Thursday Teaser

FIREBIRD, thats where we will be this weekend. AZDirt.com plans on going out to Firebird of this weekend to get all of your news for your FRESH squeezed report. Firebird is having practice Friday night May 23rd from 6PM to 11PM, all Bikes are welcomed for $15.00. May 24th Saturday Night is the race with the gates opening at 2PM, practice will start at 3:30PM, and racing will start at 5:30PM. Remember to check back here Monday Morning with your FRESH squeezed report from the weekend.

See you at the races

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Also a reminder, ACP will be closed this weekend.

David Wick: Interview

 

Dr. Wicks the name and Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is game. Wick Chiropractic has been around the sport of Motocross from the day David started it, but not many know that David him self has a collection of some pretty rare bikes that some people would kill for. I was able to catch up with Wick last week and we totally took the bikes out of their dust collecting line and checked them out.

 

Wick you got the collection here, what is all in it?

1977 YZ 125, 1978 YZ 400, 1978 YZ 250, 1980 YZ250, 1981 YZ 465, 1983 YZ 490, 1978 MAICO 250, 1980 CR 250, 1986 CR 60, 1979 IT 250 for oldies.

New ones I have 2005 PW 50, 2006 CRF 50r, 2008 CRF 450r, and a few quads for the kids!

Wow, so which one would you say is your favorite?

That’s a toss-up… Like asking which of your kids is your favorite!

So what and why do you have all these bikes Wick?

Unfortunately, a divorce was the primary reason that I started restoring the bikes… Stress relief, I guess. Plus I always wanted some of these bikes as a kid!

You have one of the best set ups with this garage, house and bikes plan on selling them anytime soon haha?

No, the house I just finished, so it’s not for sale. But I’m always open to offers on the bikes! Visit www.Wickchiropractic.com for questions, comments or appointment information!

What can Wick Chiropractic do for an injured rider?

At Wick chiropractic, we offer many different types of therapies, from heat to the latest in cold laser therapy. The type of injury, age of the injury, age of the patient, areas of involvement all factor into developing a treatment plan. Over the years I have treated injuries from burns to broken necks. That type of experience allows a doctor to develop some treatment creativity! We strive for results quickly in the office.

You sure have the collection of Jersey’s on the wall at the office?

There are about 20 pro rider jerseys on the wall, along with about 15 local amateurs and buddies! Remember the 05 Phx Supercross? (I think it was 05) when McGrath holeshoted both his heat race and the main (with the nac-nac)? Guess who adjusted him before that race? He sent me a jersey! Justin Timberlake was a cool patient, too!

Pretty much every top pro from out of Arizona in the past 10 years has came through here?

Pros from Destry Abbott (one of my first patients, and a great guy. Brave too!) The blose brothers all the alphabetical way to Kelly Yancy have a spot on the pro wall! Motocross has been an important part of my personal and professional life. It’s nice to go to the track and have so many patients there! The bad side is bringing a table with me to the track. One time I had a line of people wanting to get adjusted all the way around my trailer.

Well David Thank You for letting us come over and mess up your garage and for the interview.

Anytime, haha! Now I just need to get these things back in place over here.

 

Here are a fews pictures, photo-gallery later today!

 

Thursday Teaser

 

GATES, GATES, GATES, GATES, and more Gates at Arizona Cycle Park this Saturday Night. May 17th will be the first night of the Second Annual ACP Gates at Arizona Cycle Park. Come out to ACP this Saturday night where practicing your starts and first lap was all started at! ACP opens at 7PM with an hour of warm up practice and Gates starting at 8PM with ACP open till 11PM. Gates will be on the New Stadiumcross track. There will also be practice Sunday Morning May 18th starting at 7AM and going till NOON. AZDirt will definately be coming out for a little preview of the people who originated Gates.  Look for the pics and video Monday Morning on FRESH squeezed.

