Author: Brent Stallo
Rockstar Energy Suzuki
hosts the most prominent team in all of amateur motocross. Over the years they have played host to some of the most successful athletes in the sport today and 2011 has proven no different. Landon Currier of Washington is the teamís lone pro rider and we were fortunate to catch up with him at Mammoth Mountain as he prepared for a fun week of racing. Read on as Landon gives his take on Mammoth as well as fills us in on his plans for Lorettaís.
Landon, give us a little introduction to start this thing off.
Landon Currier here from Washington State. Weíre out here at Mammoth Mountain for the Amateur National just doing what we do.
This is your last year racing as an amateur at Mammoth. How is everything going?
Pretty much the track is good but the atmosphere is killer. I could live here. I get jealous every time I leave. The people are sick. The town is sick. The atmosphere is sick. Itís all good.
Mammoth is a different kind of race from other amateur nationals.
Yeah Mammoth, especially in the pro class there are a lot of different people here. A lot of riders that you usually donít race and a few that Iíve never raced before so itís good. I donít know, itís kind of fun because thereís no pressure. If you crash or if you win itís still all good because youíre having fun.
The next step after this is Lorettaís. What classes will you be running and what have you done to prepare?
As far as Lorettaís goes for 2011 Iíll be riding both A classes, 250 and 450. Right now my plan is to go to Texas and to get Ed Torrance and get training. Iíve been training but Iíve been in Washington where itís like 60 degrees and cloudy so you barely break a sweat. So Iíll be heading to Texas soon to get started and pick up where we left off so we can get things done. The plan is to be ready when we line up for Lorettaís.
The goal is obviously to win Lorettaís. How is you confidence going in?
Iíve had a tough year getting things together but Iím feeling stronger and stronger every day. If I can go out and ride like I know how to ride and race the track Iím confident Iíll reach my goals.