FLAT TRACK RACING IS IN MY BONES!!
My name is David Parscal and I have been in the event merchandise business for over 30 years. I went to my first Flat Track race at the Sacramento Mile in 1990 with my friend, and World Motocross Champion, Brad Lackey. That race is where it all started and where Brad introduced me to the promoter of the Sacramento Mile, Chris Agajanian. Since then, I have been making t-shirts for flat track racing events all over America. From Hagerstown to Daytona, Del Mar to Sturgis and every racetrack in between. We have done it all, from little kids to the pros. My two sons started helping with the business at a very young age as they grew up watching Flat Track racing from the time they were toddlers.
I have a handful of memorable races that I will never forget. One of them was when Nicky Hayden won the national at Peoria TT and climbed the fence after winning the race. His team had just finished unpacking the bike out of the factory container a few hours before the final, beating the Prince of Peoria, Chris Carr, on the last turn. Another favorite was when the Hayden Brothers went 1,2,3 at the Springfield short track and watching Scott Parker come out of retirement to win the Springfield Mile was unforgettable.
One of my fondest memories was hanging out with Will Davis during a rainout at Lake Odessa, Michigan. The race had been canceled and Will came by to get a few shirts from me since his picture was on the front of the event shirt. We started talking, and once the fans recognized who was in my booth, they all started coming in and asking for autographs. It was really a testament to how much he was loved by his fans. Sadly, just a few short weeks later, we lost the great Will Davis in a wreck at the Sedalia 1/2 Mile.
Over the last 25 years, I have made a lot of friends and have seen so much of this great country. Once again, this year we will be doing the AMA Grand Championships with Steve Nace in Ashland, Ohio. We are the official merchandiser for the Sacramento Mile and the world-famous Lodi Motorcycle Club. We will be selling merchandise at the Springfield Mile races in the spring and fall. We have put a lot of love into our Sideways on Purpose line of merchandise so I hope you will stop by one of our booths and check it out.
I look forward to seeing you soon at the RACES!!