About Ben

 

Who is Ben Gloddy? Ben Gloddy is a 13-year old motorcycle racer from New Hampshire. Gloddy began racing at age four. He is a competitor in Flat Track, Supermoto and GP Road Racing events across the Northeast. Last season, Ben competed at many different events and series. In the NJ MiniGP series, Ben finished the season as the Champion in the Pro 110 and Spec 110 classes and finished second overall in the Spec 50 class. In other various GP racing series, Ben finished 2017 with 21 wins and 36 total podium finishes. 2017 was his first full season on the pavement and he learned a lot. Riding a select schedule for Flat Track Racing, he finished 2017 with 7 wins and 15 total podiums finishes. Ben is currently an instructor at the famed American Supercamp riding school.


For the 2018 season, Ben will be moving up to the “Adult” classes in the NJ Mini GP Series and will race in the Stock 100, Supermini, F2 and F1 classes. He will also be transitioning to a formal road racing bike, a Kawasaki Ninja 300, which he will race in the Loudon Road Racing Series at NHMS. 

Aside from racing, Ben is a very good student and has earned his Black Belt in Aiki Kempo Karate. Ben is also active in the community. Every year, he is involved in a fundraising event that benefits locals in his area fighting cancer. All of the funds raised go to the local hospital to assist patients with their financial obligations. Flat Track & GP motorcycle racing is not for the faint of heart. At speeds of 75+ MPH, it tests ones grit and determination on a weekly basis. Even at such a young age, Ben tackles these challenges every weekend in hopes to make a career as a professional motorcycle racer. 

Where it all began: Born during Laconia Bike Week in 2005, it seemed almost inevitable that I would develop a love for motorcycles. When I was just a few months old, my Papa would sit me on his Harley with him in the driveway and together we would rev the engine. It wasn’t long after that, he would take me for rides around the driveway. Then when I was 4, he bought a harness that attached to him and I and we hit the road! It seems my Grammy and Papa created a monster! For Christmas 2008, my mom and step-dad decided to buy me a Polaris Sportsman 90 four wheeler so that we could all trail ride together….the first words out of my mouth when I saw my Christmas present was; “Where is my dirt bike?” That wasn’t exactly the reaction they had envisioned! They taught me how to ride it…I loved doing donuts! The following December, I asked them to sell the four-wheeler and buy me a dirt bike. After about a month they gave in and surprised me with my first dirt bike; a 2003 Honda XR 50. I rode it for the first time in March of 2010, it came very natural to me and I only tipped it over once that first night I rode it. My first race was on May 1, 2010 in Winchendon, MA. I cannot tell you how excited I was to have finished in 1st Place for my very first race! I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little bit about me. Hope to see you at the races!!

 











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