I started riding dirtbikes later in life then most I compete with. I actually grew up riding quads, racing go carts, and spectating sprint car racing and various dirtbike events. My dad and I lost everything even our house and toys when I was in high school due to the economy and then I was rear ended/ hit and run by a drunk driver doing 50+ mph after graduation and turning it all around to somehow be a positive. I had to work hard to make basic ends meet/ pay off medical bills despite having a broken back at 17. I eventually changed jobs (but also worked a second job) when I was 21 starting as a receptionist at a brand new dealership with no experience, worked up the ladder, and am now the top advisor of a very successful service department at the same company. Because of the hard work, I was eventually able to afford to purchase my own bikes and fulfill my childhood dreams of being able to race!