DEBBI TAMIETTI’S 4TH OF JULY SOCAL PHOTO GALLERY
Photos by Debbi Tamietti
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There has never been a better time to be a 50-year-old motocross racer. As REM promoter Frank Thomason watches from below, the Over-50 Experts sweep through Talladega with Arizona’s Doug Goodman in the lead.
You’d think that a guy who has access to every 2016 motocross bike in MXA’s workshop would race one of those instead of a 2015 model—but Jody Weisel’s 350SXF has a 15,000 rpm works engine and WP Factory Services suspension. We can’t explain the yellow Husqvarna fork guards or the 1970s leather boots.
The pace should be pretty casual once a racer turns 60, but in SoCal every 60-year-old is a former “Saddleback Specialist,” who has been doing this since 1975. Bill Seifert (37) casually putts out of a Glen Helen berm.
Robert Reisinger is the engineer who developed the 6D helmet’s ODS system. Robert is also a former AMA National racer and Kawasaki test rider. Oh yeah, he is also a helicopter pilot and inventor of the Mountain Cycle San Andreas mountain bike. Plus, he’s nice to dogs and small children.