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2013 ATV Racing Finds Brad Noble in New England ATV MX Series and AMA Division 3

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Brad Noble in AMA Division 3 NEATV series ATV racing
Brad Noble in AMA Division 3 NEATV series ATV racing
Change is intimidating, uncomfortable and often time scary. So when Brad Noble decided it was time for a change and a new, more competitive ATV division in 2013, he knew it wouldn't be easy. He also didn't know it would be such fun.

Brad Noble advanced into the B division this year, running in both the New England ATV MX Series and in AMA's Division 3 action, and Noble has used the experience to learn more about how to race an ATV. It was definitely tough at first though.
Brad Noble advanced into the B division this year, running in both the New England ATV MX Series and AMA's Division 3.
Brad Noble advanced into the B division this year, running in both the New England ATV MX Series and AMA's Division 3.


"Moving up to a new class can be stressful for anyone, especially the first time you lineup with your new competitors," Noble said. "I think the worst moment this year was at my first round of the NEATV series. I got up there and as soon as I saw there were forty-plus entrees in my class, I lost my confidence.

"It was a rough first round where I unfortunately crashed out of the last chance qualifier and headed home early."

Brad Noble would quickly make up for the rough start, running strong at other events and grabbing two holeshots on his way to a second place at an AMA Division 3 event.

"I'm pretty happy with the way things have been going," Noble said. "It has been a real learning experience running the NEATV series. Those guys are the real deal and I've learned a lot competing with them."

After the first race of the season, many riders would have become discouraged. But Brad Noble instead used the failure as motivation and refocused his attention towards preparation and training.
Brad Noble looks forward to NEATV racing at Hurricane Hills in Clifford, Pennsylvania.
Brad Noble looks forward to NEATV racing at Hurricane Hills in Clifford, Pennsylvania.


"The most important thing to becoming a successful racer is dedication," Noble said. "If you are not dedicated to motocross, that means you truly don't love the sport and will never push yourself enough to learn. If you are motivated, you will do anything in your power to make it to the track and on the podium."

Brad Noble grew up on the dirt and, while he had a few minibikes in his youth, never really got serious about racing until his teens, and at that point, ATVs were his primary focus. Now, Noble finds himself pushing the limit weekly in order to become one of the top racers in the world. It's a lofty goal, and Noble admittedly has a long way to go, but it's a goal he believes is attainable. But for now, Noble is just focused on this season and right now looking forward to the upcoming NEATV event at Hurricane Hills in Clifford, Pennsylvania.

"My goal is to just keep pushing myself and keep racking up top five's," Noble said. "I have been working hard and training and am confident that I can get back on the podium soon. I know I can still improve."

With a new class comes a higher demand out of performance parts, and in that regard, Brad Noble said his K&N air filters have always delivered.

"The K&N Filters really make my bike come alive," Noble said. "I have had no problems running K&N and I even run the pre-filter depending on the conditions. They really help my engine breath as much as possible without allowing any dirt and debris in there.

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