Garrick Freitas

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Garrick Freitas began riding motorcycles at a young age and parlayed that into competing in motocross, TT, circle track, and desert racing.  By the age of 13, Freitas was riding across the deserts of the southwest including the Mojave Desert and down into Baja California, Mexico.  And so his love of off-road racing began.  In 2007 Freitas, along with his Father Danny, formed Freitas Off-road Motorsports with the purchase of a Class 1400 Chevy race truck.  Freitas began his foray into off-road racing in the MDR, MORE and SNORE series’ where he increased his knowledge and built a solid foundation to then transition into SCORE and BITD competition.  Today, Freitas pilots his Jimco Class 1500 car in the BITD series’.  A notable standout, Freitas’ tenacity, patience, and hard work have blossomed into back-to-back Class 1500 wins in the prestigious General Tire Vegas to Reno race as well as an overall win at Vegas to Reno in 2012 on 35” DOT approved Grabber tires.  Look for Freitas to be a contender in the 2013 championship race.

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Relationship status: In a realtionship

Twitter handle: @FreitasOffRoad

Favorite person(s) to follow on Twitter: @generaltire and @jlracing

Dailey driver (what GT or Conti tires do you have on it?): Dodge Ram 2500 with Grabber AT2 tires

Best thing I ever ate : Anything off the BBQ

Favorite place: Inside the racecar

Hidden Talents: Cooking on the BBQ

What’s playing on my iPod: Johnny Cash

I have to set my DVR for: Lucas Oil Motorsports Hour

Three must see movies: Shawshank Redemption, Blow, TED

Person I admire most and why: My parents for their great work ethic

Most memorable race/event and why: 2012 Vegas to Reno overall win

Best advice I ever got: If you try harder and work harder it will pay off!

Other athletes I give big props to: Steve Appleton. In a short amount of time he was able to accomplish things that very few racers have done or will ever do.

How I got my start racing/competing: Just recreationally riding and racing in the desert on motorcycles and after a few injuries thought a roll cage might be wise. I had a lot of help and hard work from my family and friends. I had a passion to be competitive and drive fast and here I am.