Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Colby Gatlin - Local Kid, Supercross Star

East Tennessee's own Colby Gatlin of Lenoir City recently won the 7 - 9 year old class at the Ricky Carmichael Supercross in Daytona. A Supercross track is intimidating for an adult, imagine what it must look like from behind the bars of a 65cc minibike! Shown here with Ricky Carmichael himself, Colby is no stranger to success. For the past three years he has qualified for the Loretta Lynn's Amateur Nationals, which is the top 42 kids in the Nation in their respective class. Last year running the 50cc 7 - 8 year old class, he finished 4th overall, and even led off the line, (he won the holeshot award). His goal for 2013 is to qualify for Loretta Lynn's again, and of course win it. At the recent Thor Spring Classic at Mills Creek he finished 2nd in 7-9yr, 65cc stock, 2nd in 7-9 yr Modified, and 4th in the Big Boy class where he raced against 11 year olds.  Colby attends Eaton Elementary School in Lenoir City, and his proud parents are Carie and Chris. I suspect that we will be hearing more about Colby in the future

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Two Wheel'n the Smokies Rally - April 12-13

Two Wheel'n the Smokies is a new, 2 Day event that is based at the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend Tennessee. Set for the Friday April 12, and Saturday April 13, the event boast a Custom Bike Show, Swap meet, Vendor Exhibits, organized rides around the area, and a Kickstart Party with live music on Friday. For more info and registration checkout their website , or call 1-800-487-3333