Austin Forkner 52

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: 3rd place in 2019 (250SX East)

2019 Season Result: 3rd


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 Season Recap:

Forkner was dominant in the 2019 250SX East championship and it looked like he was easily going to take the title. However, a crash during qualifying at Nashville ultimately led to him pulling out of the last three events of the season, ending his chances of winning the title.