fun Supercross season

The 2019 Supercross season came and went in what seems like a blink of an eye. The TCE crew went into A1 in Anaheim in January thrilled to see what the season had in store. Looking back, that seems like a few weeks ago, but man the memories and experiences sure are numerous. Getting the opportunity to go from Anaheim to Minneapolis, to Texas, and Florida and everywhere in between is incredible to say the least. Now if traveling the country to watch Supercross races every weekend isn’t already the coolest damn thing in the world, we are lucky and blessed enough to be able to have a program that allows fans to experience each race like they’ve never imagined before. We bring fans from all over the world behind the scenes with some of their favorite Supercross racers for a completely immersive day into the lives of the elite racers. From getting personalized tours of the rigs to meeting industry personal and getting VIP passes, there’s nothing quite like the experience you get with us. We love meeting new fans each week and helping to make memories and lasting impressions on as many people as we can. It’s something that we cherish and that we strive to do for each and every fan that signs up with us. If that isn’t enough to make this program kick-ass, we also have the pleasure of supporting numerous privateer superstars and get the funding and exposure to keep them going each and every week.

Running this program has been a dream and we are already looking forward what next season has in store for us. We wanted to take the time to say thank you from the TCE for everyone’s support, interest, and participation in what we are building within the industry. We really enjoyed getting to know each and every fan that we met this season and beyond appreciate their contribution to the program and the racers who make this all possible. Without fans and supporters like you, this sport would never be what it truly is to so many people world wide. We also want to recognize the 16 incredible interns that joined us as this season to help the crew be successful at each race. Their dedication and passion was amazing and we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without them. Also, thank you to each on of the race teams and industry personnel that helped us and supported us along the way. Of course, we can’t forget to mention the talented and giving riders who we help each weekend. The TCE Crew appreciates each every one of you.

The 2020 Supercross season can’t come soon enough, but for now we have our sights set on our 2019 TCE MX Fan Experience program and our 2019 TCE MX Internship program. Stay tuned for new exciting news from TCE and be on the look out for more giveaways, new programs, and announcements about our 2020 program.

Take a peek at some of our photo memories from this past season:

Bird’s eye view from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN.

Bird’s eye view from Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN.

TCE rider Tevin Tapia sits in staging preparing for another early morning qualifying session in East Rutherford, NJ.

TCE rider Tevin Tapia sits in staging preparing for another early morning qualifying session in East Rutherford, NJ.

The MotoTape racing crew shows off their killer pit set up with a little help from the folks at YCF. These pit bikes are seriously addicting.

The MotoTape racing crew shows off their killer pit set up with a little help from the folks at YCF. These pit bikes are seriously addicting.

TCE rider Adam Enticknap gifts a signed jersey to one of our program goers and completely made his day in Denver, CO. How could you not love spending the day with your favorite rider?!

TCE rider Adam Enticknap gifts a signed jersey to one of our program goers and completely made his day in Denver, CO. How could you not love spending the day with your favorite rider?!

TCE rider AJ Catanzaro gets set for the gate drop with his crew mechanic Jason of SGB Racing and Mac Engel.

TCE rider AJ Catanzaro gets set for the gate drop with his crew mechanic Jason of SGB Racing and Mac Engel.

The pit views sure are nice!

The pit views sure are nice!

TCE rider Scotty Wennerstrom gets set in the tunnels under the stands at MetLife Stadium.

TCE rider Scotty Wennerstrom gets set in the tunnels under the stands at MetLife Stadium.

AJ Catanzaro’s race bike was looking good all season long.

AJ Catanzaro’s race bike was looking good all season long.

TCE rider Tyler Bowers and the Triggr Racing crew had an awesome season. How awesome does this bike look?

TCE rider Tyler Bowers and the Triggr Racing crew had an awesome season. How awesome does this bike look?

TCE rider Alex Ray smiles with some TCE program veterans in Seattle, WA. We always make sure we take care of our returning fans!

TCE rider Alex Ray smiles with some TCE program veterans in Seattle, WA. We always make sure we take care of our returning fans!

"The Mental Side of Moto" with The Mind Champion

"The Mental Side of Moto" with The Mind Champion

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You’d be shocked by just how mental this sport is. While most fans and riders think that the equipment and machines make all the difference, those up-close to the industry know that it goes much deeper than that. Often times we see racers who we deem as “the next biggest thing” succumb to the pressures of expectation only to turn things around after a breakout ride. Just take a look at the current top riders. We can easily see how confidence and self belief have effected the current points standings. We were curious to find out more about what goes into the mental side of racing. Naturally, we connected with Lex and the crew at The Mind Champion to get their expert opinion on all things mental with respect to Motocross and Supercross. Take a gander and find out how your mental game is effecting your results and how you can turn it all around…

What is the Mind Champion all about?

 It’s about Personal Development. Can you be better today than you were yesterday? Can you be better tomorrow than today? Ryan Dungey and Roger De Coster share what’s in their minds about Motocross and Supercross. And then they share the habits that they use to be successful in life.

 What is your main goal within the industry?

 It started with a question: What’s the best way to share the knowledge & experience of two world champions?  Both Ryan and Roger have so much knowledge & experience, and truly want to give back to others and share all that they know.  How do champions think? We want to give that insight to how both Ryan and Roger think.  There is a bigger goal too. Can the habits they use to be successful on the track apply to life?  I asked both Ryan and Roger, separately, to list the top habits they use to be successful on the track and in life.  Surprisingly, or maybe not - they had 9 habits that were exactly the same!

Who are some athletes that you have working with the Mind Champion?

 Currently, Roger De Coster and Ryan Dungey. If things go as planned, we’ll have Roger and Ryan interacting with others as well.

 How important is the mental side of racing?

 It’s the most important item by far. It’s what separates the truly great from the good. Many people have support, and many people have talent - the mental component is what makes a true champion.

What are some common mental game hang-ups that most racers exhibit?

 Distractions.  It doesn’t matter what the distraction. If you are going to be successful in racing, then racing must take a priority.  At the same time, you want to have balance in your life. It can’t be just racing.  If you have too many distractions, and no balance, you won’t perform at your peak performance.

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What are some mental training techniques that racers can do to improve their racing and mental strategy? And what mental strategies can translate over to everyday life?

 There is a lot of material available these days for improvement, both mentally and physically.  A big buzz word right now is Mindfulness. And much of mindfulness has to do with breathing. I think that’s one of the key takeaways right now - practicing mindfulness. It applies to every aspect of life too.  Also, the majority of elite athletes that I’ve communicated with practice visualization. They ‘see’ themselves getting the hole-shot, they see themselves getting the checkered flag, they see themselves winning.

Lately, we’ve seen an increase in the number of top riders who have mental coaches. Will this continue to be a growing trend in your opinion?

 Yes. It will only grow. Progress never goes backwards.  If we look to other sports - golf, tennis, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, MotoGP, and any other top level sport, you’ll see all kinds of coaches. Mental coaches, nutritional experts, physical therapy. It will get bigger and bigger for sure.

 What sets racers apart like the Ryan Dungey compared to other equally talented riders?

 If you look at the ‘outside’ of things - the support and equipment someone might have, their physical conditioning, their talent level - there are many guys that have all those ingredients.  So, it’s the ‘inside’ things that make a difference. It’s the mind, their mental make-up.  For Ryan, if you look at his demeanor, his personality, he’s quiet, respectful, and ‘at ease’. Yet, motocross is one of the toughest sports on the planet. It takes a very special person to be a champion in the sport. And the biggest part of being special is the mental component.  Plus, Ryan has good balance in his life. He has his prioritizes straight.

What are some traits that he (Dungey) would focus on to keep his momentum and edge all season long?

 In learning the answer directly from Ryan a couple of years ago, you might surprised. I was. The reason why I say that - I rode and raced, and all I ever thought about at the time was racing. It’s all I thought about at that time.  Ryan is different. Even when he was very young, he knew there was something “more” than racing.  So for Ryan, although racing was important, he knew he wouldn’t be racing forever. And he knew that no matter what the results on the bike, he could be a good team mate, a good son, a good brother, a good husband, a good friend.  He always put things in proper perspective too - faith and family.

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 Can you tell us a bit about your background within the industry?

 Probably no one, but my mom cares about this (ha ha ha).  I started in 1972. I was a punk 13 year old. I took my parents 8mm film movie camera to the LA Coliseum for the Superbowl of Motocross. I didn’t really know what I was doing. Later that year I went to Carlsbad Raceway for the Trans-AMA race. I was riding at the time, but I really was into that 8mm movie camera. I had heard of Roger De Coster, and Brad Lackey. I wanted to see them race. We lived in El Cajon, about 45 minutes away from the Carlsbad track. Fast forward 47 years, and here we are - I’m still doing the same thing in a way. I started a motorsports video / TV production company in 1982. I worked for ESPN from 1989 till about 2004. I launched the web-site Supercross.com in 1995.

 What motivated you to start the Mind Champion?

 I’ve been friends with Rick Johnson since 1977. In 1983, his first year on Factory Yamaha, he dislocated & broke his hip. We went to Barona Oaks Raceway (near El Cajon) so Rick could speak to the kids racing there. Rick was on crutches. He hobbled up the stairs of the scoring tower. As I watched him speaking to those kids (one of the kids there was Jimmie Johnson), I realized Rick was really into sharing what he knows. At that time, I said to myself “I’ve got to get him on VHS so we can get this information to more people!” It took a little longer to finally see the idea through, right? Once I sold Supercross.com in 2012, I was trying to find ways to reinvent myself. I was learning a lot about new technologies, platforms, and automation. So I started putting together the ‘guts’ of The Mind Champion project. But, who was I going to get to participate? If someone had told me I’d be working with Roger, and have his trust … I probably would of said “In my dreams”. Because Roger is extremely busy. Probably more busy than ever. And he loveswhat he does. And if someone told me I’d be working with Ryan, and have his trust, I’d probably say the same thing, “In my dreams.” Because he was still a professional athlete, still racing. But everything worked out. Almost miraculously. I’d have to say God had his hand in how it all came together.

 What has the process been like creating the Mind Champion?

 The process has been tremendous. And we are all looking forward to our launch very soon. For me personally, I’ve learned so much about new technologies. I’ve learned something new in that regard almost every day for the past 3+ years. Also, we have a very small team of people that are involved. Our relationships have grown so much personally & professionally. I really value all the relationships and the continued learning.

If there was one thing within the industry that you would change what would it be?

 I’d create the position of a Commissioner - someone that’s looking out for the best interest of all, and the long term growth of the sport. We did an exhaustive report on this about 10 years ago. In looking at the major sports in the USA, all of them achieved exponential growth once a Commissioner was in place. You have promoters, you have riders, you have teams, you have sponsors, you have a sanctioning body - right now, there isn’t a true unifying force in the sport.

Make sure you stay up on The Mind Champion by following them on Instagram and be sure to share this article. For more killer content from inside the industry stay glued to The Collective Experience.

We're giving you an insiders look at the races

We're giving you an insiders look at the races

Take a peek at the latest crop of TCE SX Vlogs from the crew. We’ve been having a blast these past few weeks and we hope you can join us at a race in the future! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on all of the behind the scenes content.

Round 6 : US Bank Stadium - Minneapolis, MN

Round 7 : AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX

Round 8 : Ford Field - Detroit, MI

Round 9 : Mercedes Benz Stadium - Atlanta, GA

Round 10: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL

Round 11 : Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Round 12 : Century Link Field - Seattle, WA

Round 13 : NRG Stadium - Houston, TX









Take a peek inside our TCE Internship Programs

Take a peek inside our TCE Internship Programs

p/c: Jesse Smith

p/c: Jesse Smith

The 2019 TCE SX Internship Program has been a huge talking point amongst the industry over the past season.  We have been very fortunate to have had such a huge impact on fans all over the world. Our interns have made memories that they’ve never dreamed of having and the opportunities that they are partaking in are second to none.  This past weekend at the Seattle Supercross race we had the pleasure of interacting with a new intern, Jesse Smith.  Jesse filled in as AJ Catanzaro’s mechanic along with many other roles that got him fully immersed into a professional program.  Take a peek at his recount of his time in the program and how he was able to make his dreams into a reality….

