What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
Cameron Cook #925, 8 years old
How long have you been a moto mom?
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto mom?
Yes, my dad raced. Growing up we always went to the local races and to Loretta Lynn’s to watch our friends who made it.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
A weekend is always full of emotions. Most weekends are always fun and exciting. Occasionally you have some weekends that aren’t but that is racing. I start a few days before its time to leave to make sure we have everything packed and the bikes serviced and ready to go. We usually have to drive pretty far so we leave on Thursday nights to get where we are going. Rush to the track, register, find our friends and get everything all set up for a fun but stressful weekend. Then drive all night to get home and head to work on Monday.
What’s your family’s favorite meal at the track?
Spaghetti because it’s quick and easy along with bringing MegaFit Meals that are already prepared. Of course, we have to bring plenty of Lunchables, Oreos, fruit roll-ups and Gatorade because what else do 8-year-olds eat?
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
Before the gate drops I always say to him, “I love you, be smart and have fun!” And then I pray. I pray he gets a good jump, makes it through the first corner stays safe while having the time of his life. My heart usually hits top heart rates during the whole moto.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
Loretta Lynn’s Regionals was the most nerve-wracking. Of course, being there is nerve-wracking but you are there and he has proven to himself and others that he deserves to be there and I just want him to enjoy every second of it!
Favorite part about being at the track?
The moments that I get to spend with him. They will never be replaced or forgotten. Its been some of the best memories we have ever had.
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
Those long drives to get him there are the worst. Especially when coming home. But the moments when he looks at you, and it’s just the two of you talking, you can’t replace the memories and the stories he tells and the time well spent regardless of how tired and exhausted you are. I would and will do it over and over for as long as he wants.
Craziest travel story?
Having to sleep in an enclosed trailer for a weekend. Absolutely terrible! Not crazy but just AWFUL! But hey, you do what you have to do sometimes.
The most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age.
Motocross teaches you to be determined and aggressive. If you want it you have to go do it. Mom can only do so much and then it’s up to him. He then sees how much time and effort it takes and a whole new level of respect is shown.
What’s your secret to getting all the dirt stains out of riding gear?
Awesome from the good ole’ Dollar General store. Spray it down, hose it off, throw it in the washer with some oxi clean and the stains are usually gone!
Proudest moment of your career as a moto mom thus far?
Almost pulling the holeshot at Loretta Lynns in 2018, I jumped at least ten feet in the air. He finished that week with a 12th place overall in 50cc Special Limited on his Minton Cycle Cobra. I have never been more proud of him he was only 6 years old at the time.
What’s your favorite track?
Ponca City, we go every year!
Who is your favorite pro racer?
What is your favorite genre of music?
What is your favorite movie/tv show?
Sweet Home Alabama
What is in your red solo cup?
Titos and Water with a splash of lime.
Any advice for the moto moms of the future?
Be ready to have the best moments of your life. You will meet some of the most amazing people from all over during this journey. You will smile, laugh, cry, get stressed and be ready to spend a lot of money! However, no amount of money can replace the memories.