Friday, December 18, 2009


Successful pro, David Thompson comments on Devon Palmer's decision to "go pro" in 2010:

If Devon wants to see what's it like to race against the fastest athletes in the sport, good for him. Devon turning pro won't have any effect on his local racing. He'll still be able to race the Midwest Multisport Series and others races in the area. Turning pro just gives him an opportunity to get into big races around the country like Escape from Alcatraz, Chicago, Dallas, and St Anthony's. It doesn't guarantee national sponsorship. The only thing that helps with that is podiums in "pro" or "elite" races. So, turning pro does open up that opportunity more than staying amateur because most industry sponsor don't pay attention to amatuer racing.