From Warren, Oregon to Austin, Texas, Davis Fisher is a budding superstar in flat track racing.
His passion was passed down by his dad.
"It kind of looks boring because we are going in circles but it's at speed of 80mph to 140mph," Fisher said. Fisher has been tearing up dirt ovals since he got out of diapers.
The 18-year-old Scappoose High School graduate won the American Motorcyclist Association’s Grand National Championship 2 last year, putting him in the field for the X-Games in Austin.
He placed 8th in the flat-track final amongst the big boys.
"It was awesome because running with the best of the best, I mean you had to earn your way to get there," said Fisher.
By winning the AMA’s GNC2 title, Fisher became the youngest to be signed by the Factory Harley Davidson Team.
Now with school in the books in his rear-view, it is an open road ahead as a full-fledged professional.
"Flat-track racing seems to be a lot more family-like than motocross would be," Fisher said.
Racing is family, especially for the Fisher’s.
Rex Fisher, Davis’ father, was a national tour rider as well.
Now traveling with his kid while he can, the full-time pipe fitter is part-time pit chief for Davis.
'I have taught him everything I could possibly teach him but it's like anything else. It doesn't matter if you are golfing, playing basketball or playing baseball, there is natural ability you cannot teach somebody, and he's got it," said Rex.
The Fishers were racing in the Oklahoma at the OKC Mile this weekend.
Bly Fisher, Davis’ 9-year-old brother has picked up riding as well, and for the record, it was mom who first encouraged dad to let Davis begin his racing career.
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