Wisconsin will be well represented at Amateur Motocross Championships in August
LAKE MILLS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Motocross racers like to go fast. How fast?
"Like, pretty fast," said Jett Skodras, a five-year old rider from Sussex.
Jett only be five, but he gets it. While he will not be racing, his two older siblings Sutton and Ryder, will be heading to Loretta Lynn Ranch for the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in August.
Wisconsin will be well represented with New Berlin native Riley Busse and Franklin racers Jayden and Jayce Wolf going as well.
"It’s so much fun. The most fun I have all year. I look forward to it," said 15-year-old Riley Busse.
"It’s a big accomplishment for me because everyone else besides my youngest brother has made it. So, I just kinda felt like I needed to get there," said 16-year-old Sutton Skodras.
During a week-long event, racers will run three motos hoping to stack up times for their best overall finish.
"There's people from all over the world. So, like coming to a top competition. Not even the local races, it's way harder," said 13-year-old Ryder Skodras.
This will be a third trip to Loretta Lynn's for Ryder. He will race in the Mini Senior 12-14 division. His sister, Sutton, has qualified for the first time and is in the Women's division.
Riley Busse qualified a year ago and is looking to push himself further to improve on what he did last year. He will be in the Super Mini 1 and 2 divisions.
Jayden Wolf qualified a year ago as well. This year is in on the list as an alternate in the 250 B Limited Division. His younger brother Jayce qualified for the first time in the 85 CC division. Their sister Bryanne qualified last year in the Women's Division.
A common theme for sure is the family aspect. Whether riding with their siblings or the influence of their parents.
"It's cool because we get to stay together and just have time with each other," said 15-year-old Jayden.
"It's not just me doing it. It's three or four other people doing it with me," said 13-year-old Jayce. "They push me too. They push me a lot harder and further."
"It feels cool to have the whole family in one thing. Not everybody is split up," said Sutton.
For some of them, they got on the bike as young as two or four years old. They have spent their time racing at clubs all across Wisconsin, like the Aztalan Cycle Club in Lake Mills. They simply love the competition.
"The adrenaline rush of racing is completely different from when you're practicing," said Sutton.
"Honestly I just enjoy it so much. My happy place is at the track and I love doing what I do," said Riley.
The AMA Amateur Motocross Championships run from Monday, August 1st to Saturday, August 6th in Hurricane Mills, TN.