X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Athlete Spotlight - Mikey Rush

Note: AMA Pro Racing will be highlighting all 24 of the athletes racing in X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track, which will take place Thursday, June 4 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, and be shown live on ESPN at 8:30 p.m. ET, 5:30 p.m. PT.

Mikey Rush didn’t race a full schedule of AMA Pro Flat Track events in 2014, but when he did, he was fast. His abbreviated schedule didn’t stop him from finishing 13th in the overall point standings.

In 2013, he won the season-opener at DAYTONA Flat Track, a Short Track, but that was one of just three main events in which the Californian raced. He was fifth the next night of the double header at Daytona, proving he certainly knows his way around a 1/4-mile oval.

In 2014, he was fast again at Daytona, recording another pair of top 10s, which included a fourth place showing in Round 1 of the season. He was also competitive on the TT at Castle Rock, finishing second, but qualifying the fastest. In all, he made six mains last year, two on Half-Miles, two on Short Tracks and two TTs.

On the Short Track at Daytona in 2015? No surprise – he made both mains again.

Rush is a rider who could easily be in the mix at X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track. The reason he’s not mentioned as often as the top riders in AMA Pro Flat Track is just because he doesn’t run every round across the country, not because he isn’t fast.

Name: Mikey Rush

Home: Gilroy, Calif.

Age: 27

Ride: No. 54 Dave Burks Motorsports Suzuki SV1000

In their words: “I’m super excited to be a part of the X Games. The event overall is going to be really good for the sport of flat track racing. I think it’s going to attract younger fans and hopefully more fans altogether when they watch us on ESPN.”