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961Ze'vyer Mott

ATV

Sponsors: Smokey Point Cyclebarn, Rath Racing, Dasa Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Scott Googles, No-Toil, HGW Grinding Wheels, DWT

birthdate:
4/28/1996
birthplace:
Honolulu, HI
height:
5'11
residence:
Marysville, WA
weight:
145 lbs

How did you get into ATV and motocross?
My family and I went to Dunefest in 2004 and I competed in my first MX race in the sand. I have been hooked ever since.

How old were you when you started riding?
I started riding at 7 and racing at 9.

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but have been raised in Marysville, Washington since I was 1 years old.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
Over the many years of racing and trying almost every gear on the market, TLD always has the best designs, comfort and longevity.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
2012 will be my first year. Hope to have many more.

Which TLD products are you using?
Riding gear and gloves.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
Joe Bird was the first pro ATV MX racer that inspired me. Today, I would say Josh Creamer or Chad Weinen because they put it all on the line every race.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Watch Top Gear, go to the gym and play Xbox with my buddies.

What bands/music are you into?
I like all kinds of music except country.

List three goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Win
2. Improve
3. Stay Safe (this one is for my mom)

List a few highlights of your career:
The biggest highlight of my carreer to date is winning the ITP Quadcross, 250 Class and 450 Open Novice championships last year onboard my custom JB Mod with a CRF250R. Yeah, it was fast.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
I like all the competition at the Yamaha Quadcross series but am really looking forward to the inaugural season of Quadcross Northwest.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Winning every moto and hitting all the big jumps clean.

What's the best thing about being an athlete?
The best part is traveling and all the new people you meet at the races.

If you weren't an athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
Since I am only 15, this is really all I have been doing besides school.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Open more tracks for the ATV community, keep the tracks maintained/groomed and listen to the riders. They are what makes the sport what it is and need to have an input.

Who would you like to thank?
First and foremost, my parents. They continue to sacrifice a lot for me to do what I love. All my sponsors; Smokey Point Cyclebarn, Rath Racing, Dasa Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Scott Googles, No-Toil, HGW Grinding Wheels, DWT and to all those who have worked with me over the years who molded me into the rider I am today.

Any words of wisdom?
You can always do better….