As long as I can remember I’ve always ridden dirt bikes!
I started off with a pw50 and I raced off and on to about 11 years old on a dirt bike. Then by age 11, I was riding a Yamaha 250 and started racing at Perris MX track. Eventually I moved up to the high desert and was introduced to desert racing. I won my first race as a novice. That was it, I was bitten by the “Desert Racing Bug!” I continued to race hard, making the expert class within my first year.
I started racing Best in the Desert as a Four Stroke Pro and then moved into the Open Pro Class.
Currently I am racing a few different series, the SRA, 6-12-24 hours at Glen Helen, Baja Mexico Series, and Best In the Desert—Recently winning Open Pro at Silver State 300.
You will also find me racing the Hemingway Sheet Metal Class I car, most recently the Parker 425, finishing 9th in class, 17th overall (starting 59th).
How did you/team get started in racing?
I’ve been riding dirt bikes since I was 3. I actually started off with BMX racing at 5 years old and raced BMX Nationally. I started Desert Racing at age 15 and went expert in 1 year and haven’t stopped since. I’ve been racing Baja Mexico for about 3-4 years now.
What series and class are you racing in?
Best In the Desert –Class: Open Pro (partner Ty Renshaw)
SRA-Glen Helen – Expert
6/12/24 hour Series at Glen Helen
Baja 500 – Class 21 with Jim O’Neal
What are your/team plans for the future, racing and life?
Future Rides include: Vegas To Reno (BITD), Baja 500/1000, finishing up SRA Series and the 6/12/24 hour series at Glen Helen, and many other races
Bike: Kawasaki 450, Honda 450X
Local Track: Glen Helen, Baja Mexico, Best in the Desert
Sponsors: O’Neal and myself
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