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Austin Forkner

Austin Forkner started his racing motocross career in 2003 at the age of five. In his first year racing, he won the Show-Me Fall Series. Later on, he continued racing in his home state until 2005, when he entered his first amateur national event at Ponca City, finishing top 10 in either 50cc 7-8 classes.

Racing and being competitive “runs” in Austin’s veins. His father is a smooth motocross rider, and his mother is a barrel racer on horses, making it only natural for them to support Austin. His parents were Austin’s primary support through 2010. In that same year, Austin was the only youth rider to win TWO National Titles at Loretta’s. Since his first AMA National title at Loretta's, Austin has been on the Kawasaki Team Green bikes as a factory supported rider.

In 2015, Austin set his sights on the pro ranks and made a plan on how he would transition to professional racing. He made his last performance as an amateur racer at the Loretta Lynn National Championships in August 2015 with 2 victories. Then he started working on his pro program. In September, in his first pro race, he finished 4th behind 3 seasoned veterans of the sport. In January he raced 2 Arenacross races winning the second one in Greensboro. Austin wrapped up his amateur career with wins at Daytona and Freestone.

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Stats

Name/ Nickname:
Austin Forkner

DOB:
9/2/1998

Hometown:
Richards, MO

Currently Resides:
Richards, MO

Team:
Monster Energy Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Fox Team Rider Since:
2010

Bike:
KX250F

National Number:
24

Years Pro:
3  

 

Career Highlights

2016 Freestone Spring Championship - 250 A - 1st Place Champion

2016 Freestone Spring Championship - Open Pro - 1st Place Champion

2016 Daytona RCSX - 250 A - 1st Place Champion

2016 Daytona RCSX - Open Pro - 1st Place Champion

2015 Mini-Olympics - 250 A/Pro – 1st Place Olympiad

2015 Mini-Olympics - 450 A/Pro – 1st Place Olympiad

2015 Monster Cup - Am All-Stars – 1st Place Champion

2015 Loretta Lynn’s - 250 B – 1st Place Champion

2015 Freestone – 250 B – 1st Place Champion

2015 Daytona RCSX – 250 B – 1st Place Champion

2014 Mini-Olympics – 250 B – 1st Place Olympiad

2014 Loretta Lynn’s - SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

2014 Freestone – SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

2014 Daytona RCSX – SuperMini – 1st Place Champion

2013 Mini-Olympics – SuperMini – 1st Place Olympiad

2013 Monster Cup – SuperMini – 1st Place Champion

2013 Freestone – SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

2012 Mini-Olympics – Bronze Boot Award Winner

2012 Monster Energy Cup – 1st Place Champion

2011 Loretta Lynn’s – 85cc 12-14 Mod – 1st Place Champion

Interview

What's your favorite riding location?
Reynard training complex

What's your most memorable career moment?
Winning iron man outdoor national my rookie year as a pro.

How did you start riding MX?
My dad raced when I was younger and that's all I wanted to do.

Who was your favorite rider growing up?
Trey Canard

What are your hobbies?
Pretty much doing anything with the guys I train with, going to the skatepark, shooting guns, playing covers on guitar, and just listening to music.

Rider Top FOX GEAR Picks:
360 Preme White/Purple, Grey Instinct Boot

Follow Austin Forkner

Instagram: @AustinForkner

Twitter: @austinforknertwitter 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmboymx

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