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Aug 6, 2013

Young Gun Profile: Corey Alexander

Corey Alexander at Road America, 2013.
Roadracing World has partnered with AMA Pro to present the Young Gun of Year Award to the top Daytona SportBike or SuperSport rider who was under the age 19 at the start of the 2013 AMA Pro season.

In the spirit of this award, Roadracing World will feature one 2013 Roadracing World Young Gun per week. These riders were also featured in the March 2013 print edition of Roadracing World. This week's featured rider is Corey Alexander.

Age: 19

Current home: Carmel, New York

Current height/weight: 6’3”/160 pounds

Current school/grade: Graduated High School

Began riding at age: 5 years

First road race: 2007, Road Atlanta, Georgia, USGPRU, 125cc GP, 26th

Current racebike: Suzuki GSX-R600

Tuner/mechanics: Barry McMahan, Mike Earnhardt and Tim Warner

Races/series now competing in: AMA Pro SuperSport

Sponsors: National Guard, Celtic Racing, Orient Express Racing, Suzuki, Michael Jordan Motorsports, Spidi Leathers/XPD Boots, Arai Helmets, Hudson Valley Motorcycle, Ammo NYC, FMF Exhaust

Racing accomplishments (so far): 2013 season, currently ranked 1st in AMA Pro SuperSport East Championship (2 first place finishes, 4 podiums); 2012 season, placed 5th in AMA Pro SuperSport East Championship (2 podiums, 7 top-five finishes).

2013 racing goals: Win AMA Pro SuperSport Divisional and National Championships.

Racing career goals: Do as well as we can in AMA and then move on to International competition.

Racing heroes: Richie Alexander, Jr. (uncle), Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden, Marco Simoncelli, Ben Bostrom, Jason Pridmore.

Favorite tracks: Laguna Seca, Miller, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Road America.

Hobbies: Rock climbing, graphic design, music, motocross, training.

Training methods: Cycling, rock climbing, gym workouts, motocross.

If I wasn’t a racing I would be: Going to college to pursue a career in business or graphic design.

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About the AMA Pro Roadracing World Young Gun of Year Award:

AMA Pro Racing and Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. have reached an agreement to name the Roadracing World Young Gun Of The Year award for the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season.

The new Young Gun Of The Year Award is based on Roadracing World's 17 consecutive years of recognizing the best young road racers in North America. The 2013 version of the annual feature recognized 30 riders--17 of them AMA Pros--and was published in the March, 2013 print edition of Roadracing World magazine. One of those riders is likely to be named the 2013 Roadracing World Young Gun Of The Year and receive a $2,500 cash award.

To be eligible for the award, riders must have been no older than 18 at the start of the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season. The award will go to the eligible rider with the most overall points in either the SuperSport or GoPro Daytona SportBike classes and a check will be presented during the 2013 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing Awards Banquet.

Past Roadracing World Young Guns who have won AMA Pro road races include Tommy Aquino, J.D. Beach, Cameron Beaubier, Josh Day, Jason DiSalvo, Dustin Dominguez, Danny Eslick, Bobby Fong, Jake Gagne, Nicky Hayden, Roger Hayden, Tommy Hayden, Josh Herrin, Jake Holden, John Hopkins, Elena Myers, Shane Narbonne, Huntley Nash, Tyler Odom, Joey Pascarella, Chris Peris, James Rispoli, Ben Spies, Chris Ulrich and Blake Young.
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