Austin Forkner

Farm Boy
  • Bike: Kawasaki KX250F
  • National Number: 24
  • Years Pro: 2
  • Favorite Fox Racewear: 360 Preme Purple
  • Gear Size: Jersey – S, Pant – 30, Boot – 10, Glove – M
DATE OF BIRTH 02-09-1998
BIRTH PLACE Richards, MO
RESIDENCE Richards, MO
TEAM Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
FOX TEAM RIDER SINCE 2010
National Number: 24
Bike: Kawasaki KX250F
TEAM Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
Rider details
  • DATE OF BIRTH 02-09-1998
  • BIRTH PLACE Richards, MO
  • RESIDENCE Richards, MO
  • Years Pro: 2
  • Favorite Fox Racewear: 360 Preme Purple
  • Gear Size: Jersey – S, Pant – 30, Boot – 10, Glove – M
  • FOX TEAM RIDER SINCE 2010
Austin Forkner started his racing motocross career in 2003 at the age of five. In his first year racing, he won the Show-Me Fall Series. Later on, he continued racing in his home state until 2005, when he entered his first amateur national event at Ponca City, finishing top 10 in either 50cc 7-8 classes.

Racing and being competitive “runs” in Austin’s veins. His father is a smooth motocross rider, and his mother is a barrel racer on horses, making it only natural for them to support Austin. His parents were Austin’s primary support through 2010. In that same year, Austin was the only youth rider to win TWO National Titles at Loretta’s. Since his first AMA National title at Loretta's, Austin has been on the Kawasaki Team Green bikes as a factory supported rider.

In 2015, Austin set his sights on the pro ranks and made a plan on how he would transition to professional racing. He made his last performance as an amateur racer at the Loretta Lynn National Championships in August 2015 with 2 victories. Then he started working on his pro program. In September, in his first pro race, he finished 4th behind 3 seasoned veterans of the sport. In January he raced 2 Arenacross races winning the second one in Greensboro. Austin wrapped up his amateur career with wins at Daytona and Freestone.
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Interview Questions
Where is your favorite place to ride? Reynard’s place in Oklahoma

If you weren't a Pro Rider, what would you be doing? BMX

What do you like most about riding for Fox? Being part of the family especially since I’ve been with Fox since I was an amateur.

What motivates you? The feeling of winning and having all my hard work pay off

As a Pro, what is your most proud moment? My first win at Indiana last year was pretty sweet

What's your overall most memorable career moment? Walking up on the podium for the first time

How did you get into riding MX? My Dad used to race motocross so it was pretty natural that I would too. And my Mom did barrel races on horses so I guess being competitive runs in my family.

Who was your favorite rider growing up? RC

What are your hobbies outside of Moto? RC Cars, BMX and pitbikes
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Career Highlights
2016

Freestone Spring Championship - 250 A - 1st Place Champion

Freestone Spring Championship - Open Pro - 1st Place Champion

Daytona RCSX - 250 A - 1st Place Champion

Daytona RCSX - Open Pro - 1st Place Champion

2015

Mini-Olympics - 250 A/Pro – 1st Place Olympiad

Mini-Olympics - 450 A/Pro – 1st Place Olympiad

Monster Cup - Am All-Stars – 1st Place Champion

Loretta Lynn’s - 250 B – 1st Place Champion

Freestone – 250 B – 1st Place Champion

Daytona RCSX – 250 B – 1st Place Champion

2014

Mini-Olympics – 250 B – 1st Place Olympiad

Loretta Lynn’s - SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

Freestone – SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

Daytona RCSX – SuperMini – 1st Place Champion

2013

Mini-Olympics – SuperMini – 1st Place Olympiad

Monster Cup – SuperMini – 1st Place Champion

Freestone – SuperMini 2 – 1st Place Champion

2012

Mini-Olympics – Bronze Boot Award Winner

Monster Energy Cup – 1st Place Champion

2011

Loretta Lynn’s – 85cc 12-14 Mod – 1st Place Champion