Sneaky Fast Spotlight: Steve Dawson


Name: Steve Dawson
Age: 28
Bikes: Ninja 250 race bike, KLR650 adventure bike, Zero S commuter
Race Results: 2011 CMVA 250SS & Amateur SS Twins Champion, 6 wins, 8 podiums, 250SS lap record holder both directions.
Local Store: Lomita, CA
Favorite Track: Sonoma Raceway (Infineon)
Future Bike: Aprilia RSV4 APRC

Steve Dawson at his Favorite Track

Steve never wanted to ride until one of his best friends, Chris Johnson, convinced him to go to MotoGP Laguna Seca during high school, and incessantly pestered Steve to buy a bike and ride with him so they could eventually go race like the professionals. Sadly Steve never got to ride with Chris as an accident on highway 9 in the Santa Cruz mountains took Chris’ life in 2007, but his aspirations and goals live on. Regretting never having been able to spend the time riding with his friend, Steve bought his first bike and after only 3 months of riding shipped it to Italy and spent a few months riding around Europe with his good friend and current fellow racer, John Marquez (CVMA #46). On return they both decided they needed to be racing, and after convincing a third good friend, Andrew Chika (CVMA #826) to come race with them, it was all systems go. In the inaugural CVMA season, Steve and Andrew took a 1-2 podium in the overall 250 supersport championship and look forward to competing with the booming class of quarter-bikes in the 2012 season at CVMA as well as other venues around California and possibly farther! Eventually, in honor of his best friend, Steve will race an AMA race before MotoGP at Laguna Seca and see the venue from the other side of the visor, as Chris would have loved so much to do. 

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