My name is Kate West, I am 24 years old and from a very small town called Thorndike, ME. I never had much interest in riding, until I was 17, and one of my friends told me they were getting their motorcycle license in a few weeks, so I took that as a challenge to get mine within the week. That’s when I quickly fell in love with riding. Just three weeks after getting my license my parents and I decided to participate in an Iron Butt challenge and successfully rode 1000 miles in less than 24 hours.

In 2018 my dad called and asked if I was interested in doing a track day to improve my skills for riding on the road. Hesitantly, I said yes, then the fire was lit. We started doing track days around New England, and I became an MSF rider coach working for A&J Motorcycle Safety School to help others gain the passion for riding that I had, and of course, to pay for all of my track days. Naturally, I found my way to getting my race license.

Now, I race in Amateur in New Hampshire with NEMRR and I have started to ride off-road to improve my skills for road racing. Since being bumped to amateur, I now get to race against my biggest rival – my father. If I’m not at the track you can find me riding anything on two wheels, or trying to pass the time of cold winter months with the company of four-legged companions. I am very excited about joining the BTR race family and am very excited to bring the knowledge and excitement back to my motorcycle family.