SHAE BENTLEY: 125cc WEST COAST CHAMPION
One year later, Bentley was on top of the 125 supercross world. After battling more injuries and the stomach flu, Shae won the 2000 125cc West Coast championship. Dirt Bike caught up with Shae at his home in Ellenwood, GA to find out what makes the Kawasaki star shine.
We asked Shae what keeps him busy in his free time and he told us he likes to keep a pretty low profile. “I like hanging out with my family and friends, and spending time at the beach or by the pool. Lately, I?ve been training really hard, trying to stay focused and get ready for next year. For a while I couldn?t even shift (as a result of a foot injury), but now I can run with no pain.”
We also wanted to find out what advice Bentley would have for up-and-coming racers. “Have fun!” Shae said. “Work hard and follow your dreams?because God is the only one who knows what?s planned for you.”
As for the future of motocross and his own future after racing, Shae had this to say: “I think motocross is headed towards NASCAR in popularity. With all the sponsor support and a growing fan base, the possibilities are endless. If I don?t remain in the sport (after racing) I would like to buy a convenience store or open up a motorcycle shop with my mechanic, Todd Dunn.”
“Team SplitFire/Pro Circuit Kawasaki has given me lots of support and all the tools I need to handle the pressure, allowing me to go into every race with confidence.”