E. RUTHERFORD | ARPIL22,2023 | MET LIFE STADIUM, NEW JERSEY
“The Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce that it will recognize Ted Parks for his accomplishments and achievements in the sport of motocross and supercross. In a presentation before opening ceremonies at the thirteenth round of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Series in East Rutherford, NJ, on April 22, 2023, Parks will be honored by the tour. He joins an elite group of men and women that made the sport of Supercross what it is today.”
Ted Parks founded TPJ Racing 17 years ago for the sake of helping professional motorcycle racing athletes compete at the highest level. His lifelong passion for motorcycle racing and helping the underdog only fueled his desire to build and grow this team. Alongside his wife, Kathy Parks, this dynamic duo has supported not only their own son Ted Parks Jr. in his racing career, but countless others. The likes of Weston Peick, Adam Enticknap and Dustin Pipes have all called TPJ Racing home at some point in their careers and will forever be a part of the TPJ family.
Ted Parks is one of a kind and works tirelessly to make dreams come true not only for his riders but the fans as well. Recently, Ted Parks was standing in the tunnel waiting for promoter track walk to start when he noticed a woman nearing tears. She was devastated that she would not be able to go on her first track walk ever because she didn’t have the proper footwear. In true Ted fashion, he gave her the shoes off his feet so she could continue on her journey.
Ted Parks will tell you, “My goal in life is to help keep Motocross great and to help these young riders be successful in life. And it’s not just the riders, it’s our mechanics, photographers; everyone we’ve had on the team that progresses in their careers; if I can open a door for you I will.”
Ted Parks has dedicated nearly two decades of his life to TPJ Racing; logging immeasurable hours and miles along the way. Ted and Kathy Parks not only own TPJ Racing but they are the backbone of it and all the good that comes from it.
We have experienced a lot of firsts this Supercross season, and another one came at Met Life Stadium this past weekend. For the first time in the history of the sport, Supercross experienced a “weather delay” right before the Main Events. Feld was on high alert tracking the fast-moving storm and determined for the safety of the riders to delay races until it passed. After about 1.5 hours of down pour and lightning storms the riders were able to take to the track again and finish the day of racing…only now the track had become a swamp and it required patience and skill to gain the checkered flag.
Austin Cozadd #512 qualified 41st overall, a position that typically would have ended his day of racing. With a little bit of luck on his side, he was able to line up for the night show and race under the lights. His starts during the heat race and LCQ were not great, but he stuck with it and battled for 19th and 17th respectively. It wasn’t the night he wanted, but he was happy to be racing and was pumped on his setup for the weekend. Austin would like to thank TPJ Racing, FLY Racing and all his sponsors for making this season possible for him.
Thank you to our amazing team of sponsors who support our riders on their Professional Journey!
FLY Racing, Western Power Sports, Acerbis, All Balls Racing Group, Blackmore Ranch, California Coast Plumbers, DSC Construction, EBC Brakes, Extreme Recycling, Monarch Heavy Haul, Motool, Raptor Blaster, United Paving, VP Racing Fuels, VP Stay Frosty Coolant, and Wharton Construction.