Hailing from a small town of Bellevue Michigan comes 5’2”, 97lbs 14 year old Konner Visger, who’s is proving to pack a solid punch in the 85 and supermini class. Visger has been spending his time traveling between homes his family owns in Michigan and Alabama to get his education north and his moto training south. Visger qualified for Loretta’s this year and has remained consistent in his training through the year. He’s looking more and more confident on the bike and finding his way navigating through highly competitive classes. I was able to catch up with him recently and find out what got him interested in the sport and what’s keeping him focused going into 2018. Here’s what he had to say.
What got you involved in motocross?
I watched my older Brother and Sister race since I was born so I always wanted to rider too. I started racing when I was 4 years old.
How do you feel the 2017 season went for you?
Good, this year I set strategic goals for my long term plan rather than just racing every weekend. A main goal included qualifying for Loretta’s for the first time. I achieved all of the personal goals I set for myself.
What was your best finish in 2017?
I cannot point to one finish, I had wanted to stay consistent and improve on my riding each race knowing the results will follow. I feel I was able to accomplish this.
What was your proudest moment in 2017 on the track? When I was finally able to say I qualified for Loretta’s. I was just as proud of the process it took to get there as I was the achievement.
Favorite track? Millcreek, Pell City Alabama
Favorite race? This changes every year but this year I had would say Mini Os
What classes are you planning on racing in 2018?
Supermini is the class I will race. Due to my size being somewhat small. I will practice on my 125 but not race it.
What race will you always try to make?
Spring Classic at Millcreek then hit qualifiers for Loretta’s and whatever else looks like fun, finishing at Mini Os. I also may try a couple more GNCC races as I enjoyed Iron Man this year and I also race the Michigan Vintage Motocross races on a 1999 Big Wheel CR 80. Hoping to make it to Ponca in October this year also.
You’ve had consistent national finishes. What do you feel will get you on that podium this in 2018?
I need to work on my starts. And ultimately my confidence, each National this year I feel I gained more confidence and definitely knowledge that comes with that experience. I want to keep working on myself both on and off the bike and moving forward one goal at a time. This will lead to better results and ultimately that Podium.
I noticed you’re currently traveling over in Germany. How’s it going?
Good got to see a lot great things from Castles to Cathedrals. It was a great experience to be able to see a different culture and the amount of history that the country has firsthand.
What do you like to do outside of motocross? Mountain Biking at Fort Custer in battle creek with my family is probably my favorite.
Fly Racing, Illusive Gloves, Factory Connection, HCP Designs, Motovation Graphics, JT Cycle, Dunlop, Greg Weever and my Family.