Racing

Girls motocross champ ready for shot at the boys

Posted July 24, 2013
Updated July 26, 2013

— Clayton 12-year-old Jordan Jarvis knows how to get two wheels airborne. She knows a little something about going fast, too.

“When I decide to jump jumps, that’s probably one of the best feelings you can get,” Jarvis said. “But also, when you’re getting the whole shot and you’re winning.”

Clayton's Jarvis trying to beat the boys Medlin: Clayton's Jarvis trying to beat the boys

Jarvis has been winning a lot. She's already a 2-time national motocross champion, and this week, she's heading back to the nationals as the first girl in her class to qualify for a spot competing against boys.

“Competing against the boys and the girls is so different because the boys are a lot more aggressive than the girls,” Jarvis said. “It’s a lot more fun with the boys because they are a lot harder to pass.”

Jarvis has been racing against the guys for a while now. Sometimes her competition does a double take.

“Most of the time they are pretty cool about it and they like to see a girl out there,” Jarvis said.

“We’ve been to races where she gets up on the podium and takes her helmet off and the announcer about falls off because he can’t believe she won the race,” Jordan’s father Rich said. “She was actually the first girl to ever qualify in the boy’s class. This will actually be the third time, so it’s really something special.”

She'll have two chances for a national title in her age group this week -- one against the girls and another against the boys.

“I never like to lose. Most people don’t,” Jordan said. “I’m just one of the ones, that if I do lose, it’s one of the hardest things.”

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