 Jesse: Motocross has been a major part of my life ever since I first dropped the clutch on my childhood 80cc. This sport has inspired me since the beginning; from the sound and smell, to the excitement of watching my favorite riders rail berms and fly through the air. As I grew up, my appreciation for the sport of motocross deepened as I became aware of the sheer skill and devotion that goes into being a professional racer. So, when the opportunity arose to apply for an internship with AJ Catanzaro and The Collective Experience (TCE) at a professional race, I could not pass up the chance.

The word “internship” can mean different things in different industries. After completing my application materials, I began to ponder what duties or responsibilities I might be saddled with should I be chosen for the spot. Much to my excitement, I was chosen to intern during the 12th round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in Seattle, WA. In the weeks leading up to the event, my imagination often drifted off to the possibility of something incredible like being allowed on track during practice, but my practical side quickly retorted with the reminder than I’d probably be doled out menial tasks like cleaning mud off boots, or sorting pre-race food. This tempered my excitement somewhat, but I eagerly awaited the day. I could have never anticipated how that day would play out!

p/c: Jesse Smith

p/c: Jesse Smith

Arriving early to CenturyLink Field, I received my entry credentials and waited as team personnel began to arrive. I marveled at the dichotomous nature of this sport. While much of Supercross is experienced at the fan level – pyrotechnics, TV personalities and race action – a Supercross race for these people is merely another day at work. Soon thereafter AJ and the TCE crew arrived. After a quick greeting, AJ turned to me and said, “I don’t have a mechanic today, how mechanically inclined are you?” After a brief pause, I told him I was more or less able to do basic work, but nothing involved, not fully grasping what he was actually asking me. To that he replied, “Ok, we’ll figure it out.” As we made our way to the pit location, it hit me – I was going to be AJ’s mechanic for the day!

Luckily for me, I had been a fan of this sport long enough to know roughly what a mechanic does. I had seen the famous team mechanics for Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath, Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen go through the motions to prepare their riders for each race. I had a conceptual idea of what my duties might be, but my practical experience as a mechanic for a professional Supercross racer was exactly zero. This was going to be an interesting day!

The day began with track walk, a ritual of race day where riders and their mechanics converge on the track in its virgin state to size up the layout and develop race strategy. AJ, Mike from MotoTape, and I made our way out of the tunnel and onto the damp soil. The stands that surround CenturyLink field towered above us. As we neared the end of the start straight, AJ looked from left to right with a confused look on his face, and finally said, “Where is the first turn?” I was thinking the same thing as I tried to make sense of the unconventional layout of this Seattle course. Finally we decided which way the first turn went and headed out in that direction. AJ exclaimed “Not a good start to track walk.”

p/c: Jesse Smith

p/c: Jesse Smith

Track walk is an ambling, relaxed social experience as competitors stand shoulder to shoulder in street clothes discussing track layout and industry matters. After seeing track walk, you might never guess that these guys would dawn their riding gear later that day and battle fiercely for the top step of the podium. AJ is a well-respected member of the elite Supercross fraternity, which is evident as racers and media personal actively approached him. I divided my time filming video for AJ’s vlog, staring slack-jawed at the sheer size of the jumps, and trying to avoid slipping and falling on my butt in the freshly watered dirt.

Returning back to the pits, we prepared for the first free practice session. AJ and I looked over the bike while he discussed which tasks he needed done and when. After the bike had been prepped, we discussed how free practice would go. My job was simple: record lap times and position and relay those to AJ via the pit board. Once practice was done, I would clean the bike, inspect it, gas it up and organize his gear for the next session. Simple enough in concept, but this task would turn out to be a bit more complicated for the uninitiated mechanic.

I spent the first free practice session juggling AMA live timing on my phone, a pen, rag and pit board while trying to keep an eye on AJ. Keeping time and displaying it as AJ passed the mechanics area was tricky enough, but knowing that I had to be constantly vigilant of him coming into the pits to make bike adjustments had me on high alert. The first free practice session soon led to the first timed qualifying session, where I again found myself in the mechanic’s area trying my best to track AJ. By now, I had figured out a system that worked fairly well. I would hold the phone and pit board in my left hand and the pen and rag in the other, when AJ crossed the line I would record lap time and position, throw the pen in my mouth, switch the board to my right hand and quickly display it before he sped by. I often missed him since the mechanic’s area was just 50 yards past the finish line, so his laps times often came a lap late. In a blink of an eye, each session came to an end. As AJ pulled off the track, he rode along side me, stop the bike and sat unusually far forward on the seat, the unspoken signal for “hop on.” We rode back to the pits along with the rest of the 450 A group. AJ had a mixed qualifying session battling with a very difficult whoop section. Despite the pressure of qualifying in the 450 A group, he turned in a handful of fast laps that landed him in 25th position. It was time to prep for the night program.

p/c: Jesse Smith

p/c: Jesse Smith

After a long wait and a sushi dinner in the pits, I once again found myself lined up with AJ in the tunnel leading to the track with the rest of the riders in Heat Race #2. A stoic quiet replaced the casual interactions among riders that I witnessed during track walk. A few conversations took place, but for the most part everyone was wearing a noticeable game face. As the first heat race ended, riders began to file quickly off the track, mechanics in tow. As they passed us in the tunnel I could see the skin on their neck was red, and their jugular veins distended, which along with the mud shrouding their front number plates indicated that each racer had just completed their own strenuous battle for a spot in the main event.

Once all the riders were past, an AMA official released each rider by qualifying position to make their gate choice. After the official flagged me out on the track, I started the bike and gave it a few short revs to make sure it was warmed up and pushed it out to where AJ was standing. As I aligned the bike on the gate, I noticed we were positioned directly to the left of Eli Tomac. His green Kawasaki shone under the lights, fresh tires had been placed on the machine and his gear was crisp and new highlighting the vast difference between factory riders and privateers like AJ. All of the things privateers struggle with (transport between races, mechanical issues, gear and race support) are provided to a factory rider like Eli Tomac. AJ was obviously pleased by his gate pick, remarking that he “had no idea how this gate was left open.” Standing to AJ’s right, I felt noticeably out of place, but somehow connected to my duties. I was vigilant to the key needs of that moment. I listened to make sure the bike was running properly, inspected AJ’s goggles for debris, set his holeshot device and cleared the start gate of dirt. As the engines started and the 30-second board went up, I patted AJ’s shoulder to say good luck, grabbed my backpack and pit board, and took up my place among the other mechanics to watch the start. The revs went up, a pause and the gate dropped. The race was under way!

The heat race was a challenge for AJ. While he rode well, bad luck kept him out of the top 9. The bike stalled as he slid to avoid the pack as they crammed into the tight first turn, and throughout the race a couple false neutrals hindered his progress. In the end, he would have to complete for a spot in the main event in 450 Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).

AJ opted to stay at the track and wait for the LCQ, which left me riding his machine back to the pits to do a quick inspection, oil the chain and prep another pair of goggles. I labored over how much gas to put in the tank. Too much would add unneeded weight, but I was terrified of the prospect of him running out of gas on track. After refilling water bottles and making sure I had everything he needed, I looked at my watch and realized his race was starting in 7 minutes! I grabbed the bike off the stand and took off toward the track, realizing part way that I had forgotten my backpack and pit board. A casual onlooker would have seen me skit to a stop, let out a quick expletive, heave the bike 180 degrees and race back toward the truck to retrieve my gear. I arrived in the tunnel just in time for the AMA official to give me our gate position and rush out to the line. AJ selected the gate farthest to the inside to avoid the outward push of the group as they crowded into the first turn. His choice paid off, as he was 5th out of the first turn. Ahead of him, 5 riders jostled nervously for position in the 4-minute race. Crashes, block passes and cross-jumping are a common occurrence in any LCQ and this race was no exception. Despite a hard fought effort, AJ ended up just two positions out of the top 4. His bid for the main event was done for the night. Heading back to the pits, AJ was surprisingly upbeat about the race. He found positives in his riding, and felt strong about his standing. I was impressed by his mindset after a challenging race.  

As we packed up and organized gear, we all chatted about the race and the events of the day. Once things were all loaded, we made our way to the stands to watch the main event. It was fun to watch those riders compete, but as I sat in the stands all I could think about was the fact that I had spent the day as a mechanic for a professional Supercross racer. I could hardly make sense of everything I had experienced that day. I had learned so much about what happens on the ground level of this sport. I was able to see how devoted these riders are to their sport, and the camaraderie felt between riders and teams alike. As the 450 Main Event concluded, we made our way among the throngs of fans back to the pit entrance. Once our things had been gathered, I bid the team farewell and walked through the cool Seattle night back to my hotel room. The day, which began with excitement and modest expectations, had exceeded the latter beyond anything I could have imagined.




Check out our behind the scenes VLOG on YouTube...

Check out our behind the scenes VLOG on YouTube...

The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series has been full of action and excitement on the track, but there’s been a ton of must see excitement off the track as well. Lucky for you, we’ve captured all of the action in a weekly VLOG series. We follow privateer racers, our TCE SX Internship winners, coaches, mechanics, and more through their day to day activities at each Supercross race. Check out each video and be sure to subscribe to stay up to date on all of our latest content…you don’t want to miss these.

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Round 1 : Angel Stadium- Anaheim, CA

Round 2 : State Farm Stadium - Glendale, AZ

Round 3 : Angel Stadium - Anaheim, CA

Round 4 : Oakland Alameda Coliseum - Oakland, CA

Round 5 : Petco Park Stadium - San Diego, CA

Stay locked to TheCollectiveXP.com for more killer content and announcements on exclusive behind the scenes opportunities within Supercross.

TCE Product Deep Dive with John Light of Evans Powersports Coolant

TCE Product Deep Dive with John Light of Evans Powersports Coolant

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The TCE Product Deep Dive is back with some killer information on a huge necessity for us racers and riders. We got the chance to chat with John Light of Evans Power Coolant, a company specializing in waterless coolant for the hardest working engines in motorsports. Give it a read and learn more about coolant, the Evans brand, and how we can keep our bikes running strong and cool!


Hey John!  Tell us a bit about yourself and your role with Evans?

Hi TCE, before I start, I'd just like to say what a great program you've developed, there's really nothing like it out there. 

I grew up in a motorcycle centered family, my parents ride and the extended family on my Mom's side have been into bikes since the 1920s or maybe earlier. I've got one of my Grandmother's bikes on display in the living room. 

Evans is a family business; my father developed the first waterless coolant in the mid-1980s. I started working for the company in 2009 after racing motorcycles for over a decade and we came out with the Powersports Coolant in the fall of 2011. I run the Powersports Division at Evans.

 

Where did Evans get its start?

I remember a day back in the 1980s when my father was excited about finding that Propylene Glycol would work as a coolant. We were the first to use PG and all the non-toxic antifreeze brands grew out of that development. My father's partner at the time, Jack Evans, had a team that raced cars and Jack had designed a number of technologies for that industry like spin-on oil filters, oil pans, a device that would hold oil pressure in a bottle so it would be able to lubricate the turbo before a cold start, and other products. The company went through a number of name changes and structural reformations until it became Evans Cooling Systems, Inc in 1994. 


What is one thing that separates Evans from other brands out there in the motorsports industry?

The easy answer is that nobody else has a waterless coolant, but I think what really sets us apart is the independent work that we do in development. There have been numerous times where we've questioned the established answers and found that the accepted knowledge is actually wrong. Recently we came out with a track legal water with corrosion protection and surface tension reduction. I know, the waterless guys are selling a half gallon of water, ironic huh? It's for pavement racing where no glycol is allowed. We received a recipe from a well respected chemist in the industry, but my father wasn't happy with how it blended and the test results so he went back and started the process at the beginning. Our TrackWater Coolant tests better for both corrosion and surface tension than anything else we've sent to the lab, in fact some of the well known brands do rather poorly. I think some companies out there just take development for granted.

Evans is big on support! From the fastest Supercross pros all the way down to the little amateur groms, they want to help spread the word and benefits of waterless coolant to everyone.

Evans is big on support! From the fastest Supercross pros all the way down to the little amateur groms, they want to help spread the word and benefits of waterless coolant to everyone.

Why is a waterless base to coolants so effective and beneficial for engines?

There are a lot of benefits, but the one thing that stands out is that our coolant doesn't make vapor. People will compare the heat transfer quality of water to glycol and say that water is clearly a better conductor, but that's a static viewpoint. Water boils and it expands over 1,200 times in size as a vapor. This huge expansion is great for running a steam engine, but it basically empties out a cooling passage. To be liquid cooled, an engine must have liquid flowing through it and waterless coolant stays liquid instead of boiling so it keeps functioning even at higher temperatures. 

