Hi, rally fans! March is here, and you know what that means – it’s time for Daytona Bike Week. And, with the 78th-annual rally set to kick off Friday, March 8, the “World’s Biggest Motorcycle Festival” is set to draw hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 10-day event.
“In some circles, the Mint 400 is a far, far better thing than the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the Lower Oakland Roller Derby Finals all rolled into one. This race attracts a special breed…” – Hunter S. Thompson
I came, I saw, I lost cell service. I’m still a little jet lagged from my adventure to Johnson Valley, Calif., for the 2019 Nitto King of the Hammers. And I’m potentially still a tad seasick from all the off-roading.
We all have dreams. Maybe it’s a trip across America on a Harley. Or the backcountry sledding trip of a lifetime. Maybe it’s climbing boulders and crossing ravines in a 1943 Willys Jeep. For Steve Scheuring, it was building a championship-winning Snocross team.
I’m headed to the desert, race fans. More specifically, Johnson Valley, Calif., for King of the Hammers. I’m pumped to attend, but also a little freaked out. Why? Because credit cards and cell phones are useless in Hammertown.
Carson Mumford of AMSOIL Factory Connection has dominated the amateur motocross scene. But it wasn’t long ago the 17-year-old was chasing his dream while competing in local series on the West Coast, like the Transworld Motocross Race Series (TWMXRS).