TWMX Race Series Racer Profile
Brian “Biggeezoid” Smith
Hometown: Perris, California
Classes Raced: 40 + Novice
Sponsors: Bill's Pipes, Bell Helmets, X Brand Goggles, Deft Family, Suzuki
The name Brian Smith may not ring a bell, but if you’ve spent any time at all at Milestone MX Park or Perris Raceway, chances are good that you know of, or have had your photo taken by him. “Biggeezoid,” “Scrub Daddy,” “Zoid Photos” – call him what you want; Brian Smith is a SoCal motocross staple. We caught up with him in between motos at Milestone MX Park this weekend, at round two of the El Dorado Nationals.
Where did the nickname Biggeezoid come from?
Well, the name Biggeezoid came from when I was playing around. I really like burgers so I used to always call my burgers Biggeezoid burgers. Then, the kids started calling me, "Hey, Biggeezoid!" and it stuck! (Laughs)
People tell me that you ride almost every day, how do you find the time?
I do ride a lot because I like to take photos! So, I come here to take photos, and why not ride while I'm out here?
So photography is one of your other passions. Tell me about it!
I really enjoy photography! Ever since I was a kid, I used to always play around with a little toy camera, so I bought a little cheap camera when I got older and I had a lot of fun. That's how I found the love for taking photographs.
Please explain Scrub Daddy Training!
(Laughs) Scrub Daddy Training! Well see, they say I know how to scrub, but I told them I don't know how. But then, one day I looked at a photo your dad took and I was like, "That looks pretty sick!" So, I was like, "I’m the Scrub Daddy!" (Laughs) But there isn't any real training, it's just a little hashtag I started.
How long have you been racing, and what led you to choose motocross?
I've been riding since I was a kid, but I didn't start racing until I was old. (Laughs)
Do you participate in any other sports or have any hobbies?
My other hobby – well it’s not a hobby – but it is going to church. I love God, and I love going to church. They wanted me to be in the church choir but I don't have the voice for that one.
How seriously do you take racing, is it just for fun or do you have bigger aspirations?
Oh no, it's just for fun.
What are your favorite types of tracks and track obstacles?
My favorite track I would have to say would be first, Milestone and second, Perris.
At the TWMX Race Series, we try to offer a better racing experience. What do you think of our events?
I think they're great! I think they're awesome! I mean TransWorld, from when I first knew of TransWorld…it grew a lot. I love TransWorld and so do the kids.
What would you rather do, holeshot a race and run away or come from behind to win?
Come from behind and win!
Tell me about your bike and why you chose it and what have you done to make it work well for you?
I love Suzuki because I ride my bike a lot. Everybody always wanna put an hour meter on it, but I don't even check how many hours I got on it. It still seems to keep having life left in it, so I love yellow and that is what seems to be the best brand for me. I did some suspension, TBT Racingdid the suspension so that's pretty good and beside the Bill’s Pipe I have no other mods.