AZTEC, N.M. – Dealer/racer Evan "Evo" Rahm will take over management of the Aztec Motocross Track on Sept. 1, following city approval of the management transfer from No Limit MX Racing, a company run by retired motocross pro Robert Settles, who ended his oversight of the track in February.
The owner of Evo's Powersports is a pro motocross racer who grew up in Farmington, where he opened his second motocross repair and retail shop last year. The 30-year-old opened his first shop in Phoenix while he was a still a student at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. Rahm is also head technician for pro Aztec racer Killy Rusk.
He plans to improve the track and give it star power. "I definitely want to take the track to the next level," he told the Farmington Daily Times. "I'm trying to put it on a national schedule. I've been riding and racing my whole life. The guy before was a pretty good dude, and I felt that I could actually bring the track back to where it used to be."
Rahm plans to hire paid emergency medical technicians to be on site during races and put up fencing to secure tracks in an effort to avoid accidents, especially involving younger riders.
“I'm going to make sure we have trained EMTs right there, in case of anything," he said. "I want to make the track seen on a national level — bring pros in to train and race. I remember when I was young, there'd be over 200 entries racing."
Under the contract, which expires Aug. 31, 2016, management of the track will continue to be an unpaid position. Rahm must maintain a $1.25 million insurance policy on the track that lists the city as an additionally insured party.
Settles, 33, the former track leaseholder, plans to build a motocross track later this year in Dubai for a private motorcycle club under his other company, No Limit MX Tracks.
From the Dealernews wires