Local Teen to Compete in Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motocross Event
Starting Friday there will be two full action packed days of pro and amateur racing at Parsons Stadium in Springdale.
“Next they’ll come out here to the catapult jump, the big one that has its fact right here that will be about 45 to 60 foot jump right here depending on how they land,” explains Russell Carey, Owner of Texas Track master.
15-year-old Michael Wright is one of them competing. The Springdale native has been riding bikes since he was four years old. And last year he competed in the Bikes, Blues and BBQ first ever motocross event.
“Last year I rode in the 250 and 450 intermediate classes on Saturday and ended up winning and taking home both overalls,” Wright.
In 2010, Michael won the Ponca City Nationals as well as nationals in Branson.
So with experience and medals backing him up, he has advice for others in the sport.
“Pretty much just don’t give up. I mean if it’s your dream then do it. Just don’t let anything stop you like injuries, injuries just make me faster and everyone else I know that has had an injury it just makes them faster too,” says Wright.
And Michael has seen his fair share of injuries.
“I broke both of my wrists, my arm, messed up my shoulder pretty bad. I ruptured my spleen when I was 7-years-old, broke my foot and then sprained just about everything.”
Also out on the track this weekend will be pro riders from across the region, including gold medalists from the x games
“Kenny Bartram did a back flip which was unbelievable. They also do what they call whips which the guy turns around faces the other way then still lands,” says event organizer, Michael Donelson.
For more information about the event visit http://www.bikesbluesandbbq.org/