Kentucky Teenager Wins National ATV Award and Puts ‘Fear’ In His Competitors
A Daviess County, Kentucky teenager landed a massive award over the weekend in Ohio. Stiles West, who’s a freshman at Daviess County High School, competes on the ATV National Motocross circuit and races around the country. The format is very similar to NASCAR and motorcycle racing circuits like the MotoGP. Racers compete in a series of events and accumulate points for performance and placement. Those points, at the close of the racing season, determine the overall champion.
Stiles, whose season was threatened by not one, but two broken legs, battled through tremendous amounts of adversity to capture first place in both the 90 Open and 90 Shifter classes. He’s now a 5-time national champion.
However, his biggest award came Saturday at the national banquet, where he was voted by his peers as The Most Feared Youth Racer.
There were six national champions nominated for that award and Stiles got the most votes from his fellow riders. It’s an incredible honor and there’s no doubt that he earned it.
Friends and family say Stiles is “determined, disciplined, and incredibly passionate.” Stiles’ parents are Todd and Tracy West of Owensboro. They’re obviously his biggest supporters and fans, but he’s clearly gaining fans around the country on and off the track.
Stiles visited WBKR to chat about his incredible season.
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