Chasing down a dream is a local Tucker County student’s goal and Chase Fridley has the determination and skills to do so. A sophomore at Tucker County High School, Fridley is competing in Motorcross sports and making a name for himself.
Starting with a dirt bike at age five, Fridley spent time riding with family and friends, until the racing bug bit him. He entered his first race at age12 and hasn’t stopped racing since. He even built a dirt track at home to train on and alters the track on occasion to increase the difficulty.
In 2017, Fridley consistently finished in the top five during the 2017 MountainState Hare Scramble, a series of events in which racers earn points. In 2018, Fridley placed third overall in the series which featured 12 different rounds. He earned third place in one event while driving with a broken wrist.
Starting this year off right, Fridley placed first in his class in Round One at CJ’s Raceway in Newburg. He is looking forward to this week’s round in Grafton at Pleasant Creek Raceway.
“I love racing”, Fridley said, “You meet a lot of people, including professional racers, and everyone is supportive of each other.”
Fridley’s first sponsorship came from Morgantown Powersports. With his success, he is now also sponsored by Siriannis Racing, McVicker Construction and Hinkle Fenner Funeral Home, Jordan Fenner, LIC. Sponsorships help support his equipment and racing needs.
While not training and competing, Fridley is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing with family and friends. Chase is the son of Donna and Casey Fridley of Thomas.