Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series Profile: Justin Jones
What brings an off road racer to the Transworld Race Series? I just love racing motocross, I’ve been doing it my whole life, my dad got me into it. It’s good to help up the pace for the off-road stuff. The tracks are always good, I just like motocross a lot. What are the difference in the challenge of the two different disciplines of racing? The WORCS races are just going full out for two hours, so the hardest part of that is being on your game for two hours straight. The intensity of that is like a two hour motocross. But it’s good to find the pace out here, all the fast motocross guys show up here, so it is the endurance and keeping it all together. How did you get started racing? My dad is a four time national champion, so basically just got it from him and my brother, they raced when I was growing up. I didn’t really start racing until I was about 14, but I would always watch them ride and go out to the track playing in the dirt. So yeah, just got it from my family I guess. Did you ever expect it to go as far as it has and turn pro? No, not at all. I only thought it would be fun, I had no idea in my mind. My brother had the talent, they pushed him a lot with it and he got kind of burned out with it. My dad was really easy on me which helped keep me motivated because his dad was so hard on him. He let me choose my own battles, if I wanted to race I could race, and he helped me along the way 100%, was never hard on me and always had my back. It’s a big family effort, my mom too, she raced off-road cars when she was younger. What kind of training do you do to prepare for the longer WORCS races? A lot of seat time, just to be comfortable on the bike so even when you are tired, because everyone gets tired at those, and still be able to think and still be able to push the pace. I do the whole motocross training, circuit training, it just kind of depends. My trainer Ryan Rowell works really good with me. It’s pretty similar to motocross actually. What do you think about coming out to a local race compared to a big pro race you normally run? Sometimes I get a little more nervous at these types of races because I’m a little out of element. But it’s all the same, you line up on the gate and go. I just love that feeling, I’d rather race everyday instead of practice. The more racing time I can get the better. What other things do you do besides racing? Not too much else honestly. I got a stand up jetski recently, and that’s pretty fun. Really not too much, I like cycling, that’s a lot of fun when I get the time to do that. I used to race quads, if I ever got the chance to do that again I’d jump on that.Justin Jones, 21 Norco, CA Sponsors: RPM/KTM, Maxxis, FMF, Bonanza Plumbing At our final round of the 2013 Muscle Milk/TWMXRS Summer Cup, we spotted a KTM with WORCS number plates with Justin Jones at the controls. Compared to many off-road races, motocross is a short sprint and Jones was setting a fast pace around the track with natural skills and what appeared to be little effort. Being the son of four time national champion Gary Jones, we could assume that he was born with the talent to race.
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