Adam Enticknap is a professional Supercross racer competing in the AMA Supercross Championship and the face of Milestone’s latest title Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 thanks to fronting a music video with lyrics highlighting the game’s features.
As with many professional sportspeople, Adam’s career started at a very young age.
“I quickly got involved into [sic] BMX racing around 7 years old and won a national championship at 9. Around 13 I transferred over to riding full time.”
Adam’s amateur career didn’t exactly set the world alight but luckily it all came together in the nick of time.
“I wasn’t a very good amateur rider and never had great results. As I came to the spot in my life where it was either make it or break it, something clicked. Arenacross was my calling! I raced there, got my points, and the rest is history!”
Supercross is such a demanding sport on your body, you’ll be taking knocks so consistently that you need to be in absolute top shape to perform. Adam explains he does “lots of cardio” exercises and in particular uses skiing and rowing machines as well as spending time on his mountain bike and performing circuit training to build up his strength and fitness levels.
Learning the tracks in Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 can be a case of trial and error. We asked Adam what he recommends players should do to gain track knowledge:
“watch what the riders do and the races and try to replicate that! Other than [that], work on lots of throttle control! Don’t just be on or off the gas, use some finesse.”
Scrubbing in Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3 can be performed by pushing the two analogue sticks in opposite directions.
“Scrubbing was invented so you could go into jumps faster and Scrub off speed”, explains Adam. “When to scrub all depends on how much speed you have! If you’re going WAY to [sic] fast, start at the base of the lip, if you’re a little bit too fast start in the middle of the lip“.
Granted, videogames can never truly capture the real-world sport to its fullest, however, when we asked Adam which was his favourite aspect of Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3, he had this to say:
“I can really appreciate the little details they have done to the tracks that make them just like the real ones. My favourite thing translated is getting to play as the real guys and it’s unbelievable how realistic they made it!”
Adam is a keen rap artist and after watching his video which promoted Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 3, we were keen to learn more.
“The music I produce is so much fun. I love doing it! It’s my get away from life. Being able to do the music and video for Supercross 3 was a bucket list item for sure.”
The promotional video highlighted the game’s newest features through its lyrics which were put together by Adam himself which presented some challenges.
“Doing the song wasn’t easy! We had to fit all the new features of the game in a song! I spent days and nights really trying to write something that would capture how rad this game is! If you want to check out more music, you can go to Apple Music or Spotify and search 7deucedeuce!”
Finally, Adam reveals that his goal for the new season is to take each week as if it’s his last and that he really wishes to make all the main races from here on out. “I want to keep improving is [sic] my starts hands down! In Supercross, it’s almost the entire race!“.