Team Canada Nominee: Cole Thompson
It would be a huge honour to be picked to race for Team Canada, we have so much talent up here in the Great White North, and to be able to represent for this country would be amazing. I may not have been Pro for very long, but I have been through some high pressure, high intensity races to get me ready for this type of event. What I lack in Pro experience, I make up for in my versatility, I feel like I have the ability to adapt to a track quick and get up to race speed. This year I will be spending the majority of my time racing as a privateer in the super competitive US nationals. I will be racing a 450, although I am fully confident on the 250, it is just more finically sound to race the bigger bike. I am going to race 9 out of the 12 US Nationals, and the possibility of racing one of the Canadian Nationals.
I started riding at the age of 3, and racing at 4. In the beginning I only raced locally, here in Ontario and some Michigan races. I won my first Canadian National in 2004 in the 65 class, that same year I started racing the US Amateur Nationals. Once I seen how competitive the racing was South of the border, I hit up every major national possible. After racing 7 full years of Amateur nationals, I was able to win titles at every track (Mini O's, Lake Whitney, Oak Hill, Freestone, World Minis, Ponca City) and the last and most memorable Championship coming at my last ever Amateur race which was at Loretta Lynn's, where I brought home the 450 B title. I then moved to Pro, and started prepping for Supercross, my first SX in Montreal I was able to get a 2nd. Which is probably my best Pro finish to date, although I did finish with a few top ten's in the East Coast lites SX. I still have a lot to learn, but I am hoping that racing the US series it will get me to where I need to be, and fast.
Name: Cole Thompson
Hometown: Brigden, Ontario
Birthday: May, 24, 1993
Started riding: 1996
Year Turned Pro: 2012
Team: MXschools.com/ Thor, Parts Unlimited/ Pro Circuit, Oakley
Bike: Honda CRF 450
Bike #: 160
Favorite National Track: Red Bud, Buchanan, Michigan
28 US Amateur National titles, 10 Canadian Amateur titles, 450 B Loretta Lynn's Championship, 2nd Montreal Supercross
Before a big race: I listen to music and try to visualize the track.
Advice: It's all about quality of riding over the quantity.
Sponsors: MXschools.com, Thor/Parts Unlimited, Pro Circuit, Alpinestars, Oakley, Lime Nine, 26 Suspension, BPM motors, Works Connection, EVS, Jet Werx, LDS, Dunlop, Pro Wheel, Renegade, CMX racing, Moto Tassinari, Ogio, Savage, Vanquish MX
Support Canada’s 2012 MXON Team!
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