Mikey vs. Mammoth

The scenery was beautiful and the competition was tough. On the first day of racing, Mikey (#555) placed 21st amongst 60 of America’s most qualified mini riders. On the second day, he was pumped and ready to clear the freeway tabletop (pictured above), and he did it with ease. This little boost earned him a few more passes, placing 18th. His parents are proud and hold high hopes for him as he has two more years in this class!

Mikey’s friend and team mate, Ezra Lewis, clearing the tabletop.

Mikey’s friend and team mate, William McBride, on practice day. Having a blast in a gorgeous setting!

Jake Pinhancos, Mikey’s newest “moto buddy” and the 65cc 9-11 class winner . This dude is FAST. Check him out at Poncas and Loretta Lynn’s or cruisin’ around Rochester, Massachusetts on his uni-cycle!

The Privateer Connection team.

All photos © carrie sandoval 2010


The Slingshot. v.2.

Oh, the anticipation waiting for the gate to drop!

Good Night.

Mikey Sandoval Perris Raceway California MX Racer 555 motocross ktm 65

2nd place finish, but fun 1st! Mikey’s finish line cross at Perris Raceway MX Racers last Saturday night.

The slingshot.

Mike Sandoval holeshot at Lake Elsinore / MX Racer

“What do you think about on the starting gate, Mikey?”

“I think “Mike Alessi”!”, says Sandoval. I think Alessi would be proud of this hole shot! Way to go, Mikey!!

Awesome series of images captured by Mike at Factory Trash.

Summer heat!

Mike Sandoval at Milestone, MX Racers hole shot

Mike Sandoval at Pala Raceway, practice, step up

Mikey Sandoval number 555

Just catching up with Mikey… a tough thing to do these days. Highlights of this summer:

MX Racers at Milestone | Mikey (65cc Novice) gets the holeshot, squeezing out the 65cc Intermediates!
Practice at the new track at Pala Raceway | Steppin’ up, then clearing the triple!
Modeling for his mama.

Hole shot!

Lake Elsinore 04-05-09. Way to go, Mikey!

Moto Kidz Lake Elsinore | March 29, 2009

Mikey decided to experiment getting off the gate today. He quickly discovered, after the first two motos, that his old technique was not so bad after all! Luckily, he was able to work his way up to 2nd (65cc novice) and 4th (65cc open). His third moto, he had a great start and a great race, placing 2nd (65cc novice). And for his last moto, he scored himself a hole shot and placed 5th (65cc open). Way to go, Mikey!!
I had so much fun watching you and your friends today, Mikey!

Mikey Sandoval Lake Elsinore MX Racer


Mikey Sandoval and William Mc Bride MX Racer

Mikey Sandoval MX Racer Lake Elsinore

MX Racer Lake Elsinore

Michael Quinn MX Racer Lake Elsinore

Mikey Sandoval MX Racer Lake Elsinore

William Mc Bride MX Racer Lake Elsinore

Carson Carr MX Racer Lake Elsinore

Ezra Lewis MX Racer Lake Elsinore

Mikey Sandoval MX Racer Lake Elsinore

And… can you believe that if you turn your back to the track, their is beauty on the other side. Mikey’s little sister Lily, studying a wild flower.

Lily Sandoval

And Kalynn and Makenna. Makenna not so happy that I interrupted her ladybug hunt.

Kalynn and Makenna "spectators"