May 3 2022
I started the Michigan seasonal series off by going 2-3 respectively in schoolboy 1 & 125 B/C at Bulldogs M/C. My next race at Valley MX was going well until another rider collided with me and took my bike out in the 2nd motos. The next day I got a 3rd overall in 125 B/C and 5th in Schoolboy 1. This last weekend I went 1-1 in Schoolboy 1 & 1-1 in 125 B/C at Bulldogs M/C. I’m getting ready to go to BAJA Acres for my first area qualifier for Loretta Lynn’s. I have been training hard and focusing on doing well there.
Mar 23 2022
I have been training at Club MX in South Carolina now for a month. Had some issues with my practice bike , but we did get that taken care of. I have made great strides in my starts and overall speed on the tracks. I’ve gotten compliments from all the coaches here this year. It’s all most time to head back to Michigan and start the D14 seasonal series. I will attend all the area qualifiers for Loretta Lynn’s in Michigan this year as well. We are thinking of going to Mini O’s in November, hopefully I stay healthy & have minimal bike problems this year. Thankful for all my family’s support and my current roster of sponsors.
Feb 20 2022
Just got my 2022 KTM 125 suspension back from Lowe’s racing suspension here in Michigan. We will now begin the process of getting ready to go to Club MX for the month of March to train. Very excited to start off the new season.
Jan 3 2022
I got to train in sunny Florida after Christmas and during New Years. We went to Spyder MX in Wildwood & Orlando MX. Both of my bikes ran great and I felt pretty comfortable the whole time. I think my focus when we get home will be to train my body and generally get in shape before race season starts. I still plan on going back to Club MX in South Carolina in March.
Nov 13 2021
It’s been a long while since I posted and for good reason. I had nothing but bike troubles for almost all of the 2021 season. From part failures to not being able to get parts, it has been a VERY frustrating race season to say the least. When I did finally get my bike into a shop, the turn around was very slow. Every race shop is extremely busy these days. Anyway, I’m glad to report that I have a new bike. I am now riding a 2022 & a 2021 KTM 125 SX. We should be more competitive with 2 bikes at our disposal. We are getting ready to head to Florida to get some riding in as it’s getting harder to ride here in Michigan. Hopefully we will go to Club MX in March again for the month. Blessed to be healthy and grateful for the opportunity as always.
Aug 7 2021
Unfortunately during the Grattan Mx race my bike seized the second day of racing. No results for the State race. Very disappointing to say the least. This will be the 3rd total rebuild of the season on a bike with less than 100 hours. Anyway, parts are ordered and Weever Performance will be handling the rebuild. I’ll be trying to make a better showing at the next State race.
Jul 17 2021
New top end in the KTM 125 courtesy of Namura Technologies. I have been training hard for this weekend’s Michigan State Championship series race at Polka Dots M/C in Midland, Michigan.
Jul 10 2021
I’ve been training hard with Lucas Lowe since my last race in June. I’ve also been practicing at Bulldogs M/C, a local track where we are members. I’m going to concentrate on the Michigan State races this year. But for now, there’s competition today at Twisted Mx in Milan, Mi.
Jun 5 2021
I have been training with former pro MX rider Lucas Lowe all week. Getting ready for my debut back on the KTM 125. Looking forward to getting back on the back and back on the grind.
May 28 2021
We got back to Michigan and raced 2 district 14 races. I had great results. After the second race, my bike just blew up again. This time a faulty connection at the CDI box was the culprit making the stator overheat and cooking the lower end. Thanks to Weever performance in Battle Creek, Michigan I am back in the saddle and ready to do battle. I will be training hard as the Michigan state championship series starts in a week. Let’s go!
Mar 27 2021
As luck would have it I blew up my 2021 KTM 125 with 54 hours on it and 15 hours on a new top end. Not very happy to say the least. Complete engine detonation. We are thinking the new Lectron carburetor coupled with the low octane fuel had a lot to do with it. Probably running too lean. Anyway, I’m happy to say I’m back on the bike thanks to Chuck Shirley at Privateer Connection. This local shop did a complete rebuild in just 2 days. Very grateful for all that helped get me back on the seat. 1 more week of training at Club Mx then it’s back to Michigan to prepare for my first Loretta Lynn qualifier.
Mar 26 2021
I have been at Club MX now for 3 weeks. I have been training on and off the bike just about everyday. My goal this year is to stay injury free and maybe make it to Loretta’s. There are qualifiers as soon as I get home. Wish me luck!
Dec 2 2020
I’m currently at Spyder MX IN Wildwood, Florida. Getting a litttle extra practice before we go home into snow country.
