I am new to these d/b forums. I need to know everything on "HOW TO BECOME A PRO". Anything and everything i need to know. Also, where to ride..like where do the pro's ride at and practice at? Thanks, Kenny
This is goin to sound funny and seem like i don't know nuthing at all, but here goes. I have a 4-wheeler right now. I'm trying to sell it a.s.a.p. I'm fixing to buy a 1999-2000 YZ125. I've road many dirt bikes and have been riding since I was 9. I'm very crazy and will do anything anyone tell me to do. Not to sound, sarcastick(how ever you spell that). I just wana know where the pro's ride/practice at. Where you can go to be crazy at...do crazy tricks. Like where they will say"LOOKS LIKE THAT KID HAS TALENT"....and so on..Thank you, Kenny H.
3) Show up at the next race on the schedule.
4) Tell the lady at the window you want to race the 125 "A" class.
5) Pay her the money and fill out the papers.
6) Go to the gate when they call you.
8) Make sure you bust some tricks over all the jumps.
Trust me, you WILL be noticed. (The people who notice you will take care of things from here.)
Go out and race all the local races you can. When you get to the point that you are winning consistantantly at the local level, you should then have a few sponsors, and could MAYBE race at the pro level. Last year I watched Tommy Hoffmaster race the Supercross at Joliet and not make the main on Saturday. Then I saw him Sunday completely wax the locals at Byron. These are two completely different levels of competition. When you see an example like that, it really makes you appreciate the pros.
Hofmaster has some heart. It was inspiring to see him almost qualify for both the 250 and 125 mains in Indy, especially when he just ran the 250 LCQ (missing the main by one slot) and had to line up immediately for the 125 main.
I wonder if Rusty, the guy who runs ProSource, is smiling or shaking his head and shrugging his shoulders watching his boy do that?
In order to become a PRO you need to start racing at your local track and getting whats called CONTENGENCY POINTS and once your winning to the point of being the best at your local track you can see about racing with the "big boys" and believe me no matter how fast or good you think you are there is always someone faster and better look at the KING MC he thought that he was the best until Carmichael came into town. As for freestyle I wouldn't try any of that kind of stuff until you have mastered big jumps because your not going to be doing any can-cans or nac nac's off the whoop section.
i'll answer ur question.
first ppl like travis pastrana and stuff have like big yards and jumps in it 2 practice.
u have 2 learn the bacis like using ur front brake and clutch when cornering.
then u need 2 learn cool tricks like nac-nac's and can-can's, tail whips.
im 14 and i can do thoes but i've been doing tricks since i was really little.
im not a stalker so idk but i think that most pro's live in cali, flordia, north carolina, and ohio. i have pro's that live near me but u never really hear about them.
going pro isn't all about doing cool stuff.
ppl that do go pro have been doing really cool tricks and stuff since they were little so i would try 2 do really cool tricks but dont do anything stupid like backflips.
first u have 2 learn and live by racing then if u do go pro start going into freestyle stuff and who knows maybe u'll be the next travis pastrana.
ok can i go off his question.if i cant afford racing all season.and i just make a track and practice that.get really good and stuff and just not be noticed at all but be able to smoke alot of guys that race all the time.how fast can i get noticed later in life like when im 17 18.if i just ride trails and stuff know for fun then try and race alot and go somewhere if im good enough can i get noticed really fast.?