 

Why is coolant so important for racers and motorsports enthusiasts?

Coolant is actually more important than most people think, but all water-based antifreeze has pretty much the same performance parameters. The presence of water defines the performance in terms of boiling point, vapor pressure, freeze point and expansion, and corrosion. You can play a little with glycol to water ratio and corrosion inhibitors, but in the end the big picture is the same; antifreeze will boil and when it does you get hot spots and detonation. There's not a company out there that has a way to make a water-based antifreeze perform much differently from any other. The coolant is a critical component in a cooling system.

 

What are some common misconceptions about coolant that most people/riders have?

People tend to think that the steam coming out of the vent is a warning that they're getting too hot. Some people think that our coolant will just get hotter and hotter until the engine melts down. This is something we only hear from people who haven't used our coolant or who are invested in water-based technology. Your antifreeze will boil, create vapor in the head, and cause detonation before you see any steam. When you see steam, it's late in the process that leads to engine damage; the metal temperatures around the exhaust valves are already up by hundreds of degrees and the big difference in temperature between the intake and exhaust side can warp the head. Evans Coolant is able to continue moving heat out of the engine even if you see a higher coolant temperature. The temperature you see on a gauge is coolant, not metal temperature and the antifreeze must overheat before the engine can.

Want a motor that lasts? Pick up some Evans Power Coolant for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

Want a motor that lasts? Pick up some Evans Power Coolant for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

We've been doing a few write-ups on the fact that a lot more riders are sticking with their older bikes for a lot longer.  What are some things that these riders can do to preserve their bikes and keep them running smooth from a coolant standpoint?

Today's four strokes are definitely more maintenance intensive than the smokers are, there's no way around that. Where our coolant really helps is on a bad day, say a mud race. When a bike overheats, there's a list of problems that can happen right then or can build up over time. Our racers tell us about racing in tough conditions and then finding that things are in good shape when they pull an engine down. On the preservation side, our coolant is really effective. It doesn't go bad over time and so a bike can sit for years without needing coolant maintenance. Magnesium is so reactive with water that it's a real challenge to keep it from getting eaten away. People with 1980s Hondas that have magnesium pump covers love our coolant; you just can't get those parts anymore. As our coolant doesn't go bad, you can just save it from one rebuild to the next; I pour it through a paint strainer before putting it back into the rebuilt engine.

 

One of the coolest things about Evans is that a lot of the support staff are dedicated riders and motorsports enthusiasts.  Tell us a bit about the company culture at Evans.

We've been involved in racing from the start, it's really driven so much of the company's direction. My father built race cars back in the 50's and 60's, our new COO came from a large corporation and he ran their sponsorship program with the NHRA, almost all our staff at the distribution warehouse raced cars or have built muscle cars and hot rods, our Powersports Rep Chris has been racing at the events he attends since we hired him, I raced pavement and dirt bikes for 15 years, pretty much we're all motorheads. 

 

We've seen a lot more riders in the pits (at all levels) using your products.  How has the growth been and what have the reviews from riders been like?

We've been very successful in the racing community because performance is so important. Most of the people who start using Evans are doing it because a friend told them about it; our growth is almost all word of mouth. When you see a big team using our coolant like HRC Honda, AmPro Yamaha, UXC Polaris, factory Indian flat track, factory Beta, and so many others, it's because of the performance, not anything we're able to give them. The response has been so positive that it's really humbling.

The Evans Powersport Coolant company makes a number of incredible products. They’ll have whatever you need to keep your water-cooled ride going strong!

The Evans Powersport Coolant company makes a number of incredible products. They’ll have whatever you need to keep your water-cooled ride going strong!

What are some goals that the Evans company wants to achieve in the motorsports industry? 

We need to reach the consumer better. People today are almost immune to advertising, they've heard so many wild claims. I want waterless coolant to become the norm (of course because we're selling it, but on a personal level, it frustrates me to see riders overheating when there's such an easy solution). I really want to get our sales to a point where we can put funds back into the industry. Racing is so expensive, but it can be such a great influence, especially at the youth level, I'd like to be able to help more with that. 

 

What are some things that Evans has coming in the future?

We're working on some projects that may lead to production bikes coming out with our coolant in them. The Indian FTR750 flat track bike came off the line last year with our coolant in it and that has been a great experience. It really helped Travis Pastrana's bike survive the 106F day in Vegas and the guys at Roland Sands Design were great to work with. We'd work with any manufacturer, but I'd like to see the American production machines get out front with it. Co-branding with other companies in the coolant industry is a viable option.

 

Where can people find out more about Evans and stay up to date with all of your ventures and products?

Of course, our website is the first option, but our social media is so much more relevant with how quickly things move. Evans has partners around the world, so you'll find a lot of social pages, but I run the powersports sites here in the USA. If you message us there, you're coming directly to me. David, I really like the connection that your program has created between us, the fans, and the racers. A lot of the privateers you're helping have been using our coolant for years and the fact that people can support those riders by buying products through TCE is a great synergy. There's no single path to knowledge anymore and we're trying to be available across the board. The best source of knowledge may simply be asking the riders who use Evans.    

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TCE Dream Chasers with Taylor Heiman

TCE Dream Chasers with Taylor Heiman

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This month’s TCE “Dream Chasers’ segment features a very unique person with a huge passion for marketing and Moto. It’s not often that people are able to chase a singular goal or dream yet alone fulfill two at the same time. However, that is exactly what Taylor Heiman did! We met up with Taylor recently to find out more about her story and how she plans to change the sport for the better and help riders and racers of all levels reach their true branding potential.

Hey Taylor!  Tell us a bit about yourself and your background in Moto. How did you get started in the sport?
The first time I swung my leg over a dirtbike was 6 years ago at a little reservoir behind my house. My younger sister, Jodi got me into it as she started riding before me. The first time I took out that TTR 220 out I loved it and was already beginning to jump it;  I was hooked from then on. My dad would take us out to the local motocross track once called Sandy Vally MX, and I was so determined to get faster, but it wasn't until recently that I started competing in GP's like AMA Big 6 and WORCS racing. I started racing GP's in 2017, and later that year I would win the WORCS Women's C championship and the AMA Big 6 West Coast GP Women's Novice championship. The fire in my eyes was burning bright, and in 2018 I would decide to not only race GP's but also motocross and long distance desert race - like the longest race in the United States Vegas 2 Reno. 

Tell us a bit about what PressboxMX is all about.
Pressbox MX is a marketing and consulting firm tailored to the powersports industry. We have two sections of the business, one to work directly with power-sports companies and the other to work with athletes.
While working with powersports companies, some of the services we offer are:
- Lead generation 
- Social media management and consultation
- Brand development 


Some of the services we will provide to athletes are:
- Social media classes
- Conflict management
- Public speaking
- Sponsorship representation (where athletes learn the best way to represent their sponsors to build healthy relationships).


How did the idea for this come up?
I am graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in December of 2018 with my marketing and communication degree. I always knew I wanted to market for the powersports industry, since it’s what I am passionate about. In March of 2018, my Monster Energy Supercross and Toyota USA #Makeup2Mud segment was featured across the country. My business partner Mike Chesney reached out to me after the segment aired with the idea to have a marketing firm to the power-sports industry. After some time and a lot of hard work Pressbox MX was born. It is interesting to see where Pressbox MX will grow into as there is nothing else in the powersports industry like it!

This past Fall Taylor graduated from college (UNLV) and will go full bore on her career and business, PressBox MX, along with continuing to rip it up on her dirt bike.

This past Fall Taylor graduated from college (UNLV) and will go full bore on her career and business, PressBox MX, along with continuing to rip it up on her dirt bike.


What sparked your interest in marketing and media?
I always knew I was going to focus my working career around the marketing field. I just didn't know how or what I would be marketing. While I was working my lifeguard job 8 years ago now for the Hilton Grand Vacations Club I knew from that point I was going to be in marketing, that was even before I started classes at UNLV. I stuck with it the whole way through college and now as my career with my own business. Not many people can say that. I am doing what I love, helping people, and building the life I want to live! 


Tell us a bit about your experience in motorsports marketing.
So far it has been amazing. Pressbox MX has only been open for a short amount of time, and so far I have been able to work with some pretty amazing companies. I know the audience, I know the industry, and I have the skills, all that together makes it extremely rewarding to work with such companies. While we are still developing classrooms for Pressbox MX athletes, we are working diligently to ensure students get the most out of their Pressbox MX experience. 
The people in this industry are just the best, and I enjoy what I do every day.


How does marketing in motorsports differ from other industries?
Marketing is marketing is marketing. If you can market, you can market anything. But marketing for the motorsports industry is different in the sense that you need to know and understand your audience and who you are marketing to. What they like to see, and what will keep them coming back for more. I believe marketing for the motorsports industry is just more fun than marketing for any other industry. Who can say they get to work with excellent companies and awesome people all day? OH and be around dirtbikes?! My favorite. 

Taylor rides as much as she can-and you can bet she rips! Taylor has multiple titles under her belt and continues to be a great ambassador for the sport.

Taylor rides as much as she can-and you can bet she rips! Taylor has multiple titles under her belt and continues to be a great ambassador for the sport.


What opportunities do you see for marketing in various forms of motorsports such as Motocross and Supercross?
Marketing brings awareness to the sport and when you bring more eyes on Motocross and Supercross, and you can spark that interest within the external audience that can only mean good things for the industry as a whole. The more eyes you have watching, the more opportunities you have for athletes, and thus the sport will grow. The #Makeup2Mud movement is precisely what the industry needs. It is tailored to the female audience and with WXM Professional racing being discontinued it is what girls need in the sport. This movement is touching on a whole new demographic that was untouched before, which can only be good for the industry. 


Which type of marketing platforms lends themselves to be more useful for our industry?
I tend to focus on Instagram the most because it allows you to reach a much wider audience than Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter. When you know how to target your audience correctly, then you will reach a lot more people than with these other platforms. With Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter you often need to be friends with the people first before they can see your content. With Instagram, you can reach an infinite amount of people by just targeting them correctly. 


Can you give us some examples of riders or teams that market/ brand themselves well and some that don't?
While I was at Monster Energy Cup, I had the opportunity to interview a few high profile riders. One that really stuck out to me was Adam Enticknap, or as everyone knows him 722, he was very personable, and although he was not competing in the 2018 MEC, he continued to stay relevant in the industry. How did he do this? He uses another platform BESIDES racing to stand out from the crowd. Adam uses the platform of music to establish himself and stay relevant. I found this to be unique and a useful tactic more people should take note of. One bad crash and you are out. Yes, you are an athlete first BUT what happens when you are injured, and you lose your ride? What will you do then? You must have a platform that you can stand behind when unforeseen events occur. Not only that but it differentiates yourself from the crowd and can be very beneficial to developing your personal brand. 

If you want to know more about marketing and how to maximize your online presence, Taylor can definitely show you the way! She is an example of how to build your personal brand far and wide.

If you want to know more about marketing and how to maximize your online presence, Taylor can definitely show you the way! She is an example of how to build your personal brand far and wide.


What are some common mistakes that riders or brands make that limit or hurt their marketing/branding efforts?
Interesting question. Personally, and I see this a lot, riders will gain sponsorship and obtain the free product and then RUN. They get what they want and then fail to maintain the working relationship, leaving their sponsors with a bad taste in their mouth about supporting the industry. This is very unfortunate, and it drains the industry. Not only are you potentially running your relationship with your sponsor you are being careless and hurting your personal brand. You do not need to be fast to gain sponsorship, it's now all about how you carry yourself and market your particular brand. 
One thing I see with companies is some do not see the value in marketing at all! Its crazy to me that some companies will not see the value in using their budget to spend on marketing. I hear a lot, "With all the other expenses we have we can not afford to spend more money on marketing," which is entirely justifiable. BUT if you want your company to grow they marketing is precisely what you should be budgeting for. 


We've seen a massive shift in the attention of customers/consumers in the past few years with new platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.  What new platforms or outlets do you see as being the next place where attention will shift to?
I am not sure what is next, but all we can do is perfect the methods we are applying now to these platforms and continuously be learning and growing with the algorithms to ensure optimized usage. 


