In some ways Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich has had a very difficult year with breaking his foot and losing his number 1 plates in WORCS and Endurocross. But certainly he has a lot to be proud of via his strong performances in the AMA Motocross series. There, Dietrich impressed everyone with his speed and motocross technique. Now at the final round of the 2009 Geico AMA Endurocross Championships, Ricky reflected on his summer of 2009
Ricky, what are your thoughts here in Las Vegas at the final round of the Geico AMA Endurocross?
Monster Energy's Ricky Dietrich has had his share of ups and downs during the 2009 season but is hopeful for a stellar 2010.
I’m just going out to have fun tonight; the end of my 2009 season has been the bottom of a rollercoaster season – near the end everything fell apart. Taddy has the championship wrapped up already, but he has $50,000 at stake that I would not like to see him take. If I could cap off the season with a win, maybe it wouldn’t seem so bad!
You mention a rollercoaster season; certainly the highlights must be the success that you had in the AMA Motocross series.
Yeah, you’re right; on one hand this season has probably been the best of my young career. When I was racing motocross and then taking red eye flights to get to the next WORCS race I was really on cloud nine – I was doing everything that I ever dreamt of doing. So going from that, to breaking my foot and lying on the couch was definitely an emotional rollercoaster. It was tough to watch all the great things that you had going for you fall apart. So the end of the
season now, feels much different than a couple months ago. I was really glad that I had the opportunity to develop myself and really almost become this great all-around rider.
How does all this play into 2010?
I will be back with Monster Energy Kawasaki
, and I’ll be doing all the WORCS races and all the Endurocross rounds – then hopefully a few Supercross and a few Motocross rounds. Nothing is on paper yet, but there has been a lot of verbal discussion. I do feel like I have a little bit of a burden on my back from the Supercross deal; people saw that I can do motocross, now they want to see if I can do Supercross. I really want to come out and see if I can put my name on the map is the stadiums.