 

Friday Night, May 16th ET Motopark is hosting practice to get ready for their race this weekend from 6PM to 11PM with sign-ups and over night camping. Saturday Night, May 17th gates open at 2PM, Practice starting at 4PM, and Racing after 5PM. South track will be the Bikes only, North track PW Beg, Mini Quads, Big Quads, and UTV’s done by dusk. Fat J will be out at ET this Saturday Night and will bring you his race report for Monday Morning FRESH squeezed.

 

Spencer Kauffman: Interview

 

At the last couple of races AZDirt has been at, we have been watching the highly stacked Jr. Class and one of the kids who has been on fire is Spencer Kauffman. He has been taking home wins left and right.  I knew I had to find him and get the down low on him and his plans. I was able to catch up with Spencer and his Dad after the Payson race; this is was what I was able to get out of the both of them.

So give me a run down?

My name is Spencer Kauffman, I’m 15 years old and I’m from Fountain Hills, Arizona.  I ride the 125 Jr and School Boy class on the number 142 Yamaha.

You have been on fire in the Jr. Class lately, what is your racing past been like?

I have been on a big bike since the beginning of the last Summer.  Before that I was on an 85 and won some beginner races and was moved up to age after that.

Wait how long have you been riding?

I have only been riding for about 4 years now.

That’s cool.  So do you train?  What is your schedule like for riding and training?

I do a lot of in-the-gym work and I have a track right at my house that I use a lot.

You did World Mini recently.  How did you do up there?

I crashed a lot, but I think I ended up 12th overall in Jr.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

First, probably move up to 125 Int. after the last CMC Copperstate Classic.  Also, we have a house up in Colorado and I think we are going to be up there for a while training and riding.

Intermediate huh?

Yup!

So this is more than a weekend adventure for you?

Ya, I would really like to go pro some day and try to make something out of it.

Who helps you out with everything?

Well I do all my bike work and my Dad brings me to the races and helps me with my gate and everything.

Well, it sounds like you are on the right track here!  I would say Good Luck but I don’t think you will need it.

Thanks!

 

 

Copperstate Rnd 6

The final round of the CMC Copperstate Classic was this past Saturday night at Arizona Cycle Park and what a great night of racing it was. AZDirt was on hand with all of our crew to capture the moment and bring it to you. Amsoil presents Round 6 of the CMC Copperstate Classic FRESH squeezed edition only here on AZDirt.com. Check out www.az-syntheticlubes.com for all of your Amsoil product needs.

Photos: AWhite / SS Intern Video: Worm Words: Awhite

This kid was big pimping it.

Jon Jon rips on his 65.

Cody had a bad get off in Friday night’s practice, but was back to action saturday night with a new pipe, and front fender.

Super Flagger was on duty.

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First moto was 250 Jr.

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Dusty took top honors in it!

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85 Age started out with the Ty taking the win by a large margin.

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Cody’s night didn’t start out the way he wanted with a blown up bike while in the lead.

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David King was riding really good all night.

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Matthew Meulemans took home 50 beginner again.

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Brady Courson-guinn would take home second place.

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The Vet class was packed!

That’s AZ Dirt right there.

Getting ready for the start of the Pro and Int race.

Deven Raper would win the Pro moto.

Out of state Bruce Weatherford came out first in the Int class by a large margin.

Jon Jon would take the win, but not easily with a crash and an awesome battle with Buddy Wentworth. Note – Buddy in the background.

Spencer Kauffman was on fire in the School Boy class. It would earn him a 2nd place.

Finally, after a blown up bike and a fuel line falling off, Cody came back to holeshot and win 85 Open.

The 430 of Jacob Ngo showed some great speed in the Int class.

Cody wouldn’t stop there. This is how close the supermini moto was!

Weatherford would take top honors in all the Int classes.

Deven Raper would win all the Pro motos.

This little one had a tough night, after I watched him fight picking up his bike in the mud. I went to help him only to be roosted with mud.

He came up short.

Another out of stater would take the 125 novice class.

That’s all folks!

Photo Gallery Link – http://awhitedesigns.com/freshsqueezed/copperstaterd6/photogallery/

Worm Productions was able to capture video for this weeks FRESH squeezed…


 

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