Do you feel that the Moto industry as a whole is taking full advantage of all of the available marketing/branding opportunities out there?
No, not at all. The industry should be taking more advantage of the marketing and branding opportunities out there. This also is scary for some companies, as I said before this requires the company to budget for the marketing expense and until that mindset is changed the opportunities will be sitting in the distance. It can be scary to spend money on such a thing like marketing, but it is ever so necessary, and the types of effective marketing are ever changing. 

Taylor not only has a big following, but she was also picked as a Makeup 2 Mud finalist during this past Supercross season. Taylor was able to share her story with the world and highlight all of the cool stuff that she’s into.

Taylor not only has a big following, but she was also picked as a Makeup 2 Mud finalist during this past Supercross season. Taylor was able to share her story with the world and highlight all of the cool stuff that she’s into.


If you could change the industry in one way what would it be?
This is actually something I am working on with Pressbox MX. I picture more opportunities for women motocross athletes. We work so hard on and off the track, and for what? No, I am not saying compete against the men, I would merely like to see more women involved so there can be thriving opportunities for female motocross athletes to pursue their passion in the sport of motocross. 


Tell us a bit about your experience at MEC 2018 in Vegas.
It was an incredible experience, and I can't thank Sean Brennen, Public Relations Manager - Monster Energy Supercross, enough for inviting me to experience it all. I was able to interview Ricky Carmichael, Brian Deegan, Alex Ray, Weston Peick, Joey Savatgy, and Adam and really get behind the scenes of it all. Talking to these high profile riders gave me a different perspective of what they go through on a race weekend. It's was also super exciting to meet, and become friends with, some of my idols who now know me by the first name. After MEC was over Sean Brennen reached out to me to craft a MEC Experience article that was featured in some elaborate publications, overall MEC goes down in my history books. I will never forget it! You can read my MEC Experience article here... https://pressboxmx.com/mec-experience/


What are the plans for PressboxMX in 2019 and beyond?
As we are developing the interactive classrooms for riders, I would like to focus more on helping younger athletes succeed in their working relationships. We will also plan to work with more motorsports companies. We have some exciting things in the works, so I don't want to say too much too soon!!! 

No stranger to winning Taylor is used to holding up hardware and title plates.

No stranger to winning Taylor is used to holding up hardware and title plates.


For readers out there who want to get into the marketing/branding field, what advice would you give them?
Learn your stuff, never think you know it all because marketing is ever changing. If you think you know it all then you are unwilling to learn, and that is a losing trait. If you do not learn you will not grow, and if you are not growing, you are staying in one place and become stagnant. I highly recommend to do your research on the desired topic and carry yourself with confidence. 


Where can we find out more about you and PressboxMX?
You can follow my personal Instagram account at @Taylor_362 or follow @PressboxMX
Our website is www.pressboxmx.com or email me at Taylor@pressboxmx.com


Taylor is a great example of someone working to chase their passions and help improve the sport that we all love. Be sure to give Taylor and Pressbox MX a follow and keep an eye out for more awesome articles and exclusives into the world of Motocross and Supercross.

2018's Most Memorable Races with Mac Engel

2018's Most Memorable Races with Mac Engel

2018 Monster Energy Motocross Des Nations

The gang here at The Collective Experience is all about bringing our fans and followers closer to sport and digging deeper on all of the inside action. Often times we are asked to showcase different viewpoints and insights about the sport from a multitude of sources. Not a bad idea, considering how much goes on during a race event. From the pit sights and interactions to the racing and nail biting moments, the races have a lot to talk about. More than we actually realize sometimes. With so much going on, no two people experience everything quite the same way. That’s what makes this sport and our Moto community so unique. With that notion in mind, we wanted to take a different look at some past races. Yes, they happened some months back, but it’s never a bad time to recap a race, no matter how long ago they happened. A staple in Supercross star AJ Catanzaro’s camp, Mackenzie “Mac” Engel delivered us his take on the very famous and industry rattling 2018 Motocross Des Nations held this year at the famous Red Bud MX facility…

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Mac - This was a bittersweet race for a few reasons in my mind. First, I know I’m one of many fans who was looking to see a true Tomac-Herlings head to head race to settle the dispute of whos the fastest rider on the planet. I still think that title is still up for grabs, but I’ll say with confidence, if ET3 is an alien on a bike, then Herlings must be a God. The only reason why I’m putting Herlings in front of Tomac for now is because of his consistency overall. I paid close attention to both the Lucas Oil Motocross series and the MXGP series this past season and there’s no denying Herlings if nothing else is consistent, along with being completely dominate whenever he’s out there injured or not. But I’m still not convinced he’s faster than Tomac, maybe I’m biased because I’m America, but to be fair I’ve seen Tomac pull some truly impressive rides all season long and in seasons before, possibly more than Herlings. I think that if you put Tomac in the MXGP series that he'd probably be just as dominate in most races as Herlings has been, just not as consistent throughout the season. Its hard to compare the two series because of formatting and the general track layout/jumps. Personally, I think the tracks here compared to over there are night and day, and I think that’s proven by the multiple changes made to Red Bud leading up to the race to, what I would call it a more GP style track.

Second reason was of course the weather. Yes, I know this is motocross rain or shine, bad weather shows the better riders, blah blah blah. I get it, and I agree with it, but when it comes down to it, this is the MXON, a race with the greatest riders on earth. I wanna see dry conditions, fast lap times, fat whips, and head to head bar banging racing. I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy the race, because I enjoy every race no matter what the conditions are, but I think most would agree with me when I say a nice sunny day with perfect track conditions makes for a better show. 

Third and probably most obvious is that the results from our boys weren’t what I was expecting at all. Even with the conditions I thought we'd be fighting for wins all weekend. I was most shocked by Barcia only because when he generally sees mud and the true Bam-Bam comes out he leaves everyone in his roost. With the track being as rutted and nasty as it was its not surprising that there were a lot of mistakes being made. I think the speed from all three of the riders were there just a string of bad starts, tip overs, and next to no vision all made it hard to put down consistent lap times especially when you can barley grip the bars with all the mud. 

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At the end of the day it was still a spectacular race to watch. like I said I love every race there is in Moto, and there were so many crazy incredible things that happened that weekend. The one thing that sticks out to me still is Jorge Prado absolutely putting it down in the first race. Going against a field of half 450’s and leading for 20 min of the Moto on a 250. I’ve heard a lot of B.S. saying there’s just not that much of a difference with these bikes in conditions like that and I’m not arguing that at all, I’m simply saying there’s a ton of skill involved in putting in a ride such as that one. Unfortunately, he eventually dropped back to 7th and got stuck there for the rest of the race, but a statement was made. Prado is going to be one of the greats….without a doubt.

As always it's special to watch Herlings ride, the guy just seems unstoppable. And how about Cairoli, he put what I would call pretty dominate ride in the qualifying race and solid day on Sunday with a 6-4 finish. I know he’s been one of the best over on the MXGP circuit forever, but leading up to the race he suffered from what looked like a pretty hard crash in the Imola Qualifying race that I was certain was going to effect his speed for the MXON. And, of course how could I end this blog without mentioning everyone’s favorite team, Puerto Rico! Such an awesome story behind the forming of this team between Pastrana, Windham, Sipes and an honorable mention to Ronnie Mac. Something I thought I’d never get to see again was Windham and Pastrana racing in something as major as this again, truly the highlight of the weekend for me. Naturally, TP199 went out in the only way he knows how- attempting a backflip on a jump in those conditions was icing on the cake. So many different aspects of this weekend that prove motocross is the best sport out there!

2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm

Mac - Let’s start this out with saying that RBSR is one of the greatest events for Supercross. Why? Because it’s not just a race-it’s a party for the sport! There’s none of the Supercross season pressure, just the competitive push from the other riders to go a little bit faster than the last guy did. Ultimately, I can say with confidence that every rider there (including Stanky who bit it real hard, hope you're good brotha) was just there having fun riding with a bunch of friends. Best race that I’ve been a part of-ever!

p/c Tyson Ryder

p/c Tyson Ryder

Now, lets get down to the recap. By the way, if you thought this was a full race recap you’re going to be disappointed. This is the recap of the RAK Racing TCE crew, through our eyes. The weekend started with practice Friday afternoon. After sitting in LA traffic for what felt like 72 hours we pulled into the pits-we meaning myself, AJ Catanzaro (a.k.a. James Stewart for the weekend for the weekend), his mechanic Jeremiah, AJ’s mom, fiancee, and brother. The beautiful 04 KX-125 was sitting on the stand waiting for “Bubba” to rip her down a half mile of the prettiest jumps I’ve ever seen. While watching practice the excitement really set in. Being able to be there trackside watching this unique event was the coolest thing I’ve seen. The next day couldn’t come fast enough!

We woke up at the crack of dawn, drove to the track and the first thing I saw was Spencer Luczak (the builder and owner of the James Stewart tribute bike) sleeping outside on a cot. He had chained himself to the bike. That’s the level of dedication the team had for this event. As the morning went on the rest of the crew arrived, along with all the other teams. Tents were being set up, the track was being watered and groomed and it was the perfect start to a crazy day. The whole day leading up to the race was filled with helping AJ go faster wether that was having his gear ready, food ready between practices, water and hydration, looking out for better lines, and anything else to make the end result better. This was by far the best behind the scenes experience I’ve been a part of.      

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As far as the actual racing went, well if you watched it you’ll agree with me when I say that this style of racing is one way to get your blood pumping! Head to head drag racing turns the normal sport of Supercross into a whole different animal. It was unreal being track side as the night went on watching Dungey and Villopoto go at it like they never left the racing scene, watching “Bubba-Stew” and rookie year McGrath throw it down 90’s style, the energy was definitely flowing! RAK Racing was cheering (screaming) trackside like there was a million bucks on the line. We brought the party for sure! Stank dog didn’t do as well as most of you were probably hoping for. That was one gnarly crash he took sending all of it at the last second in the first 250 round which knocked him out of competition for the 125 class as well. As the night went on Pourcel's bike blew up, Dungey was still Dungey, and Villopoto was riding one of the nicest looking 250’s out there and doing it in serious style. AJ was racing in a way that the real James Stewart would have been proud of.

At the end of the night it was Shane McElrath topping the box for the 250 class with Dungey and Villopoto following up. For the 125 class, well myself and the rest of the team were confident that AJ could bring it all home for the win. He was riding so smooth and with so much confidence, it felt like nothing could stop him.... Until Carson Brown decided to start doing a rhythm half way through the night that ended up being about a bike length quicker. That kid was FLYING, but none the less for a rider who’s never raced this event or ever raced a 125 in his entire career, second place for AJ Catanzaro is damn good. Carson brown took home the gold with Luke Renzland taking bronze. 

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This whole behind the scenes trackside experience I was able to be a part of really made me fall in love with the sport more and gave me a much bigger appreciation for what these athletes go through to have a career like this one. It truly felt like a one of a kind experience and luckily it doesn’t have to be. If being in the pits, working along side with the race team, being able to talk to and help the riders with a number of things sounds something you’d like to be apart of then The Collective Experience has just that. They offer packages that get you hands on with the Supercross scene like you’ve never imagined. Head over to www.thecollectivexp.com to check out what they offer.

Want to see first hand what the experience was like? Check out this video below:

Mac’s perspective gives us a great look into what makes this sport so great. We were proud to have Mac on the team and take in all the races have to offer.

Stay tuned for more insights and behind the scenes action from the riders and sport that we all love.

Check out our TCE SX Internship Program from an insiders view...

Check out our TCE SX Internship Program from an insiders view...

Our TCE SX Internship Program is completely unique and offers unparalleled connections and insights into the industry. We want to share this opportunity with as many people as we can to help get more talented and passionate people into the industry. Want to see how the program works or what to expect? Then check out this video sharing the details of the program from a past intern’s perspective…

You won’t want to miss this one! We are selecting 17 new interns this year for each round of the 2019 Supercross series. Click HERE for more details and to apply today!

The first 8 winners will be announced Friday, December 14th LIVE on our Instagram page- follow us (@thecollectiveex) for more details and to see if you were selected! GOOD LUCK!

TCE Dream Chasers with Spencer Luczak

TCE Dream Chasers with Spencer Luczak

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Have you ever wanted to build your dream bike? What did you want it to look like? Where would your inspiration come from? For Spencer Luczak, this dream was put into action and became a reality. Spencer is a racer with serious passion for the sport and he wanted to create something that the industry and himself would drool over. We met Spencer in Utah during the photo and video shoot for AJ Catanzaro’s James Stewart Red Bull Straight Rhythm tribute and were immediately impressed with his enthusiasm, his family’s passion, and of course his bike and insanely picturesque track. We had to find out more about Spencer and get his story…

Hey Spencer! Give us a brief introduction on yourself for those who may not be as familiar with you yet.

