Many privateers spend years chasing the motocross dream in hopes of one day landing a factory ride and becoming one of the sport’s next top riders. But after working on a minimal budget and collecting next to nothing, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare, as most find themselves diving into debt. Since turning pro in 2009, Weston Peick has been one of the struggling privateers, hoping to one day prove himself and get picked up by a factory team. That dream had become a reality last year when RCH gave Peick a chance to race one of their factory bikes in the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro AMA Motocross Championship. By capping of the season seventh in the points standing, it was safe to say that Peick was one of the few privateer success stories. Now, he’s back on factory equipment, this time under the AutoTrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha tent.
We caught up with Peick out at Milestone on Wednesday to talk about his journey, as well as riding through the pain of a torn MCL.