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Privateer Spotlight: Chris Gosselaar

Published January 21st, 2009

2009 250 West Coast Lites Privateer

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Spotlight Profile:

Birthday: December 29, 1981

Height: 5’6″

Weight: 160 lbs

Marital Status: Married

Residence: Spring Valley Lake, CA

Born in: Beverly Hills, CA

Bike: Kawasaki 250F

Hobbies: BMX, Fishing, Golfing

Sponsors: Renthal, Dunlop, Pro Circuit, Cool Air Racing

Mechanic: Todd Gosselaar

Trainer: Self Training, Motocross, Mountain Biking

Chris Gosselaar started racing when he was 4 years old, and became pro at 16. He has had the opportunity to race with great teams, including Factory Kawasaki. Along with his success, Chris has had a career of ups and downs. He has dealt with a few injuries, which has put his training on hold and made it difficult for him to show his full potential. Throughout the years, Chris is consistent with at least one thing, a true passion for the sport of motocross, along with a humble and gracious attitude.

Now at the age of 28, he is the true meaning of what a privateer is. In December he went down to a dealership and purchased a bike. From there he bought a motor package from Pro Circuit. He then sent off all his entries and fees, which came out of his own pocket, at a cost of approximately $2,000, to enter only 6 races. He says, “My brother Todd has been my mechanic and helps me out on the weekends. I go to the races in my pickup truck. I only have the one bike, which is my practice and my race bike.” When asking Chris what he sees for this year, he answered, “My goals for the future are to stay healthy and still be a contender in racing.”

Career Achievements:

2006

2nd Overall in AMA Lites East Coast

2004

7th Overall in AMA Motocross

2002

3rd AMA 125cc Supercross Shootout

4th AMA 125cc Western Region Supercross Series

14th AMA/Chevy Trucks 125cc Motocross Series

2001

11th AMA 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Series

2000

7th AMA 125cc Western Region Supercross Series

Fees Chris has to Pay to Race:

$600 a weekend to race, which includes gas, parts, tickets and food.

Listen to the audio interview with Chris at the Supercross in Anaheim…

Photo Gallery

(Photo Credit: Gerald Geronimo)



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