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4Vincent Valente

Dealer Supported Amateur

Kissimmee, FL
Kissimmee, FL
89 lbs.

How did you get into motocross?
I saw Ricky Carmichael on TV one day racing motocross and I wanted to be like him. It looked like so much fun.

How old were you when you started riding?
4 years old.

What kind of bike are you riding now?
Kawasaki 65.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
I saw it in the magazines and I loved it. The designs are awesome. I wanted to buy the gear at Kissimmee Motorsports and Quinton Bigalow thought that TLD might be interested in sponsoring me.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2010.

Which TLD products are you using?
Speedwing Helmet, Day in the Dirt Helmet, gear, gloves, knee braces, padded shorts and socks. Love it all.

Do any riders influence or inspire your style?
Ricky Carmichael because he is a very good person and Ben Townley because he puts so much work and heart into each race.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Play baseball and ride my bicycle.

What bands/music are you into?
Hip Hop and Rap Music.

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Qualify for Loretta Lynn's.
2. Top 3 at Mini O’s.
3. Ride at Ponca City.

List a few highlights of your career:
Placed Second at Loretta Lynn’s National 2010.
Placed First at the Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier at Aonia’s Pass 2010 Placed First at Dade City Raceway for the 2010 Series.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
It was at Reddick for this years Area Qualifier on my 65. I placed 5th out of 18 kids. I didn’t have that much experience but I tried really hard and it paid off.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Any day on the bike is a great day!

If you weren't a motocross athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Be a trainer.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Have more charity races to help the sick people.

Who would you like to thank?
God for keeping me safe, Mom, Dad, Uncle Liam, Troy Lee Designs, Kissimmee Motorsports with Qinton Bigalow.

Any words of wisdom?
Any time you are on the track you are a WINNER!