Took the boy to mine and his first flat track race a few weekends back, I was instantly hooked and thus began what the better half always dreads, research for a new hobby. After spending some time on the AHRMA website and deciding on the Seventies Two Stroke class, I see a name that sticks out, and so begins the usual stalking method of Facebook for a Mr. Jim Mize, all of 67 years young. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, he offers some invaluable insight to a newcomer like myself. I also learned he’s fairly new to the sport himself, though a long time moto enthusiast, he was cool enough to share his current personal project a 1972 Suzuki Titan 500. I’ve also included a recent race where Jim had the chance to lineup with none other than AMA legend Dave “Bones” Aldana (#13) himself, Jim was stoked at such an honor. Wrapping this up, I love the fact that Jim is thoroughly enjoying this chapter in life, we can all learn from his zest on life, it’s never too late to do what you love.
Keep on smokin!
Heated race between Dave Aldana and Jim Mize.