Todd DeHoop on the Whiskey Throttle Show

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10/30/2020 9:23 PM

1988 125sx champ, world vet champ, Michigan Mafia member... and a great guy. Photo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_5HtWQDJ1ZA
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10/30/2020 11:12 PM

Great guy indeed, he was flying at the Burner SoCalVintage MX event last week and was kind enough to stop and provide some props to my son after their 2nd moto for a good ride! Next year we want to ride the Daytona Vintage race as he made this year look like a blast.

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10/31/2020 2:03 AM

Shit yeah, love the show by the way.

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10/31/2020 5:53 AM

dpingree101 wrote:

1988 125sx champ, world vet champ, Michigan Mafia member... and a great guy. Photo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_5HtWQDJ1ZA
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Cool interview..
Def cant downplay that 125SX title..
As far as titles- hes equal to Bradshaw👍👍
U were only 2 points short of being the same Ping.
Cheers again!

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10/31/2020 9:36 AM

Another Great show, so many Great stories. Todd,s win in 50a on a 86 cr250 at red Bud vet fest, is too cool. His ice riding story was great. It,s great to improve cornering skill. I would make figure 8,s Try to get right turns as good as left turns. Make turn tracks, ride the bike anyway you could imagine. Just have fun on the bike. Todd,s arenacross stories where great too. Very popular series, always exciting, opening round in Nov. at Rockford had the 1st look at the new bikes. Interesting to see if our local 125 experts could qualify from Wi.

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10/31/2020 12:29 PM

Out in my shop working on a 94CR250 listening to this... Dehoop seems like a good dude... I remember at Broome-Tioga National around 93-96? He was riding for Honda of Troy. I believe he was the first rider to turn a downhill double into a triple, right before the road table top, maybe Doug Henry did it also that day...never understood why he did not receive more factory support..

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10/31/2020 12:40 PM

It was always really cool to see him show up and race the local hudsonville fair and D14 races when he was winding down his career. Used to love watching him ride 125's.. He'd always give a lot of the up and coming kids 20 years younger than him reality checks.. Great interview guys.

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10/31/2020 7:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/31/2020 7:16 PM

back in the 80's, amature days...most the mafia travelled in packs to and from the bigger races or silverdome series weekends. Todds mom and dad were great people and fun to be around. Todd was above me and his brother chad was below me in age groups so never raced directly with him. I always got to watch todd run 125jr tho and he was always trying to jump things that were not intended to be jumped. If i remember right he went right of 125jr into pro-ams and obviously had a lot of success...he was a good jumper so it transitioned well into SX back then.

john grewe, chris stanick, eddie warren, keith bowen, stanton were all just ahead of him in age...our A classes were stacked as he was coming out of jr.

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11/1/2020 9:16 AM

Todd,s Dad sounds like a real hard working smart guy, even at end of Todd,s racing career. He has great advise, for the future. His wife sounds like a go getter also, involved in many aspects. Putting 2 yz80,s on a flatbed and going from Mi. To Cal. Is a long haul. Spending 3 days with a trucker must have been fun. His mechanic sounds like a character, back in the box van days. There is quite a few great traveling stories in box vans.

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11/1/2020 5:14 PM

the europe story was similar to keith bowens if i recall. bowen was on steve mathes show? and spoke of sneaking out of the country.

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11/1/2020 6:22 PM

All I know is at the Vet classic no one, absolutely no one bombed the downhill like he did. Dude was on the friggin gas. It’s where he made up time, lap after lap.

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11/1/2020 6:51 PM

Awesome show, guys. GL has it dialed in now, and Todd was great on the mike. Looking forward to the next one!

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11/2/2020 3:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/2/2020 3:27 AM

He was ripping at VetFest on that 86 CR250. His fastest lap times on that bike was only 8 seconds slower then a 20 year old pro sport kid on a 450 out there. Pretty impressive and needless to say he was ripping.

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11/2/2020 10:03 PM

More shows coming.. Warren Reid this friday, Mike Kiedrowski and Mitch Payton after that.

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11/3/2020 3:54 AM

I was able to ride with Todd in Daytona this year. Fun racing with him. Photo

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11/3/2020 7:10 AM

ge217 wrote:

I was able to ride with Todd in Daytona this year. Fun racing with him. Photo

I saw that vid, you where riding great. Too cool racing vintage bikes At Daytona. Todd,s arenacross stories where great. Punting Jr Jackson into the 2nd row of seats, whoa. Jr was another team Suzuki 125 sx rider, broke his collar bone 3 times in a yr and lost his ride. I saw him race at the nuclear series in 98, super fast yet. I got a 3 rd in 1 moto, Chad Johnson easily won all b class motos.

