BarX Chaparral Suzuki had a bit of a rider shortage this year with Loretta’s rapidly approaching. Although Preston Kilroy and Dilan Schwartz are both ready to throw down in the A class, their regular B class contestants are currently out of the equation. Parker Ross broke his tibia on the first weekend of Loretta Lynn Regionals and made a heroic effort to try and come back and qualify only one month later at the Washougal Regional, but he wasn’t quite able to snag a qualifying position. Nonetheless, it was a gritty and determined display from the Californian proving yet again that motorcycle racers are a different breed. On the other hand, Marcello Leodorico didn’t have the opportunity to compete in a Loretta Lynn’s Regional due to the coronavirus pandemic as he’s stuck back home in Brazil. After all of the Loretta Lynn Regionals came to a close and Carter Biese rebounded from an injury of his own, qualifying on the last weekend at Bar 2 Bar MX, he garnered the attention of Myron Short and the BarX Chaparral Suzuki team. Biese signed a one-race deal with the team that will give him an opportunity and a platform to show what he’s capable of after a couple of challenging seasons as of late. The Wisconsin native will be pushing for an impressive performance in order to earn a full-time spot on the team for the 2021 season and he’s proven in year’s past that he’s got what it takes to earn gold at the Ranch, winning the Schoolboy 1 title in 2017. Here’s what Carter had to say about his new opportunity with the team:

“The BarX deal was really last minute! Unfortunately, I had a bad get-off Memorial Day weekend and didn't find out I broke my shoulder until after I tried running the High Point Regional. Because of this, I was forced to run the last Regional in Kansas over the Fourth of July weekend. To prepare for Kansas, I practiced about twenty minutes to make sure the shoulder was good to go. I ended up finishing 1st and 3rd in my classes. On Monday, we were on our way to train in Florida when we received the call from Myron. He was checking to see if I wanted to be a fill-in rider for the team since both their riders were hurt and out of the country. I knew it would be tough getting used to the bike in such a short period of time but was up for the challenge and wanted to take the chance. This kind of opportunity doesn't come around everyday! We pulled over and talked as a family and decided my dad and brother were heading to Indiana to train and my mom and I were going home to Wisconsin to make travel plans to California. It's been an adjustment but it has been going well and I feel more confident each time I ride. Larry Brooks has been awesome to work with and a tremendous help! The power on the Suzuki is in different spots but I feel like I am adapting well - the bike handles great! At this point, it's just about getting more seat time. I am really looking forward to nationals and making the most out of this great opportunity.”