What’s your name?
My name is Brooke Hill.
Where are you from?
I am from Chambersburg, PA.
Who is(are) your rider(s)?
My sons are Talon Hill and Triston Hill.
How long have you been a moto mom?
I have been a moto mama for six years.
Were you into motorcycles before becoming a moto mom?
I had a dirt bike as a kid but never got into it. My husband rode growing up and when we got together thirteen years ago, moto life quickly became the new normal. The boys have always been destined to ride.
Describe a typical race weekend for you.
A race weekend for me includes preparing our meals, pep talks, praying for all the kid’s safety, and making sure my cup is always full of, “Mom Juice.”
What’s your family’s favorite meal at the track?
Burgers are always an easy and favorite dinner while trackside. The kids stay busy and it is hard to pull them away from their friends for much else.
Do you have any pre-race rituals or superstitions while spectating?
Before the boys go out, they get an, “I love you, have fun, and be safe.” I usually hit each on top of the helmet and send them off.
Most nerve-wracking moment watching your kid(s) race/ride?
Starts are what get me the most. I pray from the time the 30-second board comes out and until the boys are through the first turn. My palms are sweaty and I often hold back tears. My tears are from nerves, joy, and excitement for them!
Favorite part about being at the track?
My favorite part of being at the track is all of the other moto families. I never realized how close the moto community could be until I became apart of it. These people are all here for the same reason. The love of the sport and the determination to help their kid rise to the top. We won’t stop!
Favorite and least favorite part about traveling to the races?
Traveling to the races can be long and tiring, sometimes days. Seeing Talon and Triston with old friends and making new friends, makes the entire trip worth it no matter how long of a drive.
Craziest travel story?
Craziest travel story has to be our most recent one. We drove from Pennsylvania to Daytona, then to Texas for Spring A Ding Ding, then ended up at Freestone. Unfortunately, we were sent home before we could even get one practice in. The recent COVID-19 has really thrown us all for a loop this season.
The most important lesson motocross teaches at a young age.
The most important lesson motocross has taught Talon is determination and focus. I look at him and see a boy quickly maturing into a top rider. He gets up when he falls, doesn’t back down from a challenge, and makes me so proud to cheer for him! Triston is still coming into his own but with Talon’s help, he will soon be making podiums.
What’s your secret to getting all the dirt stains out of riding gear?
I won’t lie, I don’t have a secret to getting stains out. I guess we can consider the stains memories. But I will quickly tell Talon and Triston to stay on the damn bike or be out front and you won’t get stains.
Proudest moment of your career as a moto mom thus far?
My proudest, “Mom Moment” had to be Talon winning on his PW at Spring A Ding Ding in 2019. His podium performance was one for the books! I remember thinking, “That’s my baby!”
What’s your favorite track?
To date, Loretta Lynn’s has been my favorite track. The energy that is felt is amazing. Everyone poured their heart and soul into giving those riders a top track. I dig that kind of dedication. The experience was AMAZING!
Who is your favorite pro racer?
My favorite pro rider has to be Ryan Dungey. He is easy on the eyes and has skills.
What is your favorite genre of music?
I don’t have a particular genre of music I listen to. I enjoy a little bit of everything!
What is your favorite movie/tv show?
My favorite movie is, “Gone With The Wind.”
What is in your red solo cup?
My solo cup has what I like to call, “Mom Juice.” Little of this and a little of that.
Any advice for the moto moms of the future?
My advice for future moto moms is simple. Don’t be afraid to pray and keep your solo cup full. Your kid will always be calmer than you are and for that, you should be proud! You’ll always want your child to do better than they did the time before, and just always remind them how amazing they are to be in this sport. It takes guts to be a rider, but it takes even more guts to let your most important possession be that rider. To let half your heart out on the track and know it’s the right move. You’re doing good mama, I promise.