Preston Kincaid has spent his lifetime chasing the dream, and
working his way up the racing ranks. The California rider has
proven to be a talented and quick study in every classification
and discipline of motorcycle racing he’s participated in.
At age 12, Preston started racing at the legendary Monterey
Short Track, in Monterey, California with his best childhood
friend (and former AMA Grand National #56) Lonnie Pauley. The two
would race together for the next 7 years in the amateur ranks
at local and regional races all over California. It seemed
wherever they would go, Preston and Lonnie would consistently
finish in the top two spots, and were quickly making names for themselves in the sport of dirt-track racing.
Age 17, Preston doubled-up his high-school credits, and
graduated with a 4.0 GPA one full year early in order to kick
off his professional racing career and to begin traveling for
races. He turned pro and filed for his AMA Grand National professional license. He continued racing local and regional
races all over California, and as sponsorship and budgets
permitted would venture out across the nation to race AMA Grand National races. Fulfilling some of his childhood dreams, he raced
the San Jose Mile, and Sacramento Mile three times—the premier “Miles” in the USA at the time. He raced at various Grand National and regional races in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, and
Summary of 2011 Season
2011 was a relative success. The season started with most of the promised sponsorship funds vaporizing and not coming through. I knew it was going to be a challenge to be competitive, but I managed to complete a full race season with the AFM. Although I was using completely stock equipment, I was able to consistently run in the top 5. I proved to myself and key people in the racing community that I have what it takes to compete at the pro level if provided good equipment and adequate race budgets.
Goals for 2012 This season I am planning to fast-track my career with a full professional race schedule in the AMA Pro Supersport Series classification. I want to make the season opener at The Daytona 200. From there, budgets permitting, I’d like to compete in all scheduled AMA Pro racing events. At the very least I’d like to compete in the West Coast Moto Jam at Infineon Raceway in May, and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, and fill in the season with AFM Pro