On the Radar: Ty Rahm
By Jeff McConkey
Chris Rahm photos supplied by Ty Rahm
Name: Ty Rahm
Birthday: July 20, 1997
Hometown: Leamington, Ontario
School & Grade: Leamington District Secondary School Grade 12
Bike: 2013 Yamaha YZ250f
Race Club: (ERMC) Erie Ramblers Motorcycle club, CMRC, AMA
ERMC: 450A, 250A
CMRC: MX2 Jr., MX3 Jr.
AMA: 250 C mod, 450C mod
How did you get started in racing?
I got started in racing through my uncle and my brother down at the local track, and it’s been in my blood ever since.
What is your favourite track and why?
My favourite MX track is Walton Raceway in Walton, Ontario, because the track gets nice and rough. There are always a lot of lines and always great track conditions!
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider is James Stewart. He can get a terrible start then come through the pack for the win. He works hard and motivates me when I watch his videos.
What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I look up to Dylan Wright because he was down to my area riding along time ago, and now to see him go Pro and be on top is amazing.
Who is your hero?
My hero is my cousin Jesse Phibbs (#93T) who passed away while racing flat track in Indy. He is my hero and I am constantly thinking of him when I work out and train.
What were your goals for this season?
My goals for this season were to hit the top 5 overall at the Parts Canada Walton TransCan in all of my classes. Unfortunately, I had major bike problems and was unable to finish my week of racing.
What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part about going to the race is walking the track early in the morning before the races start to scout out lines for the day.
What would you like to when you grow up?
When I grow up I want to be a heavy equipment operator and build tracks for the pro teams and also for the AMA Supercross series.
What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
When I’m not racing I enjoy long distance bike rides, competing in triathlons, hunting, and wakeboarding.
Who do you want to thank?
I would first like to thank my parents and my family for everything they do for me, my brother for most of my bike work and training with me, Rob from Stoney Point Hardware, and everyone else, thanks a lot.