Dedman are role models
for younger racers at D-Track
track in Milton, Ky.,
offers 30 different classes of racing
(July 2010) For more than seven years, several
times a week, Cameron Dedman and Jeff Werner spend their weekends racing
their Kawasaki dirt bikes around the track at D-Track Motocross, 431
Nubbin Ridge Rd., in Milton, Ky. Both are regular winners and have become
mentors and role models for the younger racers at the track.
racer Jeff Werner
of Versailles, Ind., takes the
high road as he spins through
D-Track in Milton, Ky.
When weather permits, riders from all over the country
and Canada come to D-Track to practice and race. D-Track offers 30 different
classes for motorcycle racers and also has ATV races. All ages of riders
are welcome at the 3/4 mile track, which twists, turns and has plenty
of jumps. Track owner Travis Durand said that children as young as three
years old have competed, while adults older than age 50 have also enjoyed
Dedman, 20, began his career at D-Track, and he continues to love racing
there. Last year, he qualified for the prestigious Loretta Lynn National
Championships in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. From March to June, riders compete
in 64 area qualifiers and 13 regional championships to determine final
rosters for the annual national motocross championships. More than 22,000
riders in 33 classes attempted to earn a spot competing in this event.
Only 43 riders in each class qualified, and Dedman was one of them.
I absolutely love this sport, he said. Its fun,
yet challenging, and it can become addictive. Dedman, who lives
in Louisville, Ky., and works in the lawn care industry, hopes to spend
this season perfecting his skills in the pro-am division before he tries
to get his professional license. If he succeeds, he said he will hopefully
be able to race the super cross races on TV. The key to being
successful and winning is having the confidence that you can,
he said. Dont second guess yourself; just tell yourself
you can do it, and you will.
Durand said younger riders look up to Dedman because he is a good
person and a talented rider. He is thrilled Dedman has chosen
to continue to ride at D-Track and enjoys working with the younger riders.
We are a Christian-based track, so we are happy we have several
talented riders that are also good people, said Durand.
Dedman said he tries very hard to be a good person and help the younger
riders because he knows they look up to him. This is a good sport
to do to stay out of trouble and keep your faith in God. I try to show
Werner, 20, has been racing dirt bikes since he was 3 years old. He
competes throughout the region and has been a regular winner at D-Track
for years. He hopes to work toward his professional license within the
next year. I love this, he said. Its just an
overall general rush of excitement to race.
Werner, who works for his fathers Sunman, Ind., landscaping company,
Perfect Lawn and Landscape, also enjoys working with the younger riders.
I try to give them encouragement and advice, he said. I
think it is great that they ask me for help.
Although he has competed throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and other
states, he loves D-Track the best. It is a great facility, and
I enjoy riding there.
Durand says the tracks popularity is due to his high safety standards
and the good condition in which the track is kept, along with its great
location between several cities.
During the rules briefing before races, Durand stresses to the riders
the need for safety, including safe speeds. Few injuries have ever occurred
at his track, and he credits strict safety rules for this.
For more information about D-Track, visit
or call (502) 268-5748.
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