Each show will begin with a bench racing session between Ping and GL called Front End Chatter. Upcoming races, results from previous races, on-track drama and current events will all be up for discussion.
Welcome to the TLD Saloon where “The Whiskey Throttle Show” comes to life every week with your hosts Grant Langston and David Pingree. The Whiskey Throttle Show is a two-hour live show filmed in our custom studio at Troy Lee Designs headquarters in Corona, California.
The Whiskey Throttle Show will be hosting a live studio audience recording, this Thursday, January 17th at the TLD Saloon, featuring, former supercross and motocross champion Jeff Emig! Jeffro had a hall-of-fame career and he followed that up with an impressive stint as the color commentator for the Supercross series. Fro has had some big shake-ups in his life recently and so don’t miss your chance to get the inside scoop on whats next for Emig. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.road2recovery.com where ALL the money will go towards helping injured riders. We will be giving away a PowerDot unit and a set of Method Race Wheels to guests in the audience. The TLD Showroom will also have extended hours and be open until 7pm. The TLD Saloon opens at 4:30 and the show starts at 6:30… see you there!
Is there something you’ve always wanted to ask Jeff? Send an email to [email protected] and we’ll add it to our list of questions. You can also send questions to Ping and GL and the duo will respond in the 4 Wheel Parts [email protected] Q & A segment later in the show.
You can listen to the show on Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher and links to the show can be found on www.racerxonline.com , www.troyleedesigns.com as well as www.thewhiskeythrottleshow.com. The show will be available on our YouTube channel by searching The Whiskey Throttle Show.
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FRONT END CHATTER
The introduction of the show’s featured guest will last approximately 90 minutes. The long form interview style will allow us to really get to know the guest and take fans along for the ride.
Hosts GL and Ping will be making prank calls to industry personnel and random Craig’s List advertisers. These shenanigans will be pre-recorded so there won’t be any delay in the show.
GET @ ME
Q&A segment where emails and Tweets will be answered on the show. During the live events these questions will come right from the crowd.
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Grant Langston, known as “GL” or “The Zulu Warrior,” is one of the most successful racers to ever come out of South Africa. In fact, Grant’s credentials put him right up there with the most successful racers in the sport, regardless of their birthplace. Langston moved to Europe in 1999 to contest the motocross World Championships. Grant’s determination and raw speed led him to a 125cc world championship in 2000, a title he parlayed into a ride in the US the following year.
With the young Red Bull/KTM team, Langston got his first taste of supercross and earned the Austrian brand their first win in the discipline in Dallas that year. GL claimed the 125 national motocross title in 2003, 250 east region supercross title in 2005, 250 west region supercross title in 2006 and the 450 national motocross championship in 2007. For good measure, Langston won the 2003 Supermoto unlimited championship as well. Grant’s career was firing on all cylinders until he discovered he had cancer behind one of his eyes. An aggressive treatment eradicated the growth, but the damage to Langston’s vision was permanent and it put a premature end to an already illustrious career.
These days Grant focuses on his dealership, Langston Motorsports, which is owned and operated by him and his family. Grant has also become the voice of the national motocross series, providing color commentary for the broadcast on NBC.
“I’ve been wanting to do a podcast forever and now we’re going to have a show like I’ve always envisioned.”
– Grant Langston
David Pingree, known as “Ping”, started his professional racing in career in 1993 where he competed in a handful of west region supercross rounds and a national at Glen Helen. During his ten-year career he won four 125cc supercross rounds, a Prince of Bercy title, scored several national motocross podiums and came within two points of a west region supercross championship. Ping rode for the powerful Pro Circuit/Splitfire team for three years, factory Red Bull/KTM, Suzuki, and FMF/Honda during his time on the professional circuit. Later Pingree picked up Supermoto racing, a hybrid between road racing and motocross, where he won multiple 250 races, a bronze medal at the X Games and nearly won a championship again.
After racing, Pingree worked for Racer X Illustrated as their west coast editor for several years. He also spent a summer in 2006 providing the color commentary on the television broadcast team for the national motocross series. Pingree next spent two years as the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Honda race team manager helping the squad make the transition from Supermoto to supercross and motocross racing. After two seasons that saw the young TLD squad become podium regulars in the 250 class and very nearly win outdoor nationals with Ben Townley in the 450 division. Now chasing his dream of becoming a firefighter, Pingree attended paramedic school and a firefighting academy finding a home with San Bernardino County Fire as a firefighter/paramedic. When he’s not at the fire station, Ping still works as an editor-at-large for Racer X and a brand ambassador for several companies, including Troy Lee Designs, Works Connection, EKS Brand, and Bolt Motorcycle Hardware.
“I look forward to letting the audience see and hear what it’s like to be behind the scenes in our industry.”
– David Pingree