Rider: Blake Wharton
Team: Rockstar Energy Suzuki
Machine: Suzuki RMZ250 (#21)
Born: July 31, 1991 in Houston, TX
Blake Wharton made his first appearance in professional AMA Motocross during the summer of 2008, where he amazed everyone by finishing fifth overall. His first full professional season was during 2009 in which he regularly finished inside the top-10 on his CRF250R. While competing in the Supercross Lites East Region he had several notable podium finishes, one of which was his first ever professional win at St. Louis. While still in his rookie season, he again shocked everyone by never finishing outside the top-10. His confidence and expectations were high heading into Motocross, but Wharton soon found outdoor racing to be quite different from Supercross. He finished eighth in the overall point standings for the 2009 MX season, which consisted of a handful of podiums for the youngster along with several top-10 finishes and multiple DNFs.
During his second season with GEICO Powersports Honda, Blake turned to the West Coast Lites series where he finished fifth overall in the 2010 Lites Championship. With several top-five results, including a podium finish in Phoenix, he remained eager for his second career win. In MX Wharton finished eighth overall. His most memorable performances took place at High point where he placed third, and Unadilla where he was less than a second behind behind Trey Canard.
Blake Wharton has earned top-five finishes in SX Lites for the past three years and will move to a Suzuki machine for 2012.
The following year Wharton continued posting impressive results in SX Lites, this time fighting for podium finishes nearly every weekend. His 2011 season was ultimately cut short, however, when he re-injured his shoulder at Jacksonville. As a result, Wharton was forced to the sidelines for the entire outdoor season.
In 2012 Wharton is returning aboard a 250 after signing a deal with Rockstar Energy Suzuki.
2011: 5th (ESX)
2010: 5th (WSX), 8th (250MX)
2009: 4th (ESX), 8th (250MX)
2008: 25th (MX Lites)