Richard Pelchat began racing with his brother and a friend on a race quad they pieced together - Photo by Harlen Foley
"I have always put all my heart into each race and into every season. In my mind, with every race, failure or second place is not an option. It can be very difficult and exhausting to remain focused like that, but at the end, I come home with the number one plate."
"I also always make sure I have the best possible ATV, for the past two years my Can-Am DS 450 has really helped to make my job easier. I also never take my competition for granted, so I always make sure I have done my homework. I am never overly confident, but deep down I always believe I can do it. As far as how many more I can win, well, the competition is getting deeper, but I still do think I will win a few more."
"2009 was my tenth year racing ATVs, but with all the memories I have already acquired, it seems like 30 years."
Pelchat began racing with his brother and a friend, on a pieced together race quad. He enjoys all motorsports in general and says that if it has an engine and it's race-ready, you can count him in. However, he doesn't see making the leap to another professional motorsport anytime in the near future.
"My fiancé really likes car drag racing though, like NHRA, so I might be doing some crew chief work and get her to race a '69 Camaro. Hum, crew chief... maybe for half a season only, and then I'll get a car for myself. A faster car of course, because I hate to lose," adds Pelchat laughing.
"I have been using K&N air filters with great success and for quite a few of my championships. I really like the added horsepower and the easy cleaning, easy oiling. The filters are super easy to use."
"As of right now, we are working on the schedule for my tenth season, but so far nothing is set in stone, except that I will be on the starting line with the will to win - even more than ever."
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