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35Jake Locks

AMA Arenacross

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, KTM, Airide

164 lbs
Dixon, CA
Dixon, CA

How did you get into motocross/supercross/arenacross?
I was born to ride.

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

Where did you grow up?
Dixon, California.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
Through Daniel Blair, but I have always had great interest in their awesome gear.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
2011 was my first year with TLD.

Which TLD products are you using?
Helmet, pants, gear, gloves, and knee braces.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
No, I make my own style.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Wakeboard, snowboard, draw and work for my clothing company, Statik.

What bands/music are you into?
Rock, rap, The Main Event.

List three goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Plan to get through Round 1 smoothly.
2. Staying consistent.
3. Winning the Arenacross Lites Championship.

List a few highlights of your career:
Winning the US Open Schoolboy Championship in 2008
Qualifying for multiple Supercross races
Multiple state championship titles
Multiple Arenacross podium finishes.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Round 1 of Arenacross because it’s everything that you have prepared for in the off-season, and you can’t wait to get it started.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Just going out with friends and putting in good motos, finishing off with the gym, and hanging out, accomplishing something new everyday.

What's the best thing about being a motorsports athlete?
Getting to travel the world and seeing places.

If you weren't a motorsports athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Being a tattoo artist.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
More support for younger riders. And I would dig deeper into the motocross industry to find new talent and help them make their way to the top.

Who would you like to thank?
All my sponsors, and everyone who supports me.

Any words of wisdom?
Work hard for what you want. Never give up on your dreams. Live without no regret and you will get the most out of life.