How and when did you start riding, how has it evolved ever since and what got you into racing?
I started riding when I was 3 or 4 years old in the yard with my dad. I remember when he took the throttle stop out of my PW and I thought I was on a rocket ship! My dad has owned a motorcycle dealership (Cycle Specialty) since 1971. “Selling fun since 71” I went to all the endures that he raced growing up and that evolved into me racing the junior races eventually. From then we just kept racing and travelling. That was simply what we did with our weekends, we would Go Race!
Was there any particular experience that made you consider pursuing going pro?
I never really considered riding professional as my career. All the way up to 2006 when I won my first National Enduro Championship I was still pursuing school and trying to just find a way to get a job with flexibility that would allow me to keep riding and racing my dirtbike! I always have a drive to better myself at what I am doing and that along with the support of my family is why I made it to the pro ranks.
Who were/ are your idols on and off the track?
I had posters in my room of Randy Hawkins, Bob Hannah, Jeremy Mcgrath, Steve Hatch, Mike Kiedrowski, and Shawn Palmer. There were others, but those were the main ones that I looked up to.
Do you have any specific goals for your racing in the future?
My goals are to exceed what has been done before. I want to break the number of enduro championships and have the record of 9 or more. I also want to excel in every form of offroad event that I enter. I want to be a well rounded rider in every aspect.
In what conditions and what terrain do you most enjoy riding?
I grew up riding the SE&TRA series and the riding in the southeast is still probably my favorite. I love riding in the sand and perfect condition GA red clay! There is nothing better than riding in wet sand or having the curled over red rut.
Any activities that aren’t moto related?
I love mountain biking. As similar as it may sound to dirtbikes, it seems completely different to me. Getting out in the woods, away from traffic and noise is soothing. I really enjoy the exploration aspect of it and riding new trails and being with a group of friends.
Please answer, if possible, with one word only.
Trick/Move: disco inferno
Resort/Place to ride: BC
What do you like about SCOTT?
SCOTT is an awesome company with great employees and they make great goggles!
What are your favorite SCOTT products?
What SCOTT products are you using this year?
Hustle Goggle, Roll-Off Systems, Sunglasses, Fog Cloth/Spray.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Dropping my dirtbike out of the top of a mountain to ride some awesome top secret trail and make a documentary about the adventure.
What sponsors do you ride for besides SCOTT?
Husaberg, FMF, Motorex, Dunlop, CycleNano, Sidi, TroyLeeDesigns Helmets, Rockwell, Rekluse, Renthal, RK, PG, Enduro Engineering, DVS, Hammer Nutrition, POD Knee Braces.
People you feel you need to thank:
My friends that keep me doing things that I wouldn’t do alone, my family for supporting me and always being there, and my sponsors for giving me what it takes to be successful!
What’s playing on your iPod right now?
Metric- Gold Guns Girls