Ryan Soucek was back where it all began on the dirt road at the Mower County Fair on Tuesday, and he couldn’t help but smile.
Soucek, who attends Hayfield High School, was back in the Motokazie Supercross series, the same place he first considered competing four years ago. Ryan decided to give Motokazie a try after participating in a fun race that year.
“I’ve always loved sports since my dad bought me my first bike when I was six,” Ryan said. “I used to drive in the backyard, but when I walked out to the fair I fell in love with it even more. “
Ryan has now brought his cousin Gage, who attends Ellis Middle School, for the ride. Gage was attending the Mower County Fair for the first time on Tuesday.
“My friend got me off-road riding and then Ryan got me into motocross,” Gage said. “It can be scary, but it’s fun at the same time.”
Ryan said that riding the Motokazie circuit is a great way to get out and make new relationships, while also finding a way to compete.
“It’s competitive and it’s fun. It’s a great way to meet people outside of my group of friends, ”Ryan said. “It was really nice to be back in front of the home crowd tonight. In some other races, it’s mostly family. It’s nice to have a lot of people here.