Young motocross rider racing for success

On Tuesday, August 2, Chase Brennan finished seventh overall in the 65cc class (7-9) at the AMA National Amateur Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, TN. Valley News/Courtesy Photo

Getting involved in motocross is not something you would do overnight unless you have lots of money or lots of sponsors. That’s what the Brennan family must have discussed in depth when their son, Chase, first became interested in the sport nearly eight years ago. He was then three years old.

In fact, it may have started before that, as a story told to the media years ago by the Brennan family states that when he was one year old he always said “vroom vroom” whenever he saw a motorcycle, and according to his mother, Alissa, he was obsessed with his father [motorcycle] at this moment.

When he got his first little dirt bike, no training wheels were needed. That’s when his parents knew he was just a natural.

Now, at 11, Chase is your typical middle school kid who loves playing Fortnite and spending time with family and friends, when he’s not motocrossing. At the age of 7, he was already a stud motocross rider when he won the Loretta Lynn Regional Qualifier at Pala Raceway in his age class (4-6), which then qualified him for a national championship in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. . This event is the same for which he qualified, four years in a row.

The Brennans are privateers in the motorcycle world, which means they have no sponsors or financial backing. They recently took to Facebook, where Chase asked for help and support, and the response from the community has been overwhelming.

Eleven-year-old Chase Brennan from Winchester enjoys playing Fortnite, spending time with family and friends and riding motocross. Valley News/Courtesy Photo

“We held a raffle and got enough money to pay for community gas,” says Alissa. “Chase has had four broken bones, and this is his fourth year competing in the biggest national race in motocross. He won first place at Mammoth MX in June, so we knew he had what he was looking for. needed, we just needed to get him there.

The youngster from Winchester came out in the first round of the 2022 West Coast Open and did some damage aboard his KTM 65SX and left LACR with four more moto wins to his name and the series points lead in his two classes.

On Tuesday, August 2, Chase Brennan finished seventh overall in the 65cc class (7-9) at the AMA National Amateur Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, TN. Hawkins Campbell of Temecula also competed in the event placing 23rd overall.

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Earnest L. Veasey