Racing Families: The Drone Family

We are very proud of all our sponsored Moose Racing riders.  But the families that ride & race together are something very special as many of you know.  This is a shared sport for families to create memories.  Over the next several weeks we will be featuring a sponsored Moose Racing family.

The Drone Family knows how to spend quality time together & make memories involving their dirt bikes.  We sponsor father & son Heath & Kellon, but it doesn’t stop there.  The entire rest of the family is heavily involved & supporting & cheering them on every step of the way.  This is truly what we love about dirt bike racing / riding.

LET’S ASK HEATH THESE QUESTIONS: 

Question:  What do you like the most about racing together as a family?

    • I love the memories we build racing together as a family.  While Kellon and I are the ones who race, it has become a family lifestyle for the entire family.  Most of the races we go to include the whole family including my wife Bonnie, and daughters Alli and Katie.  They are our support crew both on and off the track.

 Question:  What is your most memorable moment in racing?

    • Wow, this is good question.  I have been racing for 23 years and have tons of memories!  Some of my memorable moments include any race where I have beat my good buddy “Speedy” Pete Laubmeier which I can probably count in one hand.  But my fondest memory is when I am racing at the MXC races in Prophetstown, IL. Our race track is right along the kids race track and while we are racing the kids get to ride on their track.  Every so often as I am racing I will come around and see Kellon out burning practice laps on the kids track with his buddy’s and it warms my heart like no other.

(Moose Racing:  Yes, a good question.  But an even better answer.)

Question:  What series do you race? 

    • We race the D16 Harescrambles, Midwest X Country (MXC) Series, and OMA Nationals.

(Moose Racing:  And we are beyond proud of how well you represent us in each of these series.)

 Question:  What is your favorite series / race / track?

    • CMJ race track in Hixton WI.  This is kind of like our home track.  We spend several weekends a summer camping and riding there together as a family.  Then when race day comes at the track, it feels like our home track.  It also has a bunch of diverse terrain with lots of elevation change.

Question:  Any tips for a rider just starting out?

    • Do it because you love it!

Question:  Who do you look up to the most?

    • My dad.  While he has never raced he has always been there and supported me as I have pursued my dreams.

Question:  Who is your favorite pro rider?

    • I agree with Kellon.  My favorite rider is the up and coming Cody Barnes.  He has a great work ethic and really support the youth riders.  I look forward to where he will go with his racing career.

Question:  What is your favorite Moose Racing product?

    • I really like the new XCR Hatch goggles.  They are a top-quality goggle at a reasonable price.

https://www.mooseracing.com/products/?productId=506467

QUESTIONS FOR KELLON:

 

Question:  What do you like the most about racing together as a family?

    • I like that my family is there it to help pick me up if I fall and cheer for me as I am racing.

Question:  What is your most memorable moment in racing?

    • Getting 1st place at the Dayton OMA last year in the 50cc 4-6yr old class.  It was super muddy and I like riding in the mud.

(Moose Racing:  Way to go Kellon!!!)

Question:  What series do you race? 

    • We race the D16 Harescrambles, Midwest X Country (MXC) Series, and OMA Nationals.

Question:  What is your favorite series / race / track?

    • MXC Series at Prophetstown.  It is a fun course and Bill Gusse lets us ride all day on the track after the race.

Question:  Any tips for a rider just starting out?

    • Ride smooth, keep your feet on the pegs, and I wish you luck.

Question:  Who do you look up to the most?

    • Beau Garetson – Because he rides really good and is my friend.

Question:  Who is your favorite pro rider?

    • Cody Barnes – Factory Beta Rider and fellow Moose Racing rider

Question:  What is your favorite Moose Racing product?

    • The Teal/HI-Viz youth qualifier gear.

(Moose Racing:  We agree that is some great looking gear.)

https://www.mooseracing.com/products/?categoryId=8526&product

So, as you can see…more proof that it is not just about racing to win the race.  The Drone’s understand the family aspect of this completely.  Every time they get ready for a race we’re glad it is Moose Racing gear they are putting on.

 

Upcoming Races

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Upcoming Open Houses

July 12-13, 2019

Yamaha of Gary

8544 E US 6

Hobart, IN

Phone:  219-962-4770

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

www.cyclesportyamaha.com

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