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 Why do you ride? How long have you been riding? I started riding in August 2017, when
my grandpa bought a trail bike for me. He set up a lesson with Shaun Kalos.
A day before my first lesson my new bike broke, so I rented a bike from Shaun and never went back to a trail bike again. My journey and passion had begun!
Who is your favorite rider? Do you have a mentor? Who helps with bike mechanics? My favorite professional rider is Ken Roczen. I like his fighting spirit and the way he rebounds from his injuries. My mentor is definitely coach
Shaun Kalos. I have been training with Shaun since February 2018. I consider him a good friend as well as a coach. My bike mechanic is Johnny at the Ride Shop in Phoenix, along with Levi Peck and Ryan Wells.
What is your favorite track? Canyon is our home track, but I love to work on Supercross at Motoland. I could spend hours on that track.
What are your current goals? My goals are to be the BEST rider I can
be and handle the hardest tracks with perfect technique. I want to see how far I can go in this sport. The sky is the limit and I plan to work to get there.
I want to
race in in California
and qualify
for Loretta Lynns.
Do you have sponsors? My most important sponsors are my parents, Stephanie and Randall, and my grandparents, Sarah and Michael. I don’t have any corporate sponsors yet. I hope as I continue to improve that will happen.
What about your family? I have my mom, dad, and sister. My family supports my goals and gets me to the track four to five times a week.
What is it like
racing against
family or friends?
I love racing. Every time I race I learn something new about myself. Motocross is super challenging with so many variables. I love being on the track with my friends and we all push each other to be better or the best we can be. v
A Ron Swangler Interview • Photos by RSAZ Photography
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