Yamaha bLU cRU athlete, Jordan Jarvis has been putting the hammer down, going to the gym and getting as much seat time as she can to prepare herself to dominate at regionals where she will earn her ticket to this years premiere amateur motocross national held at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch. The #30 bike has her sights on the number 1 plate, and she's not stoping until she wins. We caught up with Jordan to see what she's been up to lately and what her goals are for the rest of this year.
MP: Talk about your last race and how it went overall
Jordan Jarvis: I was recently in Vegas for the Arenacross National Championship. I won the girls 7-13 class. 2nd in Women’s, I made a pass and lead for a short time and battled back and forth. Even being the only one on a supermini, it was a great race! I also ran Supermini and the Dominator class. I finished okay in both, but not where I wanted. A bad start in the Dominator class and a crash in the Supermini kept me off the podium. The last 2 weekends were LL Area Qualifiers. First was at Elizabeth City MX. In Supermini 1 first Moto had a bad start finished 9th overall, in Supermini 2 I was 7th, girls 12-16 I was 1st and Women's 14+ I was 1st. Sunday was a rainy day but mud races are so much fun!!! This past weekend I was at North Carolina Motorsports Park for another Area qualifier. I got 5th in schoolboy 1, and a 1st in Women's 14+. The women's race I still have a nasty bruise. In the first turn of the 2nd Moto, I went down, was run over and had a bike stuck on top of me. I was on a mission after I finally was able to get up and going. They shortened the laps but I was determined... I worked my way past some of the vet riders and past the women in the class to get 1st.
Jordan Jarvis: I am super pumped to be part of bLUcRU. I wanted to ride a yamaha since I was little because that is what my Dad has always ridden. Yamaha bLU cRU has supported me for the last few years and I couldn't be happier. Hoping to be with them for a long time to come. Proud to be bLU!
MP: Tell us how you first got into racing.
Jordan Jarvis: I started racing a Pdub 50 (a PW, then a KTM50, Cobra50 then a Metrakit50 and so on) at the age of 5 and started racing because my Dad raced. My sister, Melinda raced as well. I loved the competition of racing from the beginning, I guess you can say racing is in our blood. I loved being able to beat the boys!!! I don't really remember my first race too good. It was at Atco MX Park, in NJ. That is where my racing career began! I know my results weren't that great but I was happy bringing home the trophy! We spent a lot of time there, my Mom and Dad used to help out there.
MP: Besides racing, what else do you like to with your free time?
Jordan Jarvis: In my free time, lol, I try to be a normal kid as much as I can. I play basketball, soccer, ride my mountain bike and hang with my friends. I like to play around on my pit bike and our trampoline.
MP: What's the most challenging obstacle that comes with racing and training?
Jordan Jarvis: My most challenging obstacle is finding the time to train with going to school full time, keeping my grades up and my Dad working 500 miles from home weekly. My Mom works full time as well so trying to get on the bike during the week is difficult most of the time. Pretty much all my training is on weekends, except for my gym training which is during the week and when I am off school.
MP: Describe yourself using one word
Jordan Jarvis: One word.... Competitive!
MP: out of all the places you have rode, where is your favorite place to ride?
Jordan Jarvis: My favorite track is probably Miles Mountain in PA, it is so cool with all the elevation changes and going up and then down the side of a mountain.
MP: Finally, who would you like to thank for helping you out?
Jordan Jarvis: I would like to thank my sponsors, I would not be where I am today without all of their help.
Yamaha Blu Cru, Triangle Cycles, Scranton Craftsman, Fox, Fmf, Dunlop, Evo, Impulse mx, Monster army, Scott Usa, Moto hose, Protaper, Wiseco, Icw, South of Border, Dana Pelletier and Wide Open mx, Power Seal, Mx Antix usa, Performance MX, Asterisk, Liquid Performance, Dirt Industries, GYTR, Yamalube, Uncle Dave and Josh, and most of all mom and dad.