What’s your name and where are you from?
Rian McDaniel aka Rooster (everyone knows me by that) and I’m from Dodge, Texas.
What classes do you race?
51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive and Special Limited.
How did you get into motorcycles?
My dad had a trail bike and I always had to ride on it with him until Santa finally got me a PW50.
Tell us about your first race.
My very first race was in 2018 at Freedom MX for D20. I pulled the holeshot both motos in the (4-8) AC class and got 2nd overall out of ten kids. After that, I became addicted to moto.
What other sports do you like?
Soccer, track, and karate.
Describe a typical day at the track for you.
Ripping...learning new things and playing in the dirt with my moto brothers and sisters.
Favorite meal to have before you race?
Cheeseburger and sour patch kids.
Best moment on a motocross bike?
My favorite moment was when I crossed the finish line going 1-1 at the Texas State Championship. I had crashed and my throttle got stuck but thankfully I had a huge lead. Once I got back up I pushed hard and it felt amazing claiming my first AMA #1 plate.
Best road trip story.
Going to race at Gatorback for an Area Qualifier and got to stop in each state in between Texas and Florida. Destin Beach was amazing. It’s fun to travel and learn new things!
What’s your favorite track to ride?
Underground MX. But I love them all because at each of them you get to put different skills to the test.
Who is your favorite professional racer and why?
James Stewart. His story from his beginning of being the underdog to making it to the top with his family is inspiring and reminds me of what I want to achieve with my family.
Who would you like to thank for helping you out?
Mr. Kenneth Scott with Cutting Edge Motorsports -- he builds and maintains my bikes. AOT, Zero Limits Designs, Huntsville Steel and Fabrication, BS Motolab, Powdertec, The CBD Depot of Texas. Most importantly God and my family.