Round one of the EnduroCross series began like no other. In the mid summer heat of the south fireworks ran out across the sky. Could this of happened? Young gun and SRT racing supported Kenda tire Lou's crab shack supported rider Mason Ottersberg in the 2016 EnduroCross series performed flawlessly, excelling beyond expectations to stand on the top step of the podium for round one of Eight.
We asked Ottersberg about his breakout performance in Atlanta, and he then began rambling and thanking his sponsors with hashtag this, and that and "couldn't of done it without # that", it was never ending.
We then asked Mason@flyracing@SRT@Kendatire@DA8@flexx@Acerbis@Scott@Stillwellperformance@FMFracing@Hammer@Lou'scrabshack about the off season training and prep, and he looked at us and said "Dude,don't you follow my Instagram feed bro"?, which then lead to him grabbing his phone and showing us ten different Youtube video's cut to Metallica and kept saying "check this one out". By the time we were done looking at Instagram, twitter, myspace, and tinder and "you see this one bro?" the mechanics had washed the bikes, dropped the tents, and packed the van's and were ready to head out to south Dakota.
Then my alarm went off. Wow, that was the craziest dream I've ever had about racing or what? Did that really happen? It's the dream that keeps me coming back for more every round. The one where one of these young dedicated guys or gals, has a break out performance. We're gonna see alot of this this year. Follow here for the satirical version as the season unfolds. Head over to Dirt Rider for the real deal. Over the last three days of culling through images I'm just super psyched to see many of the returning athlete's, better stronger and faster. This guy Ottersberg, he's one of them.
All joking aside, Ottersberg had a breakout weekend, he's strong, had good prep in the off season, and is on his way up.
If you want to read my actual race report, go here to http://www.dirtrider.com/atlanta-endurocross-race-report-2016 Dirt Rider magazine, I'm just gonna use this space to haze my friends.
Good luck this year Mason, dream big, and Taddy could be at your back before you know it.