Keegan Casey

Keegan Casey

Bike: 2021 Yamaha yz65

1. When did you first become interested in riding dirt bikes? What or who influenced your involvement?

My neighbor KJ Hardy started dirtbike riding and made me want to as well so my dad bought my 1st bike at the age of 5.

2. When did you begin participating? How has your involvement evolved?

I started when I was 7. Only did like 3 races. Desert racing. And did 1 worcs race. When I was 8-9 2023, was my 1st full year.

3. What do you love most about racing dirt bikes?

The thrill of going fast in the dirt. I love the sound my bike makes.

4. If you had to describe riding in 5 words or less, how would you describe it?

Best thing ever!

5. What is it about racing dirt bikes that is most exciting to you? Competition? Risk? Innovation? Other?

The enjoyment of trying to win and with no risk you get no reward!

6. If you didn’t compete what else would you be doing?

Probably more BMX stuff.

7. What are your short and long term goals? What do you see yourself achieving?

My goals are to just try and ride as much as I can for seat time and try to push myself to be a better rider. I have won a lot of races or at least podiumed but I have lost a lot. It's always a learning experience for me.

8. How do you prepare or set yourself up for success? What do you do that is above and beyond?

I just always try to get plenty of rest even tho I don't right before a race and eat right and exercise. I started to do more bmx and pump track stuff so that is helping me to get fun cardio in.

9. What is something people would never guess or believe about you?

That I started riding my bicycle with no training wheels the day I turned 3yrs old.

10. What are the greatest obstacles you face? How do you overcome them?

Right as I am about to race. I get super nervous. I can't eat. I just try to focus on the start.

11. Have you faced critics and naysayers? How do you handle the negativity?

I had a friend that always said I rode slow. I am not friends with him anymore. That is how I handle the negative. Get rid of it.

12. What are your greatest successes?

Being a good rider for my mom and dad and being someone my little brother can look up to.

13. What are your biggest mistakes? What did you learn from them?

Maybe not training enough on my bike.

14. What advice would you give to a newcomer?

Seat time seat time seat time!!!

15. Who do you follow, admire or aspire to be like? Why?

Haiden Deegan, Eli Tomac, and AP! These guys are awesome people and shows what it takes to be a great rider and racer. No matter what happens, they are always trying to succeed.

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