Ramsey Henderson

 

 

Ramsey Henderson 

Class: Women's A 

Bike: 2015 KTM 150 sx

Number: 40

 

Sponsors: TF Racing Suspension, 352 Motorsports, Fly Racing, Seat Concepts, 100%

 

How long have you been with TF Racing?  1 year

 

When was your first race, where was it and how did it go?

Dade City Motocross back in 2002. It didn't go too well I got 4th out of 6 in the 50cc class.

It was my first time riding a place other than my back yard.

 

What was the biggest difference when you started with TF Suspension?

I noticed a huge difference in my riding. Before I was more conservative riding and got beat up and now my confidence is through the roof with my suspension and I have improved. It's so awesome having good suspension you can tell a huge difference.

 

What got you into the sport? My dad rode and I wanted to be like him.

 

Favorite part of the sport?

Being with everyone at the races. It's like we're one big family. 

 

Least favorite part of the sport?

Women don't have much recognition as the men do.

 

If you weren't racing on the weekends you would be?

Riding or working. 

 

One goal you would love to accomplish on the track and off the track?

Be the best I can be and come out on top.

 

Biggest influence?

Ashley Fiolek

 

Favorite MX rider?

Trey Canard and Jason Anderson. 

 

Your best race? 

I led Women's A for the first time the whole season at snake river by like a mile and it was the best feeling ever until i came in too hot into a corner with wet roots and I took a soil sample in the mud last lap and threw it away but I caught up to everyone again and I finished second by about 15 seconds I think. I'm still so proud of myself.

 

Biggest regret?

I wish I could had trained more and really focused on improving myself .

 

Biggest win? Women's B championship in 2014.

 

Biggest wreck?

I landed on my head from being in the air at a motocross track and was knocked out for I don't know how long and I had to be taken away in the ambulance

 

After a day of racing what is your preference? Loading up as quick as I can to go home and sleep

 

Favorite bike? KTM

 

Favorite gear? The only best --> Fly 

 

What do you do before every race every time?

Hug my dad and tell him goodluck then remind myself that I do this for fun

because if you ain't having fun why are you doing this.

 

What is the one thing you freak out if you realize you forgot to bring to the race?

My socks.

 

Advice for young riders?

Make your dreams turn into reality and work hard.

 

How do you stay focused during the race?

Talk to myself or I think about cats.

 

How do you stay fit mentally and physically?

Physically I mountain bike and work out in my gym in my garage 

I'm slowly figuring myself out mentally. I've been working on not letting things get to me.

 

Pet peeve on the track? Other riders in a different class who try to race you and slower traffic not merging over .

 

Pet peeve off the track? People who ask me if I can back flip.

 

When you are in second how hard is it to stay focused on the win?

It's hard because you don't know how far ahead first is and your trying to stay focused on catching them. 

 

If you get a bad start how do you keep your composure?

I tell myself it's a long race and I have plenty of time to play catch up.

 

Favorite thing you look forward to when you come back to the pits?

My dad.

 

Plans for the future?

Go to UF and work on my bachelors degree in science while working on getting through pharmacy school as well to become a pharmacist representative in Gainsville. 

 

Next goal? To make Loretta Lynn's in 2016 and get a Women's A championship.

 

Pets and their names? Two cats: Skittles and Nemo 

 

One thing people don't know about you? I love cats

 

If you could go back in time and do one thing what would it be?

I wouldn't change anything or trade anything for the world.

I have everything that I could ever imagine and I'm so greatful

that I've learned so much and my past is what made me the

great person I am today

 

Favorite food? Chick fil A

 

What do you do in your free time? I really don't have much to do in free time. I usually hang out with friends when I can or sleep. 

 

If you had three wishes guaranteed to come true that you could only use for you what would they be? For my college to be paid for, a vacation, a track in my back yard.

 

If you could improve one thing in FTR what would it be?

For the rules to apply to everyone and not exclude certain people. 

 

You admire most of TF?

Positive and very supportive and their right there if you need them 

 

Describe Tom in one word. Dedicated

Describe Ellen in one word. Supportive

 

One thing you would like to thank TF for?

Thank you for all your help and the opportunity to be part of the family.

Also thank you for giving me the best suspension I could ever imagine.