I’m from Clio, Michigan. I’ve lived there pretty much my whole life. A lot of racers come from Michigan, so it was pretty cool living there and growing up with riders like Scotty Parker and Jay Springsteen. I have pictures from when I raced my PW-50 on the ice and Scott Parker’s next to me on his XR-750.
My dad got me a PW-50 for Christmas when I was four. Right away, I wanted to go out and race it. I grew up at the racetrack. My dad was big into motocross, so that was our first venture. When I was eight, my dad’s friends convinced him to let me try dirt tracking, and I really loved it. When I got on the 80s and 125s, my dad made me decide which I wanted to do more, either motocross or flat track. I chose flat track because it was just so much fun and I got to race with the guys all the time. I get to race with the best of the best, so flat track pulled me in that direction.