Roman Gutierrez (January 2022)

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Roman Gutierrez (January 2022)

Name: Roman Gutierrez
Age: 13
Class: 250 Novice
Bike Number: 87
Hometown: I was born in Gilbert, AZ but I'm living in Arizona City, which is a small town outside of Casa Grande
Favorite Track: Glen Helen
Favorite Local Track: MotoLand
Who do you look up to? Brian Deegan and his kids, James Stewart and Travis Pastrana
What do you like most about AZOT? The AZOT members are a great group of riders who have a lot of experience in not only motocross but in life as well, to help guide me down the right path. They have been most kind for welcoming me to the club with open arms. Their sponsorship as well as their connections to other people will help me achieve my dream to be a professional Supercross racer.
Other Hobbies: I'm a cadet for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, I like to shoot guns, learn martial arts, play video games, and of course, ride motocross.
Favorite Moto Memory: On September 26th 2021 we went to Motoland for my first race on the SSR 125 pit bike (AVDRA Race 8). During my first and second moto I crashed twice but got up instantly and finished both races with a 5th place out of 16 other riders!
Goals for this year: Train my body everyday with a specific workout, get a first place win on the new YZ250F, and continue the path towards my goals without hurting myself and staying confident.
Who would you like to thank? First of all I would like to thank my mom (Cory Thomas) for helping me start this journey and supporting my goals and dreams from the very start. I would like to thank my freind Bryan Capito for all of his work getting me to the track when me and my mom were struggling as well as connecting me to David Brown who introduced me to AZOT. I would also like to give a big thank you to all the AZOT members for this huge sponsorship that will help take me towards the podium.

Thank you Larry Thurman for letting me ride / break his bike (haha). Ryan Pedigo for coaching and designing the bike. Don Pedigo for helping work on the bike, installing the hitch, and all the trailer stuff. The anonymous donor of the bike. And Chris Hewwit for donating the trailer.

Thank you also to Shriners Hospital SLC Utah for donating towards the trip for the prosthetic and the Shriners hospital doctor (Lara Erickson) and her assistant for designing and putting together the prosthetic. Mert Lawwil (Mert’s prosthetics) for building and donating the Motocross device for the prosthetic, and of course my home track, Motoland!
Weapon of choice: Yamaha YZ 250F

 


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  • Richard Levy

    Could not have picked a more deserving rider. Continue with your dream and enjoy your new bike. Proud of your accomplishments and proud that you are a Sheriff Cadet, as I am a retired LAPD Sergeant. Strive on young man, you are an inspiration to many others.

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