Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 4 – John Sigismondi

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 4 – John Sigismondi

Friends stuff Friday – Volume 4 – This week’s Friends Stuff Friday is a moto friend that I’ve known forever. I seem to recall meeting John Sigismondi when I was working at Woodbridge Powersports in the late 80s. John rode for the shop, and after a couple of years into his support ride, he came to me and asked if the owner would be interested in supporting a racing team. The “team” would all have the same gear and sponsors, just like they do professionally, and our local racers would race the local tracks, all presenting a professional image to drive business to the shop. My memory escapes me now, but I remember Jim Kapitan, Mike Peat, Jimmy McIlvaine, and John being involved with the team the first year. I think it was 1995, and I recall John lining up sponsorship for the team from companies like Thor, FMF, and Pirelli. Maybe John can find some old photos of the team.

Anyway, from there, John kept on hustling, eventually winding up at what is now Feld Entertainment taking care of freestyle events across the country. He moved to Florida, where he and his wife Kim raised their children and built themselves a great life.

Now for the cool thing that John is up to at the moment. He and his son Jack are at the helm of the new and improved Tampa MX track. They purchased the track from the previous owners, and with the help of another Jersey guy, Bobby Jimenez, they’ve rebuilt the entire track and are doing great things for the local motocross scene.

If I know one thing about John, when he puts his mind to something, watch out, great things will follow.

If you are in the Tampa, FL area, check it out and tell him I said hi.

What is Friends Stuff Friday? Ok. Here’s the deal, I am fortunate to have some incredibly talented friends and acquaintances, and I got to thinking, how can I let the world know about them and what they do? That’s where this post comes in. Each week, I’ll gather up some of the cool stuff people I know have done or are involved with and post it here for everyone to see. If you like what they are doing, give them a follow, drop them a message, and let them know how cool what they are doing is. I have to admit, this isn’t an original idea, I did something on social media a long time ago, I just felt it was the right time to get it going again.

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 3 – Dale Spangler

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 3 – Dale Spangler

Friends stuff Friday – Volume 3 – Another friend from the moto business. This week’s edition is Dale Spangler. It’s strange for as many years as we were both in the powersports business we only met face-to-face for the first time a couple of years ago at a Tucker Show.

Dale was an accomplished racer back in the day but his real talent is producing copy and content for various powersports clients. He worked for many years at WPS and then Tucker but when the pandemic hit, his position was a victim of budget cuts at Tucker. Now he’s on his own with his company Buzz Media and he is producing great content.

More about Dale and his business can be found at dalespangler.com – head on over and see if he can help you.

What is Friends Stuff Friday? Ok. Here’s the deal, I am fortunate to have some incredibly talented friends and acquaintances, and I got to thinking, how can I let the world know about them and what they do? That’s where this post comes in. Each week, I’ll gather up some of the cool stuff people I know have done or are involved with and post it here for everyone to seeIf you like what they are doing, give them a follow, drop them a message, and let them know how cool what they are doing is. I have to admit, this isn’t an original idea, I did something on social media a long time ago, I just felt it was the right time to get it going again.

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 2 – Kevin Rogers

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 2 – Kevin Rogers

Following up from last week’s edition with my friend Jay Lynch is another motocross friend. I don’t go as far back with Kevin as I do with Jay, but it is really cool to watch him evolve in the stunt business. This week’s Friend Stuff Friday is Kevin Rogers as the Stunt Coordinator on the new HBO Max Original Film – Charm City Kings. I’ll have to admit, I haven’t seen the movie yet, probably this weekend, but this was Kevin’s first shot as the stunt coordinator, and from the highlights that I have seen, he’s done a great job. It is even cool that Jay Lynch and his daughter Brionna are stunt drivers in the film as well.

Congrats Kevin.

Here is the trailer.

What is Friends Stuff Friday? Ok. Here’s the deal, I am fortunate to have some incredibly talented friends and acquaintances, and I got to thinking, how can I let the world know about them and what they do? That’s where this post comes in. Each week, I’ll gather up some of the cool stuff people I know have done or are involved with and post it here for everyone to seeIf you like what they are doing, give them a follow, drop them a message, and let them know how cool what they are doing is. I have to admit, this isn’t an original idea, I did something on social media a long time ago, I just felt it was the right time to get it going again.

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 1

Friends Stuff Friday – Volume 1

Ok. I am fortunate to have some incredibly talented friends and acquaintances, and I got to thinking. How can I let the world know about them and what they do? That’s where this article comes in. Each week, I’ll gather up some of the cool stuff people I know have done or are involved with and post it here for everyone to see.

If you like what they are doing, give them a follow, drop them a message, and let them know how cool what they are doing is.

I have to admit; this isn’t an original idea, just something that I’d like to start doing again.

Jalil Lynch Kia TV Ad

I’ve known Jay Lynch for what seems like a million years. From the early days racing his 44H Honda to watching him on the movie screen, Jay could always do things on a bike or in a car that mere mortal couldn’t do. His IMDB resume is pretty extensive Jay Lynch IMDB so when I saw his stunt for Kia that aired during the Emmy Awards, I knew I had to share it.

If you missed the Emmys Last Night u missed The all New Kia Motors America & @1xstunts Make history Flying the all New #kiak5 Pulling off a Worlds first 360 Flat Spin in a K5 –Thank You for all your help & Support –Director Darren Presscott – Stunt Coordinator Jeremy Fry – All the Crew & Kia Motors Worldwide @ Kia Whats Next

Posted by Jalil Jay Lynch on Monday, September 21, 2020
Something by a Friend – Krystyn Slack MXP Magazine

Something by a Friend – Krystyn Slack MXP Magazine

One of my favorite things about the powersports business is the great friends I’ve made over the years. The talented photographers, writers, racers and team members never cease to amaze me with the work they produce. I’m making an effort to spread the word about their work in this series so that my network can see their work.

In this post, I’d like to share an article in the Canadian motocross magazine Motocross Performance (MXP) by Krystyn Slack. Krystyn was the 1st-ever female photographer and writer to Cover all 29 AMA professional supercross and motocross races in a season. She did it in 2017. This particular article is a look behind the scenes at the wives of some of the top racers in the sport. She provides an interesting look at their family life and the week in and week out struggles of a professional motocross racing family.

Click the link to see the complete issue. MXP Magazine

See more of her work on her website FreestylePhotocross.com