Six-year-old Noah Smith recently made his dreams come true after qualifying for the world’s leading and most prestigious amateur motocross race. Noah, son of Jamie Smith a machine repairman at Ford’s Sharonville Transmission Plant (STP), recently competed against more than 20,000 individuals to earn his spot in the final race at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
“Noah started riding when he was about 3-years-old and started racing the year after that,” his father said. “He took 8th place in his first race and since then, has never dropped out of a podium finish.”
A win during The Amateur Nationals can mean the beginning of a professional motocross career, which is why the road to this race is not easily traveled. In order to qualify, Noah had to participate in a 4 month, two-step process where he had to finish in an advancement position 8 different times.
The race will be held during the first week of August in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Once there, Noah will race against 42 other competitors from around the United States. Safe travels to the Smith family and good luck, Noah!