Hey! Born into a German-American family that loved adventure and anything with an adrenaline rush. I'd say life for me was never boring. Although my parents met while practicing ski arials, my dad's love for motorsports and event promoting meant that, like many others in the 80's and 90's, I grew up traveling a lot for races and shows. Yes it's true, I had a long blond mullet for years, my favorite muscle car was a late 60's El Camino, and my favorite bands were Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush and Led Zeppelin. Fast forward 30 years...the mullet is gone, my dream restore project is still an El Camino and my favorite music is still rock n' roll and old metal. I have been fortunate enough to travel overseas involved in athletics and sports for many years and thankful to have earned multiple degrees from higher education. I love a well-rounded itinerary and all of my experiences have contributed to my love for creativity and self-expression in my personal projects. Now, at age 31, I still maintain that passion for riding, building race tracks and of course, building anything on two-wheels.


Where did your love for motorcycles and Motocross start?

Oh I would say my love for riding started when I was still a fetus...:) Okay, probably not that young, but similarly to most kids who grow up in homes with parents who ride or race, the love for anything on wheels starts before we can walk, right? I knew I was hooked when, as a little kid, a family friend gave me a No Fear T-shirt with a girl standing in front of a motorcycle and read, "If it has wheels or a skirt, you can't afford it." I remember thinking, I don't really get the concept of girls yet, but that bike will be mine, oh yes, she will be mine. Now combine that with habitually watching on repeat movies like RAD, Crusty Demons of Dirt, The Great Outdoors, all of the Steel Roots, and Terrafirma series and you start to get the picture. If you give me a shovel, a few solid dudes and a pair of wheels I'm positive the day is going to be as good now as it was when I was a kid. Building and sessioning jumps and sand tracks with my dad and friends are still some of my fondest memories.

Spencer’s dad, Steve, was a Team Green rider back in the day. This is one of the many inspirations for Spencer’s “Roxanne” build and jump-started his love for racing and all things Kawasaki.

Spencer’s dad, Steve, was a Team Green rider back in the day. This is one of the many inspirations for Spencer’s “Roxanne” build and jump-started his love for racing and all things Kawasaki.


How big is the sport in your family?

My dad's career, making it on Team Greens satellite factory program, definitely made Moto a big part of my life for me when I was young. Nowadays I'd say the sport is still a big part of our family culture, albeit not as intense or financially dependent as it used to be. We may not be hosting races, putting up big pro purses, or drawing in riders from all over the country, but we still collaborate with various companies and individuals on projects, photo shoots, commercials and test riding. Supercross and Motocross is still like religion at home and we watch each race as part of our weekly family time. My dad and I spend a great deal of time working on our private moto facility here in Utah throughout the year. In the off-season, you'll find us working on bikes or other bike-related projects.


You have one of the sickest tracks we've ever seen, how did the track come together?

The Flying Iron Horse Ranch, as the name might imply, is a piece of property outside Park City, UT on the Weber River that my dad has had his eye on for most of his life. Back in 2003 we acquired the land and began improving areas for where my parents would build their last home. Seeing as though ever since I was a baby we had tracks in our yard or close by, this piece of property would be no different. Every day after work and school, my dad and I head up to the property to landscape, excavate and build. Over the course of 15 years the place has changed dramatically and now it is starting to look like a pristine golf course with a MX track on the lower half buttressed up between the Weber River and our 200 foot black lava rock. The outdoor national track is currently shut down, due to the misdoings of our liberal county council trying to dictate what rural farming community can do with private property. However, with enough support and positive vibes, we will get that track back up and running so we can finish the back yard. In-between both tracks will rest the house and numerous MTB trails and jump lines. It feels like an eternal project, but I find it very therapeutic to go play in the dirt and create something from scratch.

For Spencer and his family riding is very much a family affair. They have spent years turning their property into a Moto paradise. On any given ride day you can catch Spencer and his dad doing what they love…riding and perfecting their tracks.

For Spencer and his family riding is very much a family affair. They have spent years turning their property into a Moto paradise. On any given ride day you can catch Spencer and his dad doing what they love…riding and perfecting their tracks.

What's the day to day maintenance like?

There is so much to cover here. The land itself is an ongoing project, but as the years go by, maintenance gets easier for us because we made our own special mix of soils and sands that allow us to shape and prep the track in less time that the average MX park. The landscape, including all the trees, grass and boulder work, make the track picture-esk, but tending to those needs takes a lot of time watering everything by hand and such. We do get some assistance from the riding community to come help pic rocks and plant trees, but outside of that we do 100 percent of the work ourselves. It's a labor of love for sure.



How is the Motocross scene back in Utah?

Compared to places like SoCal the Motocross scene is not as big in Utah as far as pure Supercross and Motocross is concerned. However, the riding community is strong and the number of riders and places to ride are immense. With local tracks closing due to liberal influence and population/housing growth, the track scene is not that big, but outside of that, Utah has tons of adventure, enduro and off-road riders and phenomenal races each year. If we could get Summit County to let us utilize our private property according to how we want, the national track will blow people's minds and give locals a place to dream and ride.

If you can find a more scenic and breathtaking track in the country, we’d be very surprised. The Luczak’s have made a treasure of a track with scenery that rivals the Grand Canyon. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite to ride this place, you’re sure to remember it forever.

If you can find a more scenic and breathtaking track in the country, we’d be very surprised. The Luczak’s have made a treasure of a track with scenery that rivals the Grand Canyon. If you’re lucky enough to get an invite to ride this place, you’re sure to remember it forever.


So by now everyone has seen the "Roxanne" build and our run at Red Bull Straight Rhythm. How did that build start?

Oh boy, how much time do you have?? Haha, "Roxanne" started when I was six years old. Rock N' Roll and racing were life for me since birth so it's no surprise that my riding is heavily influenced by music. Although for years I have named every bike I've owned, "Roxanne" was the first personified motorcycle for me and since this 2004 KX125 Factory Tribute build is based partially from my family's background with rock music, Team Green, and a reminder of why I love to ride, I couldn't think of a better fitting name for this build. Just before the two-stroke fever broke out a few years ago I knew one day I'd always build a 'dream' bike of sorts. I think after a few major surgeries and having to sell my 4-strokes to pay medical bills I thought a two-stroke would put the fun back into riding and give me time to build what I wanted without breaking the bank. Well, two things happened after I had that epiphany, it took more time than I thought to get to where the bike is now and I ended up breaking the bank a few times to get here. With over 500 hours of research and shop time put into the bike, there are still a few things left to do. Some people may ask, "What else can you throw at that bike?", but that's not the right question. The important questions are, "What is working well?" and "What areas need a little tweaking to dial things in?". I look at the latter questions with input from the pros that have ridden the bike and am now beginning the final phase of project "Kickstart My Heart". Readers will just have to stay tuned in for what I have in store. No, this bike is not a money pit, and yes, I could have bought a few new bikes with what is into her, but this particular bike is half factory tribute and half art project. Sure I want it to look nice and all that, but my version of a dream bike should perform better than she looks. I'd say for a 15 year-old bike she's earning her stripes.



Where did your inspiration for this build come from?

I've never been one to just remake a traditional “replica” build. That's not to say my ideas are all original, but I like to give projects my personal touch and creative vision. I tend to lean towards “Tribute” builds where I can take the OG Factory bikes and spin them to add modern flare. Hence, one look at the Roxanne and you'll immediately be taken back to 2003/2004 and the Pro Circuit Chevy Trucks team bikes. I was in high school during that time and the PC bikes were my dream bikes. Since the last national championship anyone ever won on a 125 was in 04', and it just so happened to be one of my favorite riders of all time, James "Bubba" Stewart, riding a Kawasaki, a 2004 would be the basis of my build. Why is 04' important other than James' title? Well, the answer lies in manufacturing. 2004 was the year Kawi made the most and last major updates to the bike. 2005 would see two minor internal updates for maintenance and then past 2006, the bikes went out of production, or at least saw no changes. Although my bike is build on the 2004 platform, I loved the livery on Mike Brown's and Matt Walker's 2003 PC bikes so that is what directed the graphics. I could have done a full updated plastics kit to make the bike look like a 2018 KX, but I missed the old curves and never see old bike ripping local tracks very often. I did however update the front end quite a bit, but the best looking modern plastics to put with the old back end are the 2013-2015 front number plate and fender in my opinion. They line up nicely and give the bike a bit of old school/new school feel.

Now, aside from the visuals of plastics and frame, the only thing left stock on the bike is part of the engine casing and gas tank. Essential the entire rest of the bike has been replaced, fabricated, or changed in some way. The build list is crazy long and if people want to see more of the nuts and bolts, they can go to RacerX or META to find a complete build list up to this point. To give you a little taste of changes, here are some of the major things we did:

  • Carbon Talon hubs w/ ceramic bearings

  • Titanium axels, laced to A60's and oversized spokes; 90 percent of the bikes bolts are Titaniu

  • Motostuff custom caliper

  • Braided brake lines

  • Oversized rotors

  • Full Hinson clutch system

  • Lectron Carb

  • Highly modified motor with custom transmission and piston to match the port/head work

  • Vortex programable ignition

  • Custom coatings and suspension internals from Bones at Pro Circuit

  • Tons of LightSpeed Carbon parts that haven't been made since 04/05'

  • Every bolt/nut, washer, gasket, seal has been replaced with OEM or better parts….. and the list goes on for days.


How was it to see AJ Catanzaro rip your bike during the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event and come out with a podium finish?

Well for starters just being at the event was unreal. That was my first time at RBSR and being able to pit with all the teams was a dream. To be honest I was more concerned the bike was going to run properly for AJ and put in a good showing. The first race down the course was exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. I had my trusty pitboard out with positive phrases written down after each pass. Sometimes I'd throw out funny captions like, "Where's the after party?" and other times I wanted AJ to focus so I would simply put, "Stay Positive". Every round we advanced my heart beat faster and my grin got bigger. The battles always came down to the wire and coming so close to winning against good competition and modern bikes was beyond expectation. AJ rode solid and the whole crew played a huge part in making it to the podium. The sights and sounds of two-strokes made me feel like I was back in the pits at races in the 90's all over again. Not to mention our Stewart throwback theme really got the crowd going...just replay the victory dance moves AJ threw out at the end of the race. It was definitely a Collective Experience.

Spencer’s “Roxanne” bike got a facelift to resemble James “Bubba” Stewarts 04’ Factory SR125 for the 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm event. It definitely turned some heads and became arguably the most popular bike at the event. Privateer hero AJ Catanzaro rocketed the bike to a 2nd place finish, with some nail biting runs.

Spencer’s “Roxanne” bike got a facelift to resemble James “Bubba” Stewarts 04’ Factory SR125 for the 2018 Red Bull Straight Rhythm event. It definitely turned some heads and became arguably the most popular bike at the event. Privateer hero AJ Catanzaro rocketed the bike to a 2nd place finish, with some nail biting runs.

What other things do you have in the works?

The bike is currently getting torn down to clean up and repair the damages from racing. Over the winter the last phase of this project will take place and if I can get things buttoned up by outdoors, I'd love to get the bike to a Dream Race and Red Bull Straight Rhythm if they host two-strokes again. I can't say much more yet, but I think Roxanne is going to turn more heads next year again.

Yes, this bike is fast! And..no you likely can’t ride it. Spencer has poured his heart and soul into this project and it shows.

Yes, this bike is fast! And..no you likely can’t ride it. Spencer has poured his heart and soul into this project and it shows.

Not only does this bike look like a million dollars, but it rides like one! AJ Catanzaro couldn’t believe how factory the bike felt.

Not only does this bike look like a million dollars, but it rides like one! AJ Catanzaro couldn’t believe how factory the bike felt.

If people wanted to find out more about you and follow along with some of the builds, where should they tune in?

For those out there with questions or want to know more about the bike build, my Instagram handle is @Luczak101 and our property is under the title @Flyingironhorseranch. I don't have Facebook, but I'm happy to answer questions with a quick DM. You'll start to see more of my builds next year in RacerX and other media sources.

