Stunning Stunt Man
As a stunt bike rider, Christian Pfeiffer craves flat asphalt surfaces. He found none of that in his recent trip to NASCAR land.
Before Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Pfeiffer, a 37-year-old Red Bull-backed rider from Germany, braved the concrete high banks of Bristol on his modified BMW F800. He treated the towering grandstands to a variety of tricks and wheelies on the 36-degree banking.
The crowd, by its ovation, was obviously entertained — and that was after he worked the grounds of Thunder Valley in the days before the big show.
“It’s awesome. It’s very American,” Pfeiffer said of his first NASCAR experience. “The stadium is just terrific. I have no words. We have big soccer stadiums in Europe. But we have no big motorsports stadiums. Just an incredible experience for me to ride here. And to go in third gear through the banking … was (expletive) awesome.”
A day later, Pfeiffer made his way down the mountain to Mooresville, N.C. Most members of Red Bull Racing Team took a few minutes out of their busy day to watch Pfeiffer do his thing on the undulating surface outside the shop.
Read up on “CP” at his Web site — www.chrispfeiffer.com.