Aug 20, 2013
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by Hayley Ulrich Zeidman
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Nick McFadden (118) placed 5th and 6th in the AMA Pro SuperSport races at Mid-Ohio. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
Roadracing World has partnered with AMA Pro Racing to present the Roadracing World 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 Nick McFadden.
Current home: Owensboro, Kentucky
Current height/weight: 5’7”/115 pounds
Current school/grade: Owensboro Catholic High School/11th Grade
Began riding at age: 3.5 years
First road race: 2007, Talladega Gran Prix Raceway, Alabama, WERA, Minis, 1st
Current racebike: Suzuki GSX-R600
Tuner/mechanic: Tim Bemisderfer
Races/series now competing in: WERA National Challenge Series, CCS, ASRA, AMA Pro SuperSport East
Sponsors: TOBC Racing, Dunlop, Ohlins , Arai Helmets , Pilot Leathers, Sidi, Held, Twigg Cycles, Riders Discount, Oakley , Vortex, PitBull
Racing accomplishments (so far): 2013 season, currently ranked 7th in AMA Pro SuperSport East (earned one podium and three top ten finishes); 2012 season, won WERA 600cc Superstock National Challenge Championship, finished 2nd in WERA 600cc Superbike and 750cc Superbike National Challenge Championships (6 wins and 25 podiums with WERA)
2013 racing goals: Win more WERA National Championships, win an AMA SuperSport race.
Racing career goal: Win a Championship at every level of racing I compete in.
Racing heroes: Tommy, Nicky and Roger Hayden
Favorite tracks: VIR, Miller, Barber
Hobbies: Ice hockey, cycling, flat track, video games
Training methods: Cycling, ice hockey, flat track, riding schools, gym workouts
If I wasn’t racing I would be: Racing something against someone
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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 Motorcycle-Superstore.com 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.