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The Privateer Painter Project P1


If you’re a regular SML viewer or listener, you already know that we very much enjoy helping out our pal Alex Ray of the SGB Unlimited team. Our Kickstart Podcast co-host is a regular part of our content plan and we’ve had a great time incentivizing him with performance bonuses, etc. This year, we thought we’d take it one step further and help one of our test riders race the Western Regional 250 Supercross Series. Kordel Caro is a local pro who has been racing Supercross for fun, riding BMX at a high level, and painting helmets for some of the sport’s heroes, for several years now. Hearing his original plans for 2022, we decided that we should help him have a safer, more enjoyable time this winter as he sets out to qualify for the 250 night shows on the west coast. With the help of several of our SML partners, we put together a pretty solid machine for him to race in a matter of three weeks. In episode one of The Privateer Painter Project, meet Kordel; our test rider/helmet painter/motivational speaker.

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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