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Personal History

My name is "Moto Mike" from Tallahassee, Florida and I am energentic, enthusiastic, well spoken and generally well liked. I am a rider returning to the sport of motocross that grew up in the house hold of a local motorcycle shop owner Wendell Poggie who owned The Cycle Shop in Tallahassee. From the age of 4 years old I raced pee wee up to 125cc at the local southeast level. I went to highschool with Ricky Carmichael at Leon High in Tallahassee and we carpooled to local tracks after school to train. Obviously I never achieved his skill level and being raised by a single mother limited my ability to make every race to be competitive so I lost touch with the sport after my mother and step father divorced. Now I am 32 and have picked it back up and am excited to be racing again. This season starting with a local race series in Madison Florida I have been the fastest rider in the amature class taking first place in both races. I train two times a week and travel to a differnt track each weekend. I am finding more races in the southeast and am pumped to win this local series in madison and am squeezing in other races on the off weekends for practice. I make it a point to be courteous and polite on and off the track and would absolutely love any opportunities for sponsorship you may be willing to share.

Thank you very much for reading!

Mike Cross -24-

Riding Goals

Win the Florida Motoplex fall racing series. (Check - Placed first overall in the series)

In the spring register for a larger race series with more competitors and wider range of travel. (Check - Reddick Vet National entry)

Obtain sponsorship to help me afford the expense. (Check - ASV & Twin Air so far)

Make my sponsors look good and always promote. (Check - ALWAYS!)

Competitive Highlights

I've only been back in the saddle for a few months but have been training intensly and feel as good or better than when I was 18. I'm excited to cause a stir at the local tracks and feel that people are taking notice when I take to the track. My racing career is back and I will report after this series is over.

Report - Won 6 of 8 races in series for overall win of the Fall 2011 Spider MX Madison, FL race series