Adventures in the dirt: Racing dirt bikes
Published 6:12 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012
12-year-old earns sponsorship after 2011 dirt bike racing season
Troy Lieberman of Green Creek just began dirt bike racing last year, but he’s off to a good start.
Lieberman ended in fourth place after the 2011 season in the “Hare Scramblers” with Mideast Racing in the 85cc class.
The 12-year-old Polk County Middle School student, who is the son of Tracie and James Hanson, raced at a different venue each month in 2011. Each race included motocross track, forest trails, hill climbs, mud and adventure.
“Jimmy and I are very proud of him,” Tracie Hanson said. “We get just as excited as Troy does to go to a race. We are running through the woods and around the track to cheer him on. It’s always a great day to see him go!”
Lieberman’s performance in the 2011 season earned him a sponsorship from Jason Ilardo of California for the 2012 season, which kicked off for Lieberman in Laurinsburg, S.C. over the weekend of Feb. 18-19.