Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series Profile: Jeremy Byrne
How did you get started riding? My parents rode, so I started riding when they got me a bike. I could only ride after I got potty trained. I first got on a bike when I was 4 or 5. I got on my bike when I was pretty young, but I didn’t start racing until I was 6. I used to ride on the LACR peewee track and used to do the old LACR races. We kind of got more into it when I got on a 65, we went to Mammoth and did the World Mini. When I got on an 85, we went to Loretta’s and some of the other nationals. Just working my way up I guess. What makes you pick motocross over other sports? Motocross is a lot more exciting than baseball or soccer or any of those ball sports. Team sports as well, you can rely on your team. You go to your baseball game once a week or whatever you do, it’s just a lot more fun to do motocross. What is your goal in motocross? My goal is to make a good profession at it. Do you have a plan in place for that? My plan is to do B class the rest of this year, then move to A class next year. Then play it by ear after that. What’s been your biggest accomplishment so far? Hard to choose, I did the Monster Cup, but that wasn’t much of an accomplishment. The best I’ve done on a big bike was 4th at Mammoth in the Open class. Besides Loretta’s, what other amateur nationals have you done? I went to Oak Hill, not this year but last year. I did alright I guess, I got a 5th. I’m not sure all my motos were really good. I had some good motos and some bad motos. What type of training do you do? It really depends on what race I am going to. For some races I have to practice dirt starts, then depending on how long the race is, I will have to do longer motos. Sometimes I train with John at XLT racing, he’s really good. What draws you to the Muscle Milk/TWMXRS races? The fact that there are a lot of people here. I also love the tracks that they go to. I like to practice racing, it’s not just something you get just automatically. It’s definitely something you have to practice at. What types of things do you do outside of racing? All sorts of stuff! I go rock climbing once a week now, go to the lake and kayak sometimes, drive my bulldozer in the back yard. I’ve done indoor skydiving, I haven’t done that in a while, but that was really fun. Sometimes I will ride my skateboard or bike. I built a bicycle track in my back yard. I also built a pit bike track in my back yard and I ride that. I also have an arena cross track in my back yard. I live out here in the desert so I have plenty of room. Has there been any one rider that has given you inspiration to race? I actually try not to look up to any one rider. I’ve looked up to a couple, Blake Bagget, also Adam Enticknap, because he’s so tall. But I really try to not look up to any of the riders.Jeremy Byrne, 15 Oak Hills, CA Sponsors: Yamaha, Thousand Oaks Powersports, Answer Racing, Eks Brand, Maxima, FMF, Ohlins Supsension, XLT, Clark Jones at Noleen, Varner, Rad Manufacturing, Cole Equipment Rental Jeremy Byrne has dominated the 250F Intermediate and Schoolboy classes at the Summer Cup, putting his Yamaha on the top of the box at every race. At Competitive Edge MX, he was putting in lap times that were comparable to the pro classes, putting a big gap between himself and the rest of the class. Byrne has a smooth style and makes his riding look effortless.
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