Kenny Maxfield has no trouble describing what he likes about racing motorcycles: It’s the speed.
“It’s fun,” he says. “You get to go fast.”
The 13-year-old Morenci youth proved himself a state champion two weeks ago in Midland, finishing first in his class (7 to 13 years) in the 85cc short course—the quarter mile track.
He went on to place second in the 250cc event—an open class race where he faced drivers from any age group.
He was the youngest driver in the American Motorcycle Association sanctioned race and it was only the third time he’d been on the bike.
His father, Ken Sr., was impressed.
“I never knew he could ride it that hard,” he said.