Cheryl McCollough: Hello?
Maryland Motocross.com: Hello Cheryl it’s Vance from
MarylandMotocross.com, got time for an interview?
MM.com: First off, how old are you and how long have you
CM: I’m 21
and I’ve been riding for 10 years
MM.com: Is there any significance to your number, #198?
CM: I was going to a National and I had to pick a
number, I wanted 199, but they didn’t have it, so I went with 198 and I’ve
had it ever since.
MM.com: Exxxxxxcellent. Your dad is the President of the (M.A.M.A.)
Middle Atlantic Motocross Association right?
CM: Yes he is.
MM.com: All right, So would you consider yourself - A) The
first daughter - B) A M.A.M.A.’s girl - C) my new girlfriend - D) none of
CM: Ummm…the first
MM.com: Well, I had to try.
MM.com: So, what would you say is your best moment in MX?
CM: When I won a National at Broom Tioga, NY.
MM.com: Is it ever intimidating or do you ever feel like
they don’t want you there when you race against boys?
CM: No, not really. I kind of like to ride with the boys better because
they kinda make me faster. More aggressive.
MM.com: Oh, I see. Now flip the tables, what have you
noticed or seen after you’ve beaten them?
CM: Well sometimes they get kind of upset and have like a big attitude
MM.com: M.A.M.A.’s Ball is coming up soon, are you excited
CM: The what?
MM.com: MAMA’s Ball.
CM: Oh, the Banquet.
MM.com: Hold on for a sec. (Shouting) Ese’s it’s called
the M.A.M.A.’s Convention you loon.
Ese’: (Shouting from kitchen) shut up
Chicken Gizzard boy.
MM.com: Oh. Anyways, how excited are you, show me by
MM.com: Whhhhhoooooaaaa! You’d better chill out lil’
MM.com: If you could change anything about MX, what would it
CM: I really don’t think I would. I mean there’s nothing that I don’t
really like about it.
MM.com: What kind of bike(s) do you ride and what kind of
gear do you wear.
CM: I ride a Kawasaki 250F and I wear MSR.
MM.com: I noticed that you have pretty hair and
Dermatolologically we should all moisturize, I’d like to know what kind of
shampoo do you use and do you rinse, apply, rinse, repeat or do you rinse,
apply, rinse some leave a little conditioner in?
CM: Various shampoos and the second method.
MM.com: I’ll keep that in mind. Now, what goes through your
head when you are on the line and/or when the gate drops?
CM: Line: To the best that I can and to hit every corner fast and when the
gate drops to try to get the hole shot every time.
MM.com: What’s your favorite track to ride at and your
favorite event to attend each year?
favorite track is Virginia Motorsports and my favorite event is Budd’s Creek
MM.com: Do you have any hobbies besides Motocross?
CM: Not really, I cut hair.
MM.com: You cut hair?
CM: (Laugh) Yeah
that’s my job
MM.com: Interesting. Rumor has it that you had a
longstanding affair with Captain M and it ended when he left to go fight in
What!!?? I have a love affair with whooooo?
MM.com: Captain M.
CM: Who’s Captain
MM.com: You’re not trying to deny it are you, cause THE
NILE, Cheryll, is not just a river in Egypt.
MM.com: So I guess it’s no comment then?
CM: (Laugh, Amused) No comment.
MM.ccom: Do you have advice for new riders to the sport
CM: To basically just have fun and not get too serious.
MM.com: Now, when we come to MAMA’s house what should we
CM: Mama’s house?
MM.com: The Award thing. Is it like a black tie affair?
CM: Oh the Banquet. Probably nice pants and
a tie, but nothing more than that. I wish it was a black tie affair, but
MM.com: Sweet. Could you beat Ese’ or Kevin Duffy in a
race? I wasn’t going to say anything but they were talking some smack
CM: I know who Kevin is, but not Ese’
MM.com: The guy with the camcorder.
CM: Oh okay, Yeah I could probably beat
supposedly was pretty good and I’ve seen Ese’ on a bike once and he was in
first the whole time (gear that is),
so what do you think?
CM: I’d still say probably.
MM.com: Who would you say is your best friend in Motocross?
CM: I would have to sayyy… Jessye Davis.
MM.com: So, like when you see her you give her a little
shout out like… “Yoooooo Peanuts!”
CM: Something like that.
MM.com: You call her peanuts?
MM.com: Why not?
CM: (Laugh) I…don’t…knooooow.
MM.com: Okay Cheryll, look for Ese’ and Kevin at the MAMA’s
errrrrr… thing. So make sure you stop at their red carpet and do a little
interview. And once again, congratulations on being the Women’s Champion.
CM: I will and thank you.