FIRST RACE / FIRST TROPHY 2004
From Mason's parents about this race ... "The whole family went to this local track to watch him race and see what it was like. When we showed up there was a kid on a PW50 that was flying around the track. Mason never blinked an eye. He went out for the first motocross race and was a little timid, but by the second race he was in a close second. When he came off the track he said 'I’m going to beat him next time'. First race, second place, so proud and ready to go for another race next weekend."
Go Big Or Go Home
"Kershaw lives in Glen Carbon with his parents George and Melinda and attends Glen Carbon Elementary School. He has been riding since he was five years old and has won 13 races in the last year. He competes nearly every weekend in District 18 throughout southern Illinois and Missouri."
"Mason has become quite a motocross racer as he is ranked first in his district and will compete at the 23rd annual Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Tennessee."
He took on over 19,000 motocross racers nationwide to to earn one of 1,400 qualifying spots.
2005 Loretta Lynn's National Motocross Championship
Sometimes being talented at an early age in racing leads to a pleasant surprise. In the 2005 Loretta Lynn's National Championship Race, Mason was in the leaders pack when a photographer shot this photo for a Yamaha print advertisement. Imagine being so young and getting such notoriety, especially with a blue Mohawk on your helmet.
Pictured here left to right are like-minded racing friends Lance Kobusch, Michael Hicks and Mason Kershaw (714). Watch the 2007 video below to see a race captured by a GoPro mounted on Michael Hicks' helmet.