Motorcycling Australia (MA) was lucky enough to speak with one of Australia’s rising female Motocross and Enduro stars, Mackenzie Tricker, for another edition of the International Rider Spotlight which shines the light on homegrown talent overseas. Mackenzie got down and dirty with MA on what life’s like in South Carolina, United States of America (USA) and what she misses most about home ‘down under’.
Where are you currently competing?
I’m racing in the USA, and I’m currently based out of Travelers Rest, South Carolina.
What’s the hardest thing about adapting to your new country?
I’ve been here for almost six years now. It was definitely hard at first because I was young and didn’t know many people. But now I have settled in and know a lot of people and know how everything works.
What do you miss most about home?
My family and friends and definitely a good ol’ chicken schnitty!
What is your preparation/training regime like?
Right now we are very busy with racing. I have very few weekends off, so normally on Mondays I’m unpacking and then I try to ride twice a week and workout or cycle a couple of days and then I turn around and leave again on Fridays.
What’s been a highlight for you this year?
An FIM World Enduro Championship win and two AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) wins.
What is your single most motivating force?
I’m not sure what the single force would be. I just love winning and racing!
Tell us a bit more about what you hope to achieve and what you have already achieved in 2018?
I’d love to win the FIM World Enduro Championship this year. Although the GNCC Championship is long out of reach now, I still could win the FIM World Enduro Championship if I can win some more races.
What’s your strangest overseas experience been so far?
Nothing too crazy, America is pretty similar to Australia!
Do you have a special message for your fans back home?
Just keep striving for new goals!
Favourite thing to do besides motorcycling?
Hang out with friends and either cycle or ride my motorcycle.
Embarrassing fact about you?
I hate how tall I am compared to most of my other friends that are girls!