On the Radar | Ty Fazi | Scott Sports Canada

By Jeff McConkey

Presented by Scott Sports Canada.

Name: Ty Fazi
Age: 20 years old
Hometown: Bethany, Ontario
School and Grade or Occupation: Royal Distributing and Trail Tours and Dirt Bike School
Number: 24
Bike: Yamaha YZ 250
Race Club or Series: Off-road Ontario
Classes: Pro

This week, #24 Ty Fazi is ‘On the Radar.’ | Photo supplied

How did you get started in racing and riding?

My dad always used to make me watch classic dirt bike movies when I was real young like, “Terrafirma” and “Crusty Demons” and it kind of got me interested in riding when I was around 4 years old. Then I started racing with my cousin, Ryder Heacock, and we kind of started battling at a real young age, pushing each other to get better.

What is your favourite track and why?

I’d have to say Orlando MX in Bithlo, Florida. Reason being, I love the sandy corners that you can come into wide open and blow them out, and then it has really nice hard pack jumps that flow really well.

Who is your favourite rider and why?

I would definitely have to say my favourite rider is James Stewart back in his 250 two-stroke days. He had the sickest style and craziest riding techniques that motocross had never seen before.

What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?

I would have to say Jess Pettis. He is just on a whole other playing field compared to the other 250 pros. He can go faster and look better while doing it!

Who is your hero?

My hero is in the motorcycling world is Kailub Russell.

What are your goals for next season, and what is it going to take to reach them?

My goal next year is to make it to the podium in the pro class of Off-road Ontario, and the way I’m gunna reach that goal is through hard work and dedication, and tons of seat time.

Ty’s favourite rider is James Stewart from back in his 2-stroke days. | Lindsay Bradley photo

What are your biggest accomplishments?

My biggest accomplishment would have to be top top overall at the Great Pine Enduro this year.

What is your favourite part about going to the races?

Riding my dirt bike with all my friends!

What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?

I do a lot of freestyle BMX riding.

Who would you like to thank?

Blackstock Motorsports, and Trail Tours and Dirt Bike School, and of course my mom and dad for getting me into the greatest sport on earth!