Table is Ready

Frank Rant

The longer you are on this earth, the more you will be witness to your friends, family, and enemies pass from it. If you live long enough you would have the great misfortune of watching everyone that ever meant something to you pass. One of the greatest pains that I have…

Chuck Minert 60 Expert 1st Place Plaque

Chuck “Feets” Minert 1931 – 2016

Frank REM News

So many times in my life I wish I had done this, or done that differently.  Or if I had only made the time to do something that was important, but never made the time.  There are people in my life that mean a lot to me.  Several times I have lamented that I should have taken the time to …

boy crying on ground next to bike

Pussification of Motocross

Frank Rant

What is wrong with us? If you are a motocrosser then you compete in one of the most extreme sports there ever was. Motocross is a brutal fight between the rider and the track, but is also a fight against the elements (heat, cold, rain, dust). Add in a battle against your machine which usually wants to do exactly opposite …

25 Years

Frank Rant

For a quarter of a century, or 2 and a half decades, or 25 years, or 300 months, or 9,125 days, or 219,000 hours, or 13,140,000 minutes there has been REM Motocross in Southern California. 1000 races, at least 12,000 motos, somewhere near 2 and half million laps. Over 300,000 miles logged going back and forth to race tracks. Over …

Before I Go Under the Knife

Frank Rant

I was on my way home from the MTA Vet Worlds at Glen Helen Saturday afternoon thinking to myself, “I suck so bad that I should just sell my new Yamaha and buy a street bike”. I went to the race not expecting to do well, really to not even race. I just wanted to do a couple of laps …

Master of Doucheness, Prince of Tools, and Head Asshat

Frank Rant

Douche bag, tool, asshat. All of these describe me at one time or another. It always depends on which end of the horse your riding, as to whether or not I meet the criteria. This past weekend I know there is a father of a 250 Novice whom thinks I am all of the above. As is sometimes the case …

Tour de France Drugs and Drug Witch Hunts

Frank Rant

Disclaimer: Should be read keeping in mind the word SARCASM… Tour de France drugs and drug witch hunts. Baseball, record setters, and steroids. Basketball, gambling referees, sex crazy players, and felons. Football, dog fighting, steroids, and rich owners wanting the public to buy them new stadiums. Auto racing, cheating by teams, sanctioning bodies fighting over sponsorships. Welcome to big time …

Life Sucks When You’re Injured and Can’t Race

Frank Rant

It is common knowledge that it is not if, but when you will suffer some sort of injury if you race Motocross long enough. The longer you’re racing career the more injuries you will rack up. Most aren’t serious or else there wouldn’t be anyone racing. I was once asked to talk to a group of trauma surgeons and nurses …

We are entering the Twilight Zone

Frank Rant

You are looking into a 19” black and white tv. The host of the Twilight Zone is standing front and center of the screen. He is smoking a cigarette. He tells us that what you are seeing could be true, that it could be another dimension, another time, it could be a image burned into our psyche from the past …

Sometimes I get Nostalgic

Frank Rant

As we run through our 25th year of promoting motocross races, I can’t help but be a bit nostalgic. I’m not one to keep mementoes of our races. I’ve given away most of the things that I collected over the years. But, I have a tremendous backlog of memories from all of the races we have done. I remember all …