ROAD TO THE RANCH: GAVIN TOWERS
2020 was set to be a big year for Tayler Allred as the Orange Brigade backed rider finally made the move up to the 250, putting her on an even playing field with some of her main rivals in the Women's class. The Utah native spent last year competing on slightly underpowered machinery on a 125, taking her time to learn the big bike as she's a couple of years younger than the likes of Jordan Jarvis and Jazzmyn Canfield. Allred held her own in the 125cc and Schoolboy 1 classes, finishing out the year in 15th place overall in the 125cc Dirty 100 division in quite impressive fashion. Allred is committed to racing the 250 B Limited class this year through Loretta Lynn's and has already proven at Spring A Ding Ding that she has stepped her speed up to another level. She pulled the holeshot in both motos at Underground MX and finished in 8th overall as a result of both motos. We hopped on the phone with Tayler to get the scoop on what she's been binge-watching on Netflix, training with Dave Ginolfi, and her plans for the remainder of the season.
How’d the Regionals go for you?
Regionals went okay. I had some trouble but I still got in and that was the most important part.
What’s a typical day of training been like for you getting ready for Loretta’s?
A typical day has been training with Dave Kilgore in Ohio with Cole Jones, Luke Fauser, and Max Caiazza. We do lots of motos and technique.
Do you have a pre-race routine?
Normally my pre-race routine is to pray before every moto.
How do you recover after a twenty-minute moto in the brutal heat and humidity?
I actually recover really well because at Dave’s we only take about a twenty to thirty-minute break in between our motos. I usually just go back to my camper and chill then once I cool down I go to the creek.
Is there one specific year at Loretta’s that has been the most memorable for you?
The last two years have been the most memorable because I did really well.
What do you think is the key to success at the Ranch?
The key to success at Loretta Lynn’s is good starts, consistent laps, and no mistakes.