By Chase Curtis
Jason Fichera, 14
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.