KTM Orange Brigade rider, Pierce Brown is no rookie to crossing the checker flag first. The Team Dunlop Elite rider put the power to the ground at the California Classic, coming away with a championship in the Supermini Class. Pierce plans to stay on the grind training both on and off the track to come out swinging at Mammoth. We caught up with Pierce to see what's going to be the game plan for the rest of the year and what races he plans on hitting.
MP: Your last race, where was it, and how did it go?
Pierce Brown: My last race as far as nationals go was Cali Classic. I was hoping to do better in the 85 class but I ended up winning the supermini class. Bummed for Derek Drake though, it's never good to win when your competition gets hurt. Other than that I've just been doing local races running my supermini in the schoolboy class. There's definitely a lot of fast guys in the schoolboy, especially when Garrett (Marchbanks) shows up!
MP: What's your goals for the rest of this year?
MP: How did you first get started in this sport?
Pierce brown: My dad used to race desert so that's how I got involved with dirtbikes. I started riding a pedal bike with no training wheels when I was 2 so my dad went ahead and bought me a PW 50. My dad started taking me for trail rides to help me get used to a dirt bike. After that my dad took me to an arenacross and I decided I liked that more than desert. My first race was a little shaky but after awhile I got the hang of it.
MP: What other things do you like to do in your free time besides race?
Pierce Brown: In my free time I like to go to the skate park with my friends and I love to go mountain biking. There are endless trails here in Utah for mountain biking and there is no possible way to get bored on a trail. Moto and MTB relate a lot and I think that is part of why I find it so enjoyable.
MP: Describe yourself using one word
Pierce Brown: If I could describe myself in one word it would be "determined".
MP: What is the most challenging obstacle that comes with training and racing?
Pierce Brown: The most challenging obstacle when it comes to training and racing is training day in and day out and being confident that you trained harder than anybody else on the gate. In Utah there is a lot of mountain biking but the moto scene is super small. The mountain biking works out in my favor because I can go for a 8-10 mile ride after school. But there are hardly any tracks here and there's an even smaller amount of decent tracks. Like I said before, I don't have a pro training program but it's enough to get the job done.
MP: I'm sure you have rode on many different tracks throughout the years, which track was your favorite place to ride?
Pierce Brown: Last year when I went to Mini Os Greg from Radmx let me and a couple other guys go ride this private track called Moonraker and it was by far the funnest track I've ever ridden before.
MP: Finally, who would you like to thank for helping you out?
Pierce Brown: Can't thank all my sponsor enough for doing everything they have done for me. First and foremost I would like to thank my mom and dad, Red Bull, KTM Orange Brigade, Troy Lee Designs, Dunlop, Scott, FMF, Alpinestars, PR2 suspension, ODI grips, DT1 filters, Renthal, Lynks motors, Edge powersports, Nihilo concepts, Rad manufacturing, Motorex, Rad mx, DC moto, Milestone mx, Perris raceway, SGMX, Motoseat, Rockwell watches, Vertex Pistons.