Motocross 101 by David Pingree
Perspective. It’s something that often takes time to attain and former factory motocross racer David Pingree has it in spades. “Ping” spent ten years competing in the national AMA supercross and motocross tours, winning four supercross main events and landing on the motocross podium on multiple occasions during his career. After hanging up his boots in 2003 he became a journalist, studying the sport he loves from the outside. David continued to race unique events of varying disciplines around the globe, including supermoto. He found success there as well, winning six 250 finals and earning a bronze medal at the ESPN Summer X Games in 2007. At the end of the 2008 season David slid into a team manager position with the squad he rode for-The Troy Lee Designs/ Lucas Oil/Honda team. Ping’s vast racing experience helped guide his young riders, and the team itself, to breakout seasons. It is that same experience that makes Motocross 101 one of the best new learning tools in the sport. Riders of all skill levels and ages will benefit from the tips and tricks that David picked up during his long career. So, sit back and get ready to take your riding to the next level.