Austin Forkner 38

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: Olly Stone

  • TURNED PRO: 2016
  • BEST CAREER SEASON RESULT: 3rd place 2019 (250SX E) & 2020 (250SX W)
  • 2020 SEASON RESULT: 3rd place (250SX W)

 Racing Accolades

  • 11 career 250SX Class wins and six career 250SX podium finishes
  • 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 & General Interest

  • 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”

 2020 Season Recap

Forkner put together some incredible performances in his 2020 Supercross season, but a few unlucky mishaps here and there were enough to pull him out of the title fight. Forkner grabbed four race victories and two second-place finishes over the span of the nine-race season, with a major win for him coming in his home state of Missouri. Forkner was able to stay consistent coming off of his 2019 campaign where he took home five race victories and a podium spot. The key for this young rider heading into 2021 is figuring out how to put all of the pieces together to be on the top step of the podium come to the season's end, if he can do that, he will surely be a force out on the track.

 2021 Outlook

Forkner returns to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki for the 2021 season alongside teammates, Jordon Smith, Cameron McAdoo, and Seth Hammaker. All eyes will be on Forkner to lead the charge for this young Kawasaki group of 250SX Class riders.