Want to check out what race day was like for Spencer, AJ Catanzaro, and The Collective Experience? Check out our behind the scenes video:

Make sure to follow along with Spencer as his KX-125 “Roxanne” build nears completion. And remember if you ever get a chance to make it out to Utah, make sure you get linked up with Spencer and his family and check out their incredible track…it’s worth the travel. Stay tuned for more insights and advice from the trail blazers and do-ers in the Supercross and Motocross industry.

Let us make you feel like a factory superstar -TCE Amateur SX Program

Let us make you feel like a factory superstar -TCE Amateur SX Program

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Who doesn’t love amateur racing?! It’s where everyone gets their start in the sport.  From pro riders and moto media owners to industry videographers and race flaggers.  Everyone started out grinding in the amateur ranks.  We have a huge passion for racing at all levels.  No matter the bike size, racing is racing to us and we know millions of others share that same passion and notion. So it goes without saying that when we heard about the upcoming Supercross Futures Amateur events in 2019 we were beyond ecstatic.  This takes amateur racing to a whole new level! Now riders from all over the world have a chance to ride the same Supercross tracks as the pros on the same weekend.  This not only elevates the sport, but gives young and upcoming riders exposure to the unique style of riding that Supercross demands, not to mention the added media attention for all the mini groms!

 We knew we had to do something to help out and give the amateur athletes something that could get them to that next level of riding.  So without further a due, were excited to announce our 2019 Amateur Supercross Support Program!  You might be wondering, what the heck this program is all about.  Well, it’s a unique program that helps amateur riders.  We are giving Supercross Futures amateur riders the opportunity to pit under our pro rider’s tents and have our crew at your beckon call and disposal.  We will be your support staff for the race complete with amenities, bike support, refreshments and more!  As an added bonus when you sign up with us you get to chose your very own pro rider coach to help you throughout the day.  You get your pick of privateer standouts, AJ Catanzaro or Bubba Pauli. This includes rider technique, bike set up, and race line review.  The Collective Experience crew will also be doing exclusive interviews, social media posts, and swag giveaways for each rider who signs up.  You’ll feel like a factory superstar! 

 Our main focus is to give you the support you need all while making sure you have an experience unlike any other.  This program is perfect for someone who wants to hang around a pro team for a race and partake in a fun inclusive experience as well as the serious racer who is looking for a competitive edge and wants exposure to the pro team environment.  We’ll also make sure to help you get the connections in the sport that others only dream of.  From the support staff to the rider coach and everything in between, this is a program that is sure to elevate your riding and keep you smiling all day long!

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 Have a few questions about the program?  Take a peek below.

 

What is this program about?

This program is geared towards helping and supporting amateur riders from all over. We want to do our part to give a factory rider experience to the everyday racer. This is not just for the fastest gals and guys around. This is for anyone who has a huge dedication to the sport and wants to elevate their riding and gain exposure into the world of a pro rider. We want to make you feel like the superstar of the day….minus the multi-million dollar contract.

To sign up click HERE

 Why start this program?

Why not start this program? We all dream of being treated like a real factory rider with a full team of guys dedicated to our success. We wanted to give that experience and opportunity to the sports up and coming racers. We wanted something that wasn’t limited to just the fast kids, but for all amateurs.

How much is it?

 Entry into this unique program is $400. The cool part is that a majority of the proceeds goes towards helping to fund privateer race efforts, like with all of our programs. This price point keeps things nice and affordable for all racers at all levels.

Does that include my race entry?

 No it does not. This cost only secures your spot and participation with our program. You will need to head over to the Supercross Futures registration site in order to purchase your race entry.

 What will the day be like?

Your day will consist of the pro race teams supporting you throughout the entire day. You will have access to pit with us under the pro tent along with access to the team personal and support staff. You’ll be our VIP rider and get to really be a member of the team with the pro crew. There will also be a host of other accommodations and amenities. Bike mechanics will be available at select races. Each amateur racer will have one on one time with their selected rider coach to discuss racing technique, race track like review, and proper body positioning. We’ll support you every step of the way. Not to mention the killer swag bags that are always a major crowd pleaser!

 Will the teams have bike parts?

 No. The teams will not have additional bike specific parts for each rider who signs up. There will tools available and an eager set of hands ready to help assist each amateur rider.

What type of media exposure will there be?

 Each rider will get to be a part of our social media content along with exclusive content for our weekly BLOG and website. We plan to interview the riders and crew members at each round of the Supercross Futures series. We constantly get visibility of our program on major moto-industry platforms and websites. This will translate in some added traffic and attention on the riders and participants in our programs.

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Which teams are available to host riders?

Team MotoTape will be available to host a ton of riders at each round of the Supercross Futures series. Along with this hospitality and support comes the advice from rider coach - Supercross privateer stand out AJ Catanzaro. AJ teaches and directs one of the most successful riding academies on the globe. How’s that for value?

Team TXS Productions will also be hosting a handful of riders. TXS adds their own very unique flare to the races and always has one of the coolest pit atmospheres around. TXS will be bringing along 2019 Supercross privateer hero Bubba Pauli. Pauli’s approach to racing will benefit each rider who signs up with the TSX Productions team.

We’re excited to roll this out and we can’t wait to help out as many amateurs as possible! Feel free to drop us a line: contact@thecollectivexp.com

Be sure to follow along with us to stay up to date with the latest from TCE…

Want to find out more about the TCE SX Internship Program?

Want to find out more about the TCE SX Internship Program?

We’ve been getting a TON of questions, interest, and overall excitement from people from all around the world regarding the 2019 TCE SX Internship program. This unique program gives people all over the planet the chance to be a part of a race team. Now, we’re not just talking about hanging around the team- we mean you will have actual responsibility and be an official team member helping out pro Supercross rider and privateer hero AJ Catanzaro. From helping to organize the race day to interfacing with gear reps and sponsors and everything in between. This is as immersive as it gets in the Supercross racing industry.

This program isn’t just for the average fan. This is for individuals who LIVE for the sport of Supercross and Motocross. We’ve cultivated this to be most beneficial to those who dream of working in the industry and want to fast track their career. In this sport, it’s all about who you know and only the luckiest of the lucky ever get the chance to work with a pro rider or team. We want to change that aspect and get more passionate and dedicated people working in the sport that we all love.

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We wanted to give all of you some added information about the TCE SX Internship Program- check out the Q and A list below:


Q: What is this program?

A: The TCE SX Internship Program is an application based program that provides fans interested in gaining valuable experience in the industry with the opportunity to work for a professional Supercross racer and be a real life team member.


Q: How is this program different from the TCE SX Fan Experience program?

A: This internship program gets you fully immersed into the program like the TCE SX Fan Experience program however, it is geared towards not just fans of the sport, but people who want to start careers in this sport. The daily interactions are a bit different and focus on putting the intern in the face of industry leaders and reps from all over the sport. It’s a fully hands on program that prepares the interns for real world tasks within the Supercross racing world. It’s more than just a shadow program- we put you to work with some of the most coolest people around.


Q:What is the application process like?

A:You first need to download the application here and fill it out fully. Then, you send the completed forms to contact@thecollectivexp.com along with the races you can attend and any other materials that you think would help increase your chances of being picked - like a resume or video submission, but please for the love of God don’t send us your mixtapes!


Q:How much is the application?

A:The application is $30 and goes towards this program’s efforts in helping privateer racers and growing the sport.


Q: I want to enter the program, but I can afford to travel to all 17 rounds. Should I still apply?

A: YES!!! Even if you can only attend one round, we don’t want to turn away any talented or passionate fans from this great opportunity. Most applicants are encouraged to send us a list of races that they can attend, no matter how few, when they submit their application. We recommend listing races that are closes to you and the easiest for you to get to. We aren’t requiring any candidate to be not the hook for more than one round- unless they want.


Q: Can a candidate be picked for multiple rounds?

A: Yes. But that is dependent on the candidates availability and their ability to impress AJ. We’re letting you know ahead of time that impressing AJ is tougher than it looks, trust us!


Q: What am I responsible for paying for?

A: The selected interns are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and food along with their all access bands ($50). This may seem like quite a bit, but trust us. It’s a lot cheaper than trying to show up for numerous pro races trying to talk your way onto a team for years and years and years.


Q: Will this program make me as fast as AJ?

A: Yes and no. You’ll be front and center for all of the action and get a chance to see AJ do his thing up close and personal. You may pick up a few tricks and AJ is always willing to talk about technique. But this is no guarantee. We wish it was as it would really be nice to drop our lap times by a few seconds.

p/c: Tyson Ryder

p/c: Tyson Ryder


Q: When will the winners be announced?

A: We are looking to announce the first 8 winners for the first 8 rounds of the series by the middle of December. The next round of winners will be announced by the first week of February.


Q: How will I know if I get picked?

A: We will announce the winners LIVE on Instagram and post it on all of our social media platforms. We will also have the list up on our website and will personally reach out to each selected intern. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for announcements and dates!


Q: Do I have to do anything ahead of time?

A: Nope! After you have downloaded the application and submitted it to us (along with the list of races that you want to attend) you don’t need to do anything. All of the responsibilities will be discussed during the day of the race. The internship is from the start of the race day to the end of the race day.


Q:What are some of the tasks that I have to do on race day?

A: Here is some of the daily tasks-

Helping AJ and the crew with scheduling

Keeping the team on task and on schedule with practice and races

Helping to acquire gear, parts, fuel, etc.. for the team in between track sessions

Helping to record and review race lines

Assisting with social media posts, interviews, and videos

Assisting with fan interactions

Interfacing with reps and sponsors

Keeping the crew on task

Helping to keep up morale (preferably with dad jokes)


Q:Have the interns in the past gone on to do cool things?

A: Most definitely. That is one thing that we are insanely proud of! Our interns have gone on to do awesome things. For example, Cole Beach joined us last year in Tampa and spent the day with us as an intern. Because of the incredible exposure and immersion of our program, Cole was hired by FELD (the owners of Supercross) to help with their video marketing program. Another intern, Joe Cancellieri, went on to be a personal trainer for pro racers in both classes- talk about a killer gig. Our program gets you prepared like you wouldn’t believe.


Q: Can I ride Aj’s bike?

A: No. No you can't….


Be sure to APPLY today and spread the word. We want to make sure that this opportunity goes far and wide and we want help bring talented candidates into the sport- candidates like YOU. Stay tuned to Thecollectivexp.com for more updates and offerings.

TCE "Check In" with Rockwell Racing's Jon Ames

TCE "Check In" with Rockwell Racing's Jon Ames

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This installment of TCE “Check-In” features Rockwell Racing’s newest recruit, amateur phenom Jon-Jon Ames. Jon-Jon has had an up and down professional career to date and is looking to ride to his fullest potential in the upcoming 2019 Supercross season. With the help of the Rockwell Racing team, Jon-Jon hopes to score himself a few top 10 finishes and possibly a top 5 with some added confidence and added seat time on his new Yamaha YZ-250F. Can Jon-Jon put together a successful year and put himself and Rockwell Racing on the map? We think so! We reached out to Ames to get his feedback and answers from a set of rapid fire questions…

For those out there who may not be too familiar Jon Ames, give us a a brief introduction about yourself...

My name is Jon Ames or most commonly known as Jon Jon.  I live in Colorado, but I am from Arizona and will be racing the 2019 Supercross season.


How did you get your start in racing?

I got my start in the sport by just finding some old motocross videos when I was about 4 and instantly knew that I had to do this.


What kept you interested and motivated over the years?

I’m not the kind of person you really have to keep motivated. I love going fast so if I have to workout 4 days a week and bike ride 100 miles just so it makes me go faster, then I won’t hesitate to do so.



Tell us a bit about your run through amateurs. What were some of your best races?

Amateurs were real up and down for me, but I had some good races.  Some of the highlights were winning 2 Loretta Lynn championships along with winning Mini O’s in Florida and the Spring classic in Texas.

Ames is no stranger to the rigors of the pro class both in Supercross and Motocross..  Image:    @cycledump

Ames is no stranger to the rigors of the pro class both in Supercross and Motocross..

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Which amateur national race was your favorite and why?

My favorite amateur race was probably the Spring Classic at Mill Creek.  I loved the track so much and always had great results there.



What was the transition to the pro's like for you?

It was a little shocking, but I adapted quickly I’d like to think.  I’m still trying to get some stuff figured out, but we are working on it everyday.



Name one thing that most people don't know about the switch to pro racing.

