really wanted to know who was building the bikes. When I said
Pro Circuit, he said, “#@%! it, let’s go.”
Burns: That first weekend was crazy. We rolled in with this box
van with a giant flaming eyeball painted on the side. People were
tripping! No one had ever showed up with a van like that. The
press came over to shoot pictures and we got a good buzz going
on about the team. Then we started throwing out free stuff, and
as people caught on to that, our crowds got bigger and bigger.
Sandin: I got there at eight in the morning and we were in the
weird area of the pits, but I didn’t care—I was just stoked to
just be there. I’m a fan of moto since I was a kid, and I couldn’t
believe that I was now the owner of a team racing at the L.A.
Coliseum. It was like a dream come true for me. I mean, I was
rubbing elbows with Roger DeCoster! It was my entire fantasy
coming to life, right there before my eyes.
Watson: Jordan started throwing out CDs and people went bonkers. It was the first time that fans could just come and hang out.
They were sitting on the bikes and we were chucking out CDs and
DVDs like crazy. It’s like we were the Beatles or something. But the
AMA guys did not care for the team or me one little bit. That was
back in the day before it was sort of acceptable to do things like that.