February 4, 2020 - Tony Alessi on line one! Typically you wouldn't expect your day to start off with a random call from Tony Alessi, but that's what happened. However, at first this call seemed like any other customer phone call, asking about this product or that product. But this call eventually lead into the caller saying, "I'm building a 125 for my son to race." That got my attention because I'm a racer. So as I was asking him about his son's racing, then the caller said, "We have a score to settle...with an old rival." From there the cat was out of the bag, and I was talking to Tony Alessi and he was referring to his son, former factory rider Mike Alessi and their one-time rival four-time Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto.
Tony was building a YZ125 for Mike to compete in select rounds of the AMA Motocross Nationals in the 125 All-Star race and looking forward to going head-to-head with Villopoto as some of these races, and he wanted to test Blendzall in the race bike.
The rest is history because after I sent Tony the Blendzall #455 Ultra, he was so impressed with the performance of the oil, he suggested we team up for select two-stroke races in 2020.