What’s your name?
Where are you from?
I’m from Dodge, Texas.
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
My Rider is Rian McDaniel aka Rooster
How long have you been a moto dad?
I've been a moto dad for two years now.
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto dad?
I've always enjoyed watching them but growing up my parents didn't want me on a bike. But when I was out of the house I got myself a bike.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
A typical race weekend consists of hauling the camper to the track early to set up our home for the weekend and then immediately start working on bikes. During practice and the race, I’m trackside watching and chasing around all the little 50s. There is no downtime for a moto dad at the races.
What’s your family’s favorite meal to have at the track?
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
My son and I pray before each gate drop more than once.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
The most nerve-wracking moments are when he is in a battle for the win or if he is behind a rider who just crashed.
Favorite part about spending time at the track?
I enjoy it all from the smell of race gas to the dirt in your shoes but my favorite is the amount of family bonding time we get.
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
My favorite part of traveling is getting to explore new places. My least favorite part is the "are we there yet?" over and over from Rooster.
Craziest travel story?
On our way to Spring A Ding Ding, we ran out of gas three miles from the track. Then once we got in line to pull in the truck battery died.
Most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age?
The most important lesson has been how to be humble in your time of winning and how to cope with losing, especially at a young age.
Biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make for amateur motocross?
The biggest sacrifice so far has been working longer hours and being away from my family during the week just so we can hopefully all be at the track together during the weekend.
Proudest moment of your career as a moto dad thus far?
There are so many proud moments especially the big wins but the proudest moment was when Rooster had the lead but his throttle got stuck on the last lap and he had to lay down his bike. By the time I made it to him he was in tears because he knew the win was gone but he said help me finish the race...and we did just that together. Seeing him never give up made me proud.
What’s your favorite track?
My favorite track is Underground MX.
Who is your favorite pro racer (past or present)?
What is your favorite type of music?
What hobbies do you have away from motorcycles?
Motocross is my hobby.
What is your beverage of choice?
Sweet tea or Coke.
Any advice for the moto dads of the future?
Always carry a screw driver in your pocket.