Following a strong ride at RedBud in which he posted 7-8 finishes in the 450 class, people started taking notice of privateer Cole Thompson. He backed that performance up with another top 10 overall result at Spring Creek, going 15-7. Not long after the race ended, he got a call from Star Valli Yamaha asking him to come onboard with their 250 team, starting with this weekend's race at Washougal. Since then, Cole's been out testing the new bike and preparing for the rest of the season.
Simon Cudby and Racer X caught up with Thompson this week. Check out the video to hear Cole explain how it all went down and what his goals are with his new team.
Great first day in Cali. Love the team. Love the bike. And appreciate all the awesome tweets from everyone.
— Cole Thompson(@ColeThompson16) July 18, 2012