Precision Concepts Race Team Rider Spotlight: Clay Hengeveld

Chaparral Motorsports|Precision Concepts|Kawasaki Team Green has Clay Hengeveld’s back as he returns from a grueling series of injuries. Clay’s work ethic and commitment to winning is unparalleled and we love seeing the swift progress he’s making as he gets back up to speed.

A past champion, Clay has the speed and talent to contend for race wins as the season resumes in just over one month’s time. He’ll be chasing wins in the NGPC and WORCS Pro 2 classes aboard his KX250 and KX450, respectively.

Discipline:   Grand Prix

Class:   Pro 2

Race Bike:   KX450, KX250

Competition Number:   151

Mechanic:   Phil Valdez

Suspension Tech:   John Snyder


WORCS, AMA National Grand Prix, 24 Hours of Glen Helen

Career Highlights:

—2018 BIG 6 WCGP (now NGPC) Pro II champion

—2017 WORCS Pro 2 Lights champion

—Multiple BIG 6 Pro II wins

What age did you start riding?

     Age 3.

What was your first dirt bike?

     A Honda XR50.

Favorite track you’ve raced:

     There’re a lot of tracks I enjoy racing; I can’t just pick one!

Favorite movie:

     The book of Eli.

Favorite movie quote:

     “I thought I was your snack pack” —Billy Madison

Favorite hobby:

     Boating and hiking.

Favorite non-moto sport:

     Mountain biking and dirt jumping.

Favorite food:

     Pasta or filet mignon.

Favorite food on race day:

     A peanut butter and banana sandwhich.

Do you have any race-day superstitions?

     I dress my right side with gear first.

What’s your number 1 bucket list thing you want to do in your life?

     I would like to race a GNCC one day; and travel the world.

Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.