Scooter: Dude gimme the phone.
Vance: No I wanna interview
laughing in the background)
Nope , sorry Mike says I gotta interview her. And plus, we all know I’m
King Pimp anyways.
Scooter: You wish.
Vance: Oh yeah, prove it.
Well, I did manage to get the phone number of an attractive young columnist.
He does have a point guys.
Shhhh! The phone’s ringin’
MarylandMotocross.com: Hi Ali, it’s Ese’ from MM.com, got time for that
MM.com: Hello Ali. First of all, I’d like to say thank you for taking the
time to interview with us. We know that you’re a big time celebrity and we
acknowledge that and kowtow to your greatness.
MM.com: So how old are you and how long have you been on the motocross
I’m 20 now…and…probably for about…ten years
MM.com: Where are you from? Are you born and raised in PA?
AM: I’m from
Pittsburgh and I’ve kinda grown up there all my life. Actually about 20
minutes away from Steel City.
MM.com: Are you in school right now?
AM: Yes, I go
to Ducane, it’s a private college in Pittsburgh and I’m a junior.
MM.com: What’s your major?
MM.com: What first got you involved and do you ride?
AM: I do not
ride, my Dad was really involved when he was younger and when my brother was
involved, he got my brother really involved and since my brother was six,
I’ve been going to the races. Soooo it’s pretty much been my life. I’ve
actually never really rode.
MM.com: I ‘m kinda the same way, this one at Band…Err The Landing MX, I
stole a bike and tried to ride it, Kevin Duffy had to tell me how to ride it
and change gears, how to brake, and stuff.
amused) Yeah, I, like, wrecked my brother’s TW80 when I was about 10, and
I’ve never been on one since then.
MM.com: Ouch, so how long have you had the Dr. Ruth gig with the racing
AM: The issue
that’s coming out this Monday is only my second time.
MM.com: Could you go about telling me the details that first got you
started on giving people love counsel?
AM: Well, I
go to the races all the time, I’m pretty close with the people there, I work
at the track, and I get to see a lot of the drama out there, so it makes
sense and is fun and that I got a chance to do this.
Duffy slides a piece of paper to Ese’ with a question scribbled on it. Ese’
looks at it, raises eyebrow at Kevin Duffy, then shakes head and shrugs)
MM.com: Ummmm…Do you think that guys who wear black socks are hot?
(Kevin Duffy jumps to feet gives his patented “Rock On” sign and announces
to Vance and Scooter, that he indeed, IS “The Emperor Pimp”)
brother wears black socks and I don’t tell him not to.
MM.com: We’ll have to find out from Kevin what his deal is with black
socks. If you could change anything about MX, what would it be?
the parents in the signup line.
MM.com: You’re not talking about the 50 parents are you?
MM.com: Some can get a little crazy.
really are, but most are okay.
MM.com: I’ll be taping, and get trampled by one, they need to like…wear
numbers…or something so we can report the bad ones (laugh)
would be a good idea actually. It’s really funny to watch them though. We
get complaints, if the track isn’t right or the score isn’t right it’s a 50
parent complaining, it can get horrible, but they do it because they love
their kids and sometimes get a little carried away.
MM.com: How do you feel about women racing in Motocross?
AM: In my
opinion, it’s becoming really big. I’m pretty impressed. I give them a lot
of credit. They deserve it.
MM.com: Have you ever had a romance or a crush on a rider?
MM.com: Yeah? Care to comment or is it a “I’ll never tell” deal.
Right now I date a racer actually, so I guess it’s one of those things…
MM.com: Kewl, when you need advice in “el departmente de amor” who do you
turn to Ali?
AM: Ummm… My
mom…and…yeah, my mom. She’s the best when it comes to advice.
MM.com: Do you ever get sick of answering questions?
AM: Never. I
like dealing with people. I don’t mind doing it at all.
MM.com: Do you have a favorite Pro Rider?
Probably…my favorite Pro would have to be…Jeff Emig.
MM.com: Are there any tracks or events that you look forward to attending?
AM: I like
going to Loretta Lynn’s. Last week I got back from the US Nationals that
was a lot of fun.
MM.com: Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
getting ready to graduate from college and trying to find a job.
(Scooter grabs phone and says): I love you…
I’m sorry my phone must be breaking up, what did you say?
Duffy shows Scooter frying pan and he give it back to Ese’)
MM.com: (Clears throat, thinking frantically) Umm…How…tall are you?
Vance: He-he, Ese’s only 5’7”, he’s outta luck unless she’s a Tiny chaser.
Vance: Yeah, like those hot
girls that like… like shorter guys, and they collect tiny dolls and stuff
(Scooter and Kevin Duffy
start laughing hard and Ese’ punches Vance on the arm)
MM.com: So… Do you have any hobbies besides motocross?
AM: I’ve been
figure skating my whole life.
MM.com: Would you consider Captain M a ladies’ man?
MM.com: He’s like the next big MX star.
AM: I have no
idea who Captain M is, should I ask my dad?
MM.com: I’d ask everyone you meet so you can get “In da Know”
MM.com: He’s like Ryan Seacrest, but a little taller with Mr. T’s voice and
attitude. But moving on, have you ever had any run-ins with Motocross
MM.com: Do you know what a Motocross Hooligan is?
AM: No, what
MM.com: Take 1/3 rider, 1/3 gang member, and 1/3 Johnny Knoxville, and
that’s a Motocross Hooligan. They’re just turning the racing world upside
down. I guess it’s more of a heads up than it is a question. Rumor has it,
they may be involved with MM.com, but Mike denies it.
it’s like a carnival out there. But I’ll watch out for those then.
Scooter: Dude, did she say carnies?
Vance: I think she did Bro…Hehe call Jessye Davis.
(Ese’ shakes head)
MM.com: Gimme a quick comparison between PA MD riders.
that’s hard, but I’d have to give more credit to the PA riders, just
because, ya know
MM.com: (Scoffs) Well, what I heard through the Pit Mill, was that MD
riders, boys and girls, overall, tend to be 2-5 times better looking.
Really, I guess I’m in the wrong state then…
(Scooter and Vance screaming in background “Go Ravens!”)
MM.com: Have you learned anything about life, or yourself giving advice to
really, it’s fun and I thoroughly enjoy the experience.
MM.com: All right, Ali, thanks for your time, and maybe some of our riders
may seek your advice and good luck in your career and at the paper.
right, thank you.