TWMX Race Series Racer Profile
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Classes Raced: 50 Beginner
Sponsors: Answer Racing, 100%, Split, LKI, Mom and Dad
One of the coolest parts of the TWMX Race Series is watching kids get their first taste of racing in the mini classes. Mike Sleeter is a former Supercross and Motocross pro with a long history of test riding for KTM, Answer Racing, 100% and more, and he is the proud dad to two young boys; Mason and Noah. At the Glen Helen Raceway series finale of the West Coast Open Series presented by AMP Energy, seven-year-old Mason made his racing debut aboard his KTM 50 and we couldn’t have been prouder.
We heard today was your first race, how did it go?
It went good! I got fifth and I got a bad start in my first race, but in the second moto, I got very good start. I had lots of fun and I can’t for my next race.
What made you want to start riding?
Because my dad rides and I really wanted to ride like him.
Who is your biggest influence?
My dad and Uncle Dan Reardon!
How long have you been riding?
Since I was four, and I’m seven now.
Do you play any other sports or have any hobbies?
I play baseball and I like BMX racing. I also love playing with LEGOs!
Do you want to just race for fun or do you have bigger aspirations?
I wanna be a pro! I practice lots just like a pro.
What is your favorite track?
My favorite tracks are Cahuilla Creek MX and Lake Elsinore MX.
What is your favorite thing about being a motocross racer?
My friends coming to watch me, and jumping, and getting the holeshot.
Tell me about your bike and why you chose it.
I really wanted a KTM 50 because my friend had a KTM 50. I wanted to ride it for a second and after I did, I said, “Dad! Can I have a KTM 50 too?” Then Santa brought me my bike on Christmas! I put shiny stuff on it from Nihilo! They sent me parts for my bike and Pro Taper bars! I like those Pro Taper bars.