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401Jace Owen

Seven Elite Amateur

Team: Seven

Sponsors: Seven, MBL Suspension, CTI, ClubMX, SCOTT, Owen Motorsports, Monster Energy, Leatt, MX Sports Nutrition

140 lbs
Mattoon, IL
current residence:
Mattoon, IL
Suzuki RM 250 / RM-Z450
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How old were you when you started riding?
4 years old.

How did you get into Motocross?
My dad owns a motorcycle dealership so when I was 4, he brought me home a dirt bike.

Where did you grow up?
Charleston, IL.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
The ones that are working hard like James Stewart.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Train and hangout with friends.

What bands/music are you into?
Weezy, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller.

List a few highlights of your career:
2010 Supermini Champion at Loretta's.
2011 Schoolboy 2 Champion at Loretta's.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Loretta Lynn's Amateur National because they only have it once a year and it is definitely the one to win. It's an even playing field because no one gets to ride it but once a year.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Going out and putting in some stellar motos and ending with a nice whip session.

What are you most looking forward to this year?
Building on my riding and training and winning championships.

What's the best thing about being a motocross rider?
Living the dream each and every day.

If you weren't a motocross rider, how would you want to spend your time?
Playing sports.

Who would you like to thank?
I would like to thank God, my family, ClubMX, Seven, MX Sports Nutrition, CTI, MBL Suspension, Leatt and SCOTT.

Any words of wisdom?
Hard work beats talent not working.