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Tyson Johnson

Tyson Johnson


Age: 16    Hometown: Ripon, California    Number: 31    Favorite Track:Hangtown    Class(s): School Boy 1, School Boy 2, 125-B/C   

First Race: District 36 Harescramble
First sponsorship received: FMF
First year on a motorcycle: 3 years old/2003
Motocross idol: Jeffrey Herlings
Favorite part about riding a motorcycle: Racing/battling Bar to Bar with my friends.
Why are you passionate about motocross? The thought of someday being as good as my idol
If you didn’t ride motocross, what would you want to be doing? Building Motocross/Supercross Tracks
Who do you have to thank for your skills in motocross? Sean Hamblin, Rodney Smith & My Dad
Who helps you the most in pursuing your motocross career? My Mom & Dad

Get to know the rider:
I first started riding like most kids going trail riding with my dad and his friends. When I was 6 we were camping with some of my dad’s racing friends. After a couple days of riding they told my dad “you need to take that kid racing”. That was it! We went to a district 36 Cross Country Hare Scramble. I was on a 50cc bike and I finished about last. I continued to ride off road for a couple of years then my dad took me to a local Moto Cross track to try it out (Club Moto) in Livermore Ca. All I can remember is hitting the jumps and what an amazing feeling it was. I remember doing a couple motocross races at the track and then I told my dad I only wanted to race Motocross, no more off road. My dream for several years has been to sign a contract with one of the industry’s top amateur teams. Now that dream has come true.



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