The G.O.A.T. BMXer in my eyes.
Like Bill, I raced the 90's ABA national scene some & saw plenty of Pat at the races & the crowd loved him. If the race Bill is taking about is the one I'm thinking about it was featured on one of the "Crank" or "Pump" Fox TV shows at the time. It was a race like 14 novice & he had the lead till the last inch.
I had the chance to gate up with him in the late 90's in the 17 & over mixed open class & I always started sweating him knowing that he had mad skills once he got going. He was sponsored by Herdas Hotshots near the end of his BMXing days & the last I saw of him was around 00' or 01'? Great, great kid & was always very friendly. I'm glad he still rides & tears it up.
Here is some footage I took at the 99' ABA Reno nats. This footage doesn't do his racing justice but I can't find the other footage I have of him packed away somewhere. http://www.utahbmx.com/bnd/patmalefootage99.wmv
I was going to save my "6666" post in here for something special & this thread is it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drinks.gif