What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
Kevin and Allison Christine
How long have you been a moto mom?
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto mom?
Yes, me and my husband rode motorcycles. I had a Yamaha R6 and my husband had a Honda VTX 1100. We used to ride all the time. We even took a cross-country trip on them from Arizona to Pennsylvania.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
Friday, pack bags, coolers, and load the bus. Arrive Friday night and put out the rugs, make dinner, and go to bed. Saturday get up early, make breakfast, and get out riding gear for the kids. Walk down to sign-ups, sign up and get ready to race. Saturday is usually practice day, so with two kids riding, help out if practices are back to back. Make lunch, practice some more. Keep kids hydrated. After practice, the husband takes care of bikes, I make dinner and we just have family time. Sunday, repeat, but instead of practice it is race day. Morning practice, then wait for motos. Lunch is served. Second half of motos. Pick up trophies, load the bus, and travel home.
What’s your family’s favorite meal at the track?
Steak and potatoes.
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
Just say a prayer, kiss the kids before each moto and stay to myself when I watch the race.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
Our first trip to the Mini Os with my son, went to LCQ’s on his 50, he was leading the race and went down one turn before the finish line. I almost lost it. He never got up so fast in his life and still made it in the show!
Favorite part about being at the track?
Family time together.
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
Favorite part of traveling to the races is the time we spend together playing games and just goofing off. The least favorite part is the tight quarters.
Craziest travel story?
We travel in a converted school bus, the Moto Bus #100, and we were traveling to Michigan for the Baja Brawl. After two-and-a-half days of traveling and only 15 miles away from the track we got pulled over by the police. I knew it wasn’t for speeding because the bus only tops out at 65. The cop walks up to the school bus door with his gun drawn telling my husband to get out of the bus. I guess he thought we were some kind of hippies selling drugs or something. My husband explained to him we race motocross and are headed to the track. He went on to tell him that in the state of Michigan we are not allowed to drive a yellow school bus. He doesn’t want the kids in Michigan to get confused and get on the wrong school bus. So my husband asked him what he would like us to do, he very rudely said, “Go to the race and then get the hell out of Michigan”.
The most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age.
Never give up!
What’s your secret to getting all the dirt stains out of riding gear?
Proudest moment of your career as a moto mom thus far?
First podium at Ponca
What’s your favorite track?
Oak Ridge MX, Iowa
Who is your favorite pro racer?
What is your favorite genre of music?
What is your favorite movie/tv show?
The new Jumanji
What is in your red solo cup?
Any advice for the moto moms of the future?
Just be patient, it is a roller coaster ride of emotions!