On the Radar | Ethan Rogers

By Jeff McConkey

Name: Ethan Rogers

Age: 16 years old

Hometown: Pickering, Ontario

School and Grade: Saint Mary’s grade 11

Number: 401

Bike: 2016 KTM 250 sxf

Race Club: OCMC

Classes: Intermediate

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This week. #401 Ethan Rogers from Pickering, Ontario, is ‘On the Radar.’ | Family photo supplied by Rogers

How did you get started in racing?

As a young boy I had a huge passion for riding bikes and working on engines! My dad got me started on a little bike, upgrading to bigger bikes from year to year. Then I ask my dad if I could enter a race, from then on in I loved it.

What is your favourite track and why?  

I always had a hard time picking a favourite because I like different types of tracks — I like open smooth tracks but then I like the tight indoor tracks, I find them very challenging.

Who is your favourite rider and why?

My favourite rider would be Travis Pastrana because he is the master of all styles, he rides motocross, Supercross, freestyle, etc.

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Ethan wants to practice, have fin, and keep it on two wheel in 2017 | Family photo supplied by Rogers

Who is your hero?

My hero would be my parents for all the hard work and dedication they have done for me! I can’t thank them enough.

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

My goals for the upcoming seasons are to practice, try my best and keep it on 2 wheels!

What are your biggest accomplishments?

My biggest accomplishment was in 2015 when I won the 2015 Arenacross series. All the training and help from Dan and Mitch Goheen at Glasstech and Just Giver Productions pays off.

What is your favourite part about going to the races?

Definitely the community at the track. All the support, laughs, and advice is always appreciated.

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Ethan won his class in the Arenacross series in 2016 | Family photo supplied by Rogers

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

I love to work on the bikes and make sure there is not a spot of dirt left on her!

Who would you like to thank?

I’d like to thank my sponsor Decalbee for all the graphics. They’re great! Thanks to the Goheens for the support and training. Thanks to the guys down at Kennedy Motorsports for all the tires for the season. They were amazing out there.