9 Chris Blais
Team: Red Bull KTM
Sponsors: Factory KTM/Red Bull Dakar Rally, Troy Lee Designs, SIDI, Motion Pro, GPR Stabilizer, E-Line, Michelin Tires, Motorex, FMF Racing, Scott Goggles, IMS Products, Precision Concepts Racing, and Fasst Co.
About Christopher Blais
I started racing AMA at the age of 16, I raced Enduros only and brought in 1st and 2nd place wins. I was first overall in the 1999 SCER Enduro by 5 minutes as a B rider. In 2000 I started racing District 37 desert races, and did very well. I rode the 2000 Nevada 200 Ironman class and received a 3rd.
Off road desert riding has always been a big part of my life at a very young age. I have learned unique techniques and safe riding skills throughout my riding years. I am proud of my accomplishments. I have a positive attitude that keeps me thriving for the best. I enjoy the sport and love to ride/race. My goal is to reach the finish line in 1st place.
I would like to thank my family, friends, and sponsors for all their help and support in keeping me racing on two wheels.
Chris Blais Seriously Injured
Chris Blais crashed hard pre- running the Vegas to Reno race on Sunday August 5, 2007 and crushed his T-7 vertebra (middle of back) and a broken collar bone.
Thank you everyone for all your well wishes, prayers, encouragement and help. Chris is on the road to a full recovery. With so many friends out there pulling for him, it has already made a difference, he is smiling and has high hopes for his future (without a wheel chair). He will do whatever it takes to walk again, and hopefully back on his dirt bike (which he enjoys so much).