Friday Distraction - "Following Fillmore" Series on YouTube with AMA Pro Racer Chris Fillmore
After stumbling across EyeBall NYC's (as EyeBall Moto) visuals from aftermarket parts specialist AltRider'sTaste of Dakar (quick clip), I checked out their video cache and happened across this little nugget of two-wheeled entertainment - Following Fillmore. With the amount of quality content here, hit record on the TV and swap out an hour-length episode of primetime with 11 Episodes of motorcycle goodness. Based on the number of views, it seems this gem of a series has lost its way from its well-deserved 15+ minutes of fame. Follow AMA Pro Racer Chris Fillmore in this series documenting track racing, off-road shenanigans, pedaling, surgery, and a comeback. Chris is currently with KTM Racing on that gorgeous RC8, making his way to a track near you, including Infineon and Laguna Seca (schedule).
There is no shortage of motorcycling community talent who guest star in this series. A shout out in the series is required for Episode 3, which in my humble opinion highlights one of the best sides of the motorcycling community of which we are all a part. AMA Pro racers Jason Pridmore and James Rispoli of STAR Motorcycle School, AMA Pro racer Josh Hayes, and AMA Pro racer Melissa Paris guest star in Episode 3 of the series, shot at a fundraising event STAR sponsored for Rocco Horvath. At the time, 18 year-old Horvath was paralyzed in a road racing crash during a June 2012 WERA West's event at Willow Springs International Raceway.
***As a follow up, you should note the pretty epic progress Horvath has made since his initial diagnosis. He will no doubt find himself back out on the grid again. You can keep tabs on the comeback kid's progress on Facebook.