With breaking his leg three weeks before Loretta's last year, Crockett Myers plans to redeem himself this year. The #411 bike has been training at the MotoX Compound with Matt Walker working on everything that will help him gain speed on the track. Crockett's last race was at Echeconne MX where he cleaned up house, taking the win in every class as well as every holeshot. Crockett is looking to stay on his training and carry his momentum into regionals where he hopes to get his ticket to the Ranch. We caught up with Crockett to see what's been happening lately and what his plans are this year.
Crockett Myers: I train with Matt Walker at the motoxcompound. Matt likes to keep things fresh for us. We have a lot of different tracks to ride. We run motos, sprints, work starts. Some days we do turn track work (my favorite). Every now and then we get to go to a private track that is really nice. Matt pushes me in a positive way that keeps me improving and still having fun on the bike at the same time. I'm feeling very confident on the bike right now and looking forward to regionals.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went.
Crockett Myers: My last race was at Echeconne. My starts were on point, I got every holeshot on all my motos. I went 1-1 on my 65, 85 (9-11), 85 (9 -13). See what happened was...I got the holeshot and then ended up 2nd. I made sure my 2nd motos in that class to get the hole shot and run a very solid 1st lap to set my self up to get the 2nd Moto win for the overall. The echeconne track was amazing. Matt turned it around backwards and put in a lot of fun jumps. It was a great weekend!
MP: This year is already half way through, what are some goals you have set for the remainder of the year?
MP: How did you first get started in this sport of racing dirt bikes?
Crockett Myers: When I was two I liked riding on things like the lawn mower, tractor, four wheelers. I saw a picture of a kid my age on a KTM mini, that's when I started begging for a dirt bike. My dad didn't grow up racing or even riding dirt bikes. He didn't give in until I was 5. He bought Lincoln (my brother) and I a Honda 50 to share. We learned to ride at durhamtown plantations. About a week after I got the bike we went out to ride and they were having a pee wee race. I told my dad I wanted to race. Two weeks later I dropped the gate for my first Moto. I got 2nd and was hooked!
MP: Besides racing, what else do you like to do with your free time?
Crockett Myers: Free time, what's that? Just joking...my family isn't very good at sitting still. We are always going and doing something. We like to take our Honda pioneer out to the sand trails along the flint river here in Albany. But when we do get time at home we all like to just chill and get some rest.
MP: What's the most challenging obstacle you face with racing and training?
Crockett Myers: For me it's probably overcoming fear. Grown ups always say, that kid is fearless, but I'm really not. I love the thrill of riding and racing but sometimes hitting a new jump is scary, I'm not gonna lie! But lucky for me, I trust in God, my coach, and my talent to overcome my fears.
MP: If you could describe yourself using one word what would it be?
Crockett Myers: Awesome lol
MP: Out of all the tracks you have rode, where is your favorite place to ride?
Crockett Myers: Red Bud for sure. I instantly clicked with that track.
MP: Finally, who would you like to thank for helping you out?
Crockett Myers: No doubt that you have to have a support team to make it in this sport and my team is so great! First and always Jesus Christ! Dad and Mom and Lincoln, team PIP, my grandparents, Matt Walker, Lone star racing, Munn Racing, JT racing USA, Roost mx, Ryno Power, Power band, team Dunlop, Scott goggles, FMF, straight shot air filters, shock socks, Nihilo.