The intensity! Every lap you have to put it all out there and if you can’t then you're not going to even come close to a good finish.



Take us through the 2018 season and the crash you suffered early in the season.

Well, 2018 was definitely rough. It started at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event where I had a practice crash resulting in a broken left femur. It was no big deal I just healed as quickly as I could. I had 3 weeks on the bike then I went to Dallas feeling good actually. I got off to a great start in the heat then got a bit tight unfortunately. I had one lap to go and In the last turn got pushed off the track resulting in a head on collision with another rider and I fractured my left femur again. 

Jon Jon had a few set backs the past few seasons including a double femur break, but is looking to turn things around gain some momentum in 2019.

Jon Jon had a few set backs the past few seasons including a double femur break, but is looking to turn things around gain some momentum in 2019.

What has the rehab been like?

Rehab was rough, but nothing we all haven’t done before. I always make sure when I come back from an injury stronger than when I was healthy.



How was your first ride back?

My first ride back I just relaxed and didn’t worry about anyone or anything and I just took my time, but don’t worry I still love going fast.



What are your plans and goals for 2019?

Goals are to ride loose and get the starts that I always get and ride with the top guys for as long as I can. Knowing you can race with those guys is half the battle.



Where can everyone find out more about you and follow along your season?

Everyone can find out how I’m doing on my social media like Instagram - jonames_179

With the upcoming season quickly approaching we’re excited to see riders like Jon Ames make their mark and put in the work to have a successful 2019 Supercross campaign. Who do you think will have a stand out year? Drop us a line and let us know what you think.

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TCE Product Deep Dive with Rekluse Clutches

TCE Product Deep Dive with Rekluse Clutches

This month’s TCE Product Deep Dive showcases Rekluse Clutches. Rekluse offers some of the most effective, durable, and unique products out there. Take a look around the pro pits at a majority of motorcycle racing events and you’re bound to see the Rekluse logo. Racers and riders everywhere have been trusting Rekluse for years and we wanted to get a deeper look at the vast product line…

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Thanks for giving us the inside scoop on the Rekluse brand.  Can you tell us a bit about Rekluse and what the brand offers the industry?

Rekluse was founded in 2002 in Boise, Idaho by Al Youngwerth. We offer innovative auto and

manual clutches for dirt bikes, street bikes, adventure bikes, ATVs, and the Yamaha YXZ1000

Side by Side. We still do all the product design and manufacturing in-house in Boise.


How did Rekluse get its start in the Moto industry?

Al, our founder, has always been a rider, so it was only natural that he developed a product for

the industry.


Where did the idea for Rekluse come from?

After being disappointed with the performance of a different auto clutch, Al decided he wanted

to create a better product. He loved the idea of the auto clutch and turned to a program called

Tech Help at Boise State University to get development and engineering assistance. The BSU

student that Al was matched with at Tech Help is Sean Brown, who is now President of Rekluse.

There are a ton of pro teams that run the Rekluse Clutch systems for the added durability and benefits. Teams like Star Racing Yamaha trust Rekulse on their championship winning bikes.

There are a ton of pro teams that run the Rekluse Clutch systems for the added durability and benefits. Teams like Star Racing Yamaha trust Rekulse on their championship winning bikes.

How is Rekluse different from other clutch component brands?

Our auto clutches provide an advantage that is unique to our product. The auto functionality is

there when you want it, but your clutch lever is still fully functional at all times. Our manual

clutches take aftermarket OEM replacement clutches a step further. Instead of just increasing

durability, our TorqDrive technology delivers increased performance, as well as increased

durability.


What types of riders and racers can benefit from the Rekluse clutch system?

We have many different clutch options, so we believe that everyone can benefit. We pride

ourselves on helping everyone from the highest levels of racing worldwide to the weekend

warrior riding their local trails for fun.


What types of clutch options does Rekluse have for each type of rider?

We offer 3 auto clutches and 3 manual clutches.

Auto clutches:

  • Our premier auto clutch is RadiusCX. RadiusCX comes with a billet center hub and

pressure plate, the EXP auto clutch disk, TorqDrive friction disks and drive plates, and a

billet clutch cover. Utilizing all the best technology that Rekluse has to offer, RadiusCX

delivers increased performance and durability.

  • The next auto clutch is Core EXP 3.0, which comes with everything in RadiusCX except for the TorqDrive friction disks. Core EXP 3.0 reuses OEM frictions.

  • Additionally, we offer is RadiusX, which reuses OEM hub and pressure plate. All you do is drop in the EXP auto clutch disk and the TorqDrive friction disks and steel drive plates.

  • All of the auto clutches’ engagement points can be tuned to match rider preference and terrain.

Manual clutches:

  • Our premier manual clutch is Core Manual TorqDrive. It comes with a billet center hub and pressure plate that move more oil through the clutch, keeping the clutch cooler. TorqDrive frictions and steels are much thinner than OEM, meaning we can fit more plates into the clutch. More plates handle more power and disperse heat better, giving the rider a very stable high-performance clutch. TorqDrive friction disks utilize a steel core, which expands much less than OEM’s aluminum core when heated. The result is a virtual elimination of clutch fade.

  • The next manual clutch is Core Manual, which includes our billet center hub and pressure plate. These billet components are engineered to move more oil through the clutch. Much like Core EXP 3.0, Core Manual utilizes OEM friction disks.

  • Our newest manual product is the TorqDrive Clutch Pack. This clutch drops into OEM components but uses our TorqDrive frictions and steels to increase clutch performance with more disks.

There are many different options for Rekluse clutch offerings. There’s definitely an option that is right for you and your ride.

There are many different options for Rekluse clutch offerings. There’s definitely an option that is right for you and your ride.

With bike prices increasing each year a large number of riders are opting to keep their older bikes to save money.  How can a Rekluse clutch help them to keep their bikes running optimally?

Clutches are wear items, so it’s inevitable that your clutch is going to wear out one day. That

said, all our clutches are engineered to last longer and run cooler. Why not increase

performance and durability when it’s time to refresh your clutch? Our range of products and

price points can provide the best of both worlds.


What is one thing that you want riders to know about clutch systems?

Clutches can be a place to get better performance out of your bike. Exhaust systems, cams,

heads, pistons, and countless other products will increase your horsepower. When horsepower

increases, the clutch can become a weak point, robbing that extra power from the rear wheel.

Even if your bike is making stock power, there can still be a little extra “oomph” that isn’t being

transferred.


What is the best way to go about proper clutch maintenance and adjustment for the everyday rider?

With all clutches, it is crucial to use good quality oil, and change it regularly. We recommend

using whatever oil your bike’s manufacturer recommends; you don’t need to run any special oil

with our clutch systems.

Auto clutches have a different adjustment procedure than manual clutches. It is very important

to regularly check what we call Free Play Gain. This simple, two-second check essentially

measures the gap between the clutch pack and the pressure plate that the EXP disk fills when it

expands. We have videos available online describing how to check Free Play Gain, but if you

have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Rekluse is continually producing new products to separate you from the competition. Check out their huge selection of off-road components.

Rekluse is continually producing new products to separate you from the competition. Check out their huge selection of off-road components.

What Pro teams and Pro riders currently run Rekluse clutches and what have their impressions been with the system?

We support teams all over the world, including Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, Star

Racing Yamaha, MotoConcepts Racing Honda, RPM KTM, and Precision Concepts Kawasaki, just

to name a few. We were fortunate enough to win all 3 Supercross championships this year with

Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne, and Aaron Plessinger, as well as the 250 Motocross

championship with Aaron Plessinger. Anderson and Osborne run Core Manual, while Plessinger

runs Core Manual TorqDrive. Their impressions have been very positive; they enjoy the

improved modulation and decreased fade. Their feedback has been very valuable for us to

continually update and improve upon our products.


What is one of the coolest parts about working with Rekluse and its riders?

We have been focused on customer service since day one, and always make it a point to do the

right thing and take care of our customers. Outside of the office, it’s always a great experience

hearing stories about how our auto clutches help people ride again or keep riding following an

injury or with a disability.

Everything happens under one roof. All the product design, engineering, manufacturing,

assembly, shipping, customer service, rider support, etc. is done here in Boise. We are a group

of caring, dedicated people that take pride in what we do every day.


What is in the near future for Rekluse? Will we see any new products coming down the pipeline?

We just released our new Manual Slave Cylinders, which are a direct OEM replacement. They

have a proprietary piston and seal design, which increases durability and improves clutch

modulation. We are always looking to improve our products and push the envelope.

Privateers like Adam Enticknap trust Rekluse to keep them on the track longer and thanks to the durability of Rekluse clutches it saves them money over stock clutches.

Privateers like Adam Enticknap trust Rekluse to keep them on the track longer and thanks to the durability of Rekluse clutches it saves them money over stock clutches.

If customers have questions or want to try out the latest and greatest from Rekluse how do they

contact you and get their very own Rekluse set up?

You can learn about our products on our website, www.rekluse.com, or feel free to get in touch

with our customer service team. You can reach them by phone at 208-426-0659 or by email at

customerservice@rekluse.com.

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The TCE SX Fan Experience is back and better for 2019!

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The industry’s most immersive and value packed Supercross Fan Experience is back for 2019! We are once again changing the industry by bringing fans closer than ever to the action and getting them behind the scenes for an incredible opportunity unlike any other. Our program allows Supercross and Motocross race fans to be a VIP guest of their favorite riders. This is more than just a meet and greet. In our program you get to spend the entire day being an industry insider and getting hands on with the riders and their support crew. From watching practice runs with the team to helping with race strategy and participating to rig tours and more…the sky is the limit with The Collective Experience. One of the coolest and most rewarding parts of our program is that over 70% of the money from the packages we sell go directly to the riders and teams. Yup! You read that correctly! We are funding the working class heroes of the sport all while providing fans all over the world with unforgettable experiences. Talk about a win-win for the industry.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to attend a Supercross race like never before. For more information click here or send us an email with your questions. Be sure to let us know what you think of the program. We hope to see you at a race in 2019!

2019 SX Internship Program is LIVE!

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Yup you read that right!

Due to the overwhelming amount of requests and positive feedback we are bringing back our TCE SX Internship program. This is an opportunity that we are excited to offer racing fans from all over. Our unique program gives you the chance to work with privateer superstar AJ Catanzaro and his pro race team at a race of your choice. Now, this isn’t your typical behind the scenes experience. You will be a REAL life team member with tasks and responsibilities that give you serious experience in the industry. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the thrill of helping a rider during a Monster Energy Supercross night program event, then look no further.

Tasks and responsibilities included with the program are:

Helping AJ and the crew with line selection

Reviewing practice footage

Interacting with gear and part reps

Assisting with scheduling

Helping with bike set-up

Assisting with social media posts and marketing

Keeping the race rig and flow of the day organized

Plus, we hook you up with a killer team kit filled with swag!

The opportunities are endless and we want to offer you the chance to experience it all. This program is perfect for those who dream of working in the SX racing industry as well as fans who just want to help out a privateer rider. For this program we are accepting applications to help make the intern selections. We will be picking an intern for each round of the Supercross series. That’s a possibility for 17 different winners! We are encouraging everyone interested in the program to apply…you don’t want to miss out.

AJ and his crew will be personally picking the lucky winners of the internship program. To apply, download the application here and email the completed forms to contact@thecollectivexp.com. Be sure to include anything that you think will strengthen your chances of being selected like a resume or video submission. Will you be our next intern?

Good Luck!

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TCE Dream Chasers with Rockstar's James Hanson

Photo cred:   @shepherdphotos

Photo cred: @shepherdphotos

This edition of TCE Dream Chasers features one guy who has one of the raddest gigs within the industry, James Hanson. James has a lot of responsibilities at the races, one of which is managing and coordinating aspects of a race day for high profile riders like Jason Anderson and Zach Osbourne. In this industry there are very few opportunities to get a look into amazing jobs such as James’, so in true TCE fashion we knew we had to get the inside scoop. James, being the stellar dude that he is, had no issues with taking us through his day to day along with what goes into a professional championship race effort and building a personal brand…

Hey James! Tell us a bit about who you are and what your title is within the sport.

Hello, my name is James Hanson and I manage Motocross, Supercross and Off-Road motorcycles globally for Rockstar Energy. 

How did you get your start in the sport?

