How did you get your start into riding motocross? My dad got me into it when I was about 5 years old on a PW50. I just kind of rode around at a baseball field and in the desert. I didn’t really start racing until later down the road. What was it about racing that attracted you over other sports? I just like riding and I wanted to do something different than just everyday baseball, because I sucked at that and my dad gave up trying to teach me that. We went and did a couple SRA Grand Prix races because he didn’t want me to race motocross because he didn’t want to see how crappy I did. I did those and ever since I’ve just stuck with it and here I am still doing it. How many years have you been in the pro class? I’ve been pro for 3 years, just local pro stuff, but I did go to some local nationals last year, Hangtown, Washougal and Elsinore. The closest I got was 42nd. This year so far I did Hangtown and then took a bit of a break from it. I’m going to finish out with Utah and Elsinore. What is your plan to try to qualify for the last two nationals? I’ve changed the way I am eating and started a stricter workout program of running and riding road bike a lot more than I have been. I’m going to go into it with a fun attitude and try to make it happen. What does your training program consist of? Ride the road bike, but I don’t really have anyone to train with. Where I live it is kind of hard and I also work full time. I get home from work and I either spend it in the garage or go on a 10-15 mile ride. I do that every day and I’ve been changing it up with the running as well as just sit-ups and pushups too. How difficult is it to fit in the riding and training while holding down a full time job? Working full time 50 hours a week is not easy, and that’s where I am stuck at the level I am at because I have bills to pay. But I wouldn’t change it for anything, I love it so much that I’m doing it because I love it, not because I have to do it. What is your job? I am a salesman at a fire alarm company in Carlsbad. I drive down to Carlsbad Monday through Friday, so that wears on me too. How much does the full time job hinder you from being able to qualify for the nationals? I’m probably one of the only guys that tries to qualify for the nationals that has a full time job that has nothing to do with racing motorcycls. There’s a lot of dudes out there that work full time but they are in the industry. Working at a job that I’m working with electrical engineers and blueprints and stuff, then come back and try to figure which days I want to ride, but I’m too tired to load up the bike and spend $50-$60 to go practice. It’s makes me who I am, and like I said, I wouldn’t change it for anything. How many times a week do you get to ride? Two to three times a week. Why do you race? I do it because of the adrenaline and that it is a family sport. It’s just something that is in my blood and always will be. I was laying in a hospital bed with a broken neck and broken back and I told my dad I was going to be done riding. We were back at the track a week later watching the races, so it is something that is going to be in my blood and my kids’ blood. What other things do you do besides motocross?Broc Armbruster, 27 Corona, CA Sponsors: Mid Cities Honda, AXO, TCX, Bell Helmets, Dragon Goggles, Magik Graphics, Dubya Wheels, Mika Metals, DrD, We All Ride Clothing Broc Armbruster has been a regular in the Southern California motocross scene for many years and this year has competed in many of the Muscle Milk/TWMX Race Series Events. Turning pro in a later stage than a lot of the other competitors, Armbruster keeps a fast consistent pace through the pro motos. Knowing he been trying to qualify for some of the west coast nationals, we caught up with Broc to see what his plans for the rest of the year are.
Road biking, hanging out with my dogs, I’m a neat freak so I like to clean things, just ride dirt bikes and hang out with friends and family.
What has been your biggest inspiration to keep racing?
My goal in racing is to make a national and be able to tell my kid one day that dad was in a national.
Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series Profile: Broc Armbruster
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