Aside from the race-won STUK trophies, Sideburn has been awarding a 'Spirit of Sideburn' trophy to the Hero - or Zero of the meet. There are no set criteria, it's just a token of our respect to whoever is selected. Jason Ramsden pipped the post at Amman. At his first ever flat track race he made it home 3rd (of 8 riders) in the Novice Class (beating me you scoundrel) borrowing a bike from Skooter Farm Dave. BPHere is some background info on Racin' Jason Ramsden....
He's a long time friend/team mate of Me and Highside. So it seemed logical to have him represent Skooter Farm as a rookie.
A hot, super-stylish BMX racer who raced in the 1981-82 heydays.....he was FACTORY ROBINSON and raced a few times in California under the watchful eye of Chuck Robinson and ABA pro Scott Clarke. Hasn't done any form of competitive racing since those times. Came down the SKOOTER FARM training facility a few weeks back to check out flat track and was a total natural from the word go. He's stoked to be racing and is planning how he can do it again!
It's very inspiring that a 40 sumthin bloke with little to no experience can sign up, beg, steal, borrow a bike and do so well...first time out... The novice class is NOT slow! Dave