Rider: Donn Nay
Hometown: Burbank Ca.
Started Riding in: 1968
Desert Class: Open Magnum Novice
Enduro Class: Open Magnum Novice
Bike Make and Size: Honda CRF450X
Family: Pam, Kevin, Matt and Kyle
Funniest race moment: Check Chase around 1973. Race from Ludlow to Parker AZ. Running through some HUGE sand dunes I came across a fellow club member (I was in the Four Aces then), Kevin Haynes sitting at the bottom of a big bowl. So I stop to see what's wrong. Kevin says, "I can't get out of this bowl, guess we'll have to wait for help". You see we were both riding small bikes, me on a 125 DKW and Kevin on a 100 Hodaka. I looked at him and said, "you ***hole, why didn't you wave me by, now I'm stopped here too?" He just shrugged his shoulders. Well I was not about to just sit there so I started climbing up one side of the bowl, as soon as I was about to get stuck I turned around and rode up the other side. After about four trips past Kevin I made it to the top where I stopped, flipped him off and continued on my way, finishing the race.
What you like about the Viewfinders: A great mix of family, friends and racers. Great racers with no ego. A long heritage of promoting the best G.P. in the district. I raced the Viewfinders G.P. in 1974 at Indian Dunes and still remember that race with a grin.
Racing Accomplishments: Finished Barstow to Vegas once. Earned three transfers toward Amateur (that's what Intermediate was called back then) before having to quite to go to college.
But my most satisfying accomplishment is to see two of my boys earn their yellow stripes and to pass on this great sport of ours.
Your ultimate goal in racing: To continue to ride and race well into my Seventies, to earn my red stripe by racing when I'm 60. But mostly to have fun, it's all about having fun.
Other Info: By joining a D37 club you become a member of another family, then a larger family in District 37.