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Name Blake Yahraus
Class current 65A (2014-2015)
Next season class Mini B (2015-2016)
Bike Kawasaki Number 929B
Sponsors Tom Wilson Auto Repair, EW Services LLC
Outside racing activities Fishing, Riding Bikes, School, Friends, Riding.
School life? Going into 6th grade
Work life? Work with my Grandpa when I can.
How long have you been with TF Racing? They’ve done my suspension on all my bikes for about 4 yrs.
Best advice from TF? Ride hard & smooth.
When was your first race, where was it and how did it go?
Carltons 2010. It was one of the coldest years. It was actually sleeting outside that day.
What was the biggest difference when you started with TF Suspension?
Helped with bike control! Bike was so smooth.
What got you into the sport? My whole family raced.
Favorite part of the sport? Thrill of competition.
Least favorite part of the sport? Waiting on the starting line.
If you weren't racing on the weekends you would be? Riding my bike.
One goal you would love to accomplish on the track and off the track?
On the track I would like to work for a championship. Off the track doing good in school.
Biggest influence? Mom & Dad for all their hard work and support.
Favorite MX rider? Chad Reed
Favorite track? Carltons in Myakka City.
Your best race ever was. Mostly the race I’ve won.
Biggest regret? I was so excited to ride Gator Back for the first time,
while I was practicing a couple days before the race I fell and broke my collar bone.
Biggest win? I forgot to pit and won the race with no fuel left.
The bike was sputtering when I came to the checkered flag.
Biggest wreck? During practice when I broke my collar bone.
After a day of racing what is your preference? Go back to my toy hauler.
Favorite bike? Kawasaki
Favorite gear? Fox or Thor
What is your hype song? AWOL Nation - Sail
What do you do before every race every time? Eat a banana & drink water.
What is the one thing you freak out if you realize you forgot to bring to the race?
Any of my gear.
Advice for young riders? NEVER quit. Always finish.
How do you stay focused during the race? Just try to do my best.
How do you stay fit mentally and physically? I’m always outside doing something.
I like to ridge my pit bike at Brian Dinkel’s house with Corbin.
Do you train every day? No
Pet peeve on the track? Falling/making mistakes.
When you are in second how hard is it to stay focused on the win?
It’s not, I just keep pushing and try not to make mistakes.
If you get a bad start how do you keep your composure?
Stay calm and remember it’s a long race anything can happen.
Favorite thing you look forward to when you come back to the pits?
Food, family and friends there to hang out with.
Your preference MX SX HS Enduro? Harescrambles.
Plans for the future? Try to always be a part of the sport in some way.
Next goal? Finish in the top 3 in championship points.
Pets and their names? 1 dog named Charlie
One thing people don't know about you?
I can fold my ears. If you don’t know what that is just ask me and I will show you.
Famous person you would like to eat lunch with? Travis Pastrana
Favorite food? Pizza
Favorite Movie? Nitro Circus
What do you do in your free time? Practice, ride bikes, fish, play outside.
Best thing to ever happen to you? Getting to go behind the scenes in Atlanta for Monster SX.
I got Chad Reed’s autograph and pictures with him and others.
Last book you read? Big Nate
If you had three wishes guaranteed to come true that you could only use for you what would they be?
Ride with Chad Reed, spend the day with Pastrana, and go pro.
This one time at the race.....Had a horrible start fell a lot and still finished 2nd.
You admire most of TF? Always willing to find the time to help out.
One thing you would like to thank TF for? Support, advice, great bike set ups.
Describe Tom in one word. Knowledgeable
Describe Ellen in one word. Sweet
Anything you would like to add? Very excited to start the season in Mini B.