Christian Campos came out on top of two classes during the Muscle Milk TransWorld Motocross Winter Cup aboard a Yamaha YZ450F test bike that the editors at TransWorld Motocross helped him out with, and since then he has secured some support from Kawasaki Team Green and has been ripping it up on his new Kawasaki KX450F. Son of Damian Campos, the mastermind behind the Toyota of Escondido Action Sports team, Christian gets to rub elbows with several of the sport’s elite. Obviously, the speed is wearing off on him…
You’re almost a veteran of the Muscle Milk TransWorld Motocross Race Series, aren’t you?
Yeah, I’ve been to a lot of them! I like the whole series, and each track has something cool about it. So, yeah, it keeps things fun and exciting. Right now we’re at Comp Edge and I’m not doing too bad on the day.
Are you using this race as some practice for the Loretta Lynn’s Regional qualifier next week?
Yeah, I’m basically using this as a warm up for that, and I’m also trying to prepare for Mammoth. I didn’t ride all that great in 2010 over there, so hopefully everything goes pretty well in 2012.
Is the plan to race Mammoth and qualify for Loretta’s, then move up to the A class after that?
Well, I’ll have to wait and see what happens. If I make it, that will probably happen, but if not, I might try to move up, anyway.
Have you made it to Loretta’s before?
I have not. I’ve only been to a couple of Nationals.
How long have you been riding, and when did you start taking it seriously?
Well, I started riding when I was six, but I didn’t start racing until I was about seven. It wasn’t until I was about 11 or 12 when I really started to take it seriously. After that happened, I started to get a little faster.
Is motocross a hobby, or is it something that you want to do professionally?
It is a hobby, but I also would like to do it professionally. If that doesn’t happen, I have other plans. So, I’ll keep things fun right now, and we’ll see what happens.
Are you still in school?
I actually just graduated from high school, but I’m not in college yet.
With your dad running that Toyota of Escondido team, you must be around a lot of the top athletes that the company sponsors. Is that an influence for you?
Yeah, it does because I’m around all of those guys, and I look up to a lot of them. So, it’s really cool.
Who would you like to thank?
Toyota of Escondido, Fox Racing, Pro Circuit, Smith, Temecula Motorsports, Spider, Factory Backing, and Maxima.