What’s your name?
Where are you from?
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
Carter Cook #412
How long have you been a moto dad?
Since little man was 3 years old.
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto dad?
I raced when I was young and have been around motorsports my whole life, some of my best memories were with my dad at the track and watching my mom be so nervous.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
Friday prep and pack the trailer, Saturday is always practice and Sunday we get it on, followed by Chipotle post-race evening with the family.
What’s your family’s favorite meal to have at the track?
Sara (wife) handles the food so it’s usually fruit and good healthy food for the day. If it were up to me it would be tacos or something not that good.
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
I like to get him as pumped up as possible but he’s always super mellow so that’s hard so I let him do his thing and have fun.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
I don’t get that nervous, he’s a solid and smart rider.
Favorite part about spending time at the track?
The memories, the ups and downs of the weekend make the family stronger.
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
I don’t mind it at all, I love driving and can do it non stop, did a drive to Alaska once and was behind the wheel for 36 hours straight. It’s a good time to reflect on life.
Craziest travel story?
Never had anything too crazy, we have been fortunate.
Most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age?
Respect, responsibility, pain, fear, patience, love, and mental toughness.