Kyle Mitchell, an Independence native, began racing motorcycles at the age of 5.

Kyle Mitchell, an Independence native, began racing motorcycles at the age of 5. Since then he has received numerous trophies and a serious injury that knocked him out for three years. He is trying to make a comeback now. His most memorable trophy was awarded at the age of 15 for third place in the Midwest Spring Series in the Schoolboy Class.

1 How long have you been racing?
I got my first motorcycle when I was 4, started racing when I was 5, and have ever since.

2 Where do you typically race?
All over the country, but locally in Grain Valley and Kingsville.

3 How often do you race?
In high school I raced every weekend, but stopped due to a horrible injury.

4 What injury and how did it happen?
I was training to run the American Motorcross Association Supermoto Series, was riding back to my shop and was hit head on by a truck. Those injuries knocked me out for three years.
 
5 What made you decide to race again after your injury?
The love of the sport. It’s a fun atmosphere and a way to relieve stress. I also work with motorcycles every day and began to miss it.

— Laura Wallen