Phat Tire Race Team

 

Meet the Racers

Brandon Campbell

Bikes I ride: Trek Pricaliber 9.8, Trek Stache 7, Trek Emonda s 4
Favorite trail: Slaughter pen
Best local trail: Ben Geren
How I got into MTB riding: I got into mountain biking with a few friends when I was 12 or so. I just did it for fun and to hang out then, kinda like now too though haha. Competed in Speed Skating on the National level for about 6 years and have a few national titles. I always wanted to bring that competitive side over to bike racing but never could convince myself to do it. The Carrol Bro's finally talked me into it last year.Glad I listened, its a blast. 

Brian Longley

Hometown: Ft. Smith, AR
The Bike I Ride: 2016 Trek Top Fuel 9.8 - I named her Bella
Favorite Places to Ride: Porcupine Rim - Moab, UT; Spirit Mtn - Duluth,MN; Lebanon Hills - Eagan, MN:CAMBA trails in the Chequamegon National Forest in northern Wisconsin; Hurrican, UT; Flagstaff, AZ; Grand Junction/Fruita, CO
Best Local Trails: 
Ben Geren; Devils Den State Park; Iron Mountain in Arkadelphia, AR
Bucket list place to ride - Bend, Oregon 
About me: I have raced in three other state series other than Arkansas. Arizona State Series(MBAA), Minnesota state series(MNMBS) and the Wisconsin State series (WORS) and raced in the Chequamegon Fat Tire three times and one 24 hour race. 
Pre-Race Ritual: 
The night before is date night with my wife that includes meat, pasta and 2 Coronas. Then race day, I have a "Dominator sandwich," an Isagenix protein shake & energy shot of my special recipe. 
Most importantly, my wife is my biggest source of inspiration and support.

Josh Carroll

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR
The bike I ride: Trek Top Fuel 9.8SL, Trek Superfly SS, Trek Stache 9 29er+, Trek Émonda SL6
Favorite place to ride: Hobbs
Best local trail: Ben Geren MTB Trails
What got me into cycling: I got back into biking 5 years ago after coming from indoor speed skating. Shortly after I started, a racer flew by me on the trail and I chased him down. We talked about bikes and racing and are now great friends! Next thing I know I'm on the starting line at Slaughter Pen where I managed to pull off the win with a sprint at the end. I was hooked from that point on. I then got my brother on a bike and hope to continue getting others involved and enjoying life more. I now lead group rides, organize workdays, organize biking events, and of course, race.


Javan Scroggins

Hometown: Gans, OK 
Bikes I ride: Salsa warbird, Specialized Allez, Specialized Crave Rigid SS, Specialized Camber Evo
Best local trail: Devils Den
Favorite place to ride: Salida Colorado
Place I would like to take my bike: Ireland and ride the "wild pacific way" loop
What got me into cycling: Lancewearing the yellow jersey (seems uninspiring after the fact)

I am a true outdoors kinda guy. Be it Hunting fishing hiking Mt biking or building a new trail I love be outdoors enjoying nature.

Zo Perko

Hometown: Geneva, FL
The bike I ride: Salsa el Mariachi SS
Favorite place to ride: the Ozarks
Best local trail: Mt. Kessler

Over the next few years I hope to do more endurance races such a tour divide, Trans Iowa and 24hr solo mtb races

Chris Morris

Hometown: Originally from Joplin, MO, where the cycling community was nearly non-existent and the bike trails were full of homeless folks.  Now I live north of Alma and have access to multiple riding groups and lots of trails.
Bikes I ride: Specialized Epic Expert, Cannondale Supersix on the road.
Favorite place to ride: Road ride on Hwy 71 from Mountainburg up to Mount Gaylor.  Mtn is a tossup between Springhill and/or Hobbs. 
Best local trail: Springhill

I have always enjoyed mountain biking but only became serious about racing in the last couple years.  I was a competitive distance runner until my knees decided that I shouldn't run anymore.  After a layoff to go to school at the UofA I took up cycling.  It allows me to be competitive and focus my energy on something healthy. 


Eric Williams

Hometown: Sallisaw, OK
Bikes I ride: SantaCruz 5010C, Cannonade SuperSix, Specialized Crave Rigid Single speed.
Favorite place to ride: Salida, CO 
Best Local Trail: Ben Geren Trails
Philosophy on Cycling: Keep it fun, if we win a race that’s great but don’t forget why we all ride.

Alton Branum

Hometown: Sallisaw, OK
Bikes I ride: Trek fuel EX8 and Specialized fuse
Favorite trail: Womble
Best local trial: Ben Geren 
Favorite  saying: Trouble normally starts out as fun!

This is my first season racing mountain bikes, cat 3 (49-49)


Jesus Flores

John Balsters

Kenny Branham
*Photo Credit: Jeremy Scott


Kris Carroll

Lance Jablonski

Ryan West


Steve Schultz

Hometown: Bella Vista, AR
Bike I ride: Santa Cruz Highball
Favorite place to ride: DuPont State Forest
Best Local Trail: Slaughter Pen

 

Allie Corlett

Adam West

Jason Jenkins

Josh Hutchings

Lindsey Custer Mike McCutcheon
Chris Brosh Sam Pearson Sam Swilling
Steve Jones David Brand

John Reasor

Jack See Cole Anderson

Jesse Arivett

Jason Vest Austin Morris