Colin Marler’s hard work has paid off; he has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 34th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships presented by AMSOIL at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch. Marler took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,482 qualifying positions. Here is a little bio on our local hopeful.
Name: Colin Marler
Hometown: Caseyville IL.
Bike(s): Two 85cc Kawasaki's
LL Class(s): 85cc 9-11, 85cc 9-11 Limited
Race Experience: 7 1/2 Years
LL Number: 22
How many times raced at LL's: 0
Sponsors or people helping you out:
Big St. Charles, Ride Organic, Winners Circle, and family
Six local championships
What does it mean to be competing on the biggest stage of Amateur Motocross?
It has always been my dream to make it to LL's. Also, it has been my dream to become Pro. It is so surreal now that I have two tickets to LL's.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Getting top ten at LL's.
What are you doing to prepare?
Racing, riding, working on everything to make it BIG.
What is your daily routine?
Wake up, get dressed, brush my teeth, brush my hair, workout at my friend’s house, swim, and play kickball.
Who is your favorite Pro Rider and or hero?
What character would you play if you were in a movie?
What is the most enjoyable part of racing motocross?
Battling and winning!
What three character traits would your friends use to describe you or how would other motocross racers describe you?
Nice, fast, and cool
What song pumps you up before a moto?
Look at the flick of the wrist
Best way to spend the day off from riding:
Swimming, and playing X-Box
Favorite pre-race meal:
Four hashbrowns from McDonald's and bubble gum