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Pasco County rider aims to win Monster Energy Supercross in Tampa Bay

Posted: 2:26 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 15:55:57-05
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PASCO COUNTY, Fla. —This Saturday, Monster Energy Supercross comes to Raymond James Stadium and there's one rider that may have more fans in the stands than all the rest.

Kyle Chisholm has been getting big air and kicking up dirt at Dade City Motorcross in Pasco County since he was 6-years-old.

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“I grew up here, I grew up at the dirt bike track, almost like a second home,” said Chisholm. “I would say when I was about 12 or 13-years-old it kind of really hit me that this could be a real career.”

For the past 14 years, he has been competing at the highest level, but so far, no wins on the Supercross circuit.

“My best finish is a fourth in my career, so gosh to get a win especially at Raymond James Stadium would be amazing,” said Chisholm.

His first Supercross experience was right here in Tampa as a kid in the stands. Now, years later, dozens of friends and family will be watching him.

“Having them there supporting me, it can get a little hectic, and trying to see everyone, because I obviously have a job to do,” said Chisholm.

Randy Yoho is one of Kyle’s biggest fans, he’s also his first coach.

“I just know him as Kyle, just a little kid, you know, so it’s really neat to see him progress to where he is at now, but he still talks to me so I’m happy,” said Yoho.

Fans also need to pay close attention to Chisholm’s bike and gear at race time, it will reflect an organization dear to his heart.

“It’s all going to have art work from some of the kids from St. Jude that they actually drew,” said Chisholm.