2021 Bison Track Sponsored Rider, Kara Thompson
Location: Highlandville, MO
Facebook Profile: Kara Thompson
Favorite Track: Barber is phenomenal, but my heart is always at Hallett
How did you get into motorcycles? I first started riding dirtbikes with some friends in middle school. In high school, I dated a guy who had a motorcycle and I quickly discovered riding 2 up wasn't my cup of tea, but I loved being on a bike. I knew I wanted my own bike and worked towards that goal. My step dad was a motorcycle cop for years and since retiring, he teaches the MSF course. Between him and my now husband I began truly learning the ropes. I started riding streets with friends and progressed in my knowledge and skill. Several friends were going to the track frequently and I finally decided to do a trackday. Well, the rest is history and now I'm addicted.
Why do you ride? Riding is the only thing that sets my mind free. My usual day I overthink everything, riding is my escape and allows all of that to go away.
I also enjoy that the sport is a never ending learning experience.
Favorite Bike to Ride: My favorite bike has always been anything Kawasaki for a sportbike
How do you prepare to go on the track? Before going on track I always like to do a nice stretch in paddock and say a little prayer on grid
Goals for 2021: My goals for 2021 is just to get back out there and progress physically and mentally, and simply put= ride a lot. The past few years have had several curveballs in my life that's prevented me from being as active in the sport I love
Why do you choose Bison Track? I choose Bison because of the customer service combined with the quality of suit. It can't be beat