TWMX RACE SERIES PROFILE: JASON FICHERA

Round 3: LACR

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By Chase Curtis

Jason Fichera, 14

Camarillo, CA

Sponsors: Mom and Dad, Grandma
Jason Fichera is one rider that is not short on character. Although Jason is only 14 years old, he has developed the technique and skill to race on big bikes with the older kids. The Camarillo resident handles his Yamaha yz250 with skill and has a great time doing so. There are a great deal of activities that Jason enjoys and participates in, other than motocross, that show his fun and exciting character.
Besides riding and racing motocross, what do you enjoy doing?

I like going to school and getting an education. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends, riding BMX bikes, and working on my raps.

You mentioned rapping, How long have you been doing that?

I started rapping for fun about a month ago. I upload the songs to soundcloud and lately I have been working on 8 song mixtape. I really enjoy rapping and making my own music.

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What grade are you in and what are your favorite classes?

I’m in 10th grade and my favorite classes are math and history. I enjoy math because I like working with numbers and I feel like it helps when I’m working on my bike, setting up my suspension, and installing new parts on my yz250.

What are your plans after high school?

I’m still thinking about that and haven’t quite decided what I want to do after school but as of now the plan is to either go to law school, study journalism, or become a mechanical engineer.

You come out to LACR often, is it close to your house?

LACR is the closest track to me, it’s about an hour and 15-minute drive. I also like the sand here because I learned how to ride a big-bike in the sand so it’s kind of like my home, so to speak. I just love the sand and ripping around sand corners.

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You recently made the switch to a 2 stroke, how do you like your Yamaha yz250?

I started getting bored on the four stroke so I made the switch and I couldn’t be happier. I like the two stroke because of how light it is and how much power it has. I personally think the two stroke is the way to go if you are like me and just trying to have fun riding and racing your dirt bike.

Being a 14-year old, you are approaching the age where driving starts, are you excited to get your license?

Yeah! I am super excited to get my license and go offroading in my moms car, she won’t know though because I’ll wash the car afterwards (Laughs). I can’t wait till I am able to drive myself to the track.

Does riding motocross help you with learning how to drive?

Yes, riding dirtbikes helps a lot when you are learning to drive stick and drive. Since I have already learned how to use the clutch on a motorcycle, learning to drive stick is super easy. Also while racing motocross you have to be aware of your surroundings and the track and while driving you need to be aware of other drivers and the roads.

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