The current state of motocross finds many of the elite competitors tailored and groomed for stardom, from the beginning of their existence. You don’t often come across an individual who’s taken a path of simple “fun” and recreational riding, that can conform to the speed of national talent, in just a few short years.
Meet Cameron Guyer, a young man whom in 2013, was just beginning to dabble into racing motocross, on a local level. He’s quickly assimilated into a national threat, and is preparing to make an assault on the rest of the nationals that lay ahead this year. Intrigued by his story, we were fortunate enough to take some time, and receive the low-down on the number 19.
So Cameron, have you always been into motocross? Was this your first true love, as far as sports are concerned?
Yes, I have always loved motocross, whether I was watching it on TV or racing it myself. It was definitely the first sport I was ever interested in and the only sport I have ever competed in.
Can you think back to your first moment on the motorcycle? At what age did you begin competing?
My first memory on a motorcycle I was 4 years old on a PW-50. It was in the desert on a camping trip with my family. My dad took off the training wheels and even though I crashed most of the time, I loved it. I kept riding in the desert on camping trips until I was 11 years old. Then I met 2 friends that raced track. They introduced me to riding at our local tracks and that is when my passion for motocross began. Then in 2013 at 12 years old I started racing the 85 beginner class at local races and that is where it started.
Why the number 19?
When I first started racing my number was 98, which was my dad's old number. In 2015 before my first National at Hangtown I switched to KTM 85's and I wanted a new number for my new bikes, so I chose the number 19. Nothing super special just a number I really liked.
You finished a solid 14th last year at Loretta’s; were you excited with how you rode?
Last year at Loretta's was my first time competing there so I really did not know what to expect. I showed up ready to race the best I could and ended up with 14th so I was pretty stoked. It was a big learning experience for me and it showed me that if I keep working hard, I can only get better from there.
You seem to be traveling quite a bit to chase your dream; where are you currently residing at, and getting your training in?
Yes, my mom and I travel in our van to most of the races except big nationals. I enjoy riding all the different tracks and competing against different racers across the country. As far as training, I've had a great opportunity to train at Reynard Training Complex in Oklahoma with a great group of kids that really push me to better myself.
Who all is in your support group? You must have a strong crew around you to get you to all of the events.
My support group is massive. From my dad and mom whom do it all, to my sister, family, and friends that support me from back home,
Your first bid to LL occurred at the Underground MX regional; how did you feel coming away from there?
Underground went really well for me. My goal was to get a ticket at my first LL Regional this year, and I did. I came away with a ticket in Supermini 1 and in Supermini 2, I had a bad first moto, but I did my best in moto 2 and 3 and ended up missing my 2nd ticket by 1 with a 7th overall. I was happy with my riding and stoked to be going to Loretta's again.
Stoked from your results at ChilliTown? Yet another ticket cashed!
Chilitown also went good for me. I just needed that one last ticket, so I tried to keep it on two wheels and ride consistent and not over my head. I got it done in Supermini 2 and was super happy I didn't have to go to my last Regional.
What’s your favorite obstacle on the track in Tennessee?
My favorite part of the Loretta's track is the 10 Commandments. Just because they are fun and very technical, especially in the mud.
Goals for the ranch? Top ten? Five? Title?
My goal for Loretta's is to top 10 overall in both Supermini classes. I am going to give it my all and see where I end up.
Are we going to big bikes for the remainder of 2017? Following that week in August?
Yes, after Loretta's I will move up to 125's. I am looking forward to the change because I am getting too big for a Supermini.
What all do you like to do off the bike? How do you relax?
When I am not riding, I enjoy going to my family's river house in California. There I like to jet ski, and hang out with friends on the water.
Any sponsor’s you’d like to thank?
I would like to thank my family and friends, Reynard Training Complex, Troy Lee Designs, Stunts Unlimited, Lynk's Racing, AHM Suspension, DT1 Filters, Renthal, Dunlop, Nihilo Concepts, Magik Graphics, Scott Goggles, Matrix Concepts, FMF, Maxima Oils
DAILY BREAD BY / LOGAN MATTINGLY
(Know someone that should be featured?)
E-mail - email@example.com