Give everyone a little background on you.
I'm Tyler “Ty” Parks, 10 years old, I am #925 and I ride a KTM 65 and I just got started on a KTM 85. I have been riding for 3 years and racing for 2.
What is your nickname?
I have two actually. Ricky Bobby (I wanna go fast. You're either first or you're last!). I am pretty competitive on the track and I want to be #1. I have a huge desire to win every single time I race. My mom calls me Mouth. You'd have to ask her about it.., but I believe it's because I get pretty excited on race weekends and I will talk endlessly to who ever will listen!
Where do you go to school? What grade are you in and what’s your favorite subject/teacher?
I am currently in the 4th grade at Burlington Elementary School in Burlington, Ks. My favorite subject is history and my favorite teacher is Mrs. Kuhlmann. She just gets me, ya know?!
What do you want to be when you grow up....
A pro motocross racer... duh!
I never would have guessed... why do you wanna be a pro?
Because you get to go fast and hit fatty jumps!
What's your favorite thing to do when you're not at the track?
I really love going fishing!
How did you get into riding and racing?
I had ridden 4-wheelers since I was three and on my seventh birthday I asked for a dirt bike. My parents got me a Honda CRF70 to ride around the house, At the time that's all my dad figured I would do with it.; but after a few months of tearing up the yard, I asked if we could go to the track that we always drove by on the way to Topeka (Dragoon Creek). After a couple of times practicing the track owner told my dad that we should come to the next race and see how it goes. I was on my trail bike and they put in the 65cc class and.... I won! I was pretty much hooked from that point on. I did 1 more race that year and then my parents got me a used KTM 65 for Christmas and I’ve been racing ever since.
What is your favorite part about motocross/ dirt bikes?
Hitting big jumps & Hanging out with my buddies at the track. It’s a bonus if there is fishing at the track too!
You have tried to qualify for Loretta’s this year…. Tell us a little bit about that? What is your plan