The quest for a repeat title begins Sunday for Campbell River’s Dusty Klatt.
The 2010 Monster Energy Motocross Champion will be in Kamloops at Whispering Pines for the season-opening race.
“I was in California from March to the end of April getting ready, and I’ve been back at home now, riding at the local track,” says the 26-year-old, who’s already a racing legend in Campbell River.
Klatt, a member of the Blackfoot Yamaha race team, makes no secret of his method to achieve success: Hard work, cross training and continual practice.
“When I’m up at the track, I do routines as I would do motos – for 35 minutes and push hard all the way, that’s (my) main goal,” he says from his home in Stories Beach.
It was here, as a boy, where Klatt learned to ride, race and practice. His dad Darren built a huge dirt ramp, jumps and bought a trampoline where Klatt would perform backflips on his BMX bike for the amusement of friends.
And all that practice has paid off with two Canadian titles in his career.
And if you can’t make it to Kamloops, Klatt will be back racing on Vancouver Island June 12, when the motocross nationals return to the Wastelands in Nanaimo.