Daniel Nickell is eleven years old and has been riding bikes for 6 years since he was 5 years old.
He rides a KTM 65 and a Kawasaki 85 in 65cc (9-11), 65cc Open and 85cc (9-11), his favorite track is Thackerville in Oklahoma. Daniel's favorite rider is Justin Bogel.
Daniel's achievements include twelve (yes, 12!) state championship titles! Daniel's goal for 2012 includes winning more state chmampionships, attending the 2012 AMA Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn Ranch and also attending the Mini Os.
Daniel would like to thank his sponsors Answer, Protaper, Spy, Altus Motorsport, Pro Circuit, Power Band Racing Suspension and EVS.
Best of Luck Daniel in the 2012 season!
He rides a Yamaha 250F and a Yamaha 450F, his favorite track is Golden Pine Raceway in Prentiss, MS.
Casteil has been recovering from injuries for the past 3 years. He is now 100% healthy, ready to race and will be participating in the Freestone Spring Championship presented by Oakley and the 36th Annual GNC International Motorcross Final at Oak Hill Raceway March 3-9, 2012. Casteil also plans on attending the 2012 AMA Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn Ranch.
Best of Luck Casteil in the 2012 season!
Chase Marquier from Newcastle, OK is 14 years old and has been riding bikes for 10 of those years so it is no surprise that he recently won two national championship titles at the 2011 Branson Nationals in Super Mini and 125 2 Stroke. 2011 has been a good year for Chase. Earlier this year he won the Super Mini 1 class at the Freestone Spring Classic and came in 7th place at Loretta Lynn's in Super Mini 1. His goal for the rest of the year is to win as many national titles as possible and win a title at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on October 15th!
Chase would like to thank his sponsors - Dave at AXO, Josh Gravy at Shades of Gray, SpeedGraffix, Factor Connection, Silkolene, DP1 Filters, Protaper, Red Rock, Jared Warrick, and especially his Mom and Dad and brother Chris!
Best of Luck Chase on Oct 15th at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, NV!
Mitchell McCracken is 21 years old and lives in Elgin, OK. He had a 3 wheeler when he was 3 years old, and has been racing ever since he got a dirt bike when he was 7 years old. Mitchell rides a 2011 Kawasaki KX450F. Locally he has won numerous races in the intermediate classes and is currently second in points in the Oklahoma Motocross State Championships in the 450 Beginner class.
Mitchell's favorite track is Ridgeline MX in Fletcher, OK.
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Chandler Baker is 8 years old, lives in Oklahoma City, OK, and has been riding bikes since he was 19 months old (with training wheels) and still in diapers! His parents own Baker Boys Yamaha/Cobra, and were the last owners of the legendary Motorcycle Raceway, a.k.a. 59th and Douglas, and established Sooner State Cycle Park in Wellston, Oklahoma that is now Reynard Raceway. Chandler rides Cobra 50's and Kawasaki 65's from House of Kawasaki and Baker Boys Yamaha/Cobra. He races in 50cc 7-8, 50cc Open, Super Pee Wee, 65cc 6-8 and 65cc Open.
Recently at the NMA Ponca City Grand National Championship, he achieved 2nd in his division, and 4th, 7th, and two 8th place overalls.
Chandler is the points leader in four classes in the Oklahoma State Championship Series.
Chandler wants to turn Pro when he in 16 years old and hopes to win four classes in Branson this October and wants to go to all the big national events!
His favorite track is Moto City Raceway Park in Blanchard, OK
His favorite racing moments were winning the Branson USA National Championship and when he did the VIP and finish line jumps at Ponca City on his Cobra 50. When he is not riding his motorcycles, he is playing with his toy dirt bikes and making tracks for them in any dirt he can find. He also has a talent for making authentic dirt bike sounds with his mouth.
Kacey White is 20 years old, lives in Norman, OK, and has been racing bikes for 10 years. She races in Womens Expert in cross country and the Womens 250 class in motocross and rides a Kawasaki KX 450F, KX250F, Suzuki SV650 and an Aprilla 50 mini for road racing.
Her achievements include:
Kacey has been featured on the Oklahoma Highschool Sports Express show in 2009 and appeared on the cover of Metro Family Magazine in 2005.
Her goal is making it to Loretta’s and finishing top ten and to be an AMA Pro Road Racer
Favorite tracks are Woodland Hills Off Road Parks in Anadarko and Angelridge in El Reno and Hallett Raceway is her favorite Road racing course.
Favorite racing moment is winning the 2005 OCCRA Championship. She broke my leg (tib/fib) the first race of the season and came back to win the championship for the year!
When Kacey is not riding her bike she is a Cubbies Leader for the Awanas program at her church, and has been a Huddle Leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Motocross camps in 2009, 2010, 2011. Kacey went on a mission trip to Nicaragua this summer.
She is currently in college and preparing to apply to the OCCC Nursing program for 2012.
The last two years Kacey has had injuries that have impacted her racing. Last summer she had knee surgery two days after her final race of the season. "It was cool winning the last OSCS race of the year at Reynard Raceway since I was going to be off for a few months." Kasey took up Road Racing this year and hasn’t done as much motocross. The Road Racing has been fun and something different. "My first start on a big bike was pretty cool because I don’t think anyone was expecting me to start as well as I did. I have really enjoyed cross country, motocross and road racing. I feel really blessed that I have had the opportunity to do them all."
Taylor Bassham is 18 years old, lives in Midwest City, OK, and has been racing bikes for 8 years since he was 10 years old.
Taylor races in 250 Intermediate and College Boy classes. His favorite track is I35 MX.
Taylor's goals for this year are to get up to speed and win some local races. He recently won the Four Stroke and Open Outlaw classes at Round 7 of the Oklahoma State Championship series Round 7 at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex. Next year he hopes to participate in the Loretta Lynn Nationals and the Intermediate class.
His sponsors are Extreme Cycle & ATV, Reynard Modifications, Mom, Dad & Grandpa, Amsoil, Factory Backing, Chan at Baker Boys Yamaha andRicky Hill.
Autumn Rodman is 14 years old, lives in Blanchard, OK, and has been racing bikes for 7 years.
Photo by David Hunter of Daves Pics
Clayton McConville is a 14 year old from Edmond, OK and has been riding motorcross bikes since he was 7 years old.
He rides a Honda CRF 250 and attends events in Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas where he won 4th place at the 2010 Oak Hill Nationals.
Clayton's sponsors are Reynard Modifications, Reynard Raceway, Spy, Novik, Factory Effex, Works Connection, Twin Air, Amsoil & Renthal. Clayton gives a special thanks to Robbie Reynard for his support.
This year Clayton hopes to make it to the Amateur Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn Motocross Ranch and would like to win a title at a national event.