Try – December 22nd, 2004 6:45p.m.
Paul Hines: Hello?
Hello is Paul Hines available?
PH: May I ask who I’m speaking with?
This is Scooter from MarylandMotocross.com
Scooooter. Heyyyy. How ya doin’?
MMX.com: Doin’ all right. You got time for an interview or are
PH: I’mmm kiiiiinda busy right now.
MMX.com: Really? Is it a girl?
PH: (Laughing) Nnnoooooo…
MMX.com: Okay, well when would be a good time for ya?
PH: Any time tomorrow after 9.
MMX.com: Okay thanks, talk to you then.
PH: All right. See ya.
2nd Try -
December 23rd, 2004
( Sounds of girls screaming, loud talking, yelling )
MMX.com: Paul Hines?
MMX.com: Hey. It’s
Maryland Motocross again bugging
you. Got time for that interview?
MMX.com: Great. Great. First and foremost, the people must
know; Where have you been man? Where have you been all this time?
PH: I’ve been in
North Carolina. I’m in college now.
MMX.com: Where are you at in N.C.?
PH: I’m at High
MMX.com: All right. Kewl. Kewl. Kewl. So when, uhh, are you
going to return to the Motocross World man?
PH: Ummmm. Prob-ub-ly this summer. Maybe the spring, but probably
MMX.com: Now word has it. Shelton has been Pimpin’ some 250Fs,
are you going to be riding one of those probably?
PH: I’ll most likely be on a 450.
MMX.com: Whoa… the big time huh?
MMX.com: I’m gonna kick 4 names your way, I would like you to give
me a little background behind each name, okay?
MMX.com: All right. First off; Travis Pastrana
PH: Pastrana? Ummmm… practiced with him a few times down at
Nolton's house. Fun guy to be around. Real nice. Kinda crazy though
PH: (Laughing) Shermanator… Pops: he’s crazy. That’s all I can
MMX.com: I wanna know something. How did he get to be so strong?
Like, this one time, someone had blocked his car in… he didn’t know I was
looking… and he picked up the car and dragged it out of the way of his. I
got some Polaroid shots of it, so everyone thinks it’s fake… like the
out-of-focus UFO pics, so what’s the deal?
PH: (Laughing hard) I don’t know about all that. He’s probably not
that strong, he’s just intimidating.
MMX.com: Sher Khan.
PH: Same person.
MMX.com: Is it really. Isn’t that the name of the tiger from that
“Jungle Book” movie? What’s the difference between Sher Khan and the
PH: It’s the same person. The same thing. No difference. They
just give him all these crazy names because he’s crazy.
PH: (Laughing) Graaaaaady. Oh Kevin <Duffy>.
MMX.com: Why do you guys call him Grady?
PH: I don’t really know. I couldn’t tell you actually.
MMX.com: Okay then. What kind of gear do you use when you ride?
PH: Troy Lee.
That’s what I always wear. Yup
MMX.com: And what brand of bike? I know you’re going to be Rockin’
PH: Honda. Yeah, I’ll be on a Honda again like before. To me,
they’re… the best.
MMX.com: Sweet. Sweet. Now, what’s your favorite track and your
favorite event to attend?
PH: My favorite track is probablyyyy… Gatorback. Yeah, definitely
Gatorback. It’s a great one.
MMX.com: And… if popularity holds true, then your favorite event
would be Loretta’s?
PH: Yeah. Loretta’s would have to be my favorite event. It’s an
MMX.com: When we had our MMX Day, the Hines family is invited to
the next one; just so you know, your brother Josh, he was breaking out some
fighting skills. Guys that were bigger than him; he was taking them down
and running their face in the mud and stuff. Did he get that from you and
Shelton beating him down
all the time.
PH: (Laugh) Most likey. Yeah. (Laughing hard) Most likely.
MMX.com: Man, you’re brother’s a character, he’s definitely one to
keep your eye on when he’s around. So, how did you feel that time he quit?
PH: Actually he’s not riding now.
MMX.com: He’s not? Oh-oh. Guess you’ll have to get on him.
PH: Yeah. I was kinda disappointed, but you know; you can’t make
him do it if he doesn’t want to. His heart is not into it so… if that’s how
he feels, that’s the way it’s going to be. I’d like to see him on the
track, but the decision is his. I’ll support him no matter what, even if I
prefer him to be riding.
MMX.com: Well, I guess this interview may put a little pressure on
him to race again when he reads this.
MMX.com: He needs it though. He needs someone pushing him. Some
people you can encourage and others you gotta push. He’s a strong-minded
kid, and those need pushing.
PH: Yup. I can see that.
MMX.com: So, what are you studying as a major?
PH: Business is my major. I’d like to get my degree in it.
