We caught up with young ripper Nick Tomasunas out in Daytona, Florida for the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross. Race conditions weren’t ideal, with having intense rain and wind at times. But Nick came through and handled business. See what he had to say about his weekend at the iconic Daytona Speedway.
What was it like riding your fist A class race?
My first A class race went pretty well. I came out with a 4-8 in Open Pro Sport and a 6-15 in 250A which were both stacked with some tough competition so I was content with my performance.
What were your thoughts on the Supercross format track?
I’m a supercross kind of guy so I enjoyed it a lot. The track wasn’t too technical but I still enjoyed the little rhythm sections it had and some of the rollers that you could wheelie over to save time.
Half of your racing was done in the mud, do you like mud races?
I wouldn’t say I enjoy mud races but I’ve always done fairly well in the mud. I stand up a lot when I ride so that definitely helps in the slicker conditions.
Whats are some upcoming events you have?
I have a one more Loretta Lynn’s Area Qualifier to do in a few weeks then I have a Loretta Lynn Regional Qualifier about a month after that in Indiana at Iron Man MX. After I get all qualified there all I have left to focus on is Loretta Lynn’s.
How does it feel to be the “Motocross Stig”?
It’s actually pretty cool to be the “Motocross Stig” because no one has really went full bore with the all white idea until now. The idea came to me a while ago but I never went 100% with it until last year. It seems to catch people’s attention a lot and has got me a lot of exposure so I can’t complain!
Was the pace as fast as you thought?
The pace wasn’t much different from what I was used to. I’ve been racing most of these kids for the majority of my career so I kind of knew what to expect.