He's raced in the British Columbia Motocross Association, the Canadian Motorsports Racing Club, the Peace Motocross Association and the ATV Triple Crown Series. He also won first place in the Quad A class in the Peace Motocross Association last year. Bryton Curry is his name, he's 17 years old and just graduated from high school.
RidersWest spoke with Curry to find out how far he's come, his plans for the future now that's he gone pro and what exactly made him jump on his quad in the first place.
How did you get into ATV motocross?
My friend died of cancer when I was 12 years old. He was really into quadding so I had started riding with him. Before he passed away, he told me I could make it big. Last year I made it pro when I won the Quad A class in the PMA [Peace Motocross Association]. From there, it has just progressed more and more.
What did you like about quadding in the beginning?
I really liked that it was more competitive since dirt biking had gotten too easy for me. So I switched up to quads, moved to Alberta and started racing here.
What was your first quad?
Yamaha 60 Zinger which I got when I was seven or eight years old. Now I ride an KTM 450 SX.
What was your first win?
The BCMA in Prince George. It pushed me a lot more to do the sport and try to win in other places. Now I'm in the PMA.
How often do you practice?
I practice at the track here in Grande Prairie whenever I can, after work and after school. I usually ride every day but the snow this year has slowed things down. I'm mostly sledding right now, which is what I do in the off-season.
How does your family support you?
They push me pretty good. They make me practice and go to the gym and get me to all my races. My parents are very supportive. My dad used to race motocross but he quit and got me into it.
What do you think it takes to be a winner?
If you fail, get back up. If you crash, push harder. Just keep doing your best. You’ve got to start somewhere.
What are your plans for the upcoming season and beyond?
I want to race Triple Crown and Nationals and hopefully next year go to Ontario. Quadding is a lot bigger down there so I'd like to move there.
In the future, I'd love to race in the United States and travel the world and just do what I do best. I may get back into dirt biking and race both. We'll see.