Jennifer Miller: Hello?
MarylandMotocross.com: Hello, May I speak to Jennifer Miller
JM: This is her.
MM.com: Jennifer Miller, are your parents home?
MM.com: Hello, My name is Peter Downing, I’m with the
Internal Revenue Service for the State of
JM: (Pause) Umm…Yeah.
MM.com: You recently won a Dirt Bike correct?
MM.com: Were you not informed that you were supposed to turn
in some forms to us regarding the tax exemption?
JM: (Longer Pause) Ummmm…
MM.com: I’m just asking because your name is here on the
receipt and you may be fined for not turning these forms in.
JM: Okayyyy. Hang On.
(In background to parents)
A guy named Peter Downing called and he said he knows I just won a bike
and something about taxes…)
JM: Who is this?
(Forgetting fake name)
Errrrr… Pete Sylinner
JM: Didn’t you… Didn’t you just tell me your last name was something
(Now I learned a long time ago that when you’re doing something you
shouldn’t… wait a sec, I shouldn’t explain this trick to kids)
JM: Like a minute ago?
MM.com: I’m pretty sure I didn’t M’am, I’ve had this name my
What’s your name?
MM.com: Pete Sylinner
MM.com: No, I’m just kidding it’s Ese’ from
MarylandMotocross.com, how ya doin’?
JM: (Laughing) Whhhhhaaaaaattttttt?
(Laughing To Parents)
It’s from Maryland Motocross…
MM.com: I’m just messing with ya, sorry about that
JM: Awww… yeah
MM.com: Did I get ya?
JM: Yeah, yeah you did.
MM.com: I was going to do the bad guy from Scream, but when
I do, the Cops usually get involved. I took Drama Class and Criminal
Justice for a semester In college.
JM: (Laugh) Yeah…I wouldn’t think those two would have anything to do
with each other.
MM.com: Oh yeah ever heard of a little lady named Wynonna
Rider? Okay Jen, first off, how old are you and how long have you been
JM: I’m 15 and this is my 3rd year riding.
MM.com: Great, Now lets hear your number and is there a
reason that you chose that particular one?
JM: 25 and it’s what they assigned me, so… I had it my first and 2nd
year and they told me I had to have it this year.
MM.com: Awesome, now I’m going to jump right to the meat and
poh-ta-toes, or poh-tah-toes if you prefer and say cause I took English for
a semester in college. Y2K4 was sort of a break out year for you in
Motocross, was it not?
JM: I guess so…
MM.com: Now at the Middle Atlantic Motocross Association
Banquet, you won a couple things and they were?
JM: I got 2nd in the 80s and 2nd in the overall
novice rider and I won the bike.
MM.com: (Whispering) Pssst. The Sportsmanship award…
JM: (Laugh) Oh yeah; that too.
MM.com: That’s the most awards you’ve ever won at the
MM.com: The bike you won was a door prize and it was a…?
JM: It was a KX 85.
MM.com: Are you trading it in?
JM: No we’re selling it.
MM.com: How much, so I can give you some free advertising.
JM: Sure, hang on a sec…
(To parent) Dad,
how much for the bike?
Mr. Miller: 28.
MM.com: May I suggest $2800.99, the 99 kinda catches
people’s eye… I took advertising for a semester in college.
JM: Okay (laugh)
MM.com: Great, so how do you feel about the way your career,
thus far, is progressing?
JM: It’s going good. I’m having fun.
MM.com: Speaking of fun, tell me what a motocross day in the
life of Jen Miller involves?
JM: You mean my routine?
MM.com: Pretty much from the time you wake up.
JM: I get up at 6:30. I go to
signup. I get my bike ready, I get dressed in my ge… Please be quiet.
MM.com: I didn’t say anything
JM: (Laugh) No, I’m talking to my brother. And
then, I get ready for practice. Then do the motos.
MM.com: What would you say is your favorite memory in
JM: When I met Travis Pastrana at the Nationals. He came Monday after
the Nationals in 2000. He just hung out and gave autographs and stuff.
MM.com: He’s a pretty kewl guy. So then, what is your worst
memory in motocross?
JM: When I fell in the second to last race in the
holeshot in Women’s class.
MM.com: So, when Jen Miller is not riding Motocross, what
does she do?
JM: In the Spring I play softball.
MM.com: What position do you play?
JM: I play shortstop.
MM.com: Sweet, I did Lacrosse and took Jujitsu for a
semester in college, each was off season training for the other; is Softball
kind of your off season to help you keep in shape for MX?
JM: Yeah I guess so, you could say, but I also just like playing it. We
do a lot of work.
MM.com: If you had the power for one day to change anything
in Motocross, what would Jen Miller change?
JM: Nothing really. (Pause) Well, maybe, the expenses like signup and
stuff. It’s kinda a lot. The bikes are expensive.
MM.com: They sure are. Do you have any close friends in
JM: Not really. I just hang out.
MM.com: Is there anyone famous that you’d like to meet that
you haven’t yet?
JM: I… guess the guys from Blink 182.
MM.com: They’re kewl. I took Pop Culture for a semester in
college. Do you have any advice for anyone new to the sport?
JM: Just have fun, if you aren’t having fun, you shouldn’t be doing it.
MM.com: What’s your favorite track to ride at?
JM: I like Virginia Motor Sports a lot.
MM.com: Any events throughout the year you look forward to
or like the most?
JM: I was supposed to go to Texas and race the WMA cup, but it didn’t
work out, but I think I am next year.
MM.com: Well, hopefully next year is going to be even better
than this year; you did really awesome this year.
MM.com: You seem kinda quiet, do you remember when we met
JM: Yeah. At Seaford. That was
MM.com: I thought we were bothering you.
JM: No, I’m just really quiet, I guess till you get to know me.
MM.com: It’s pretty tough being a rider, how far do you plan
on taking it? Are you going to see how it goes the next couple years and
maybe turn Pro?
JM: I’ll probably ride till I’m done with High School. Then I’m going
MM.com: Good for you. Education first. Got anything to say
to the Maryland riders
JM: Ummm…(Pause, laugh) Not really.
MM.com: Well, here’s your assignment, I was a professor’s
aid for a semester in college, think of something to say and let me know
what it is next time at the track.
JM: (Laugh) Okay. Thanks.