Interview – Antony Carreiro


Well, I have known this young man for several years now, and if you have ever seen Antony race, then you know he puts on a show!  He is fast with great style, and is a threat to anyone who lines up next to him for a race.  Antony is all business on the track, but in the pits he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.

DZP:

Okay, about your first name, Antony, how many folks get the spelling incorrect?

Antony:

Pretty much everybody until I tell them they’re wrong lol.  But I’m used to it so it’s all good.

DZP
How long have you been on a bike?

Antony:
I’ve had a bike since I was 4 yrs-old, but I lived in Brazil with my Mom then, and the bike was kept here with my dad. I didn’t start riding really until November of 2002, when I moved back to the USA.

DZP: Biggest competition?

Antony:
Well, there’s a lot of competition out here in Florida, but I always try to keep in my head that the only competition is the track itself.  I try not to worry about any other riders.

DZP:
Do you have a Man Friend? If so, how does he help you at the races? (Note: “Man Friend” does not mean what you are thinking folks.  haha )

Antony:
Kiko and Tharsis.  We always travel together to the races and help each other out with whatever’s needed on race day, regardles of what it is.

DZP: What is your training program?

Antony:
I go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week, and try to make it to the track at least once a week, (even though that barely ever happens lol).

DZP:
Talk a little bit about your typical race day.

Antony:
I prefer to wake up at the track already as to driving early in the morning. I take a look at the track before practice, then after practice i just try to keep up with the line changes before my motos. Other than that, I just hang out with everybody and listen to music.

DZP:
I always see a lot going on in your pit area on race day, what goes on there?

Antony:
Haha, that’s because I’m BRAZILIAN!  That’s just the way we are. It’s like we’re all one big family and everyone’s just helping each other out with everything and just hanging out.  Sometimes we even have a grill out and cooking some BBQ during the races. I love it.

DZP:
Got any good jokes?

Antony:
not really…sorry lol

DZP:
How did you do during the South Florida Motocross Series in the fall?

Antony:
I did okay I guess. I got two second overalls, in both the 250B and the 250 Open classes.  I could have done better if it wasn’t for my bike braking down the first three rounds.

DZP:
How did you do in the South Florida Motocross Winter Series race at STMX this past weekend?

Antony:
It went pretty solid I’d say.  I came out with a second place in the 16-24, and a first in the 250B.

DZP:
Who do you prefer to be lined up next to on the gate and why?

Antony:
umm…..Taylor Ditzian on one side and Ian Chia on the other. we always put on a show haha.

DZP:
Favorite battle (from all the years you have been racing), between you and another rider, that you would like to share with everyone?

Antony:
I don’t really remember any that stand out…but pretty much every race there’s a cool battle going on in at least one of my motos.

DZP:
2010 Race Schedule planned?

Antony:
I plan to finish the South Florida Winter Series, do some local STMX races for sure, hopefully the Gold Cup Series, Mini O’s, and about Loretta’s i’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see what happens.

DZP:
Favorite moto website?

Antony:
Is that question even legal?  DOUBLE ZERO PRODUCTIONS OF COURSE!  (haha, thanks Antony)

DZP:
Sponsors?

Antony:
Union MX racing, Suan Auto, JMX racing, Get Dirty Clothing Co., Miami MX, and Gnarly MX suspension….

DZP:
What do you spend time doing when you are not racing or training?

Antony:
WORK, and more work, hang out with my girlfriend and my friends, and that’s pretty much it.

DZP:
Special thanks to?

Antony:
First of all the Lord Jesus Christ for always taking care of me, then my Dad Tony for being there for me since day one, my team owner Braulio Carvalho for hookin it up for me this year, my mechanic Jeovanne for keeping the machine running, Lazaro for helping out with the track for me to practice on, my girlfriend, friends, and family that are always there for me at the races, and of course you Shelley from DZP for always getting the best pictures and videos of me…you’re the best!

THANKS ANTONY, GOOD LUCK IN 2010 !!

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4 Responses to Interview – Antony Carreiro

  1. Great interview Antony your answers to the questions can go either way but each of them are answered with respect and affection! I know I love watching you three race!

  2. Carreiro 991 says:

    From::::: your girlfriend ❤

  3. Carreiro 991 says:

    Love you babe:)

  4. Carreiro991 says:

    Thanks a lot Shelley, you’re the best!!!!!

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