New Steel Horse Rider Joins Dynamic Racing Bike Team
This year’s Vegas to Reno was also the debut race for Dynamic Racing’s newest member to our motorcycle team, Javier Perez Potzsch. He is 27 and hails from San Felipe, Chile. Dynamic racing is a team made up of international talent who share the same competitive passion for speed.
Javier caught Dynamic’s attention during last year’s V2R race. Drivers Christine and Luy became unofficial talent scouts when they met Javier and introduced him to our rider team Josh. Now officially part of the neon green team Javier is anxious to show-off his competitive nature on two wheels.
In order to officially welcome Javier to the team here is Q&A response to who he is and what motivates him want to ride the wind on two wheels.
What was your experience racing at the 2018 Vegas to Reno under Dynamic Racing team colors?
Vegas to Reno is a very special race for me. I raced it last year (2017) in the Ironman Expert class without knowing what I was facing. I took a couple friends with me, and started that crazy adventure. I took 4th place, which meant I lost … I was both sad and angry about my performance because my competitive nature always strives for the best results. I was hungry for a win.
After the awards I met Christine and Luy right, who introduced me to some part of the team. I instantly started talking with Josh, because we both raced bikes. He mentioned the idea about us racing together some day. I never thought that day would come for Vegas to Reno 2018. We lost communication for a bit, but reconnected a few months before the race. I talked to Josh about me racing on their bike team. He knew that I was a rider who wouldn’t hold back if given the chance to race this even again.
I flew in, met the team, and raced. Since the first time meeting everyone I’ve felt welcomed and appreciated. There is a good flow going on with the team. It amazes me how awesome the experience can be when a group of dedicated people come together to chase the same goal. I had a great time getting to know Paul, Anthony, Jason and the whole chase crew during the race.
Unfortunately, we took 4th place in Open Expert. I felt defeated, ashamed, and hungry to improve. I wanted to win, and that is why I am joining forces with Dynamic Racing. The head of the team is very driven, and that is very important to me. I respect how serious they are about a winning mindset. This isn’t just a hobby for them.
At what age did your passion for racing start?
I grew up watching my uncle, and cousins ride. We had a couple XRs at my house but I never got too serious about riding. I started racing when I turned 23. I don’t like to say that a “passion is born”. I like to say that you develop and build your own passion, especially in this dangerous sport. I am not passionate about racing … I am OBSESSED. I’m always thinking about bikes, and my need for adrenaline is never satisfied.
What’s your resume in Motorsport? Which races have you recently competed in?
As I mentioned earlier, I entered the 2017 Vegas To Reno in the Ironman Expert class. At the time I was racing the USRA series with my 2014 FC450, and decided to race the V2R when I heard everyone talking about this long desert race in Nevada. I was in the middle of a racing season but I wanted more so I decided to go for it. I have raced some National Hare and Hound, a bunch of desert races over the years, I am always looking for new challenges. I’m always up for an opportunity to race. If it involves speed – I want in.
What racing events are on your racing bucket list?
When it comes to racing, I don’t see it as just “participating” in a race. If I am racing, I am there to win. I want to win the Baja 500 and Baja 1000. Dakar 2020 is the ultimate goal.
Tell us about your bike. What model do you use and in which class do you usually compete in?
I had a 2014 Husqvarna FC450. I upgraded the desert tank, suspension, tires, wheels, and other various components. Nothing fancy, I was wanted to go fast, while staying somewhere in terms of safety. I race both Expert and Amateur classes. Looking to race in the Pro class very soon.
In addition to dirt bikes, do you practice any other sports or hobbies?
My other hobbies include playing soccer, tennis, Muay Thai, and snowboarding. Dirt bikes are my main game now.
What advice would you give to the young kids who also dream of competitive racing?
Work as hard as your abilities can take you, then go beyond that. You have to put in the work backstage as well – everything counts now. What you do on Friday night, matters. What you do on a Saturday night, matters. Stick to your goals and don’t let anyone, or anything, get in your way until. Remember that it is a hard process, but you have to go through it in order to improve. Stay humble, stay kind, but practice harder every time. Also, surround yourself with people that challenge you to become the best version of yourself, not only when it comes to riding, but in all aspects in life. Remember this: IT IS GRIND SEASON!
What do you expect from this new adventure with Dynamic Racing?
It is hard to explain how grateful I am for this opportunity. I feel responsible for the future of the bike team, and I am more than ready to put in everything I have as a rider to win. It is an honor to be asked by a team with experience like Dynamic Racing to join them. I know they expect big things from me. I am not going to be just another rider on the team. I only have one game, and that is my A game, all the time, every time. I am here to win. I know Dynamic is ready to take on any challenge because we share the same mindset. I am grateful to join this family, and I am here to make them proud for giving me this opportunity.