It's time to sit down with Dustin Wimmer, # 191. Dustin finished the motocross series this year in 6th place. That is pretty impressive considering this is Dustinís first year as a pro rider. Dustin is 18 years old, which makes him one of the youngest guys in the pro class. He hails from Center Valley, Pennsylvania. He goes to all of the races with his parents. They stay very involved in his racing career. He graduated high school in May of this year and is now focused solely on his racing career. Dustin isnít extremely talkative, but weíre sure that will change with all the press he will soon be getting.
R450: So, how did you get into racing?
Dustin: When I was a kid my dad bought me a quad. It was a LT80. Some guy said that I should race, so I went to one race, and I have been hooked on it ever since. I slowly progressed from there.
R450: Did you just start out racing locally?
Dustin: Yeah, I started racing hare scrambles actually. Also I did some cross-countries. Then I did some motocross, and I liked motocross better. So I started racing more motocross.
R450: When did you first start racing the National Circuit?
Dustin: I raced two races in 2000 on a Blaster. I raced a full season in 2001 in Open B and 200 Air Cooled.
R450: Is this your first time ever racing pro.
Dustin: I raced two races last year as a pro and then full season this year.
R450: You seem to be doing pretty good out there. What is your current standing coming in to Dirt Days?
Dustin: Iím currently in sixth.
R450: Is that a locked-in position?
Dustin: I was two points behind Tavis Cain, but now Iím four points ahead of him since the last race. As long as I do decent and he doesnít just do great I should be sixth.
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