Oklahoma TV Station Profiles KTM RC 390 Cup Racer Jaret Nassaney

KTM RC 390 Cup racer Jaret Nassaney has been around motorcycles his entire life. “I just love doing it,” he said.

Since he was four years old, Jaret Nassaney has been riding motorcycles with his family. He began with dirt bikes and has raced sportbikes for more a year and a half, professionally since February. Now 17, he competes in MotoAmerica’s entry-level KTM RC 390 Cup series.

Nassaney has spent the last few months traveling across the country to various MotoAmerica tracks, he told Oklahoma ABC-affiliate KSWO (scroll down to “Sports Videos”). “We were in Wisconsin in the first round, then we went down to Barber in Alabama. Then we shot over to Miller in Utah, and now we’re going to Laguna Seca in California.”

Plenty of work goes into prepping the motorcycle, Nassaney says, but the real struggle comes when he is behind the handlebars. “Some think you just sit on a bike and twist the throttle, which is completely wrong. I have to lean all the way off this bike. I’m dragging my knee and almost my elbow on the ground just to get the bike turned.”

Family is a priority for Nassaney, whose brother, Jordan, races motocross. “The best memories have to be traveling with my family,” Jaret said. “We are all competitive so we butt heads, but at the end of the day, we are a big family.”

Nassaney intends to work his way up the MotoAmerica ladder. “We’ll probably do this series one more year, and, hopefully, I will do better,” he said. “Next year, I hope to also race a 600, then a 1000, and then go overseas.”

Nassaney is currently ranked 21st overall in KTM RC 390 Cup series points.

KTM RC 390 Cup racer Jaret Nassaney has been around motorcycles his entire life. “I just love doing it,” he said.

Since he was four years old, Jaret Nassaney has been riding motorcycles with his family. He began with dirt bikes and has raced sportbikes for more a year and a half, professionally since February. Now 17, he competes in MotoAmerica’s entry-level KTM RC 390 Cup series.

Nassaney has spent the last few months traveling across the country to various MotoAmerica tracks, he told Oklahoma ABC-affiliate KSWO (scroll down to “Sports Videos”). “We were in Wisconsin in the first round, then we went down to Barber in Alabama. Then we shot over to Miller in Utah, and now we’re going to Laguna Seca in California.”

Plenty of work goes into prepping the motorcycle, Nassaney says, but the real struggle comes when he is behind the handlebars. “Some think you just sit on a bike and twist the throttle, which is completely wrong. I have to lean all the way off this bike. I’m dragging my knee and almost my elbow on the ground just to get the bike turned.”

Family is a priority for Nassaney, whose brother, Jordan, races motocross. “The best memories have to be traveling with my family,” Jaret said. “We are all competitive so we butt heads, but at the end of the day, we are a big family.”

Nassaney intends to work his way up the MotoAmerica ladder. “We’ll probably do this series one more year, and, hopefully, I will do better,” he said. “Next year, I hope to also race a 600, then a 1000, and then go overseas.”

Nassaney is currently ranked 21st overall in KTM RC 390 Cup series points.