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11/3/2020 9:37 AM

Ping, that was a great show.... Dehoop was great to listen to! I'm really digging your podcasts about riders careers, they are so much more in depth and unfiltered by sponsor messages and drops.

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11/4/2020 8:13 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/4/2020 8:14 AM

Another great show, what's with pro riders taking factory trick parts home only to bury them in the back yard eventually?

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

11/4/2020 5:40 PM

dboivin wrote:

back in the 80's, amature days...most the mafia travelled in packs to and from the bigger races or silverdome series weekends. Todds mom and dad were great people and fun to be around. Todd was above me and his brother chad was below me in age groups so never raced directly with him. I always got to watch todd run 125jr tho and he was always trying to jump things that were not intended to be jumped. If i remember right he went right of 125jr into pro-ams and obviously had a lot of success...he was a good jumper so it transitioned well into SX back then.

john grewe, chris stanick, eddie warren, keith bowen, stanton were all just ahead of him in age...our A classes were stacked as he was coming out of jr.

Todd raced the 125A class along with 125jr in 1983/84 then 125 and 250A in 85 before turning pro-am in 86.
Todd and Stanton are the same age

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11/4/2020 6:04 PM

dboivin wrote:

back in the 80's, amature days...most the mafia travelled in packs to and from the bigger races or silverdome series weekends. Todds mom and dad were great people and fun to be around. Todd was above me and his brother chad was below me in age groups so never raced directly with him. I always got to watch todd run 125jr tho and he was always trying to jump things that were not intended to be jumped. If i remember right he went right of 125jr into pro-ams and obviously had a lot of success...he was a good jumper so it transitioned well into SX back then.

john grewe, chris stanick, eddie warren, keith bowen, stanton were all just ahead of him in age...our A classes were stacked as he was coming out of jr.

web mx wrote:

Todd raced the 125A class along with 125jr in 1983/84 then 125 and 250A in 85 before turning pro-am in 86.
Todd and Stanton are the same age

yeah i guess i knew that but i always remember him in 125jr probably because of me racing mornings mostly. seems like he went pro-am a year later than the rest.

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11/5/2020 1:42 AM

@ David Pingree, REF: The 2nd place rider in the Birmingham Supercross- That guy was Warren Edwards! He lives fairly local to me, now his nephew rides with our club. I don't believe Warren rides at all these days.

Warren went on to be a 500cc GP racer. Here he is leading JMB through the first turn at the 1992 USGP. Photo

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The above may be fact or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting. I am not sure, you have no chance.

11/5/2020 4:09 AM

Why cant people put their phone away for a 10 min interview?... big r2r fan but ole girl on her phone texting while being on wasn't a good look... but she was easy on the eyes so ill give her a pass!

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

11/5/2020 11:18 AM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Why cant people put their phone away for a 10 min interview?... big r2r fan but ole girl on her phone texting while being on wasn't a good look... but she was easy on the eyes so ill give her a pass!

I believe she had notes notes her phone and she was checking them to make sure she hit her points.

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11/5/2020 4:24 PM

Not crapping on the show in any way, BUT Grant seemed to interrupt Todd quite a bit. He seemed annoyed by it.

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11/6/2020 5:23 AM

JOE_SPROCKETS#1 wrote:

Why cant people put their phone away for a 10 min interview?... big r2r fan but ole girl on her phone texting while being on wasn't a good look... but she was easy on the eyes so ill give her a pass!

dpingree101 wrote:

I believe she had notes notes her phone and she was checking them to make sure she hit her points.

all good, keep up the good work moto brother! Maybe even have a couple more moto females on down the road?

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

11/6/2020 12:33 PM

Great show David! Love the guys from my era. But how could none of you remember Sheena Easton songs? Sugar Walls "Come inside my sugar walls"....I mean for a teenage kid in the 80s those lyrics left an imprint grin

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

11/6/2020 6:25 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Great show David! Love the guys from my era. But how could none of you remember Sheena Easton songs? Sugar Walls "Come inside my sugar walls"....I mean for a teenage kid in the 80s those lyrics left an imprint grin

because, quiet riot, def leppard, ac/dc...

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