He's only 9 years old and he's already headed to the big leagues in motocross.

I have always loved motocross and this kid, Ryder McCutcheon, is living the life I dreamed of when I was growing up. (He's even got a cool name!) He got his first dirt bike when he was 2, started racing competitively when he was 4 and now, at the age of 9, he has been selected to race in the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. 42 kids in all were selected from all over the United States for a chance to race at this event.

Ryder comes by his love of motocross and excellent ability honestly as his Dad, Uncle and Grandfather all raced. There are a lot of costs associated with Ryder making this race and his family is looking for sponsors to help with expenses such as fuel, entry fees, gear, motocross training school and Ryder’s dirt bike. If you would like to help or, know of a business that might want to help Ryder out, you can contact his parents Brittany and Kyle at 575-921-9972 or 575-551-4493.

Motocross has been around in one form or another since the early 1900's but really rose to national prominence in the late 70's and early 80's when manufacturers went through a period of massive technological advancements. These leaps led to faster motorcycles and some rule changes regarding which engine sizes were allowed to be raced. As far as the 2020 pro motocross championships go, they will be taking place despite the COVID 19 pandemic with a few new rules in place to keep spectators safe.