It’s every Moto kid’s dream to race Monster Energy Supercross, but for some that dream comes sooner than later. Isaac Snodgrass will have that chance to do it in front of his home town crowd on March 28, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri at the Edward Jones Dome. Snodgrass is one of the lucky few of thousands of applicants picked to take part in the KTM Jr. Supecross Challenge (KJSC). The KJSC is an intermission program where 15 randomly selected qualified riders race aboard identically prepared KTM 50 SXS motorcycles. Throughout the day, riders get rock star treatment just like their Supercross idols. Snodgrass will to go on a track walk, participate in two practice sessions, sign autographs for fans, be introduced in front of a large crowd and race a three-lap exhibition race during the Supercross night program. We caught up with Snodgrass and here is what he had to say about being accepted.
by: Debbie Pingel
Debbie: So Isaac, I know words can’t describe how excited you are to be participating in the KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge, but can you try?
Issac: I am really excited. I can’t believe I got the same number as my brother did.
Do you and your family have any goals or are you just working on having fun?
I really want to win, but if I don't, it will still be lots of fun!
What are you looking forward to the most?
I’m looking forward to being treated like a pro for a day.
What did some of your friends say when they found out you were picked for the KJSC?
My friends don't believe I race dirt bikes.
What are you doing to prepare?
Practice as much as I can.
What is your daily routine?
Get up, go to school. Come home and do homework. If I have time, I play outside and I like to play video games.
I know your biggest racing memory hasn’t happened yet, but what has been your most memorable moment thus far?
When I got first place in Moto 3 at the Loretta Lynn’s North Central Regional last year.
Who is your favorite pro rider and/or hero?
What is the best advice your dad or mom ever gave you?
Squeeze the bike tight and never give up.
What is the worst advice your dad or mom ever gave you?
They don’t give me bad advice.
If you could meet anyone famous, who would it be?
What do you believe are your key strengths?
What three character traits would your friends use to describe you or how would your teacher or other Motocross Racer describe you?
Smart funny and fast and I’m the class clown.
What motivates you to become a better motocross racer or what motivates you to do your best each time you are on the track?
Make my mom and dad proud
Tell me about your proudest achievement.
Jumping the ROMP double
What is your greatest achievement outside of motocross?
Getting straight A's.
What's the best movie you've seen in the last year?
Guardians of the Galaxy
What actor would play you in a movie?
Who is in your corner and to whom do you want to give a shoot-out to?
God, Hotshotmx, Mom & Dad, my brother and sister, and ATVs and More.