by Matt Wenger
I jumped in a quick chat room with Ross Bennett, Captain of the FootMo Shredders ,and Commander and Chief of Fullerton Bikes/Buena Parks Bikes, Mike Franze, to see meet the teams. I wanted to see how they would approach the team Competition coming two weeks. The top 5 teams all well in within striking distance of the top 1st place step.
My Biggest take away from the series points so far has been….
(Disclaimer: other captains I did tell them I’d share, but use it as if you have a spy in the ranks!)
Interview with Ross Bennett – FootMo Shredders
OTH : How did you pick your team?Bennett: I got to thinking about all the racers and friends who commented about how hard it was to keep up with all the high school and middle school “Shredders”. It was actually pretty easy to build from there.
OTH: What’s been fun to see happen as you have raced together?Bennett: It’s been fun to see the kids and coaches from Foothill and ElMo working and playing together in community.Franze: Just pushing hard and wanting to do wellOTH: Any strategy to keep Fullerton Bikes at bay in the last two races?Bennett: Both Fullerton and ThinkMTB are formidable challengers. The kids are well trained and know what to do. Prob the two biggest things is remind them 1. The race is always in front of them (no looking back) and 2. Your secret weapon from NICA Racing works at OTH. They all know what that means.Franze: Have all my guys get a Brent hair cut. Just Kidding. just need to make sure all our key players show up.OTH: Anything else?