- Career: 2004-Present
- DOB: 12/06/1987
- Height: 6' 0"
- Weight: 160 lbs.
- Birthplace: Clearwater, FL, United States
- Residence: Seminole, FL
- Team: MotoConcepts Yamaha
- Team Manager: David Vuillemin
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Kyle Chisholm may be one of the most underrated and overlooked riders in motocross. Although he has not made a huge impact on the American motocross circuit, Chisholm has proven himself a champion in America’s northern neighbor, Canada, and is a top-ten threat here in the states.
Upon turning pro in 2004, Chisholm rode hard, and broke the top twenty in the Motocross Lites class with a nineteenth overall. Although a top twenty is a very respectable outcome, he traveled north and decided to compete in the CMRC Canadian Motocross Championships. The career change was definitely what Chisholm needed, as he rode his Kawasaki to the second spot in the East Region.
The 2006 season proved to be Chisholm’s best to date, as he and his Richmond Kawasaki team would claim the title in the CMRC Canadian Motocross East MX2 series. Now a champion in Canada, Chisholm took his momentum and returned home to compete in the AMA Outdoor Nationals. He earned two top-ten finishes, one at the southern California locale of Glen Helen Raceway, and the other at the sandy and rough Southwick track. He also found some success in the East Region of the Supercross Lites series, with one top ten.
In 2007, Chisholm was again consistent, as he claimed four top tens in the Motocross Lites class. He seems to like Glen Helen and Southwick, as two of those top tens came at the two tracks. The other two included Red Bud and Freestone Raceway in Texas.
Kyle is a quiet, unassuming young racer, so he doesn’t often get the credit that his riding deserves. After a tough rookie 450 season in 2009, he improved greatly last year, logging consistent top-ten finishes. Chisholm may not be flashy, but he makes up for it with hard work.
The amateur powerhouse, Team Green Kawasaki, groomed Kyle Chisholm for racing and winning. He still rides green, and has for eleven years. Chisholm started on a KX60, and moved his way through the amateur ranks quickly. In 2002, he came close to winning the Schoolboy Class at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, but came up just short with a second-place finish.
The 2003 season would not disappoint, though, as he would claim his first Loretta Lynn’s title. He began his run with a second place in the 250 B Modified class. In the 125 B Modified, he would break his second place curse to claim the win. The win came at an opportune time, as 2003 was his last year in the amateur class.
At age twenty, Kyle Chisholm is a promising rising star in motocross racing. However, like most other young adults, Chisholm has other interests besides his job of racing dirt bikes. He enjoys fishing, and his home in Florida provides a good location to do just that. He also likes spending time with friends.
Chisholm is a Florida Native and has stayed in his home state, now in the town of Seminole. America’s southernmost state is quickly becoming another popular spot for motocross racers, including James Stewart and Ricky Carmichael. John Leonard
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