Richards: If you are
looking at her on the
track, there is a good
chance she is passing
you—or even lapping
you. Richards is a
Havasu native and
looked like she had the
Women’s Pro class in
the bag before a solid
crash cost her a few
Despite being scraped and battered, she charged hard
but could not reel in 2012 Women’s Pro champ Tatum Sik.
Why haven’t you heard of Brandy? She was too young to
ride professionally until recently, but keep an eye on her.
She races in the 125 A and 250 A classes against the
men. At round two in Primm, she ran as high as fourth in
the Pro Lites class. DB talked with her after the race.
“My dad is an old three-wheeler pro, so when WORCS
came to Havasu, my dad took me to see it, and I loved it.
My dad asked if I wanted to do it. I said yes, and I started
racing. I’ve been riding for about 11 years. I raced the
Women’s B class and the Women’s A class for four years.
I won those three years in a row, because you can’t move
up to Pro until you are 16. I just turned 16, so I moved up
to Pro to have more competition, and it is pretty difficult.
“I’ve lived in Havasu my whole life. Riding here is fun,
because not many places are like this. I probably have 10
tracks that are my own. I ride all year round, but I don’t
ride as much in the summer because it gets so hot. I jet-ski a lot for cross-training. I like the WORCS races, but
most of the time I race motocross.
“My favorite track is Loretta Lynn’s for the AMA
Amateur National Championships. It is the best track in
the world. In 2012 I won the Girls’ class, and I won two of
the three motos in the Women’s class, but I fell in the sec-
ond moto, so I didn’t win both classes. I wish I had won
the Women’s class, since I would have been the first rider
to ever win both classes in the same year. [The AMA sepa-
rates the Women’s class into a class for riders under 16 on
machines with wheels smaller than 16/19, and a class for
riders over 16 or those on full-size bikes with 250cc or
less.] You only get one shot at it. I was young enough to
race the Girls’ class on a KX100-based Supermini, but I
was already racing a 250F, so I was able to ride the
Women’s class. I hated switching bikes like that. It is really
hard to go back to the little bike after riding the 250F.
“For WORCS, my toughest competition is Tatum Sik.
She is so fast. I was a little worried that she was on a 450
for this race, but she is a really fast rider anyway. I’m spon-
sored by Monster Energy Kawasaki, Pro Circuit, Dunlop,
Maxima Oils, Traxxas, Renthal, Sidi boots, Fly Racing,
Shoei helmets, AP Designs, Oakley goggles, GoPro, AZ
Cyclesports, my parents and everybody else that helps me
BRANDY RICHARDS: GIRLONFIRE
Brandy Richards is rocket-fast. Very few riders attacked this
lagoon jump with the style and skill that she did.
Yep, this is a serious race face
for motocross or off-road.
Bobby Garrison and aspiring champ Justin Jones battled hard and
close for much of the race.