Meet Morgan Burger. The Idaho native has been dead set on turning his passion for dirt bikes into a career as a professional Supercross and motocross racer for years now and hasn’t looked back since. We caught up with Burger at the Supercross season’s opening round at Anaheim to talk about some of the everyday struggles he encounters as a full fledged privateer.
Name: Morgan Burger
Bike Number: 544
Years Pro: 4
Mechanic’s name: Richard Burger
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
Sponsors: Mom, dad and the rest of my family, Insidious, Elliot Lyons, Fly Racing, Western Powersports, DeVol Racing, OTW Safety, Fokus Graphics, Scott, Acerbis, DVS Shoes, FMF, Muscle Pharm, Moto One, Rekluse, RMX and Factory Drive.
Why do you struggle as a privateer?
One of the biggest struggles for me as a racer is growing up and living in Idaho. Nearly everybody involved in the sport knows that living in Southern California-hometown to the motocross industry-is essential when trying to turn this passion of mine into a career. Living in Idaho doesn’t allow for a whole lot of time on the bike either. The weather can be unpredictable at times and a good four months out of the year the ground is frozen. Plus, when the ground has finally thawed out, there’s only one track to practice at and it usually isn’t in the best of conditions.
Another struggle for my family and I is obviously finances. I’ve worked full-time jobs to try to make ends meet and my family has backed me 100% to get me to where I am today. I’m so thankful for them and I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. Well, maybe a few things… (laughs).