We're continuing to bring you new and exciting perspectives in the sport that we all love. Too often we are fed the same watered down rider interviews and even more often we are left longing for more in depth and unique perspectives. Well, we're here to give you just that! This week we take a look into the life of Ashley "Ash-Money" Sandte, girlfriend of superstar Supercross racer Adam Enticknap. Adam has one of the biggest followings and most loyal fan base as the races and Ash is always right by his side to meet supporters and help Adam in everyday possible. Always a crowd favorite, we wanted to get some insight from Ash on the sport through her eyes and give you another behind the scenes look at what it takes to compete at this level for not only Adam, but Ash as well...
Hey Ash! You're pretty popular around the pits, but for the select few who may not be as familiar tell us a bit about yourself and who you are.
Ash Money is in the house!! Also known as Ash, or Ashley. I am the beyond proud girlfriend of Adam Enticknap "The 7 Deuce Deuce" and dog mom to our adorable French bulldog, Drake.
How did you meet Adam and get involved in the sport?
I met Adam through a mutual friend. At the time he was newly single and my friend really pushed for us to meet. We ended up having the chance to meet in a group setting, the next day he came to my flag football game where he asked for my phone number and the rest was history. Honestly, I think he was pretty impressed with my QB skills ;) I really only got involved in the sport once Adam and I started dating.
Did you know about Motocross and Supercross prior to meeting him?
Pretty much before Adam I knew absolutely nothing about Motocross/Supercross. My friend had an extra ticket to Anaheim 1 and invited me to go. I had the best time and was soooo impressed with my first SX experience!! Who knew at the time that was a foreshadow of my near future?!
What were your initial thoughts about the sport?
The sport quickly gained my respect and I had no idea there was this whole other world of MX/SX out there.
What surprised you the most about the life of a professional Motocross and Supercross rider?
It's more than a full time job! Days are packed with prepping the track in the morning and evening, watering the track multiple times a day, training, riding, and bike work all while traveling and racing on the weekends.
How has his involvement in the sport shaped your relationship?
His loyalty, dedication, never give up attitude, and respect for the sport and his sponsors has carried into his personal life and is the foundation our of relationship.
Walk us through a day in the life of you two?
There are technically four of us because you've gotta make sure you include the whole crew: myself, Adam, Tyler and Drake. I work full time during the week, so those days are pretty uneventful for us.
On days that we get to spend a full day together goes something like this:
Every morning Adam wakes up and wishes our dog a very warm and loving "good morning" while he rubs his cheeks for like a minute straight! Adam then makes his way to the kitchen to turn on the espresso machine that he is madly obsessed with. Tyler takes his role as the morning chef while Adam transforms into a Barista and puts his heart and soul into making the perfect cup of espresso with latte art (work in progress.) We then head to the track where they do their thing. I do my best to get accurate lap times, snap some action shots and selfies while getting my tan on and playing with Drake. Then we head home for a second espresso drink, dinner and bike work, go to bed, wake up and repeat.
How do you impact his career/training?
I just try to give him as much unconditional love and support as I can. He does an incredible job handling his own business and I help out with the small things where I can.
What is the most stressful/negative part about sharing your life with a pro rider?
The time away from each other. Luckily I'm a pretty independent person, but I can never seem to get enough of Adam and our time together.
What is the most exciting/best part?
Being able to support and watch him live his dream every day.
What is your favorite part about the sport?
The LIT KIT award. Just kidding....I truly love the community and getting to know and build relationships with all of the wonderful people involved in the sport.
What is one cool fact/thing about Adam that fans should know?
I feel like he shares a lot of his life and passions, but I'll give you two interesting facts you probably didn't know about The 7 Deuce Deuce:
#1- He is obsessed with the Harry Potter movies. He watches it every night to bed.
#2- He doesn't drink, EVER. He is naturally high on life!!
What is one cool thing that fans should know about you?
I'm super competitive. I can pretty much beat Adam in anything that isn't related to dirt bikes or freestyle rapping. I can whoop his booty in a game of P.I.G, Monopoly and Tennis to name a few.
What encouragement or advice would you have for other people who’s significant other is an aspiring pro racer?
Embrace the lows and the highs. Enjoy the ride!
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