Road Racing World is a magazine that Blake’s aunt got him for Christmas last year. Blake will first go through the magazine looking at all of the pictures as you would expect from a 3rd grader. But, then after that he will read the entire magazine front to back over a period of time. Reading up on various motorcycle racing articles gives him such a wide spectrum of things to talk about with other motorcycle enthusiasts. I’ve enjoyed him showing me the “The Kids’ Page”. Each issue the magazine features different kids and highlights what they have been doing in the world of road racing. There have been many times where we have seen some of Blake’s friends that he has raced against.
And yes, you guessed it, Blake was featured in the July 2016 issue! It’s really neat to see him in print!
Click this link and get your copy of Road Racing World and check “The Kids’ Page” for an article about Blake.
This spring has been super busy and super fun! Mike and Blake were asked to help put on Mini-GP demonstrations at four of the 9 MotoAmerica races. Mike’s responsibility was to be a liaison between MotoAmeria and the demonstration participants that Mike also was to help recruit. Blake was going to be one of the participants, which were kids between the ages of 5 & 12. (I had responsibilities too…to be Mike and Blake’s secretary and keep the driver, Mike, awake as we traveled, and Blake hydrated as he “demonstrated”.) The purpose of all of this is for MotoAmerica along with AXcess Racing, LLC to promote motorcycles to more of America, stressing you’re never too young to start riding.
Road Racing World announced the news that MotoAmerica and AXcess Racing, LLC want to spotlight youth road racing. Here’s the cool part, they have asked Blake (along with other kids) to be an ambassador, of sorts. He will go to several of the MotoAmerica races and do demonstrations in the paddock. Cones will be set up for spectators to gather around and watch these kids do their thing. The first race is in Austin, TX at Circuit of the Americas (COTA); MotoGP will be there racing the same weekend; so cool!