Lori, the current etnies Girl of the Month, has a love for motocross and enthusiasm for life that’s completely infectious. The 15-year-old is just finishing up her freshman year in high school and competes in National Amateur Motocross Hillclimbs every chance she gets. “It’s an honor to be chosen as an etnies Girl of the Month,” says the California native. “More girls can see a girl who rides a dirt bike and I can show them that motocross isn’t just a boys’ sport!” We caught up with Lori to discuss her passion for motocross, her biggest accomplishment and the best piece of advice she’s ever received.
“When I’m on my dirt bike I feel as if I’m free from everything else and that the only thing I need to worry about is how I am riding.”
etnies Girl: What are your interests?
Lori: I love motocross for sure and everything that revolves around it. My other interests include photography, sports, music, interior design, shopping, hanging out with my friends and family, my pets, fashion, demolition derbies and being outdoors. etnies Girl: What are your talents?
Lori: My talents are riding my dirt bike, playing soccer and photography. etnies Girl: How did you get involved in motocross?
Lori: I got involved in motocross through my younger brother when I was nine years old. For his seventh birthday, my parents got him his first bike and I would ride it when he let me; I thought riding a dirt bike was so much fun. I begged my parents for a bike of my own after that, so a month after my tenth birthday they finally got me a bike and I’ve been doing it ever since! etnies Girl: When did you start competing and how often do you compete?
Lori: I began competing in motocross hillclimbs at the age of 12. The first time I ever tried a hillclimb was in April 2004. I compete four times a year. I also do some local motocross races here and there during the year when I get a chance. etnies Girl: What do you enjoy most about competing?
Lori: The thing that I enjoy most about competing would have to be that it is very fun and I love the competition. I also get to meet a lot of new people and I have friends from all over. The competition is the best part because everyone you go against is very good and it’s always a challenge. I love that! etnies Girl: What do you like about etnies Girl?
Lori: The thing that I like about etnies Girl is that they show a lot of support to every girl out there, whether they are into male-dominated sports or just being themselves. I love the clothing and shoes—they’re awesome. I love everything about etnies Girl! The whole company is great and is doing a great job showing support for us girls! etnies Girl: Why are you an etnies Girl?
Lori: I am an etnies Girl because I love what I do; I have a lot of heart for the things I do in life. I fight for every dream that I have and I don’t let people put me down. If I want to get something done in life I will give it all I’ve got to get it done. I’m very independent and fun loving. I'm nice, energetic, active, crazy, dorky, funny, random and much more. etnies Girl: What do you do for fun?
Lori: For fun I like to hang out with my friends and play with my pets. I like doing photography, usually taking pictures of my pets, different scenery and my family. I also enjoy being outdoors, watching my Dad in demolition derbies and shopping. etnies Girl: Where do you find inspiration?
Lori: I find inspiration by going to motocross races and watching all the women racers who dominate the boys. I also read magazines that feature female racers who are coming up through the sport because they inspire me to want to be like them. I like watching videos of all the motocross amateurs and how hard they work to get to where they are. I usually find inspiration anywhere, as long as it gives me more confidence to want to do better and be a better person— then I am easily inspired! etnies Girl: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Lori: My biggest accomplishment was winning a hillclimb in April 2005. I was the only girl in my class, which was the girls 80/85cc division, to make it over the hill. Also, I won a championship for the girls 16 and under 85cc "C" division last year. etnies Girl: Why do you love motocross so much?
Lori: I love motocross for so many reasons! I love the adrenaline rush that I get each time before I ride. I have a lot of great friends who I ride with. It’s very, very fun and when I’m on my dirt bike I feel as if I’m free from everything else and that the only thing I need to worry about is how I am riding. It’s just the best feeling when I ride! It’s hard to describe the feeling with words. All I can say is that it’s an awesome sport and I love it so much! etnies Girl: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Lori: The best piece of advice that I’ve ever received was from my Dad at my first race. He told me just to go out there and have fun, and not to worry about all the people watching. He said I should just to focus on what I had to do and that if I didn’t do well there would always be other races. It was my first time ever trying a hillclimb or racing, and I was nervous. His advice helped me out a lot. I actually did really well my first time out there too! etnies Girl: What’s really important to you?
Lori: My family and friends because they support me so much and give me the strength to go on each day. All of the support I get from them pushes me to want to accomplish my goals even more so I can make them proud! They help me out a lot and they are always there for me. My education and future goals are also very important to me because I want to live a very successful life; I don’t have a good education then I won’t be able to fulfill any of my future goals. etnies Girl: Is there anything else you would like to tell us about yourself?
Lori: I am a very friendly person and easy to talk to. I live with my parents, younger brother and my pets. Oh, and whenever I ride I always like to have pink on, whether it’s on my gear or on my bike! I have an awesome sponsor, Team Dirty Girls Racing, who I would like to thank because they give me a lot of support and I’m glad that I am a part of the team! Lori’s Favorite Things Place: Carnegie Park
Animal: Dog and monkey
Color: Pink and green
Hangout: “Anywhere my friends and I can have fun!”
Song: “Face Down” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Album: “Let It Enfold You” by Senses Fail
Band: Senses Fail and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Book: “Wide Open: A Life in Supercross” by Jeremy McGrath
Movie: “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”
TV show: “Anything on Fuel and MTV.”
Sport: Motocross and soccer
Game: “MX vs. ATV Unleashed” and “Madden 2007”
Candy: Ring Pop
Smell: Love Spell perfume
Guilty pleasure: Starbucks
Athlete: Ashley Fiolek
Hero: “My cousin who is a U.S. Marine.”
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