What’s your name and where are you from?
Logan Lessar (#21) from Sedalia, Colorado.
What classes do you race?
I race the Supermini 1 and Supermini 2 classes
How did you get into motorcycles?
I was introduced to motorcycles at a very young age because my mom and dad raced both motocross and supercross. My dad had raced for years when he was younger and was a local pro in our community. He introduced motocross to my mom who loved it. I spent a ton of time at the track watching my mom and dad and I started riding at age 3. I couldn’t get enough of it and always wanted to ride. Before I was big enough to ride, I would play for hours in the sand with my toy dirt bikes. My parents would bring sand to the tracks and make a pile for me to play in which I would do for hours and hours and would have fun making the tracks too.
Tell us about your first race.
I did my first race at the age of 5. I was really scared to do it but had a lot of fun and did pretty well. After that race, I told my mom and dad I preferred to just ride for fun and wasn’t ready to race. They were totally supportive of that and spent tons of time just letting me ride and teaching me. We spent endless hours hitting turns and ruts and jumps. I continued to ride a bunch and train and then jumped into racing at the age of 8 and became hooked.
What other sports do you like?
I enjoy snow skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and jet skiing.
Describe a typical day at the track for you.
We always wake up at the track early depending on when everything starts. My mom always makes super healthy smoothies that taste like “dirt” haha. Just kidding, but they are tough to drink with all the stuff she puts in them and all super healthy. We do a warm-up and then get dressed and geared up. We always make sure to have our goggles clean and ready to go the night before. We head to practice and then talk about the track and lines and jumps. Usually, we have a couple of chances to practice which is great. We do have downtime at the tracks where I enjoy time with friends and other riders or time with the family in our RV. I always make sure to stay on top of drinking water and eating good throughout the day. My mom always has plenty of food and hardboiled eggs ready to eat. Then we jump into the racing and it’s a very fast-paced day and of course, can have its ups and downs depending on how things go.
Favorite meal to have before you race?
I love steak and chicken! We always have a very colorful plate of food with either steak or chicken and then some pasta and vegetables. I do enjoy a scoop of ice cream before a moto!
Best moment on a motocross bike?
The best moment on my bike is when I crossed the finish line and had qualified for Loretta’s my first time. It took going to four Regionals before I finally sealed the deal and it felt amazing. I had come close at prior Regionals and between falls and bike issues, came up short. It was a fun and challenging journey and my family supported me every step of the way.
Best road trip story.
We have done so many road trips it is hard to pick one. There was one trip we were driving along and all of a sudden, we saw a tire bouncing down the road. We looked around and didn’t see where it came from and nobody was hurt or crashed so then, we all started to laugh and laugh. It was a fun moment and this was a trip we were on headed Mini Os Florida. It is a long trip but always fun because we get a bunch of movie time, time for me to spend with my family, and cuddling with our dogs. On this trip, we picked a couple of movie series we like and watched every one. It was fun!
What’s your favorite track to ride?
I would say my favorite track to ride is Redbud. That was an amazing facility and a track I hope to ride it again and again.
Who is your favorite professional racer and why?
Ryan Dungey. He has always been a rider I respected and looked up to as a racer. I always admired how smart he was with his racing and how well his career went. Very little injury and he was so consistent with his results and rode so smooth and in control. I’ve always wanted to ride like him. He was such a nice person and such a great role model for our sport.
Who would you like to thank for helping you out?
I can never thank my parents enough. They’ve been with me through all the highs and lows that racing brings. There is so much time and cost with this sport and my parents have always done whatever it takes for me to excel at this sport.