MaryalndMotocross.com: Hello is
Mark Davis available?
JD: May I ask
who is this?
(whispering) Rock the Bruce Campbell Homie…
MMX.com: Errr…. This is Bruce
Campbell from Loretta’s
JD: This is
Jessye, his daughter.
Cuss: She sounds cute. Bro, tell her she needs a thug like me in her life.
Who let you in Russ?
man, how’d you get in here?
RDC: I crawled
through yo office window all kinds of SWAT team like….
Man you’d better get outta here before we call Kevin.
show him out… (Grabs Russ Don't Cuss) and drags him outside)
RDC: Man, if
you don’t want peeps crawlin’ through your window, don’t leave it open
then… Da Berk Mobb’s gonna hear about dis… we gonna…(fades)
Hello? May I help you?
Ohhh, sorry we want Mark Jr. sorry.
JD: Oh, I’m his
sister then (laugh)
Oh, okay, how are you doing?
how are you?
MMX.com: Good Thank You. Is
Mark still in good shape and planning on coming out to Loretta’s?
JD: Yes he is.
MMX.com: What would be a good
time to call him back I wanted to talk to him about some stuff.
JD: You can
talk to him right now. Hold on one second…
Mark how are you doing?
MMX.com: My name is Bruce
Campbell and I work for Loretta’s and I wanted to talk to you about
something. We randomly chose your name from some of the riders that will be
attending Loretta’s this year. We were wondering if you’d be interested in
wearing some camera equipment while you race.
MMX.com: Okay, just need some
information. First off how much do you weigh?
MD: I weigh
MMX.com: 118 pounds, Wow,
okay. Your bike, how much do you think it weighs?
MD: Uhhh, not
sure, probably 150 pounds I guess.
Okay, when you go off a jump, like say…a 30-footer, what gear do you usually
have it in?
MMX.com: Umm, are you a hairy
person, cause we’ll be taping it too you with like 6…tee feet or so of tape.
MD: What did
you just say?
(Stifles chuckle) Uh, do you have a lot of body hair cause if you do you
may want to get a good wax job done before we tape all the equipment to your
MD: (Pause) Uh…
yeah that’s fine, I don’t have that much hair.
Okay, lastly, the equipment you’ll be using is cutting edge, we’ll be able
to use gyroscoping multi-angle camera technology, but it’s a lot of
equipment. Do you wear anything beyond a chest protector, helmet and the
usually stick with the basic things.
Well, it’s going to be about 95 pounds of equipment…
MMX.com: Some of it we can put
on you bike, but still about 70 pounds will be on your body.
MD: I don’t
know about that…
Well, we can train you up to it. You could wear a back pack filled with
engine parts and stuff like that.
MD: (Trying to
be nice) I don’t know…
MMX.com: What about riding with
like someone high on your back?
MD: I… I don’t
know…9 pounds did you say.
(Laugh) I wish. 95.
I don’t…(pause)…I gueeeesss…
So you ‘ll try it then?
MD: Yeah, I’ll
No, I’m kidding man it’s Ese’ from MarylandMotocross.com?
MMX.com: I want to start off by
saying congratulations on making it to Loretta’s and see if you still had
time for an interview?
MD: Thank you
Sorry about the camera prank, it was Mike’s idea, you can yell at him for
MD: (Laugh) I
didn’t even think about that.
I told him I don’t think he’ll wear 95 pounds and he was like (deep voice)
“Just do it Ese’…”
That was insane. When you said “95 pounds” I was thinking I really don’t
know about all that.
MMX.com: Last time I saw you,
you were fresh out of your cast and now you’re going to Loretta’s. Do you
fell pretty excited; pretty pumped?
MD: Yup. Yup,
For those who aspire to go to Loretta’s what kind of advice or training
methods would you recommend to them?
MD: Train as
hard as you can and as often as you can.
So you didn’t use any specific methods? Anything you improved on this year?
Things you did to get here?
MD: I just
trained hard and kept my head up high. Did everything and practiced
everything. Just got out there and rode A-LOT.
MMX.com: What’s your favorite
track to go to?
Happy Ramblers. It’s got good lines and good jumps
I hear a lot of good stuff about that track. We know your’e number 566; is
there any significance behind that?
MD: Actually I
changed my number to 56.
Did you really? Well you heard it right here folks, breaking new's Mark
Davis changes his number from 566 to 56, the full story at 6, after the weather…
MMX.com: Good deal, so I assume
you’ll be sporting that number from now on?
MD: As long as
What kind of bike do you ride?
MD: 250F Honda
MMX.com: That’s right you ride
a couple of them. Anyone you like the most?
Lemme guess you like the power?
MD: You got it.
MMX.com: So, what kind of gear
do you use when you ride?
MMX.com: Do you wear their
street clothes apparel when you’re off-bike?
MD: Yeah, I
like all their stuff.
If someone new to the sport asked you for advice, what would you say to
MD: Don’t give
up, no matter what. Stick with it.
MMX.com: Who would you say some
of your closest friends in motocross are?
Herrington, Mark Garvey, Chad <”The Ricky Martin of Motocross”> Wadges,
(Laugh) everybody I guess, can’t really name them all…too many.
Yeah I notice that you roll around with different peeps. Okay, so what is
your least favorite track to go to?
really have a “least favorite”. If it’s hard for me, I just look at it as a
What would you say then is your least favorite memory?
the time I broke my leg and I had to get pins put in it.
Ouch how long did that put you out?
MD: A couple
Last time when I saw you with a broken arm that was “no sweat” in
MD: Yeah. That
MMX.com: Flipping the tables,
what would you say is your most fond memory in motocross?
Making it to Loretta’s…
Nice…we’ll have to talk to you again and see how it turned out.
Who’s your favorite Pro rider?
MD: That would
be Ricky Carmichael.
Did you hear he’s in that movie next month?
MD: No, what
MMX.com: Go to
supercrossmovie.com and check it out.
MD: I’ll do
MMX.com: Side note on your Mom
Elsie, the staff here wants to know if she’s still rocking “The Shocks”?
MD: (Laugh) Oh
Can riders still find her doing a little scorekeeping at the track?
MD: Yeah, from
time to time.
So I guess your family gives you a lot of support, especially your sister?
MD: Yeah they
all give me a lot. They’re great.
Do you have any hobbies besides motocross?
MD: No, I do a
MMX.com: Any track you haven’t
been to that you’d like to try some time?
MD: None that I
can think of.
MMX.com: Any sport you’d
hesitate to try?
MMX.com: Any other sport you’d
like to try?
MD: I’d like to
get more into skateboarding.
Any riders at Loretta’s you’ll be competing with that you consider good
Patrick Brady, Zane Hodges, and a few others…
So competition on the track friends off the track?
MD: Yeah, its
just a competition. Friendship is more important than that.
Got any signature tricks that you like pulling?
Aside from the kids, any adults you look forward to seeing at the track?
MD: Bid Duff
guy’s a character isn’t he?
MD: Yeah, he’s
MMX.com: Well, all right, Mark,
thanx for your time, good luck once again at Loretta’s and we’ll be talking
to you afterwards…
MD: Thanks A