BIO

Austin Forkner

  • Born: September 2, 1998
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Richards, Missouri
  • Parents: Mike (Farmer) and Julie (Teacher) Forkner
  • Education: Through 7th Grade Public School
  • Home School Since 2011

Austin Forkner started racing motocross in 2003 at the ripe old age of five. In his first year racing, Austin won the Show-Me Fall Series and was hooked.  Austin continued racing in his home state until 2005 when he entered his first amateur national event at Ponca City where he finished top 10 in both 50cc 7-8 classes.

From then on, Mike and Julie have supported Austin through 2010 when he was the only youth rider to win TWO National Titles at Loretta’s.  For the 2011 season, Austin entered the year on Kawasaki Team Green bikes as a factory supported rider.  As one of the only 12 year olds to enter the class, he repeated a National Title in the 85cc 12-14 Mod class.

For the 2012 season, Austin has won amateur national titles at GNC Finals, Mill Creek and Mammoth Mountain.  After a difficult showing at the AMA Amateur Nationals at Loretta Lynn’s in Tennessee, Austin was determined to redeem himself at the Monster Cup in October in Las Vegas and Winter Olympics at Gatorback MX Park in Gainesville, Florida to finish out the year with championships.  He left Vegas as the Supermini Champion and won two more championships in Florida.

In 2013, Austin will head to Texas to begin the racing season at the GNC Finals and James Stewart AMA Spring Championship.

2012

  • Bell Golden Helmet Award (AMA Texas Winter Series)
  • Champion – GNC Finals (85cc 12-13yrs Stock) – Oakhill
  • Champion – GNC Finals (85cc 13-16 Open) – Oakhill
  • Champion – Spring Classic (85cc 12-13yrs Stock) – Mill Creek
  • Champion – Spring Classic (85cc 12-13yrs Mod) – Mill Creek
  • Champion – Spring Classic (85cc 9-13 Jr Mini) – Mill Creek
  • Champion – Mammoth Mountain (85cc Open) – Mammoth
  • Champion – Monster Cup (Supermini) – Las Vegas
  • Champion – Winter Olympics (85 12-13 Mod) – Gatorback
  • Champion – Winter Olympics (Supermini 1) – Gatorback

2011

  • Champion – AMA Spring Championship (85/150cc 12-15yrs Stock) – Freestone
  • Champion – AMA Amateur National MX Championship (85cc 12-14yrs Mod) – Loretta Lynn’s

2010

  • Champion – MX Masters Kids International (85cc Thru 12yr) – France
  • Champion – MX Master Kids International (65cc Thru 12yr) – France
  • Champion – AMA Amateur National MX Championship (85cc 9-11yrs Stock) – Loretta Lynn’s
  • Champion – AMA Amateur National MX Championship (85cc 9-11yrs Mod) – Loretta Lynn’s

2009

  • Champion – NMA National Championship (85cc 9-11yrs Stock) – Branson
  • Champion - NMA National Championship (65cc 9-11yrs Mod) – Branson
  • Champion - NMA National Championship (65cc Open) – Branson

2008 (1st Year on 65cc)

  • Top 10 – Lake Whitney Spring Classic, Oakhill GNC Finals and Branson NMA National Championship

2007

  • Champion – Mini O’s Gatorback National (50cc 7-8 Stock Supercross)

2006

  • Champion – Oklahoma State Series (50cc 7-8yrs Stock/Mod)
  • Champion – Oklahoma State Series (50cc Open)
  • Champion – Missouri State Series (50cc 7-8yrs Stock/Mod)
  • Champion – AMA Texas State Championship (50cc 7-8yrs Stock)
  • Champion – AMA Texas State Championship (50cc Open)

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