Lane Tebbs, 15
Queen Creek, AZ
Sponsors: Dunlop, Twin Air, Insurance Depot, Family
Lane Tebbs grabbed the Spy Breakaway Award at the third round of the Terra Firma Series with his impressive come-from-behind win in the 125cc Open class. Tebbs was in 8th place off the start but recovered and began what was arguably the most impressive ride of the day. He pinned the throttle of his 125 and moved his way through the field. By the end of the first lap, he was in 6th place, and on lap 3 he jumped from 6th place to the runner up position. On the fourth lap he took the white flag with the lead and took the checkered flag for the win at the end of the next lap. His forward progress throughout the moto as well as his never-give-up performance was the exact reason the Spy Breakaway Award was started. We caught up with Lane after the races to hear his side.
Can you tell us about your first moto win in the 125 Open class?
I had a bad start, I went down in the first corner when my front end got taken out by another rider. I got back up and just tried to come back as well as I could and get people here and there. It took a few laps but I started making more passes and before I knew it I was in the lead before it was even the last lap. I just did everything I could to get through and win.
How did the second moto of the 125 class go?
I started off much better, I think I was in second but got into the lead quickly. Once I was there I got a pretty good lead and won that moto also for the overall win.
What brings you over to the Transworld Race Series from Arizona?
I am just coming back to racing after a year off and we’re just trying to hit some races. We saw you were one of the big series over here so we decided to come over and try it out.
What kind of training do you do to prepare for racing, especially after a long break?
In my year off I’ve just been working out before and after school, just trying to maintain my fitness. I have a road bike and I’ve been doing that in the mornings and just after school workouts. I’ve also put on 35lbs in a year after growing, so now I’m just trying to get my fitness better for racing.
How did you get started racing motocross?
I started riding when I was 5 years old but I didn’t start racing until I was 12. This is my third year of racing and it’s been a lot of fun.
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far in racing?
My biggest accomplishment so far would winning the California Gold Cup Series. Also winning the AMX series back in Arizona.
Looking ahead, now that you are racing again, are you going to try to make it to the major races or Loretta Lynn’s next year?
Oh yes, that is the plan. The last time I tried to qualify for Loretta’s my engine blew up and I wasn’t able to finish out and able to make it last year. I’m looking forward to trying it again next year.
What other activities do you do besides motocross?
Not much really, I still go to school so that takes up a lot of time. We don’t know yet if I will do online school or not for next year.
Are you going to try to make it over for more of the Transworld Race Series?
Yes, we are going to come back for the last round of this series at Glen Helen, we want to hit more of the California races and the Transworld ones are ones we want to make it to.