So this week we have a Then & Now from one of the greatest Racers to ever come out of the UK.
Dale is a multiple National , European and World title holder who started off racing the UK scene in the 80’s and then made the big jump over to the USA in the 90’s to compete against the Worlds fastest racers.
After many years of racing for and running big named USA race teams he has now set up Dale Holmes Racing, and has got some of the best riders in the world on the squad , you can keep up to date with all the DHR news on the link at the bottom of the page.
Mr Dale Holmes.
First Bike: Raleigh Supercross back in 1981.
Bike now: Chase RSP 2.0
Fav track then-
Then: I’ve got to agree with Mappy on this one Farnham was a great track for its time, loved the turns, so many moves.
Derby Greyhound Stadium the same deal, not the most technical track but great for passing and the British Championships were there every year, which was always a great event.
Fav track now.
Haven’t ridden too many UK tracks in the last few years but have see them online. Seems like Perry Park is a big favorite with everyone so I’ll go with that one.
Fav rider then-
Then: Like most riders from my era at the start early 80s – Tim March/ Andy Ruffell then it became mid 80s Tom Lynch and Geth Shooter for bringing it to another level at the time and Geth’s pure Talent.
Fav rider now: So Many names to choose from I like to watch Paddy Sharrock and looking forward to see how far Kyle Evans can go in the next few years. Both are good to watch.
Then: got to be the Rave Period in the 90s. I’m friends with Carl Turner from Bizarre Inc on Face Book who’s into BMX. Always loved their music and seeing them on Top of the Pops!
(I loved Bizarre Inc!! …and also you can’t beat a bit of Normski and Dance Energy haha, check this out)
Music now: Still like the same kind of stuff Rock/ 70s/80s ,not really into much Rap like most do these days.
( hhmmm ok , how about some classic AC/DC 1981, that covers rock and 70s-80s….sweet)
Thanks very much Dale .
To keep up to date with Dale and all the Dale Holmes Racing team news then check out the website-http://daleholmesracing.com/website/