When an athlete steps away from the professional aspect of their career, they often times have issues finding a place in the sport. Many take on roles as representatives for long-time sponsors, become test riders for former teams, or act as advisors to up and coming talent. Tim Ferry has checked two of the three aforementioned items off the list since his retirement in 2010, and his advice has helped shape two of the sports young, fast racers into premier talents. The final round of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship saw his prodigies score career best finishes, with Trey Canard sweeping the 450 class to take the overall victory and rookie RJ Hampshire scoring 9-11 finishes for tenth in the day’s results.
In addition to this professional advice, Ferry has helped bring his own son, Evan, through the ranks of amateur racing. Despite not forcing his former life on the youngster, little Red Dog has carded a number impressive finishes at major Nationals and the KTM JR Supercross Challenge. Will this mark the second generation of the Ferry family name in motocross? Only time will tell.
What would a Tim Ferry interview be without a cameo from former mechanic/Summercross cohort/super fan Steve Matthes? The PulpMX host made his presence known while we filmed this interview and should Evan’s career take off, is certain to be a part of the package.