MMX.com: If you get a competitive offer from MarylandMotocross.com
once you graduate, can you use those skills to turn us into a company that
will rival Starbuck’s franchise expansion?
PH: Oh sure. Definitely. That would be an easy goal.
MMX.com: Great looking forward those Lattes. So what’s your
Fondest memory in MX?
PH: That would beeee… Mini Os two years ago. It was my second years
at Mini Os. My first year I did really bad. My second year I didn’t finish
all that great, but I did fairly well and I had a lot of fun.
MMX.com: And your worst would be…
PH: My injury at Budd’s Creek in 2000. I went down on either
Mountain Dew or Henry Hill. Got landed on 5 times and broke both of my
legs and my ankle. There was a lot of people that got hurt when that
happened. It wasn’t just me.
MMX.com: So when you were last racing, who would you look forward
to seeing at signup?
PH: I liked seeing Todd Wilcom; he’s a good racer and he’s fun to
ride with. I’d say Zeke <“2Ns”> Zieman too. He’s also a lot of fun to ride
MMX.com: You know his last name is only spelled with 1 N right?
PH: (Laugh) Yeah.
MMX.com: Now let’s say Kevin Duffy were wearing black socks, had
hot coffee, a frying pan, and objects laying around. Who would win between
a fight with him and Shelton?
PH: None of that stuff would matter. It just wouldn’t
matter. My dad would still win.
MMX.com: Uh-huh. So how old are you and how long have you been
PH: I’m 20. I’ve been riding since I was 9.
MMX.com: Wow you’re an old man. You’re like 10 minutes away from
collecting social security.
PH: Yeah. It sucks.
MMX.com: Do you have any advice for people new to the sport?
PH: Pretty much: practice. Practice makes perfect. If not
perfect, at least close to it. So… practice, practice, practice.
MMX.com: How do you feel about women racing in motocross?
PH: I just think it’s just the same as any other guy.
MMX.com: Are you saying all the women in Motocross look like guys?
PH: (Laughing) No. no. no…
MMX.com: Can I quote you on that?
PH: No. What I’m saying is that I’m all for it… till they
MMX.com: You’re brother Josh said the same thing.
PH: Well, he’s got the right idea. It’s all good as long as
they don’t beat me.
MMX.com: Are there any female racers out there that stand out in
PH: Jessye Davis. She’s a good rider.
MMX.com: Ummmm. I don’t think there is a racer called Jessye
PH: (Insistent) Jessye.
MMX.com: I don’t… Does she have a number or is there a team she’s
PH: I don’t really remember, but Jessye is good.
MMX.com: Ummm... Sure man, sure. Who has inspired you the most
when it comes to racing.
PH: I’d have to say Kevin Crine. He’s really cool. He gives
me good advice.
MMX.com: You ever see that guy he hangs out with, Jeff Slusher,
that guy that’s always smiling?
PH: (Laugh) Oh yeah.
MMX.com: Well, his mom, well his mom’s got an interesting story
too, but I was wondering if you could tell me why Jeff’s always smiling?
PH: I dunno. He’s happy about something…
MMX.com: So what’s your favorite site to go to?
MMX.com: (Whispering) Marylandmotocross.com.
PH: (Laughing) Yeah. Marylandmotocross.com, Duffnstuff
Racing, Wilcom Racing, they’re some of my favorites.
MMX.com: Really, we’re flattered. I know that you’ll be on the
450, but as you were coming up, was there a favorite class to ride that you
PH: 125 B was my favorite class to ride.
MMX.com: Arguably, 125 class is like the fastest class out there,
are they not?
PH: Sometimes they are. Ummm… actually a lot of days they
MMX.com: How do you feel about kids riding at really early ages?
I mean Zeke started when he was like 2 with training wheels.
PH: Well, my brother started when he was 3, I started late,
when I was 9. I think it’s good, when kids learn to ride early. These days
they’re getting faster and faster. So, the earlier they start, the better
MMX.com: So what number are you going to be Sportin’ when you come
back to the track?
PH: The same number as before: 538.
MMX.com: So you got anything to say to the people who got a
glimpse of you on our movie trailer at Budd’s Creek during Pro Nationals and
were wondering about when they’ll see you next?
PH: Yeah-yeah-yeah. I’ll be back for sure in the summer.
I’ll be riding in the spring. I dunno. I hope they’re all doing well. I
hope the competition hasn’t gotten too bad, and I can’t wait to see everyone
when I get back.
MMX.com: All right Paul thanks for your time. I’m sure everyone
will be looking forward to seeing you this summer. One last question: Will
you carry on the tradition of beating down Kevin Duffy if your Dad ever
decides to stop?
PH: Oh yeah; you can count on it.
MMX.com: All right Paul, thanks a lot.
right, thank you. See ya.