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Sep. 13, 2013

Lunarpages welcomes Ryan Beat to the family

As in 2012, we are lucky to host not just one, but TWO off road racers for this upcoming Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series season. Get to know Ryan Beat, our Pro-Lite driver! We are proud to sponsor Ryan; in addition to having 12 amateur championships under his belt, he shows tremendous promise for future success!

How old were you when you started racing?
I guess you could say that I got my start in racing when I was just a little boy; 5 years old to be exact. I remember because it was on my 5th birthday when I got my dirt bike. Ever since that day, I've been racing. It's my passion and that's all I have ever wanted to do.
Who are some of the racers that you admired or admire most?
Growing up, I really admired Jeremy McGrath. To date, he is still one of the racers that I really admire along with Brian Deegan and Rob MacCachren.
Who is your current trainer?
No one really, I'm just training myself and taking in what I can to make myself the best that I can be.
What do you do to prepare for a race?
To prepare for a race I am constantly practicing. I try to practice as much as I can inside of the truck but also, on the outside of the truck. There is also a lot of maintenance and preparation to do on the vehicle prior to a race. I try to make sure that the truck is in the best condition possible.
Are you superstitious? If so, is there anything special that you do before a race?
No, I try my hardest to not be superstitious. To me, racing is all a head game and being superstitious would only hold me back from focusing on what's really important.
What do you feel is the most important quality in a race truck driver?
The most important quality for a race truck driver is patience. I know that sounds a little ironic but you can't rush into anything, push for something to happen, or try to make a pass when the timing isn't right because when you do that, often times something goes wrong. You just have to be patient and wait things out.
Can you tell us about your worst crash?
Hmm… my worst crash… to be honest I've been really lucky and fortunate and haven't had too many crashes in the trucks. However, my worst accident was when I was in a UTV and I flipped eight times.
What does a typical day of training look like for you?
A day of training is waking up early in the morning and going to work on the truck. I work on the truck just about every day for about twelve to thirteen hours a day.
How would you describe your racing style?
Calculated. Yep, I'd describe my racing style as…calculated.
How would you describe the feeling of winning your first race?
Oh man… it's indescribable. Winning my first race felt like such an achievement and an accomplishment. I won at the Lucas Oil Race in Reno and it was honestly one of the greatest days of my life and I'll always remember it.
If you were not a racer, what other occupation would have chosen?
Dead… haha just kidding… well, I don't want to do anything else except racing. I am living my dream job right now. But…I guess if I had to choose something else I would probably be a helicopter pilot.
What is your goal for this season?
This season, my goal is to be on the podium after every race. I want to win a championship and win as many races as I can.
What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
My biggest challenge is finding financial support. I try to be extremely cautious while I drive and work on the vehicle so that I don't waste or damage equipment. I always strive to race smart.
How has Lunarpages helped you as a sponsor?
Lunarpages has made my program possible and without them I wouldn't be racing. They are my title sponsor and are coming back to me for the second time. They're making this all possible and I am so thankful for their support and faith in me.

 

 

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