From the start of my dream to make a documentary about my favorite sport, I knew that one of the riders I had to include in the film was the greatest of all time. Even though I saw RC at several races before, I was never close enough to ask him for an interview. My journey of shooting was almost over with only a few races remaining. At the MX des Nations in Lakewood, Colorado, I saw him being interviewed near the starting gate. When he was finished with the interview, I politely introduced myself and briefly explained my intentions to make the best motocross documentary ever made. After almost a full year, we set up a date and time.
All the great things you’ve heard about Ricky are true. He is the champion of champions. Gracious, and sincere about the sport, his career, and his role as an ambassador to the sport, he couldn’t’ have been more accommodating. He believed in me, even though I wasn’t NBC, FOX, FOX Racing, or any one of the other big names out there. A year later I shot him racing at the Mill Creek Raceway in Pell City, Alabama…. it was one of the best experiences of my life. Truly a class act.