Congratulations. A win is a win. We’ll take it. We haven’t had a win for a long time, and you got one today.
It’s not like something happened. I won. It’s been a little bit of a drought, it has.
How’s it feel?
It’s great. Back on the top of the podium. It was a lot of fun.
I heard you were upset because a 15-year-old kid beat you at Hangtown and now you had to deal with a 55-year-old, Mike Brown.
Did it look like I was upset? Opposite ends of the spectrum right there. This one kid that’s 15, 16 years old, and then I show up here at Washougal and I wasn’t expecting Brownie to be the guy. So Brownie holeshots. I get into second, get up there, and then all of a sudden blows the turn. I pass him, and then two laps later I was like, okay, who is behind me? I thought it was Wil, because it was a big mistake that he made. That’s how I was able to get around him. Then all of a sudden I look back and it was Brownie. I’ve obviously seen photos and videos of him riding here for Mitch on a 125.
He was good here, too.
Was he? He was good again. I looked back and I’m like, “Dude, the guy’s 46 years old!” I pulled off the track and I was tired. I’m like, “Bro, you’re 46 years old. How come you’re just riding my ass the whole four laps?”
Fun to be back, though? A lot of people around, a lot of fans come around. You’ve been enjoying yourself. Is it fun to be back up in the Pacific Northwest?
It’s cool. It’s a lot of fun coming up here. I haven’t raced since ’14 here, I don’t think. Drove up. I slept in my van and just pitted out of it. The whole weekend has been rad. It’s been fun.
Are you driving back?
No, actually I go up north to my town and then I’m flying out Tuesday to Loretta’s. Then I’m coming back up here on the 12th to get my [INAUDIBLE 0:02:10.8].
Sick sprinter set up, bro.
Chad at Moto Box did the build on it, did a phenomenal job. I have air up front. Actually we pitted out of the slider door this time instead of the back. So I have air for my bike here, air in the back. 25 gallons of water on board. TV, air conditioner. What else could you ask for? It’s home away from home.