The Story Behind the Picture (Video) | Jared Petruska Edmonton 2012
By Billy Rainford
We’re heading again to Edmonton, Alberta, for Spherical 1 of the 2023 Canadian Triple Crown Collection MX Nationals at RAD Torque Raceway on June third. The observe was once known as Castrol Raceway and in 2012 #68 Jared Petruska didn’t have the day he would have appreciated.
Jared and Dominique Petruska have been married a years again they usually’ve additionally had a brand new addition to the household, a child boy named Tate. I used to be in search of some previous footage from the races at Edmonton and got here throughout this quick video clip of Jared in a little bit of misery so I dragged it over to the desktop to see if he’d like to inform us what was occurring.
It was additionally a fantastic alternative to reconnect with Dom and Jared. I’ve acquired fairly a couple of recollections a can draw on from these two, however the one we all the time appear to snort about appears to be once I drafted Jared the complete time on a highway trip exterior Calgary. Good instances.
I requested them to sum up the video clip (I used to be standing beneath an umbrella and recording) and to additionally tell us what’s occurring int their lives today, so right here’s what they needed to say:
So, I feel this was second moto, Edmonton (Castrol Raceway) again in 2012. Monitor was VERY hard-packed and it occurred to dump rain for half an hour earlier than the moto, so the observe was extraordinarily slippery. I feel I had an honest begin – this was 11 years in the past so it’s a bit fuzzy – I acquired a rock caught in my again brake and I tipped over 2 corners earlier than the end line on the primary lap. I attempted to get the rock out within the midst of getting again on my bike however didn’t.
The end line was a fairly first rate measurement on the time however with my again brake dragging I needed to hit it extensive open and utterly misplaced my again finish off the face. Dom was there watching from behind and says my bike went a technique and I went one other. Fortunately, I used to be positive however once I went to choose up my bike my exhaust and subframe have been mangled.
After I regarded up on the leap I noticed a couple of others do the identical factor the following lap. Kris Perzan was my mechanic that day (he’s sporting the pink TLD shirt). I feel that’s Brett Lee (it’s Matt Lee) pushing my bike off however I’m not 100% on that and I have no idea who the opposite man within the picture is. This looks like ceaselessly in the past!
So far as what we’ve been as much as, life is fairly completely different today than what it was in that picture. After the 2021 season, Dom and I took a step again from moto and it’s been good to vary up the tempo and spend extra time dwelling with family and friends. We’ve gotten extra into mountain biking which has been lots of enjoyable – E-Bikes are a sport changer and Whistler is a yearly must-do journey.
Final July we welcomed a child boy into our lives and he’s 9 months previous now and protecting us on our toes! Dom says it gained’t be lengthy earlier than he’s acquired us again on the observe however we’ll see. Nothing too thrilling taking place … simply washed up and elevating a toddler. LOL.
Thanks for taking the time to speak with us this week, you guys. I’m positive there are lots of people studying this who’re glad to listen to you guys are doing nice. Possibly we’ll see you on the Calgary spherical this summer season.