X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track Athlete Spotlight - Rob Pearson
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.
Rob Pearson is a name that’s been thrown around with the top AMA Pro Flat Track riders for some time. He’s been a professional for over a decade, and while he’s still in search of that elusive first victory – proof of how hard it is to win in the elite Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class – Pearson has quietly been among the sport’s more consistent athletes.
In 2014, Pearson missed just three mains, and he finished in the top 10 six times. In 2013, he missed just one main and he put himself in the top 10 a total of six times.
Want to go back even further? In 2012, it was four missed main events and in 2011, just two.
If Pearson’s history tells us anything, you can expect him to be competitive come June 4 for X Games Harley-Davidson Flat Track at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Illinois resident will be carrying the hopes of KTM in the event as well.
So far, in 2015, Pearson has made three main events in four races. And if there was ever an event to step up and put yourself on top of the podium, the X Games would be it.
Name: Rob Pearson
Home: Chillicothe, Ill.
Ride: No. 27 Country Saloon Harley-Davidson XR-750
In their words: “I thnk X Games is a great opportunity for the sport of flat track racing and also a great opportunity for myself. I'm planning on going down there and coming home with a gold medal and promoting our sport."