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Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/21/2017 1:23 PM

Our experience in Canada was great. The racing was fun and the cities that I traveled to were great also. Quebec was cool as we stayed right downtown and celebrated one of our guys birthday til the wee hours. Kind of a bummer for us that Mike didn’t ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/21/2017 1:05 PM

Actually I think your question is really good. Of course the riders and the management want to go straight from the heat to the main because of better gate selection and reduced energy used. However, if we have two guys in the same heat race and it’s ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/21/2017 12:39 PM

I don’t think the sport wants to use people up and spit them out. The reality is there is no way for any team to make money in its current form. The motorcycle manufacturers have their teams that they are willing to spend money on to promote and generate ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/20/2017 11:03 AM

Mike Alessi is like a second son to me who I love and respect as a man and a racer. I told Mike three years ago that he would have a ride at MCR as long as he wanted. Of course how much money he would make would be based on how competitive he was. So

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Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/20/2017 12:50 AM

This is the last response of the night from me but I really did want to chime in on this one. Of course everything I offer is purely my opinion and I’m going to keep under a thousand words. I’m 58 and I’ve been playing, participating and following stick ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 11:49 PM

I personally hope and think that Brayton is going to be pretty good this year. The reasons are many such as he is way more comfortable on his Honda today than a year ago, we have made big strides on making the bike better. These reasons coupled with ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 11:37 PM

We spent considerable time and effort meeting with big James and Malcolm after Vegas in May. Malcolm spent a ton of his own money last year and in his own words his bike was not so good. So with that said he seemed really interested in putting a deal ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 11:25 PM

Sounds great for Chad but there are parts of the track where other riders are better him. So do they get to set up parts of the track that suits them for the better?

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 11:15 PM

Funny you say that Bobby. We reached out to Chad early this summer and he was very interested in trying to put something together. He was adamant that he was still able to win a championship on the right bike and program. The sticking point for us coming ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 9:10 PM

Sounds great send me your thoughts on info@smartopcover.com and I will take a look at it. I’m assuming that your ideas must involve a three piece cover of some kind.

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 8:59 PM

Thanks for the complimentary words Manny. Ya getting into racing in 2009 was probably the worst time I could of picked. But on the flip side I’ve been able to meet a lot of cool people like yourself. Kudos to you for all the riders you help also.

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/19/2017 10:31 AM

Thanks for the nice words Bobby. Come say hi at A1.

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 11:42 PM

We are in the process of developing what you are wanting. The challenge is how do you hide a cover that’s bigger than the hot tub is tall? Good news is we are on it.

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 11:40 PM

Sorry for passing over your question. To start a team you basically have to pony up somewhere around 500 thousand to a million to do it at any top level. What people don’t understand that it costs roughly 20 thousand a week to take a high level team ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 2:25 PM

The reality is that even though Vince is at times vilianized, the teams and the riders in the paddock don’t really dislike Vince. Vince is super great person that is very likeable. The problem that people in the industry and outside of the industry have ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 2:09 PM

The money comes primarily out of my own pocket. While we advertise our brands MotoConcepts and Smartop the dollars are from money my company earns on an annual basis. Hopefully we are getter ng some ROI on our effort but you really never know. The whole ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 1:55 PM

Motocross racers are bad asses but the riigors of training, practice, travel and race at the current levels is huge. The guys you mentioned were tough ass hell and did whatever they had to succeed but as they knew no different cuz there was no different ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/18/2017 1:29 PM

Wow that’s funny. I all honesty we were doing both. We were kinda joking around at corporate about the notion that James had left JGR for MCR, but then all of the sudden I thought well let’s have some fun with it and keep everyone guessing because if ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/17/2017 10:04 PM

Probably my biggest challenge when entering into pro racing was the industry accepting me and respecting my desire and ability to race at this level. Mostly riders who have had proposed teams or team owners make unfulfilled promises that were made based ... more »

Reply to Vital MX Forum QNA: Mike Genova 10/17/2017 9:45 PM

The reason I’m taking this opportunity to share is because i wish the pro racing community would be more informative and transparent on the how’s and what’s of pro racing. What I mean is there is so much more going on then the average fan knows but unlike ... more »