Professional flat-track champion Kyle Johnson (class of 2012) isn’t the only national champ in the Johnson household. Kyle’s younger sister and current senior, Kaley traveled to Edgerton, Wisconsin over the mid-winter break to compete in the 250 DTX, 250 Modified and the 450 DTX national ice racing championships and came home as the AMA Ice Racer of the Year after capturing first place finishes in the races she entered.
The temperature at the start of the race day was -5 degrees (minus wind chill). The day began to warm up but the mercury never got above 10 degrees. It didn’t matter to Kaley as she heated up the track with her expert racing skills on ice.
What made the weekend so special for Kaley was bringing the award back to her family after her brother (Kyle) brought home the Ice Racer of the Year award in both 2011 and 2012. It was also the first time a girl ever won and kind of rider of the year award in any type of racing through American Motorcyclist Association and the first in a long time to win three premier classes at the AMA Ice Race Grand Championship.
Kaley wanted to thank those that sponsor her and support her. Her thanks go out to her parents, Stand and Lisa Johnson, Craig and Rick Parkinson from Parkinson Brothers Racing, brother Kyle, Kyle Keller from Hot Rod Harley Davidson, Pro One Industries, Jeff Ferdette from FRP Racing, Craig Pickett and Forty Five Designs.
We are very proud of Kaley and look forward to more winning stories of her on a motorcycle.