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Haley Schell


Haley Schell

2015-2016  Women A Class

KTM 200 #117


1st Place Champion Women's B 2014-2015

 Harescramble Team 3rd overall 2014-2015

TF Racing most improved rider 2013-2014

2nd Place Champion Junior Girls 2011-2012 2013-2014


Sponsors: TF racing suspension, H and R power sports


How long have you been with TF Racing?  4 years


Best advice from TF?  What would TF say. (Dorothy wrote it on my bar pad before a race)


How long have you been with TF Racing? 4 years


Best advice from TF?"What would TF do?"


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

Dade city harescramble in 2009. It was not my finest moment, but I fell in love with the sport.


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

Being able to build confidence and breaking bad habits. Suspension makes such a big difference.


What got you into the sport? My dad buying me my first bike


Favorite part of the sport?

Being able to be with all my closest friends every weekend


Least favorite part of the sport?

Disappointing myself not doing my best during a race


If you weren't racing on the weekends you would be riding or on the water


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

Build my confidence to become better and work on technique


Biggest influence?

Maria Forsberg


Favorite MX rider?

Ken Roczen


Your best race? Strickland Ranch 2015. I knew I had the championship wrapped up so

I just tried to work on things and push myself more and ended up winning by 16 minutes.

It was so hot and a tough track but definitely learned a lot.


Biggest regret?

Not working as hard when I first started riding


Biggest win? Apollo 2015. The whole race was a swamp and I didn't think I would make it out


Biggest wreck?

At Sunshine Motocross I broke my collarbone so bad it was sticking out of my skin.

Had to get surgery on it twice and was out for 6 months


After a day of racing what is your preference? Tent, camper, motor home, hotel,

drive the extra three hours and be in your own bed. Definitely my own bed


Favorite bike? KTM

Favorite gear? Anything that looks good and is comfortable


What do you do before every race every time?

Pray to God to keep me safe and to just go have fun.


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

My headphones I need my music


Advice for young riders?

Don't give up no matter how hard it gets. Hard work pays off


How do you stay focused during the race?

Talk myself through different sections of the track of how to handle it or to make

myself not give up.


How do you stay fit mentally and physically?

Physically: Crossfit on off season, cardio every morning, healthy diet

Mentally: inspirational posters in my room and garage to keep myself going no matter how hard things get


Pet peeve on the track? People not moving over so I can pass safely


Pet peeve off the track? People who say it isn't a physically demanding sport when they have never tried it


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

Very hard because not only are you having to push yourself but so try not to make mistakes


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

Take a deep breath and relax. Getting worked up makes it worse


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

Water and a shower


Plans for the future?

Going to USF and then medical school to become a doctor


Next goal? To stay focused so I get into a good med school

Pets and their names? My dog Lilly, and my horse Rooster


One thing people don't know about you?

I am in 4 different singing groups


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

I wouldn't want to change anything. I believe that everything happens for a reason


Favorite food? Greek salad


What do you do in your free time? I usually kayak or paddle board down Weekie Wachee 

or go to the beach


If you had three wishes guaranteed to come true that you could only use for you what would they be?

For a new KTM 150, have a full Crossfit gym at my house, new mountain bike


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

Just keeping some of the rules in line.


You admire most of TF?

The fun, supportive spirit everyone has.


One thing you would like to thank TF for?

Never giving up on me and always being there when I need it


Describe Tom in one word. Compassionate

Describe Ellen in one word. Supportive

Anything you would like to add?

TF racing has become my family and I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing team.

I can't thank them enough for everything they do for me. 





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