If there was any doubt that girls can accomplish anything
they set their minds to, Davis Eames is crushing it – one race at a time.
This 11-year-old is the only preteen girl to race ATV
Motocross, or motorcycles known as “Quads.” She not only races, she wins big – out of 140 races, she’s
finished first 90 times. Of
course, it hasn’t always been easy for this driven
daredevil. Davis had to deal with
initially chilly attitudes from the boy racers, and has to balance school and
traveling to races.
GL chatted up Davis to learn about her racing highlights,
the challenges she’s faced and her advice for goal getters like you...
How did you get started racing?
Davis Eames: A good friend of my family’s whose son
raced Motocross invited us to go to a race with them when I was six. My dad and
I went for the weekend to the track, and [my dad] entered me in the race. I was
the only girl, and I won it. It was then that my dad realized that I had
talent. We started hitting the road and I raced as much as I could.
GL: How does
your family help you pursue your racing dreams?
Davis: My parents have always supported me in
everything I do, and when it comes to racing, it is no different. They are
always there to encourage me to do my best. And when things don’t go well, they
are there to console me. They sacrifice a lot for me to do this, but it is
something that we do as a family and it is building memories that will last a
GL: What has
been the best moment of your racing career so far?
Davis: I would say winning two championships
in one year is a pretty big accomplishment.
been the biggest challenge you’ve faced, and how did you work through it?
Davis: Probably being accepted by all the boys
in the beginning. At first it was a big pill for them to swallow, having a girl
come and beat them all the time, but as the years went on, they have all learned
to respect me and even cheer me on.
GL: How do
you manage your busy racing schedule and being a student?
Davis: For several years my mom home schooled
me, which made it easy for me to work on the road, but now I am in a private
school. They are very
understanding of my schedule and
give me work to take on the road with me.
GL: What do
you like to do when you’re not racing?
Davis: I enjoy going to the beach, surfing,
stand-up paddle boarding and making films.
GL: What are
your goals for the future?
Davis: I would love be a Pro ATV racer just
like my good friend and role model, Dustin Wimmer.
advice do you have for other girls going for their goals?
Davis: Always be
true to who you are and what it is you want to accomplish. Success is not something that comes
overnight; it is something that you always have to be working at. Consistency
wins championships, and I try to always be consistent. I also always try to be
a nice person, and make it so that no one has anything but great things to say
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