I first met Colton at the Idaho City qualifier in 2008. He was just some trials kid who showed up. As I remember, he had never been in a motorcycle race before. He was riding a 300 KTM that he did not have any experience on. Javier from Trail Tricks was helping him a little with suspension before the race and I spent a time talking with him about the rules and what to expect in the event. In general, Colton did not have a clue what he was doing. It didn’t matter one bit. He finished 4th overall in the LOI class ahead of some very fast competition.
Colton’s skill is amazing. But he has had difficulty translating that into race wins, or even steady finishes in the last few seasons.There has seemed to be a lack of consistency in his program. For 2013 Colton is hooked up with Johnny Campbell and racing a Honda. He has looked very strong at X Games and Endurocross, maybe this will be his year to get on track for a race win. – Chilly