It's Friday evening, sun long since set. But I'm still at my desk, on the phone with John Kocinski, three-time national and two-time world champion-turned-Los Angeles property developer. He's describing his Wood-Rotax dirt-tracker, which he'll be racing in the Pro Open class at Saturday night's running of the West Coast Flat Track Series, AMA hall-of-famer Gene Romero's tag-along to the final round of the AMA Pro Racing Grand National Championship in Pomona, California. "You can't miss it," Kocinski adds as we say our goodbyes. "It will be the only bike in the pits with carbon-fiber numberplates."