Supercross

Racer X Interview

I recently came across an interview I did with Davey Coombs and Racer X two years ago. Davey did a really good job summarizing what I'm doing and it gives everybody a little bit of inside and understanding on how some of these overseas adventures work. 

Here is the link. Enjoy the read.

http://racerxonline.com/2015/12/16/between-the-motos-daniel-sedlak

 

Daniel Sedlak making new friends while teaching Motocross and Enduro lessons in Uganda Africa

Daniel Sedlak making new friends while teaching Motocross and Enduro lessons in Uganda Africa

Pune Supercross India

To finish of the 2017 season I accepted and invitation to race a Supercross in India. I've tried to go to India and race for years but the timing never worked out so I was glad that I could finally make it. My good friend Dennis Stapleton organized all International riders for this event so I knew it was going to be a fun time. Dennis and I have been friends for a while now. I met him back in 2011 at a race in the Philippines and after that we crossed paths all across the world from Kuwait to Europe and now we are both in southern California racing and running our Motocross related businesses. Along with us came Brian Medeiros and Justin Muscutt two professional privateers that just finished the AMA Nationals. After almost two full days of travel with a quick layover in my old home country of Germany we finally arrived in Pune. Day one was all about setting up bikes and checking out the track. One of the most adventurous things about fly away races are always the bikes you are racing on. In India we were handed 350 KTM's that had a couple years on them. After some minor problems on the first day we all had our bikes figured out and were ready to race. The event consisted of three nights of racing with two main events a night. The track was hand made by local workers and turned out to be a lot of fun. I was impressed with the entire set up. Over the last couple of years I have done a lot of events like this one in all kinds of different countries but non of them had a professional set up like this one. The races were fun, all of us international riders treated it as a fun weekend away and didn't get too aggressive with each other. After three nights it was Kerim Fitzgerald from South Africa who won the overall. Brian Medeiros had a bit of bad luck on the last night breaking his finger after he went down early in the first main event. Other than that all of us made it out healthy and happy. I hope I will be able to see a lot more of India in the near future the country has a huge motorcycle market and a lot of potential for a motorcycle enthusiast like myself.