On the Radar: Zach Roth

By Jeff McConkey

Name: Zach Roth
Birthday: June 7, 1999
Hometown: Tofield, Alberta
School & Grade: Battle River Online School and grade 10.
Number: 322
Bike: Honda CRF 250 and 450
Race Club: AMSA and ADRA
Classes:  Mx1 Mx2 Mx3 Intermediate and MX2  Pro
Let's get to know Zach Roth. - Tom Bax photo

Let’s get to know Zach Roth. – Tom Bax photo

How did you get started in racing?
When I was 3 I really wanted a dirt bike. My parents said that I couldn’t get a bike until I could ride my pedal bike without training wheels. Before they knew it I was in the shed wrenching my training wheels off. After that my parents surprised me with a Yamaha PW50. After my first ride I was hooked! Then I raced motocross and off-road when I was little.

What is your favourite track and why?
I don’t have a favourite track. I think nearly every track is a great track. But I must say that my favourite track is my home track. I just can’t get enough of it!
Who is your favourite rider and why?
My favourite rider would have to be Cole Seely because I love seeing the rookies out front and pushing themselves until they are on the top step.What Canadian Pro do you look up to and why?
I look up to Dylan Kaelin because he has done a lot for my family and we are really close. This fall, Dylan and I rebuilt my home track and I have fallen in love with it.

Who is your hero?
Chad Reed is my hero. I’ve always loved him since I started on a bike.
Chad Reed is Zach's moto hero. - Tom Bax photo

Chad Reed is Zach’s hero. – Tom Bax photo

What are your goals for this season?
This season I plan to get as many Pro points as I can before Nationals, then I plan on doing all four West rounds of the National series.

What are your biggest accomplishments?
My biggest accomplishments were qualifying 4th and finishing 18th overall at the Regina Pro National.

What is your favourite part about going to the races?
My favourite part about going to the races is to be able to see my “moto family” and just being around my family in general.
Zach's favourite part about going to the races is seeing his "moto family." - Tom Bax photo

Zach’s favourite part about going to the races is seeing his “moto family.” – Tom Bax photo

What would you like to when you grow up?
I have no idea. (Chuckles) I’ve got a few years to decide.

What do you like to do when you aren’t racing?
I like to snowmobile in the winter with my buddies, mountain bike, and I also like to hang out with my friends and ride.

Who do you want to thank?
I would especially like to thank my mom (Teri) my dad (Ryan) and my sister (Sierra), Honda Extreme in Edmonton, Factory Connection Suspension, Golden Tyre, Leatt, Gaerne, and thanks to all of my friends for the great year of training and support!