Payton Sassaman #85

Payton Sassaman #85

· Top Ten in 2008 AMA Supersport
· Multiple WERA 600 National wins
· 7x AMA Amateur Grand National Flattrack Champion


What’s your typical pre-race meal?
Italian food! Usually pasta, chicken, and vegetables.

What is your pre-race OCD behavior?
Nothing in particular, I just like to make sure my leathers are properly adjusted on my body and that my hands are deep in my gloves for better feel.

What is one of your best racing memories?
Winning the highly competitive 2006 250 4-Stroke Grand National Championship by 1 point, and literally jumping in the air when I found out.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional motorcycle racer?
Studying for a degree in college.

What else is in your garage?
A white Cervelo R3 bicycle!

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Do it because you love it and surround yourself with positive people.

How many hours a week are you on Facebook?
Most of my friends are my racing friends, so plenty, but I mainly use the Facebook app on my phone on-the-go.

Do you Twitter?
Yes! @paytonsassaman

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Road Racing World, Racer X,,, YouTube is pretty cool too…

Who are your heros?
My Dad and Mom.

Beach or mountains?

High fives or fist bump?
High Fives

iPhone , Blackberry or Android?

Mac or PC?

Top 3 bands?
Circa Survive, The Strokes, and Mac Miller.

Greatest strength?
Always willing to work and go the extra mile.

Do you have a website and or Blog?