Privateer Spotlight: Jarred Browne
Jarred Browne is your true “Cinderella” story. In fact up until a week before this Supercross season, Jarred didn’t have a proper race bike to line up ‘bar to bar’ on a supercross track. He was using his old KX 450 left over from last year. And that, as you know, just would not have been enough to cut it. Doug Dubauch (one of the many people who truly believe in Jarred), came in just in time for Anaheim 1, and provided a race bike for Jarred to be competitive on.
Racing Number: 57
Birthday: February 19, 1988
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 180 lbs
Born in: Long Beach, CA
Bike: Kawasaki 450
Career Achievements: 50 B mod world mini champion, 450 B and open Mammoth Mountain champion, 250 B stock and mod ponca city champion. 5th in 2nd moto at washougal in 450 class in 09′, 9-9 moto finishes at 09′ unadilla national.
Sponsors: So Cal MX Training, DR. D, Troy Lee Designs, Shoei Helmets, Utopia, TCX boots, Spider grips, Hammer Nutrition, Enzo, Twin Air
Mechanic: Paul Browne
Trainer: Mike Fedorow
In most privateer cases the option of spending 20+ dollars a day on ridding and training on tracks like Star West, Cahillah Creek, Elsinore, Pala ect. is not an option. And that was the case for Jarred. In fact, when it came down to training, Jarred wasn’t able to dish out the money it would cost in terms of training on proper race tracks and paying a trainer. Luckily he had Mike Fedorow (his trainer) who was willing to donate his time, because he knew Jarred had the motivation and drive it took to win races. In fact Mike Fedorow went as far to say “Not only is Jarred one of the most humble kids I know, but he has what it takes to be top ten this Supercross season, he’s definitely one to watch … mark my words!”
At the Anaheim 1 Supercross for 2010, Jarred missed out on his chance to be in the main by only one position, due to being passed on the very last lap by Jason Lawrence.
Jarred refuses to give up on his dreams, and so do the people around him. We’re all looking forward to seeing how Jarred does this season. Good Luck!
Tell me about yourself:
I’m a very driven person. Seems like no matter what comes my way, good or bad, it motivates me to push even harder. I’m a little on the shy side. If I dont know some one real well, I keep to myself for the most part and try and let my riding do the talking, which could be good and bad. Sometimes I think I need to sell myself a little better!
For me, growing up in the McGrath era is what I think drew me to Supercross. I’ve raced my whole life, but going to Supercross when I was real young and watching him dominate and having butterflies, just being there made me want to have career racing Supercross. Both my mom and dad rode, so when I was 3 years old they got me a PW 50 and we lived real close to one of the tracks in so cal and we were driving by one day and I told my dad I wanted to go race there and so he took me and I haven’t stopped since.
First memory of a race?
That’s a tough one. Seems like I remember the videos instead of the actual race. Probably racing my pink PW 50 on Saturday nights at Starwest MX with family is my first memories of racing.
First memory of a motorcycle, and which rider do you look up to most?
My pink PW 50! How could I forget that? Till this day, I still look up to McGrath the most. He’s a not only a good rider, but he’s a good guy as well.
What would be the biggest difference in your racing career by having a factory ride?
It would be awesome to not have anything to worry about, besides riding and training, to wake up every morning and have a perfect bike to ride on would just make life a lot easier! Just to be able to ride lap after lap and not worrying about saving the bike would make a difference as well!
What do you think of the riders who take their ride for granted?
Most of the guys who have had rides their whole lives, so they don’t know what it’s like to be at the bottom of the barrel, but I’m sure if they had a taste of that, they wouldn’t take their rides for granted no more!
How hard are you willing to work to achieve your goals?
As hard as it takes, nothing compares to the feeling of accomplishing your goals.
Have you given up anything to get to where you are today?
Just a normal childhood, but I wouldn’t change anything, I loved traveling the country racing as a kid.
Take me through a typical day in your life …
Typical day for me is wake up, eat some breakfast, load up, head to the track for a few hours, then I’ll either go to the gym or road bike after that. Then I’ll get my bike and all my gear ready for the next day. I ride 3-4 times a week, same with training.
Your biggest strength?
My ‘never say die’ attitude. I’ve had some really good highs in my career and some really lows as well, but I’ve never given up and I’m glad I haven’t, because I’m really starting to get back to where I was when I was an amateur.
Jarred’s Supercross Season Predictions for 2010:
In the Supercross Class:
- James Stewart
- Chad Reed
- Ryan Vilopoto
- Ryan Dungey
- Andrew Short
- Josh Grant
- Kevin Windham
- Ivan Tedesco
- Davi Millsaps
- Josh Hill
250 Lites West Class:
- Jake Weimer
- Ryan Morias
- Trey Canard
- Josh Hansen
- Broc Tickle
- Nico Izzi
- Blake Wharton
- Wil Hahn