Dirt Bike Rider star columnist, Bryan MacKenzie is latest high profile pilot to sign up to the Arenacross UK 2014 series. And he’ll be bringing a young recruit with him to the Pendrich Kawasaki team.
Bry’s announcement follows just days after 2013 British MX and Red Bull Pro National’s Champion, Kristain Whatley signed up to the popular indoor series.
But even though the competition is tough, the proven race-winner is feeling confident: “I definitely fancy my chances,” says 28-year-old Irn Bry. “I like to get out the gate fast and I like to hang it out, be intense and aggressive and that’s what you need for Arenacross!
For the last three years Irn Bry has been a consistent top four finisher in the Maxxis British Championship and in 2013 he bagged third in the Red Bull Pro National Championships.
Despite his winning pedigree the Scottish favourite is an unknown quantity in the adrenalin-charged world of Arenacross racing. But he won’t let his inexperience get in the way of solid results.
“I’ve got pretty much zero Arenacross experience,” he admits. “I tried to do it on an 80cc bike once and fell over in a corner and broke my finger and that’s the top and bottom of my indoor career. But I’m looking forward to this season though. The people running the series understand what it’s all about and the track designs are more flowing which makes for better racing.”
Bry may be a newcomer to Arenacross but his 21-year-old team-mate, Jordan Booker has a solid background in the sport.
“I used to race indoors a lot when I was a kid and did pretty good with quite a few podiums,” says Jordan. “I also lived in America for a couple of years and rode a lot of the supercross test tracks over there so I’m fairly confident.
“It’s been something I’ve wanted to do and after the success of the 2013 series I felt it would be silly not to be a part of it. It’s such a great championships and I’m really looking forward to it.”