FULLERTON, CA (June 13, 2013) — In addition for being the narrator for PENTON: The John Penton Story, Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett will also be in the movie. Director Todd Huffman was recently able to sit down with Lyle to interview him about his history racing a Penton during his motocross days and working for Richard Sanders at Cycle Shack in Houston, TX.
Lyle’s interview took place at the beautiful
Cycle Shack North in Conroe, TX.
The interview took place at Cycle Shack North over about an hour. Lyle talked about getting involved with racing motocross, getting the job at 14 years-old at Cycle Shack and then traveling to Dallas to meet John Penton at Penton Imports for a sales meeting. Also interviewed was Lyle’s mother Bernell Lovett who had great stories about working at the races as a scorer and reporter for the local motocross newspaper and having all the racers over to the Lovett house after the races to watch her home movies.
Lyle was so gracious, hanging out with the crew, shop employees and some fans for about four hours. The next day the crew shot and interviewed with Steve Wise in Houston at film supporter Dan Cogdell’s office.