Missouri native, Sawyer Jentzsch has been an impressive sight to see at the Liquid Nitro Arenacross races. Leading in points for three different classes, the little ripper plans to carry his momentum throughout the season as he plans to put in the effort to make his debut at the premier Amateur National, Loretta Lynn's.
MP: What's your favorite part about racing?
Sawyer: I love everything about racing. My favorite part of racing is the start and getting the hole shot. I can't wait for the gate to drop and get the hole shot and then ride as fast as I can for the win. I have started focusing on my corner speed the last few races and seeing how fast I can go around the corners without slowing up. I love spending time with my friends at every race and making new friends. My favorite part of every track is the whoops. I always make sure that I'm having fun during every race.
MP: It looks like you have been having fun racing the liquid Nitro series, how has that been?
Sawyer: I have loved every track this year at the Liquid Nitro AX Tour. Tracy Freeman builds the best tracks ever. My favorite track this year was at Claremore,OK. The competition has been tough. I have had to qualify for most of the mains this year because there has been so many riders in the 50 class and several qualifiers for the 65 class. I always battle with #103 Kyler Hatch one of my best buddies. We battle hard when we are racing and then have fun hanging out together between our races. I am currently leading in the overall points series in the 50cc 7-9, 50cc open and the 65 7-9 classes. In the 3 regions I am currently leading in points for the 50cc 7-9 and 50cc open in all 3 regions and leading for the points on the 65 7-9 class for the Central Region. I had my first straight 6-6 win at the Sedalia, MO track on 01/09/15 in the 50cc 7-9, 50cc open and 65 7-9 classes and then another straight 6-6 wins in Kansas City on 01/23/15. I have had several 4-4 straight wins for my heat and main races in the 50cc 7-9 and 50cc open classes this season. I have had a few minor crashes this series but I didn't get hurt from any of them.
MP: You attended camp Boom Diggity, tell me about your experience while you were there.
Sawyer: My favorite part of Boom Diggity was the training and learned a lot while having so much fun. I loved being able to ride and train on so many different tracks. I made so many new friends and still stay in contact with several of the new friends I made. The water slide was so cool and fun. I also love the dodge ball tournament and my team came in 2nd for our age group. My favorite trainer was Colleen Millsaps and I am hoping to attend her training facility this year. Boom Diggity is a camp I want to attend every year! My dad also made it to the main on the pit bike races. I had fun standing on the side lines yelling at him on what he should do. Everyone should go at least one time and they will want to go every year. The coolest memory of Boom Diggity was my personalized Playground magazines I received. I kept one for myself and signed the other ones for some special people that have supported me since I've been riding.
MP: What’s your plans for the 2015 season?
Sawyer: I am wanting to race a lot of different tracks this year and focus on riding my 65. The series I am planning on attending this year is Liquid Nitro AX Tour, Arkansas State Series and riding a lot at Sundance MX Track which is my favorite track in Arkansas, Loretta Lynns qualifiers, some local series, thinking about doing the Texas Winter Series this next year, Milsaps training facility and of course attending Boom Diggity.
MP: Who are some of your sponsors you would like to give a shout out to for helping you out?
Sawyer: My biggest supporters and sponsors are my mom and dad, brother Stetson and my sister Savannah. AJAX Kawasaki & KTM, Nihilo Concepts, Answer, Decal Works, FMF, Pro Taper, EVS, Twin Air, Sixsixone, Pit Posse Motorsports, Factory Backing. I appreciate MXSponsors and have received many sponsors through them. I'm really proud that out of 65,000 sponsored riders I am in the top 100 right now.