What’s your name and where are you from?

Jackson Potashnick from Sikeston, Missouri.

What classes do you race?

65cc (7-9) and 65cc (7-9) Limited.

How did you get into motorcycles?

My dad used to race dirt bikes and cars.

Tell us about your first race.

I was 5 years old and my parents took me to a local track. I was nervous but super excited because a lot of my friends and family were there cheering me on. I took home a 2nd place finish and have been hooked ever since.

What other sports do you like?

Football and NASCAR. 

Describe a typical day at the track for you.

I typically have my oatmeal and RynoPower then go over the track with Max. I will ride my e-bike and play with dirt bikes, building tracks with my friends in between motos. When it’s time to go race I try to get focused and remind myself to have fun and push hard! When the gate drops I wanna get the holeshot and stay up front so I can bring home hardware. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t but I love racing and everything that comes with it! After the races, my sister Vivian and I play while Max, my dad and my mom pack up our motorhome to go to the next race!

Favorite meal to have before you race?

Oatmeal and RynoPower.

Best moment on a motocross bike?

When I raced the KTM JR Challenge in Houston, Texas in 2019.

Best road trip story.

When I got out of school in May of 2019 my family, Max, and I drove our motorhome from Missouri to California to Washington then back home to Missouri for thirty-seven days. We went to so many awesome tracks, raced a couple of Loretta’s Regionals, and met a bunch of cool people!

What’s your favorite track to ride?

Freestone MX.

Who is your favorite professional racer and why?

Vince Friese. He has awesome starts and his older brother Max Friese is my riding coach/mechanic

Who would you like to thank for helping you out?

My dad, Max Friese, Doug Friese, and all my sponsors.