After announcing our sponsorship with Team Dirt Candy Racing, we hit the road for the AMA Supercross series. From Angel Stadium to the Georgia Dome we support our riders as they battle their way up the leader board. Each Saturday the FUGOO girls set up camp at the Dirt Candy Racing truck in the Pits and get ready for the thousands of Supercross fans that cruise by and check out our Go Anywhere Speakers.
We checked with team riders Ronnie Stewart (#69) and Robert Lind (#869) to see how the season is going and take a glimpse into a day in the life of a professional Supercross rider.
“It’s always easier to get your head in the game when you’re feeling your body is right”
Ronnie let us know that this 2015 Supercross season has some of the fiercest competition he’s ever seen as a rider. Team Dirt Candy started the pre-season with an intense training program that Ronnie says put the team in a good place to kick off the year. He has been making it from the semi’s to the main event for a good amount of the races and says he has definitely improved from last season. Ronnie’s race day prep is a meticulous athletic plan focussed on “hydration and fuel for the body.” He explained to us how important it is for him to be properly warmed up and physically prepare for anything the track will throw at him. For his mental game, he says, “it’s always easier to get your head in the game when you’re feeling your body is right.” When we noticed Ronnie’s FUGOO Tough speaker mounted on his training bike we had to ask what his pre-race playlist would sound like: “Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, I do like all types of music but for some reason the country touches my soul a little more and brings me down into more of a focused mood.”
“It has been very tough, both mentally and physically, trying to get back to the level of riding I was at before the injury”
The Swedish born, California-based, Robert Lind also sat down with us and told us about his incredible journey into the 2015 season. In the summer of 2014 he had a serious back injury, breaking both T5 and T6 in his spine. Unsure if he would even ride again, Robert healed faster than any of his doctors expected and began training on schedule to race in the 2015 season. He told us that “it has been very tough, both mentally and physically, trying to get back to the level of riding I was at before the injury but I continue to push myself and I’m now qualifying for a number of the main night events.” This amazing and speedy recovery has been a warm welcomed shock to both Robert and the whole Dirt Candy Team.
Going into week 12 Ronnie Stewart sits on the 450sx leaderboard at 34th and Robert Lind is pushing to make the night event each week as he continues to train and recover. Be sure to keep an eye out for the FUGOO blowfish coming across the finish line, as these two up and coming riders push hard into the back half of the 2015 Supercross season.