I always thought I was a pretty cool, talented, fast rider, fairly humble and a nice guy. Then Kelly Hill introduced me to Kevin Parks. Kelly told me he was REALLY fast! Coming from Kelly, I thought ok, sure, but Kevin is standing right there (saying nothing of course), what else is Kelly supposed to say.
It wasn’t till a few months after that I finally got to see Kevin ride. Well, Kelly was apparently being humble on Kevin’s behalf. Kelly should have said “He’s as fast as the guys you see on TV, but he just does it for fun.”
So, from then on I was a huge #10 fan. Then I got to hang out with him in the pits or what not and sure enough, you would have no idea of the domination this guy was capable of. He was the epitome of cool, talented, fast, humble, nice and genuine.
I was fortunate enough to get to be a small part of Kevin’s life. He made me a better person and I will always appreciate life more because of him.