Nov 25 2020
Raced at Mini O’s in schoolboy 1 and 125 B/C. I took 26th and the 27th. Not where I wanted to be. Never made it out of the LCQ’s. I realize I have a lot of work to do to be competitive at a national level. It was a cool experience though. I’m going to work hard to get faster all around. Heading into winter it may be hard to do. I need to stay healthy this next year as well. 2 pretty severe injuries in 2 years does nothing for your riding abilities.
Nov 24 2020
I’m at Thor’s 2020 Mini O’s. I start motocross practice tomorrow. I’m pretty excited, the track looks awesome.
Nov 17 2020
I’m in South Carolina at Club MX training for Mini O’s next week the in Florida. The track is awesome and the training staff are great. I will be here for a week. I’m trying to get in as much practice as I can. I will be working on technique and my form, starts and corners.
Nov 7 2020
I’m spending a couple days training locally with Lucas Lowe on cornering. Lucas is a former pro rider turned trainer. I’m then headed to Club MX in South Carolina for a week of training before Mini O’s in Florida the following week. Very busy doing what I love. Thanks to all my sponsors this year, you are greatly appreciated.
Aug 19 2020
It’s been a while since I added any updates. I crashed at the Loretta Lynn’s regional in my home town of Millington, Michigan in June. I broke my collarbone and have been sitting out for eight weeks now. As of yesterday, the doctor says I should wait another month but I am going to start riding. We just purchased a 2021 KTM 125 for me to ride. My days on the KTM 85 are numbered. I may finish out the D14 season on the 85 and go to Mini O’s in November? Anyway I am easing back into racing after being injured for the last two years in a row. I thank God for my healing and my family for support. I would also like to thank my sponsors this year.
May 27 2020
I’ve been corner training with former pro Lucas Lowe. I’ll be traveling to Baja Acres later today to practice for the Loretta Lynn regional. It’s definitely nice that the track is so close to our house. Also the very first race of the AMA D14 season is this weekend. We will be headed to Big Air motocross track here in Michigan. I’m pretty stoked. I’m moving up a class this year and it’s time to see how all my preparations will pay off. Lots going on with Nitz Racing for sure.
May 21 2020
I’m all signed up for the Loretta Lynn’s Regional at Baja Acres right in my hometown. I’m super stoked. I will get some personal ride training this weekend and then go ride the track as well. I’ve been preparing for 3 months. I’m going to give it everything I’ve got!
Apr 23 2020
I have started weight training. I’m also riding as much as I can at my track. Glad we got to go ride in Florida when we did. Still waiting for word if the MX season is ever going to start. It’s my last year on my KTM 85, I will be moving up to a 125 at the end of the year. I’m still going to try to make it to Loretta Lynn’s, that is my goal for this year.
Mar 26 2020
So COVID-19 has put a squash on my riding season for now. I have been training at my house and 2 other nearby tracks however. We were supposed to go to Georgia Practice Facility this week and work with a trainer but our state is basically shutdown. Better safe than the alternative. I’m just going to stay focused, be positive, and do what I can to be ready for the season if it returns.
Mar 7 2020
I’m in Orlando training for the upcoming season in Michigan. We went to Pax Trax MX in Bunnell, FL and Orlando MX for 2 days. I had a great time at both tracks. My KTM ran great, it felt good to be back on my machine. The 1st regional qualifier for Loretta’s in Michigan takes place the first weekend of April. I hope to be as ready as possible. Not a lot of time. Definitely not riding in Michigan. That’s alright, I’ll be bringing it anyway!
Feb 17 2020
I just got my KTM back from JP Speed here in Michigan. We did a total suspension rebuild for the 2020 season. We are planning to go to Florida and Georgia to do some riding real soon. I will take some lessons at Georgia Practice Facility and hit a few tracks in Florida as well. I’m pretty excited for the upcoming season. This will probably be my last year on an 85. I think we’ll be shopping for a new KTM in 2021. We’ll see. I got invited to Daytona this year from my sponsorship through Dunlop, what an honor!
Jan 21 2020
My family and I went to the year end awards banquet at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant, Mi. I ended up 2nd overall in both the Michigan State Championship series and the AMA District 14 Seasonal series. It was a great year of racing. We are going to go to Georgia Practice Facility over spring break for some training and pre-season riding. I am going to make a run at Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals this year. Time to get SERIOUS! I am going to go to Ram Jam in Ohio as well. We will get both race bikes ready to go and possibly look for a new race trailer before the season starts. Lots to be done. I can’t wait for the opener of 2020.