2017 Mini Major Racer Profile | Kaeden Amerine

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Kaeden Amerine

By Megan Maeda

Age: 15
Hometown: Great Bane, Kansas
Classes Raced: Supermini 1,2,3
Sponsors: Seven MX, Rides Unlimited, Scott, Ethika, Gaerne, Bell Helmets, EBR Performance, Anklesavers, Dunlop Tires, Renthal, and FMF

How long have you been racing and what led you to choose motocross?
I've been racing since I was four years old, and I started riding when I was three. My dad used to ride a little bit with some friends and my dad's friend's son raced and so they kind of got me into it. I got a bike when I was three for Christmas, and I've just been riding since then.

Do you participate in any other sports or have any other hobbies?
When I went to public school I did but I'm homeschooled now. I used to play basketball. I used to play baseball, too.

How seriously do you take racing, is it just for fun or do you have bigger aspirations?
Right now, I want to be a Pro and hopefully get there someday, but I'm doing it for a living basically right now. I'm having fun with it.

Who is your biggest influence in racing?
Ryan Dungey! I love his style and the way he took racing seriously.

What are your favorite types of tracks and track obstacles?
I like the sand tracks, they are fun because you can just ride them wide open everywhere. I like the jumps and corners too.

What brought you out here all the way from Kansas and how does the racing scene differ?
Roger Larsen brought us out here because he said that they wanted me to come out and ride so we decided to try it out. Racing is way different; the tracks are way harder dirt and gets harder packed than where I live.

What's your favorite thing about being a motocross racer?
Just the places I get to go see, all the different states I go to, and all different people I see every day. It's just fun to be a dirt bike rider.

Tell me about your bike and why you chose it, and what have you done to make it work well for you?
I'm with KTM because I'm on the team with Rides Unlimited, they have the KTM sponsor. We chose KTM cause they're one of the best bikes out there and we send it to EBR performance to get suspension and motor work done so it can be the best out there.