Austin Forkner

Hometown: Richards, Missouri

Current Residence: Richards, Missouri

Birth Date: September 2, 1998 (age 19 in 2017)

 

Team Name: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

  • Manufacturer – Kawasaki
  • Team Manager – Mitch Payton
  • Mechanic – Oliver Stone

 

Turned Pro: 2016

Best Career Season Result: 6th place in 2017 (250SX West)

2017 Season Result: 6th

 

Racing Accolades:

  • Two career 250SX Class podiums and 4 career 250SX Class top-fives in 8 starts
  • 2015 Monster Energy Cup Amateur All Stars Champion
  • 2012 & 2013 Monster Energy Cup Supermini Champion
  • 1 career AMSOIL Arenacross win
  • 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 AMA Horizon Award Winner
  • 6-time AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • Mentored by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael
  • Considers fellow racer Trey Canard to be his idol
  • Considered to be one of the most promising young talents in the world
  • Races for the most successful team in the history of the sport
  • Nicknamed “Farm Boy”

2017 Season Recap:

2017 marked Forkner’s highly-anticipated supercross debut in the 250 SX Western Regional Championship. The rookie came out strong with an 8th place finish at round one in Anaheim and continued to improve throughout the year with his first career podium at round 4 in Phoenix followed by a season-best second-place finish at round 6 in Arlington. Forkner was sidelined at the Seattle round due to a hip injury but was able to return for the last two rounds and grab two more top-10 finishes for 6th overall.