auto racing · friday feature

Mad Max and His Motorbike

By David G. Firestone

Hailing from Costa Mesa, California “Mad Max” Ruml races the #5 GM 500cc in stadium racing. He has raced in the AMA since 2008, having won the AMA Under 21 Speedway National Champion in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is also the 2018 AMA Best Pairs Speedway National Champion, the the 2016 California State Speedway Champion, and the 2014 US Open Speedway Champion.

In 2011 and 2012, Max Ruml had a lot of success in the Junior leagues, winning a number of events and championships, too numerous to mention here. He won these while wearing this custom NJK Leathers racing suit. The leather and polyester suit shows heavy wear, with numerous tears and scuff marks.The collar has the end of the zipper, an NJL logo in the form of patches is present.The tag features an NJK Leathers tag. There are no wash instructions or warranty tag.The front torso has an R&R NDE SERVICES logo and an NJK logo in the form of patches on the blue checkered polyester.The legs have SPIDERMAN MIKE BLOOM, LUCAS OIL, and NOVRATIL RACING patched on. The cuffs show heavy wear with numerous tears. The right shoulder has MOM patched on.The right sleeve features a rubber NJK Leathers patch, and BACK IT IN PHOTOS BY J.T. patched on the sleeve. The left shoulder features DAD patched in.The left sleeve features a rubber NJK Leathers patch, and KEVIN KIEU ORTHODONTICS patched on the sleeve. There is a tear below the Kevin Kieu patch. The back of the suit is in black checkered, as opposed to the blue checkered material that makes up the front of the suit.The back of the neck is unadorned.The back of the suit has RUML 308 MAD MAX patched in leather in red and silver patches.Next week, Little Guy November begins.

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