Roaming the streets of Harrisonburg, Virginia, aboard his number 37 KTM, Parker Constable is scoping his territory to apprehend criminals who break laws of any kind, especially those who are trying to steal a race win.
Pacing back and forth across the East Coast, he’s treading softly, trying not to alarm anyone, yet at the same time, flaunting his badge to make sure that everyone in his presence understands that he’s the man with authority, hence his last name.
He’s had the town talking, so much so that we had to get a chance to sit down with the young man and see what he’s all about.
You seemed to get started riding motorcycles at a very young age, when was you’re first interaction with the sport?
My dad grew up riding motorcycles, so he thought it be for fun for me to ride. I was only 20 months old when I rode for the first time at my Grandmother’s Farm. My first bike was a Honda CR50, and it had training wheels. My dad made me a deal, that I if I could ride a bicycle without training wheels, I could take them off my motorcycle. At 2 years old, I proved to him I could do it, so the training wheels came off. From that moment on, I was ready to race and riding became my passion.
First Race Memories?
My first race was at the local county fair, and I was 3 years old in the 4-6 year old class; the track was designed similar to a Supercross track. I made 3 laps out of the 5, and was so excited to win my first motocross trophy.
How did you choose your race number? Any symbolism behind that?
My race number is 37; my first race was at 3 years old, and I made it to my first regional at 7 years old.
You rode well at the qualifiers so far this year, taking wins at both Fast Farms and High Point. How do you feel about your 2017 performances?
I feel good about my races this year, but I know I have work to do to compete with my classes. The 65 and 85cc classes are some of the most competitive out there. I ran well on my 65 at both qualifiers, but I had clutch issues on my 85 at HighPoint, which held me back.
You’re beginning to transition into the 85cc divisions, how has that jump been?
I feel like I am making good progress on my 85 and am enjoying it. My goal is to return to Loretta’s on my 65, and to qualify on my 85 this year as well!
What’s your favorite type of terrain to ride on?
I like a rough, rutted track. Deep ruts are my favorite.
Being from the East Coast, what’s your favorite track you’ve had the chance to compete on thus far?
Fast Farms MX! I visited for the first time this year and the ruts were incredible.
What are your goals and plans for the rest of the year?
To make it through regionals and have a good showing at Loretta’s. I had a podium my first year at Loretta’s, but a little bad luck has kept me from hitting my goal of being top 10 or better. I plan on doing another national in addition to Loretta’s this year.
Are there any professional’s style you replicate, or any you look up to?
I like aggressive, fast riding, and I love watching Zach Osborne. He’s always full tilt during races, and he’s from my home state, Virginia.
What do you like to do when you’re off the bike? What makes you take your mind off of racing for a bit?
I play football and basketball during the year, which keeps my endurance up. I have spent the last 3 years training at Rocktown CrossFit; it’s made me a stronger athlete both physically and mentally. Of course, hanging out with my friends is important to me. I also hang out with my sister a lot; she’s my biggest supporter.
Any sponsors you’d like to thank?
My sponsors are the best, thank you to each one of them. Early’s Cycle Center, Fly Racing, Amsoil, No_Toil, EVS Sports, Ride 100%, Limited Decal, Fuel Clothing, Mx Solutions, Rocktown Crossfit, and Fasthouse Clothing.
Social Media Links?
You can find us on Instagram, @ParkerConstable37 or @Constablecrew. Thank you.
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