Located deep within the heart of SEC country, Dalton Dyer and his “hog” are preparing an assault on the rest of 2017, and beyond. With his razorback mentality, the Yamaha pilot is looking to entrench his name into national discussion, topping what he’s previously done thus far in his career. Dalton was kind enough to let his talk with him for a bit, discussing a number of details concerning his racing career.
Do you know what sparked your initial interest in motocross? Why this sport?
In 2008, my dad and I went to watch my cousin Cole Heath compete in the 65 class at the ranch and I just instantly fell in love with it!
Memories of your first race?
My first race was at Pine Bluff MX, I pulled the hole-shot, was leading the race for 3 laps then looped out. After the race, I got disqualified for riding the wrong size 50 in the jr class.
What made you choose the number 92?
I was number 23 for a long time and went to Loretta's National and someone got my number, and that's what I just happened to get assigned and it stuck!
You were pretty consistent earlier this year at the GNC championship; tell us about the event and how you felt.
The GNC nationals was my first race back from an injury, I feel like I did pretty well for the circumstances. The GNC's where pretty sick, but I made a quite a few mistakes, I can definitely learn some things and make large improvements.
You absolutely killed it at your regional for Loretta’s; how stoked were you after the fact with a pair of seconds?
Regionals where an absolute blast! I was beyond ecstatic with my results, really showed me that I have the speed, I just need to minimize my mistakes and move forward!
You’ve made Loretta’s quite a few times before; do you enjoy the track in Tennessee?
It’s a fun track, we have been training on one like it.
What are you doing to prepare for the big dance this year, training wise?
TJ Uselman, Chris Culbreath, Conner Nelson, Ryder Floyd and I are training at Oak Hill Mx to prepare ourselves for the ranch!
What are your goals and aspirations for results at Loretta Lynn’s this year?
My goal is to top 10 every moto, and get top 5 starts!
Looking ahead to 2018, what are your plans?
In 2018 I’m going to ride A class and try to make some money and hopefully get my pro points for 2019.
Attending public school, how hard is it to balance both a racing career and public education?
Attending Public school and keeping a racing career is super difficult. Going to school from 8-3 and having to do all the homework from my classes really takes away all of my riding time.
Do kids at school know the extent of your racing career?
The kids at my school know i ride and know that i compete around the united states, but they do not know the effort or the time we have to put into it day to day.
What do you like to do off the bike? Any other interests?
I like to lift weights, road bike, and I attend plumbing school at NATF.
Any sponsor’s you’d like to thank?
Jeff Oldenburg at Oak Hill MX, EBR Performance, Altus Motorsports, Thor, Möbius, FMF, Cycra, ODI, Designs by King, Preston tye and my Mom and Dad.
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