Amidst all the hussle and bussle of the factory teams meticulously tuning bikes and prepping for one of the most brutal Nationals of the entire year, the Fasthouse crew was tucked away in the back corner, minding our own business and quietly having a good time. This year's Glen Helen National was, as expected, one of the toughest races of the season, but it was also one of the most exciting for us. In his first-ever professional 450 race, Fasthouse's Justin Hoeft—aboard a mostly stock YZ450F—ran at the front of the pack, showed some factory riders how to twist the throttle, and ultimately finished a very impressive 11-14 for 14th overall. Before the main motos even got started, though, Ricky Diaz swung a leg over Wacker's bad ass YZ250 for the FMF Two-Stroke Invitational race. It was an epic Saturday filled with ice cold 805s and good times hanging over the fence, cheering for the boys. Scroll down to check out shots from the day.
It's no secret, we love the smell of premix in the morning. And with the FMF Two-Stroke Invitational race being held in conjunction with the National, we had to get a bike and rider on the track. When it all came together at the last minute, Ricky Diaz didn't hesitate when he got the call to swing a leg over Wacker's tricked out YZ250, lovingly dubbed "Black Betty". Unfortunately for RD, though, after a good start a first lap crash relegated him to the back of the pack. Fortunately for the crowd, that meant his entire focus for the four-lap sprint was to throw massive whips off the humongous finish line triple.
From The Fence
If you've never experienced a professional outdoor motocross, you're sorely missing out. The television broadcast does no justice to the sheer gnarliness of both the track and the speed that these riders navigate it. Sipping a cold beer, covering it from roost, and hanging over the fence is the only way to truely experience these events. When it was time for the gate to drop for the main motos, the crew headed over to the Red Bull hospitality area to cheer on Hoeft in the 450 Class and Deegan Vonlossberg in the 250s.
Speed. Style. Good Times.
When the dust settled, the pits cleared out, and the last FH awning was thrown back in our van, the day was all about enjoying what we love—motorcycles, friends, and family. Motocross is a gnarly sport, but not only that, it brings people together in a common bond over two wheels and dirt. It's a bond that only the indoctrinated can fully understand.