Carter Biese is known for putting “cheese” on the head of all his competitors, taking a hefty sum in the form of bounty, and riding away from each event with a smile gleaming from ear to ear. He holds nothing back while in the midst of competition, keeping his peer’s at ransom, and only relinquishing his strangle in return for race wins. Heading into the summer months, Mr.Biese is looking to make an all out assault on the rest of the field, and he sat down with us, offering his plans for operation.
At what age did you know you wanted to race motocross? When did it all click for you?
My dad got me a bike before I was even born and I immediately became attached to the sport. I would sit and watch race after race after race on tv. At the age of 4, I could put a number to a name of every pro rider on the circuit. I started riding when I was 5 and it simply took off from there! I've kind of been under the radar for the majority of my years but lately I've started to put in some good results.
Do you remember your first race? Any highlights?
Yeah my first race was on a P-Dub and I got lapped multiple times in a 4 lap race! All I know is that I talked about it for weeks.
What does the number 243 represent? Any specific reasoning behind choosing that number?
I started off running 36 because it was my Dads number but then I went to Ponca one year and I got 43. These past couple years I have been in the same class as another fast rider that has 43 so this year I decided to put a 2 in front of it.
Being from Wisconsin, how have you been able to keep your level of speed consistent throughout the winter months? Is that tough to do?
Yeah it's pretty tough that's for sure. I still go to public school so I can't just go down south and ride all winter. I did what I could this winter by putting in the work in the gym since I couldn't be on the bike as much. We get over to an indoor place just a few times each winter that's about it though. Taking the time off keeps us hungry and ready to go by the time the real racing starts!
Earlier this spring, you ran the RC Amateur SX, and did rather exceptional; how do you feel the event went?
It was basically my first race on a big bike since Mini O’s where I got hurt. It was a good week considering I got bronchitis during the week. I got really tired because I was sick during the motos so I wasn't able to really put it together. Walking away with a podium finish was good.
The competition was extremely stiff for the Freestone National, and you hovered near the top ten all week; did you take anything away from this race?
Freestone was just a wash! I rode tight all week and just had some bad luck. It wasn't an indication at all of what I can do that's for sure.
Man, you killed the regional this past weekend in Ohio, how stoked are you to secure your bid for Loretta Lynn’s this year?
Ever since Freestone I've been hungry to show people what I can really do, and I was able to come out to Ohio and make things happen. I won 4 out of 6 motos, so I was pretty happy with how the weekend went. I've been a little under the radar in the past, and I think I put myself on the map.
What’s your training and preparation looking like this year for LL?
Looks like it will just be around here in Wisconsin and Illinois. We got a good little group of guys going pretty fast around here to ride with.
Tell us your goals for the dude ranch, what are you looking to come away with?
Loretta’s hasn't always gone so great for me in the past and I'd like to change that this year. I've been pretty quiet in the past being like 5th through 9th. I want to be on the podium this year. I just want to show up and show the teams I have what it takes.
Once Loretta’s has concluded, what are your plans for the rest of 2017, and into 2018?
It just depends on how Loretta’s goes. I'd like to hop up to a 250 but it will depend on if I get on a team or not. I'm just going to focus on the present for now and let the chips fall where they may.
In the next five years, what do you hope to accomplish? Professional Career? College?
I would really like to pursue a pro career. I love racing dirt bikes and everything else that comes with it. I enjoy the training and the hot days at the track.
It appears as though you’ve dabbled into SnoCross; what other activities have you done to get you away from racing?
Yeah Polaris decided to see what I got on a sled. Kody Kamm came from the moto side of things, and he became the Pro Open Champion last year. It's completely different than riding a dirt bike. Those things weigh like 450 pounds and are hard to turn! I am supposed to race again next year but we will see what happens as far as dirt bikes.
Any sponsor’s you’d like to thank?
OCRacing, Fly, Scott, Nihilo Concepts, Dunlop, Rekluse, FMF, Powerband, Tamer, Mika Metals, ODI Grips, Acerbis, Vertex, Pivot Works, U.S. Chrome, Black Diamond Mx, DP Brakes, No Toil, Cometic, and all of my family!
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