Suspension: Elka, Fox, Noleen J6,
Roll Design, Lonestar, Teixeira Tech—
they are all comparable. When you
get to a higher level of racing, stock
just will not handle the abuse we put
it through. Wider is not always better;
it depends on the race.
GMZ tires, DWT rims & TireBlocks:
Without a good tire package, it’s not
even worth racing competitively,
because the Pro class is so close, one
flat or a smashed rim can cost you a
race. Traction is also a big factor in a
race; a good start in some races is the
Motor work: You need horsepower,
but reliable horsepower. CryoHeat
and micro-polish internals, port work
on the head with a nice mellow cam
for reliability—nothing too crazy. The
extra horsepower helps when you’re
coming out of a berm and need to
grab that next gear to huck that 100-
foot jump. It helps to pull holeshots
and, in some cases, put dust between
Handlebars and controls: Fasst Co.
Flexx bars, A’ME grips, a twist throttle and good levers—nothing fancy.
You have to be comfortable when
you’re racing. And when you have
an endurance race, you want to keep
your hands from getting blisters, and
the bars help with harsh hits and big
Graphics: It’s important to have a
good-looking bike to represent your
sponsors on. It adds about 5 horse-
power on looks alone too, but the
main reason is to give the companies
you are representing the credit they
JEFFREY RASTRELLI, Age: 22
Palm City, Florida
Can Am DS 450, #728
Jeffrey started racing at the age of
10 and quickly fell in love with the
sport. Winning four youth championships started Jeff off on a good pace
for his professional career. Jeff turned
pro in 2012 and was the 2014 Pro-Am
champion. The 2015 season has had
its ups and downs for Jeff, but he is
holding on strong to have a strong
finish at year’s end.
Nerf bars: I would first put nerf bars
on my quad, preferably Rath. I would
say nerf bars first, because you could
hurt your foot without them really
quickly in motocross.
A-arms: I would put on aftermarket
A-arms from JB Racing, because they
are wider and give you better handling on the track.
Aftermarket suspension: PEP
allows you to take the rough bumps
and bigger jumps a lot easier than
with stock suspension.
Steering stem and handlebars:
These aftermarket parts make for a
more comfortable feel on the quad.
They can be made higher or lower
and with many different bar bends to
accommodate each rider.
Wheels and tires: I use DWT wheels
and ITP tires, because the stock ones
are kind of too big and bouncy for a
dry motocross track, and you need
beadlock rear wheels so you can’t
pop the tire off the bead. ❏