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My boy. He has a dream.

July 19, 2011

At one point, we were all amatures, right? Pictured above is my little boy, born July 16, 2000. At the time, I was a MWAC… or shall I say a “Mom with a point and shoot”? I was obsessed with taking his picture, but didn’t become serious from a photography stand-point until 3 years after he was born. He just turned 11 years old this past weekend. Time sure flies!

He was destined to be a fan of motor sports between my and my husbands family. He started riding dirt bikes when he was 3 years old, around the same time I picked up my dSLR. We have grown a lot together and now he is an amature motocross racer. He races local races just about every weekend and is racing 2 big national races this year; Mammoth MX and Ponca City. He also has a chance to win a trip to race in Utah and pit with the King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath! Jeremy was his original inspiration and he wants to win this contest BAD. I told him that I would help him out if he could prove to me how much he wanted to win. I sat down with him and “interviewed” him and we created a photo essay on why he wants to win this contest. Please read below… and if you are on Facebook and has a spare minute, cast him a vote!

MIKEY SANDOVAL:

“Motoplayground is holding a contest to win a trip to race in Utah and pit with Jeremy McGrath and I want to win! Jeremy McGrath was my very first favorite rider. He is the king of supercross! When I was 2, I used to wear these pajamas all the time.”

“I think Jeremy’s room may have looked a lot like mine when he was a kid. I hope to follow in his footsteps!”

“And now I have a chance to meet him! Not only that, but to win a race in Utah and maybe a few pictures in motoplayground magazine! That would be sick! So, here is what you need to do to vote for me:
First, you need to “like” the moto playground fan page, then go to my photo here and click “like”. Clicking “like” gets me one more vote to victory! Your vote means a lot.”

CLICK ON THIS TEXT AND “LIKE” THE MOTOPLAYGROUND FAN PAGE (you have to do this in order to “like” Mikey’s picture)
Then:

CLICK ON THIS TEXT AND “LIKE” MY PICTURE (“liking” my picture = a vote!)

Thank you, and check out my favorite pictures of me riding. My Mom took them! Mikey Sandoval”

Thank you all for reading and voting. I will let you know the results! Carrie

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8 Responses to “My boy. He has a dream.”

  1. Lauren says:

    Well, if it’s a “get the most votes” sort of competition he’s a shoe in 🙂 good luck

  2. Kelli Nicole says:

    Ever since high school motocross has been one of my favorite things to photograph! These are some GREAT shots; makes me miss it. Hope he wins!

  3. Rachel says:

    Voted! Great pictures! I can tell he loves it just by the look in his eyes. Good luck, Mikey!

  4. amy b says:

    oh i LOVE the shot of Mike talking to him in the gates. awesome. i hope he wins. 🙂

  5. Wendy Easley says:

    That’s so awesome, I just voted! Hope he wins! : )

  6. Haring says:

    I love the flying one!!!

  7. Jenny says:

    Carrie,
    I am a family photographer in Orlando FL…one of my clients has asked that I come out to the tracks and get some shots of their boys during Motocross…can you make a recommendation as to what lens’ i should take? Also any other helpful tips! Thanks so much & of course love your work!!

  8. Arielle says:

    OMG Carrie!!! I don’t think I could stand seeing my son FLY on a motorbike like that! Amazing, I hope he won.

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