MAX Racing is a motocross team located in Northeast Mississippi with team members Kiefer Martin and Walker Adams. Catch Kiefer and Walker at a race near you this fall. Our fall schedule is full of races throughout Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida.
After a long summer in a cast and 3 months off a bike, Kiefer is ready to roll. He was able to hit Vet MX Park this past Thursday and he didn't want to leave. I guess it was just nice for him to be able to do something he loved. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their prayers and well wishes. It meant a lot to Kiefer and us as a family to know that some many people were keeping up with him and wanting to know how he was doing.
Kiefer's first day back on a bike and already skimming the rollers.
He's really excited about getting out to ride again this week on his new Cobra CX65. Thanks to Doug Cochran at Lakehill Trackside for getting us hooked up with this great bike. As always thanks to all our sponsors. You help make this sport something we can afford to do.
Our 2012 season has taken a little time out with Kiefer breaking his leg at the Loretta Lynn Qualifier at Tony Wynn MX. Kiefer came down wrong on his leg on the first lap of the second moto at Tony Wynn's MX on May 19th. He got back on his bike and actually finished the race, but he was in a lot of pain. After a trip to the ER we learned of the break. Looks like we will be off the bike until sometime in September but good luck to everyone else at regionals.
We have decided to put our Cobra CX50 SR for sale and it can be seen here. We will be moving on to 65's fulltime when we get back on the bike this fall.
Man what a trip! We finally made a national race. The weather was great, track was great, and there were tons of bikes. Unfortunately for us we got off to a horrible start. We didn't hit the track until Thursday morning, and it was wet and muddy. Kiefer had never been on Gatorback before so we really needed some practice time on it. On the first lap he cased a jump on the backside of the track and went down. There wasn't a flagger right in the area and he couldn't the bike off of him. Finally I was able to get one of the medics to go and find him. By this time practice was over.
He was ok, so now we were just going to be using our first moto for practice time. He was in Race 10 Division 2 and he lined up to race around 3:30 that afternoon. Out of the gates and down through the gator pit ok, up and over the gator's back all good. Kiefer reappeared out of the sweepers by the road and started back through the hill section. He disappeared with another rider and the flag's were waving in the air. After what seemed like forever Kiefer reappeared on the top of a tabletop and started his bike up. The leaders were already getting close to lapping him at this point. He got going and when he came up the hill to the finish line the bike sounded really bad, but considering how long it lay on the ground after the wreck at least it was running.
He was able to finish the race and when he came off the track I went to tell him good job, but he was in tears. Complaining with his head and telling me how bad the crash was. We got him to the trailer, and he was complaining that he nauseous and needed to throw up. After throwing up we took him back to the track medics. They checked him over and suggested we visit the local ER. The doctors at the ER in Gainesville were great, they got right to us and had Kiefer doing a battery of test, answering questions, basically the whole Days of Thunder deal. They turned us over to the head ER doctor and he gave us the lowdown, "No Racing Tomorrow". Upon hearing this Kiefer asked, "What about Saturday"? Well at least he was in good spirits about it. It was really tough loading everything up on Friday while his buddies were getting ready to race. Kiefer just couldn't understand that even though he felt fine it was in his best interest not to race.
From the looks of his helmet I really believe he might have hit a rock, but who knows. Kiefer said when they dropped off out of the corner doing down to the table top someone hit his bike tire. He went over the bars and into the ground. He said it was a hard hit, first his head and then his shoulder. We are just very thankful that all his gear did its job and he actually rode away and finished the race. He told me later that he knew how Chad Reed felt cause he almost threw up in his helmet to. When I asked him why he didn't come off the track he said, "dad I didn't want to get a DNF".
We will visit the doctor on Thursday and get him checked out again and everything is ok we will be hitting the AX Tour and Alabama Arena Cross Series in a couple of weeks.
We wanted to say thanks to all of our sponsors that have helped us throughout this first year of racing. You have provided us with some great gear and discounts and for that we are truly thankful in these hard economic times.
Special Thanks to:
Oneal, ProTaper, EVS, Smith, Choice Hotels, ASV, EBR Performance, Vortex, mxmegastore.com, EZ-Up, Rob Rusk (for making us the best looking graphics everytime) and Chris Pond, Bill Rose, and Dan Beebe (for helping us keep our bikes running), Roger & Mandy Igo (your camper bathroom was a lifesaver), and Chris & Rebecca Fortenberry (we could never repay you for the hospitality you have shown us), and Lawmanmx.com for providing us with a great place to practice each and every week (thanks Jody it means a lot).
After a rough couple of weeks (motor at Golden Pines and transmission at Fayette AX) we are ready and looking forward to the Mini O's. This will be our first national race. I am not expecting anything but a good time with family and friends. Kiefer really needs the experience and he will be racing in the 50cc 7-8 and 50cc 4-8 Open classes.
Here is a look at our latest set of graphics from Rusk Racing:
We are excited to announce that Kiefer has joined the EBR Performance Team for the 2011-2012 racing season. EBR Performance is known for its top quality engine and suspension services, and we couldn't be happier to be a part of their team.
EBR Performance is driven by the adrenaline that comes from racing. We strive daily to make our proven engine and suspension specs even better because there are no limitations. Having serviced components from all of our competitors, we are confident that our work is of the best quality available. We built our business on customer satisfaction. All of our engine and suspension setups are dyno and track tested. We guarantee that our services will fill the customers needs. Each rider has our personal attention to achieve the performance he or she is seeking, because ever rider is different.
EBR Performance offers technical support to their customers. We maintain every rider's suspension setup on file in our computers to access specs at any time. We provide track-side support at many races throughout the season.
What Makes EBR Different?
Numerous Amateur National Titles
4 Full-Time Trained Technicians
Full Machine Shop, Chassis Dyno, Valve Seat and Guide Installation
Complete In-House Super Finish Process
Experience in AMA Pro SX, Pro MX, FMX, Woods and Roadracing
Kiefer has really been working hard practicing at Lawman and MX886 the past couple of weeks. He went from turning 2:38 laps to turning 2:28 laps at Lawman MX this week. He really wants to be racing for wins, and he is finally getting comfortable on the Cobra.
Kiefer just recently starting riding a 2007 KTM SX65. He is really working to get the hang of shifting and the powerband. Those automatic 50s will spoil you. He's not a big guy so watching him on the 65 can be a little scary but he is really handling the transition pretty well.
With Round 3 of the AX Tour behind us Max Motocross is moving up in the points in a big way! Walker Adams brought home the first overall win for Max in the AX Tour at Hattiesburg with an overall win in the 65cc AX Beginner Class. Walker also took over the points lead for that class.
65cc Beginner Points (Unofficial)
Kiefer Martin came home with the 3rd overall position in the 50cc AX Beginner Class. He now sits second in the points standings.
50cc Beginner Points
Congrats to all the guys and girls that are running in the AX Tour this year. It has been a blast so far. Competition has been outstanding and the gates have been huge. Can't wait to see what Philadelphia has in store for us this weekend.
I can't say enough about the friendships we have made through this sport. Motocross is truly a unique sport, and we have enjoyed meeting and competing with everyone this year.