Years ago I moved from Northern California to a small town in Oregon next door to a track called Mt. View MX Park. I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen and I flagged and watered there for several years before I got a bike. Fast forward to racing and winning championships in the B class and then I went pro in a little over 3 years. Rockstar Energy was looking for somebody to fill a spot and thanks to my connections from racing, I ended up with the company. Now here we are 13 years later.

What are some of your main tasks on race day and throughout the week?

Monday-Thursday most weeks is all in front of the computer. From branding approval of all gear, graphics etc. to tracking social media, updating websites, sorting photos and staring at spread sheets until my eyes roll back in my head. Fridays and Sundays are usually spent on airplanes. Saturdays are race days and although were at the track anywhere from 12-16 hours, it's really the best day of the week. I love every gate drop and it seems to never get old even traveling 40+ weekends a year. Race days still have some of the midweek stuff mentioned before with branding and photos, but also handling podium stuff and assisting the sales side of things to make sure their guests have the best experience possible.

James enjoys another hard fought victory with his rider and 2018 SX 450 Champion, Jason Anderson.  Photo cred:   @collin_speckner

James enjoys another hard fought victory with his rider and 2018 SX 450 Champion, Jason Anderson.

Photo cred: @collin_speckner

Tell us a bit about “Dirt Bikes for President” and how that got started.

The origin of #dirtbikesforpresident is kind of funny. Scrolling down the ole Facebook timeline and seeing people constantly arguing about trivial things, I would randomly comment something like "dirt bikes are cool". I would see political arguments and then I would comment “Dirt Bikes For President”. I started hash tagging it, then trademarked it, figured I should make some stuff, and people were pumped on it enough that I had it in Supercross mains! It's all about positivity and riding for fun, negative comments aren't even allowed on the social. They won't be engaged, just deleted.

Can you describe the feeling of being part of a team that wins a championship like earlier this year with Jason Anderson?

It's incredible! We've won a lot of championships in my time with Rockstar, but it's the same every time. Weeks and weeks of build up with the whole team finally coming down to one final race typically. Heart rate through the roof, shaking and shortness of breath. Then boom! That boom part is hard to put into words, but it's one of the best feelings I've ever experienced. A lot of hard work goes into this by so many people to make it happen, but it's all worth it when you're rider holds up that championship trophy!

What is the best part about your job with Rockstar and the best part about creating DBFP?

Honestly that's a simple answer that covers both; I love dirt bikes more than anything in the world and I get to be around them every single day!

Even though James probably doesn’t get a chance to ride as much as he would like, this guy can seriously rip! James hops into pro class races here and there and often places very well. Not bad for a guy who spends more time on the road than most people spend at home. James’ passion for dirt bikes is evident anytime he throws a leg over a bike.  Photo cred:   @cycledump

Even though James probably doesn’t get a chance to ride as much as he would like, this guy can seriously rip! James hops into pro class races here and there and often places very well. Not bad for a guy who spends more time on the road than most people spend at home. James’ passion for dirt bikes is evident anytime he throws a leg over a bike.

Photo cred: @cycledump

What is one thing that you want people to understand about your role, the industry, or the racers that you work with?

I get messages almost every day from people wanting to know how to get in. It's almost impossible because the jobs that people want are so few. More often than not when someone leaves a company, they just pop up at the track with another one a couple weeks later. On another note, I really don't believe everyone is cut out for this type of job. Without going into too much detail as why, it’s just not what people think. You work 7 days a week most of the year and something can pop up at any time without warning that has to be handled immediately. On call to put out fires basically. Sometimes the sound of a structured schedule of 9-5, 5 days a week sounds so appealing. No one calling you at night, every weekend off, but honestly I wouldn't change it for the world. I just love dirt bikes and I'm very grateful for my life. There are plenty of perks that go along as well.

If you could change the sport in any way what would it be?

If I could, I would want racers to be paid so much more, farther down in the field. It's just crazy for someone to be capable of finishing in the top 20 on a Supercross race Saturday and not be sure if they can afford to make it to the next round. How much does the 20th best baseball player make? Obviously sports like that are a massive market and we're pretty small, but if I could change one thing, that would be it.

Where can people keep up with you during your day to day and find out more about DBFP?

My Instagram is @professor296 and DBFP's is @dirtbikesforpresident. The website is dirtbikesforpresident.com There are some things on there for sale, but I really need to step it up.

Be sure to follow along with James as he preps for the 2019 SX race season with his riders. For more information on opportunities within the sport stay tuned to TheCollectivexp.com and stay inside all of the action!

TCE Product Deep Dive with Ryan Jensen of No-Toil

TCE Product Deep Dive with Ryan Jensen of No-Toil

The TCE Product Deep Dive is back with new and exciting products from the experts on air filters, No-Toil. No-Toil specializes in providing top quality products that helps us in racers and riders maintain our air filters. Their unique offerings of bio-degradable products makes the messy and tedious task of changing, cleaning, and prepping air filters as easy as can be. Air filter maintenance is essential to a proper running bike and we were a bit curious about the world of air filters. We reached out to Ryan Jensen over at No-Toil to pick his brain about the company and air filters as a whole. Give the article a read to keep your bike running strong for seasons to come…

No-Toil makes specializes in 100% biodegradable products that makes dirt bike foam air filter maintanance and changes easier and safer than ever.

No-Toil makes specializes in 100% biodegradable products that makes dirt bike foam air filter maintanance and changes easier and safer than ever.

Hi Ryan! Tell us a bit about who you are and what No-Toil is about...

My Name is Ryan Jensen and I've been working here for about 12 years. No-Toil makes the industries only 100% biodegradable & completely non-toxic filter treatment. We're lucky enough to sell all over the globe. As well as private label our products for some major companies such as: Honda, Yamaha, and WIX Filtration.

How did you get the job that you have now with No-Toil and what is your background in the industry?

My Uncle, Robert Jensen founded No-Toil back in 1998. Bob has 3 sons that were heavy in the local motocross scene in the early 90's. With over 20 bikes in the garage, the filter maintenance was a task they all hated. Which led to Bob finding the desire to create a better method to wash his filters in a sink or a washing machine. 2 years of testing & working with chemists; he landed on what we call No-Toil today!

As a young teenager I spent my summers working in the warehouse filling orders, oiling filters, and riding moto. I shared the same passion as my uncle in helping progress the company further than imaginable. He created such a unique product that developed a very loyal customer base, and we've set our sights high! I currently handle all sales, marketing, and sponsorships for the brand and I wouldn't trade it for anything!

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No toil has a host of products to save you time on bike maintenance and improve overall performance!

No toil has a host of products to save you time on bike maintenance and improve overall performance!

Where did No-Toil get it's start in the racing product world?

 Bob and his kids were able to grow strong support from the Northern California racing community within the first few years of business. From there we've continued to elevate the brand and have had the pleasure to work with some of the greatest athletes & mechanics our sport has seen. From riders such as Talon Vohland, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg, Grant Langston, and Chad Reed. We've seen tremendous support from some of the most talented people to swing their leg over a bike!

 What was the process like for getting a new innovative line of racing products onto the market?

Launching No-Toil from the beginning was a very difficult and long process. When we first started we could barely give it away, no one wanted to try biodegradable anything. It took about 2 years, and a lot of support from others to help grow the brand. Traditional dirt bike riders can be very set in their ways, and even if your product is good getting them to switch is quite the feat. We've always stood behind our product and supported those who have helped support us, and thats what has been so vital in growing. 

 No-Toil has a huge presence in the industry and a loyal customer base.  How do you differentiate yourself from the competition?

Uniqueness. We are very fortunate to have a product like no one else in the market. Yes there are other foam filter brands, and honestly just about anyone can make/sell a foam filter. Our formula is what makes us so special. There are other "biodegradable" filter oils out there, but unfortunately they are still very toxic. Which is still really harmful to a foam filter.

 The molecules from our plant based oil lay flat in pores of a foam filter. Whereas every other oil is petroleum based, and have round molecules. Meaning No-Toil filter oil not only stops more dirt, but also will flow more air than any other brand. Pretty scientific!

A dirty air filter can not only rob you of horsepower, but if left untreated can cause prolonged engine issues. No-Toil can hook you up with fresh filters and cleaners to keep your bike running like a champ.

A dirty air filter can not only rob you of horsepower, but if left untreated can cause prolonged engine issues. No-Toil can hook you up with fresh filters and cleaners to keep your bike running like a champ.

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When it comes to Off-Road racing filters are very important, what should customers be looking for in a quality filter?

Dual stage filters are a must for any off-road application. We highly recommend buying a top of line filter, as not all filters are created equal. Top companies use a poly-ether reticulated foam that can withstand heavy abuse over time. 

It is also extremely important to be susceptible of your filters environment. Heat & sunlight are the worst thing for a foam filter. Too much exposure to either will cause the filter to become hard, brittle, and eventually crumble to pieces. If stored correctly a foam filter can last for up to 2 years.

How important are air filters to overall engine performance?

 Extremely! An air filter is the motors only protection from the elements. A bad filter, or filter oil can be catastrophic to an engine. A fresh filter is much easier to replace than a top end or even worse the entire motor. A little preventative maintenance will protect your very expensive motorcycle.

What are some of the most common misconceptions about dirt bike air filters?

We've found some people think their foam filter should last forever. While I did mention with the right care, a filter can last for up to two years. But the more you wash a filter (in anything) the more the foam will become soft and expand. This is why most filter companies recommend having a rotation of at least a few filters per bike. This will ensure you get the most out of your filters. A good example, would be an old pair of moto goggles that have sat around the garage for years. Foam itself just deteriorates over time

To ensure engine longevity, regular air filter inspections and changes are recommended. No-Toil has you covered from new air filters all the way to cleaners and oils.

To ensure engine longevity, regular air filter inspections and changes are recommended. No-Toil has you covered from new air filters all the way to cleaners and oils.

No-Toil is one of the only companies that use bio degradable products.  Where did the idea to make bio degradable products come from?

What makes No-Toil so special is that it was simply developed to solve a problem, not just a product to "sell". The founder, Bob Jensen was tired of having to dispose of nasty chemicals weekly and still found his filters just weren't getting cleaned correctly. He knew there was a better way! 

Petroleum & solvents speed up the deterioration of a filter as well. Whereas No-Toil products are less toxic than most shampoo's. And will completely biodegrade in about 30 days ... which is almost quicker than a banana.

There are quite a few pro riders that use No-Toil filters in their race bikes.  Are these the same filters that the everyday customer can buy to make their bikes race ready?

We are truly fortunate to have some of the worlds best riders use our product. Unlike a lot of companies on the market, we sell exactly what the pro's use. Wether your an amateur, privateer, or Chad Reed we only give you the best!

The No-Toil products make air filter maintenance quick and easy.  What is some of the feedback that you get from your customers when they make the move to No-Toil products?

We often get " I don't know what took so long to switch, I'm hooked!" As I mentioned earlier we're involved in a sport where riders are very set in their ways and don't easily convert. We understand and respect this as riding a dirt bike is a very high risk sport, and everyone likes to feel comfortable with the way they do their routine. Our goal is to prove to those riders who have yet to try, is that we set the same standards and stand behind our product and customers!

Top Pro SX and MX riders trust No-Toil on their high end bikes. When you’re racing at these levels you leave nothing to chance, and No-Toil is up to the task. The best part is that they offer the same level of performance and durability to both Pros and weekend warriors.

Top Pro SX and MX riders trust No-Toil on their high end bikes. When you’re racing at these levels you leave nothing to chance, and No-Toil is up to the task. The best part is that they offer the same level of performance and durability to both Pros and weekend warriors.

With the sport changing and becoming more innovative each season, how do you see the air filter technology changing in the future?

While foam technology has stayed relatively the same. We always push to gain greater feedback on improving the product we bring to our customers. We work with some of the industries finest and have an open mind to where motorcycle development is going. 

What does No-Toil have in the works for the upcoming race season?

While there is no official news yet.. what I can say is No-Toil plans to hit the professional racing scene harder than ever in 2019…So stay tuned!

Where can people find out more about the No Toil product line?

We're very fortunate to be backed by the industries largest supporters. No-Toil products can be found in just about any dealership in the US.  Our products are also sold through many distribution channels all over the world. Here are just a few..  Part's Unlimited, Western Powersports, Motosport Inc, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, BTO Sports Part's Canada, Part's Europe, Serco Supply AU, and W.Whites Wholesale

Make sure you check out No-Toil and grab yourself a new filter and maintenance products. Stay tuned for more in-depth looks into some of the industries top products and services.