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Nov 12, 2013

Young Gun Profile: Ian Tetrick

Ian Tetrick (190) has secured three WERA regional titles so far in 2013. Photo courtesy DPR 81 Photography/Elise Randall.
Earlier this year, Roadracing World ran a series of Young Gun Profiles, which featured Roadracing World Young Guns competing in AMA Pro Road Racing. This is a continuation of the Young Gun Profile series, which will now focus on the remaining Roadracing World Young Guns. These riders were also featured in the March 2013 Issue of Roadracing World. This week's featured rider is Ian Tetrick.


Roadracing World Young Gun Ian Tetrick moved up to the big bikes this season, racing a Honda CBR1000RR in WERA National Endurance competition in addition to racing his middleweights.

His goal for 2013 was to win as many races and titles as he could - and so far, everything is going according to plan. The 15-year-old nailed down regional championships in three of WERA's toughest Sportsman categories - the fiercely-competitive middleweight categories - before the season was even done.

To that accomplishment, he added wins in CCS competition and a win in AMA Road Race Grand National Championship competition.

Tetrick remains committed to his goal - becoming a professional road racer - and is looking forward to 2014, when he hopes to make his AMA Pro Road Racing debut.

Age: 15

Current home: Sutton, West Virginia

Current height/weight: 5’7”/137 pounds

Current school/grade: Braxton County High School/10th

Began riding at age: 3 years

First road race: 2008, Nelson Ledges Road Course, Ohio, WERA, 125cc GP, 3rd

Current racebikes: Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R (636), Suzuki GSX-R750

Tuner/mechanic: Kenneth Martin/MRP Motorsports

Races/series now competing in: WERA National Challenge, National Endurance and Sportsman Championships. CCS, AMA Road Race Grand National Championship

Sponsors: MRP Motorsports, MWR Investigations, Held USA, Motonation/Sidi, Sportbike Tire Service/Michelin, RS Taichi, Armour Bodies, Easy Fairings, Michelin, X-Stands, Impact Safe-T Armor, Arai Helmets, Bel-Ray, Penske Racing Shocks, Vortex

Racing accomplishments (so far):
- 2013 season, B Superstock, C Superstock and C Superbike WERA Mid-Atlantic Sportsman Regional Championships, win in CCS Middleweight Supersport Expert competition at Virginia International Raceway, second in 600 Superbike and 600 Supersport in AMA Road Racing Grand National Championship, second in WERA National Endurance Championship.
- 2012 season, co-rode to 3rd in WERA National Endurance Championship and 2nd in Heavyweight Superbike Class Championship (on a Suzuki GSX-R750), won 2 WERA Sportsman Regional Championships, finished in the top 3 of 3 other WERA Sportsman Regional Championships, 11 sprint race wins and 27 podium finishes with WERA (won on both a Suzuki SV650 and a Kawasaki ZX-6R).

2014 racing goals: AMA Pro racing in 2014.

Racing career goal: To make a living from racing.

Racing heroes: Tommy, Nicky and Roger Hayden; Colin Edwards; Valentino Rossi; Jorge Lorenzo; Frank Tetrick (dad).

Favorite tracks: Nelson Ledges, Road Atlanta, Grattan.

Hobbies: Riding dirt bikes, working on motorcycles

Training methods: Cycling, working out, riding dirt bikes.

If I wasn’t racing I would be: Bored.

Learn more about Ian Tetrick in his profile on RoadracingWorld.com at www.roadracingworld.com/members/iantetrick/ .



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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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