Under The Helmet

Posted: February 23, 2014 in motorcycle racing
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With Toby Stay by John Zachary

Name: Toby Stay
Age: 23
Home town: Worcester, NY

Class and make of bike you ride: Open Expert, Honda 450

When and where did you start racing? Started in 1998, Electric City Riders

What is your favorite surface to race on and track? Pea Gravel

Who did you, or even still do, look up to in your sport and why? Kenny Coolbeth, Not only is he fast, He’s always been the most approachable person I’ve ever met at the track. He will take the time to speak with you whether your a rider or a fan.

During your racing career what has been your biggest disappointment. Is there a race that got away from you or a championship that you have always wanted, but just haven’t been able to reach? My biggest disappointment would have to be not earning my national number. The one race that sticks out as getting away from me was in 2009 at Monticello half mile Racing Pro Sport. I set fast time, won my heat race and started on the pole for the main. I ended up getting taken out half way through the race while in the lead pack, bike caught fire, I left with a major concussion and I still don’t remember the race to this day.

What has been your biggest accomplishment or best memory in your racing carrier? Best memory in my racing career was winning the Springfield Mile at amateur nationals in the 400 Mod Class and giving my mom a victory lap with checkered flag in hand.

What is something that you have always wanted to do while racing but haven’t been able to yet?
(Like run in a certain event, ride a certain bike, race against certain people.) I’ve always wanted to make a National and be able to ride with all the guys I’ve looked up to since I was a little kid

What is one piece of advice you would give a young or new rider as they enter this great sport. Always have fun, if your not having fun you shouldn’t be racing.

Please mention your sponsors or people that have helped you throughout your racing season. Toby Stay Racing, Printz & Patterns, Lightshoe, EVS, Powdertech, Kyle Zajaceskowski

Where can people follow your on social media, or a website that they can follow you though out your season? People can follow me on facebook page, Toby Stay

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