DMXS Tonight!Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | 2:05 PM
Grant Langston was one of many riders to change colors during silly season this year. The Zulu Warrior was wounded and beaten down after his turn on the link-less express, but he dropped down to the Lites class and rejuvenated his career. His ascent to the Factory Yamaha ride could be arguably called the best comeback story over the last decade. We will spend some time with the lovable South African transplant this evening.
Nate Adams is known for his silky-smooth style and friendly demeanor, but this kid has more heart and determination than most know. A horrible crash during a demo ride in Italy left Nate with a broken femur, torn up knee, and injured shoulder and had him off a bike for nearly an entire year. Instead of fading into the abyss, he fought back and trained hard and now is atop the sport's elite once again. Nate just won the FMX Dew Tour Championship and the LG World Championship and has fans all over the globe. The story of his rise, fall, and comeback is told in the documentary, Full Circle. Check out www.nateadams.com for more info.
Robbie Reynard was a young gun in 1993 and had enormous hype and anticipation when he turned pro. He had quick success, but a broken wrist in his second race would prove to be a footnote in what could have been a much different career. Today, Robbie’s name is mentioned with respect and admiration for his blue collar work ethic and his relentless passion to race motocross. Oklahoma’s own son showed that he has plenty of fight left after taking the overall last Saturday at the AX opener in Des Moines. The popular win with the fans showed that whenever RR is on the gate, we all pull for #17. (But we all know his sister, Cherie, is his biggest fan!)
All-American KTM’s Dennis Jonon raced the Tijuana SX and won the 125 class and wanted to give us a report about the racing and controversy down there. Since this was near the election and I did not want any scandals, we did check Dennis' background and his family tree does go back to Plymouth Rock so he can be on the All-American team.
It’s time to welcome on our Wonder Warthog Racing crew again for an update on the program and hear from some of the riders. Scott Kandel and Darrell Saldana will be on with Ryan Abrigo, Jimmy Albertston, and Kyle Tobin. This benchmark program is getting better all the time and we look forward to seeing it in action. Check out www.wonderwarthogracing.com for information and links to their auctions.
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