2014 Award Winner
Trevor was selected by Rog Plaskett because of his general attitude and realistic outlook at the sport of BMX.
Trev has been racing for twelve years now and, when we first saw him in 2003, it was obvious that he would take to the sport like a duck takes to water. Simply put, he was and is, a "Natural".
He is one of the rare racers these days who has found the secret to having fun while not always winning races. There is so much more to our sport and Trevor is the perfect example of dedication.
In 2003 and 2004 he was on top and won the 6 yr old and 7 yr old Rookie titles here at Foothills. It would be 2007 before he won another Foothills class title when he captured the 11 year old Novice (Now called Intermediate) class. He repeated that in 2009 in the 12 year old Novice class. Last season he was again on top in the 16 year old class.
When asked who he admires the most as a rider Trevor said that Johnny Pinsonnault is a racer that he's always looked up to.
Trevor was asked what his most memorable BMX moment was. I expected "when I beat ........" or something along those lines. Instead, he said it was the moment and what he felt as soon as he jumped the big "Camel Jump" (No longer there) on the third straight for the first time. That is pretty much a good description of his love of BMX, maybe more as a rider having fun, than as a racer possessed with winning.
He says that his biggest accomplishments in BMX were getting the skills to attend National events and be competitive enough to make some main events.
Outside of Connecticut Trevor says the Track at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville KY will always be his favorite track.
He loves hip hop music and his favorite band is Calvin Harris.
Movies that he never gets tired watching are "Fast and Furious" and "Tokyo Drift".
I asked him where he thought he would be in about 5 years. Trevor, now 16 years old responded, "Still riding the track and riding real nice trails at my house." "I'd like to be working somewhere as a mechanic."
I think this years recipient is a wonderful example of what I've said for years, although under a different sanctioning body. BMX teaches you how to have fun while not necessarily winning all the time. Mr. Fox is certainly having fun.
This award and annual Daniel
J. Plaskett Memorial Race were created in honor of Dan
and his courage. Each year the Litchfield County
BMX Group Inc makes a donation in Dan's name to The
United Leukodystrophy Foundation.
Congratulations Trevor Fox, 2014 Recipient.