Austin Forkner 24

Hometown: Richards, Missouri

Current Residence: Richards, Missouri

Birthdate: September 2, 1998


Team Name: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

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


Turned Pro: 2016

Best Career Season Result: 4th place in 2018 (250SX East)

2018 Season Result: 4th


Racing Accolades:

  • 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”

2018 Season Recap:

Forkner remained under the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki tent for his sophomore season racing 250SX Eastern Regionals.  During the 2018 season, Austin racked up podium finishes, race victories and even earned a red plate after Daytona.  Tampa & Atlanta saw overall wins, while the first moto at Southwick would give Austin his only moto victory of the outdoor series.  Even though Forkner faced some highs and lows in results, he still managed to finish 4th overall in SX and 7th overall in MX.


2019 Outlook:

2018 was a successful year for Austin Forkner, earning 4th overall in the 250SX East class and 7th in the 250 outdoor class. Austin will enter 2019 ready to challenge his 250SX East competitors for podium positions and fight for the championship.