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827Max Markolf

Seven Elite Amateur

Team: Seven

Sponsors: Seven, Troy Lee Designs, Pro Circuit, Oakley, Monster Energy, Adams Performance, A3 Bar, Europa Sports, Hookit, Privateer Connection, ClubMX, DC Shoes, FTI Suspension, Hyperlite, RoostMX

105 lbs
Charlotte, NC
current residence:
Fort Mill, SC
Honda CRF150R

    How old were you when you started riding?
    Started riding at 6 and started racing at 8.

    How did you get into Motocross?
    My dad used to ride a little here and there, so one day he got my brothers and I a bike. So here we are today!

    Where did you grow up?
    I grew up in Tega Cay, SC, not too far from where we live now.

    Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
    No, I don't try to look like anyone else. I just do what comes natural and what feels good.

    What do you like to do when you're not riding?
    Wakeboard, longboard, ride pit bikes, hanging out with friends and a couple other things.

    What bands/music are you into?
    I'm not picky with music really at all. I'll listen to anything.

    List a few highlights of your career:
    Making it to Loretta's my first year racing.
    A couple top 3's at the Nationals.

    What's your favorite race/event and why?
    Loretta's because it has the most hype and is just a fun National.

    What's your idea of an epic day riding?
    First one on a perfect track, big jumps, deep ruts, throw some heelclickers and maybe a good goon session with some buds.

    What are you most looking forward to this year?
    Just working hard and getting some top 3's at the Nationals.

    What's the best thing about being a motocross rider?
    There's not a best thing. I like to think, 'What's not to like about it?'.

    If you weren't a motocross rider, how would you want to spend your time?
    I'd be in public school being bored to death!

    Who would you like to thank?
    The man upstairs for keeping me safe and my family for supporting me.

    Any words of wisdom?
    Phillippians 4:13.