My name is Chris. I’m your typical 18-year-old…a 2018 high school graduate, who enjoys listening to music, watching YouTube videos, looking at cars, riding my pit bike, and my favorite thing is racing ATV Motocross.
So, what’s the reason for all this you may ask? I have a form of Autism called Asperger’s and I race ATV Motocross. I’ve made great strides in life thanks to several factors including support from my family especially my parents who never stopped seeking answers, programs, doctors, therapies, and allowing me to try new things giving me every opportunity to find my niche. Yet the greatest impact in my life is the therapeutic value of racing my ATV.
I have met incredible people, seen incredible places, experienced incredible things, along with conquering incredible challenges all because of my sport of ATV Motocross.
Racing is a part of me and I’m extremely fortunate to have won 9 championships including being the first autistic person to win an ATVMX National Championship. All my wins were earned as there are no head starts or rule changes because of having autism. I’ve worked hard, overcame many obstacles, and pushed myself outside of my comfort zone to reach my accomplishments and my level of racing. The sport of ATV Motocross has improved my life in multiple ways from dealing with anxiety to improving my eating habits. Even as I approach 10 years of racing ATV Motocross it continues to be therapeutic.
I truly hope my story will inspire others especially those facing Autism diagnosis’s and/or other mental challenges.
You can read my full story including my diagnosis, racing, and more on the “My Journey” tab above.
My race quad is a 2005 Honda TRX 450R with a Janssen Motorsports built motor and upgrades from these great companies: RATH Racing, Walsh, ELKA, Blommel Motorsports, DWT Racing, Fasst Company, Powermadd, Torc1Racing, DP Brakes, RK Racing Chains, Vertex Pistons, Pivot Works, JSR Moto Designs, SSI Decals, Curtis Sparks, Pit Posse, Hinson Racing, Urmosi, and Twin Air.