Toshiki Tomita, 23Ishikawa, JapanSponsors: HRC, Dunlop, Motul, Hinson, Arai, Dirt Freak Toshiki Tomita is the reigning All-Japan MX Motocross 250 Champion, taking the title in 2013 and working hard to secure his second title for the 2014 series. Tomita came out to the Muscle Milk/TWMX Summer Cup race at Glen Helen MX to get some race laps and training in while the All-Japan Series is on a summer break. We recruited TWMX Race Series regular Masa Shirotani to be our translator, and stopped by to learn more about Tomita. What brings you to the Muscle Milk/TWMX Summer Cup today?I came out today to race and compete for the win in the 250 Pro Class. I want to win the money! Is this the first time you have been over to the US and raced?I came to the US about 8 years ago and raced and now this week I am here to race again. How are you currently doing in the All-Japan Series?I am currently in second in points behind the leader, but with three rounds left I still have time to overtake the leader to win the championship. I just took two wins, and I want to win the rest of the races in the series. If you win your second 250 title this year, will you move up to the 450 class?I would really like to move up to the 450 class, but it will be the HRC Team that will make the decision on whether I move to that class. Have you ever considered coming to the US to race full time?Of course, I would like to someday if I could find a good team. I do not know how to ride supercross though. Was the 2013 All-Japan title your first national championship?Yes, that was the first national championship. I am hoping for my second one this year. Is your bike in Japan a works bike?My motorcycle in Japan is a stock based motorcycle, not so much a factory bike, only small changes like my KYB suspension and a small change in the motor. How different is it racing over here in the US compared to Japan?The weather is a lot the same, but in Japan, there is just the top three guys, but in the USA there are so many fast guys and it is always a good battle. I enjoy racing here. Is it a lot more fun to come race a local event like the Muscle Milk/Transworld Series with no pressure than the All-Japan series?I have a lot of pressure in Japan from HRC to win. It is fun to come to a race like this just to have fun competing.