Can't stop thinking about Johnny....he is so cool and so nice.
Was watching him race at Burtt's Corner once, I think Lockhart and Cooke were there too. Lockhart had a Katoom with the gas cap off. Sure certain "parts" were burning up, and Cooke rarely finished due to mechanicals.
It certainly wasn't for $ and fame, it is because he is a racer, the others as well.
Right in front of my buddy and I, Johnny's Kawi's front wheel augers, and is bike does about three rotations without going forward one inch. It was crazy!
Went over to his little trailer a bit later to see how he was doing. He was alone, with a hurting leg. Asked him how he was doing, he said his leg was hurt but he would be ok, it was swollen up pretty good. Then he took some time to talk to this fan even though he probably wanted to be left alone with his pain.
Tough SOB. Nobody races MX in the Atlantic Province's to get rich (at least I hope they don't!). They love to race and might make it onto the National scene to buy a good used Ford pickup or something. Small potatoes but tight bunch.
Hang tough Johnny!
JS7 is the most entertaining rider since Hannah, my first hero,. even living in the frozen north.
Oh yeah, I actually ride!