6th grader, Jacob Snodgrass loves to be outdoors and be active. He enjoys playing basketball, go fishing, and racing motocross. He has been racing for just over 5 years now, and says he was hooked from the first time he ever saw the sport. Now he has his sights on racing the Amateur National Loretta Lynn’s Championship, and he’s putting in the work to make sure he gets there.
Name: Jacob Snodgrass
Home Town: Imperial
Sport(s): Motocross and Basketball
Sponsors: Big St. Charles Motorsports, EVS, Ryno Power, Bell Helmets, Leatt, No Toil, 100% Goggles
Hobbies: Motocross, Basketball, BMX, working out, and fishing
Interview with Jacob
Georgia: What age where you when you first started doing motocross?
Jacob: 6 years old
Georgia: What size bike do you race?
Jacob: Kawasaki 85cc
Georgia: Can you tell me about the Amateur National Loretta Lynn’s Championship, and why do you want to go?
Jacob: Loretta Lynn’s is the most prestigious motocross event for amateur racers. It’s a 3 part process. First you have to make it into the top 8 at your local area qualifier, if you do that you get to go to the regional and there you have to make top 6, then you have the ultimate test at Loretta Lynns ranch where only 1200 of the fastest riders in the nation make it to compete against each other in their respective classes.
Georgia: What is the biggest race you ever done?
Jacob: Loretta Lynn’s regional qualifier at RedBudMx
Georgia: Where you nervous?
Jacob: Yes there were so many fast kids there and huge jumps
Georgia: If you had to pick between motocross and basketball which one would you pick and why?
Jacob: Motocross because I’ve been doing it longer and have been very dedicated to it.
Georgia: How did you get into Basketball?
Jacob: I attended a basketball camp at my school and then was chosen to play on a select team for them.
Georgia: Have you ever thought about doing any other sports?
Georgia: Do you have any sibling or pets? Does anyone else in your family race?
Jacob: I have 1 older sister and 1 younger brother. I have 3 dogs and 1 cat. My younger brother also races.
Georgia: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at school, racing, or doing basketball?
Jacob: Working out with my mom and riding