One person whose frequent flier mile numbers we’d like to take a look at is Jimmy Fitzpatrick. One of the Metal Mulisha’s most prominent figures, the Southern California native is in a constant state of travel with roles on the Nuclear Cowboyz tour, demo show circuit, and the Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour. With the busiest part of the season coming to an end, “Fitz” has made sure to squeeze three shows at this weekend’s TransWorld Motocross SLAM Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy taking place at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. Be sure to catch Fitzpatrick and the rest of the Metal Mulisha troops in action at the Rockstar Energy Jump Show with the Metal Mulisha.
I started my year with the Nuclear Cowboyz tour and then did some international things in South America and a few Monster Jam shows. I was getting ready for the Rockstar Mayhem tour and crashed when I was in Mexico for the Baja 500 and broke my wrist. That took me out for a couple of months, but I was able to catch the last part of the Rockstar Mayhem tour. I have been recovering from that and have been getting ready for the next couple of shows I have with the TransWorld Motocross SLAM Festival this weekend and X Pilots the weekend after that. The tours are winding down for the year, so I am taking a little break in November and then start rehearsals in December for Nuclear Cowboyz, and then it is on to 2014.
The TransWorld Motocross SLAM Festival is cool because it is local at Lake Elsinore and I live in Temecula, so it is a 25-minute drive for me. I see a lot of my local homeys out there and put on a good show. This is my third or fourth year doing it and it’s one show I always look forward to. We use Shane Trittler’s Rockstar Energy Metal Mulisha ramp setup and I am really familiar with it.
I ride almost every day that I am home. Recently my schedule has been to take Monday off, ride Tuesday through Friday, and do shows on Saturday and Sunday. It’s like Monday is my Sunday [laughs].
It is always stressful to go to some of these South American countries or to Europe and ride different bikes and different ramp setups, but every time that I get that first jump out of the way, I start to have a blast. You get to meet awesome people and go to cool countries, so I get to see what is out there besides what I am used to.