The Tilt-A-Rack auction
for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Tilt-A-Rack has once again teamed up
with MMA Meltdown to work towards a common goal, helping the Christopher &
Dana Reeve Foundation. The foundationis dedicated to curing
spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of
life for individuals living with paralysis through grants, information and
Starting on May 12th, 2012
MMA Meltdown in conjunction with Tilt-A-Rack will announce The Tilt-A-Rack
auction for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the winner of the
auction will receive two seats at the Tilt-A-Rack VIP table at the June
2nd, 2012 Ring Of Fire: Bad Blood event. In addition to the VIP
tickets, MMA Meltdown and Tilt-A-Rack will add weekly prizes to the auction and
these additional items will be announced on the MMA Meltdown Radio Show.
We are almost a month out for the
opening races in the 2012 AMA Pro Hillclimb series. http://www.amaproracing.com/hc/ The
Social Media Point’s race is in full swing and we wanted to take a moment and
Sallstrom a few questions and get to know more about him and his
Tilt-A-Rack - What got you into dirt bike
racing and the pro Hillclimb series?
Sallstrom- My dad is a member at the Kato Cycle Club
(KCC) in Mankato, MN and they have a couple District 23 HillClimb a year. When I
was 9 years old we tried it for the first time on a Yamaha 80. The first season
we ended up 7th in the district and then the next 3 years straight we won the
80cc class in District 23. Winning is addicting and I think that's why we
continued on this path to becoming a AMA Pro Hill climber. When we started we
would have never guessed it was going to lead to this, but were having fun
and enjoy traveling the east coast and looking forward to defending my title in
the unlimited class in 2012.
Tilt-A-Rack - How long have you been
riding dirt bikes?
Sallstrom - I started riding dirt bikes when I was 4 years
old. The rule was if I could ride a bicycle with no training wheels I could
ride a dirt bike. So I proved myself ASAP and I got to hop on my Suzuki JR 50.
I've loved this sport ever since. Growing up in the summer we would camp out at
the Kato Cycle Club and ride every weekend. They have 80+ acres of land with a HillClimb
hill, motocross track and trails to practice on. I'm pretty fortunate that we
lived minutes from the KCC and got to grow up out there. I thank my family and
KCC for making me the rider I am today.
Tilt-A-Rack - What are your future
plans with the AMA Pro Hillclimb series?
Sallstrom - My future plans for the AMA Pro Hillclimb
Series is to continue racing the series and hopefully adding more championships
to my collection in both the Xtreme & Unlimited classes. The series is
continuing to grow and I'm happy to be a part of it. I personally can't wait to
see our races on national TV. I think the AMA Pro Hillclimb Series is going in
the right direction and seeing us on TV could be just around the corner for all
our fans to watch.
Tilt-A-Rack - Who is your favorite
racer, any series?
Sallstrom - My favorite racer has to be Ryan Dungey. He's
our hometown boy from MN so I got to root for him for sure. If I'm not hillclimbing
I'm definitely riding my Yamaha YZ450F on the motocross track. I love riding so
every chance I get I'm riding somewhere. Also I would like to
take a second and thank all the people that make this all possible for me to
live this life.
Monster Energy, Ti Lube, Naymbrand, LPmotocross, 507 Wraps, Leatt, One
Industries, Dr. Bob Racing, Donnie Lingle, Works Connection, Dunlop, Dragon, Go
Pro, Asterisks, TAG, Starr Cycle, Braking, Vortex, Factory Effex, Matrix
Concepts, Preferred Welder Sales, Flying Penguin, Champlin Auto Wash, Gaerne,
and my family for all their support.
Thank you Tilt-a-Rack for having me and for stepping up and being the NEW sponsor
for the 2012 AMA Pro Hillclimb Series. Check'em out! Good people, great