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Alec Gaut’s Life As A Supercross Roadie


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Alec Gaut is a hard-working member of the logistics teams that handle the on-track appearance and safety processes for Supercross and Pro Motocross. Tour life is a dream for the Kansas native, as he’s been able to visit parts of the US, watch the action up close, and become friends with his co-workers and people in the pit area.

But it’s not the easiest gig. Gaut and the crew spend most of the year on the road, a schedule that puts them in a new city at the start of each week and requires days to get a venue ready. In addition, travel from race to race varies; flights are necessary to get to each Supercross, while Pro Motocross is a summer-long road trip in a van.

As good as Gaut is at being a flagger, he’s hopeful the time on the road may lead to another position in the industry, preferably something in media. He’s done camera work before, both as an aspiring freelancer and as part of the Racer TV production team, and plenty of his shots from Friday’s media sessions were shared by riders this SX season.

The hour with Alec was fun and motivating, as he’s a true fan who’s found an essential role for himself in the sport when things were very uncertain.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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