THREE REASONS MASON QUIT RACING SUPERCROSS

Updated: July 10, 2012, 3:36 PM ET

3 Too poor. I wasn't born with an RVand 32 motorcycles, like the kids nowadays.

2 Too scared. Even when I was getting lapped by the top guys, I got nervous.

1 Too starved for attention. In supercross, unless you're Ricky Carmichael or James Stewart, you're just another guy in a pack of 20. In freestyle, you're out there all alone for everyone to see.