Born: August 2, 1999
Birthplace/Hometown: Topeka, KS
Parents: Frank and Amy
Siblings: Colton (Older Brother, 21)
Education: Attended public high school, graduated with a 4.13 GPA, College graduate with an Associates of Science degree. Mainly business related courses. Hopes to own his own business later in life.
Team: Team TPJ/FLY Racing / Privateer
Bike: 2021 KTM 250 SX-F - Letko Cycles
Turned Pro: 2018
Kevin Moranz started racing Motocross when he was 4 years old on a little yellow PW. Unlike most Motocross racers in the industry, Kevin never had the opportunity to live at a facility and train in his younger years. Kevin believed strongly in his education and was determined to finish high school in a public setting so he could ensure his diploma.
Not only did he push himself in the classroom but he participated in extra curricular activities such as wrestling (freshman) and varsity football (freshman-senior). These life experiences taught Kevin how to truly push the limits, to tough out any situation, keep going, and to NEVER GIVE UP! Kevin put in the work and doubled up on certain classes towards the end of his high school caree
Through Kevin’s public school career, he attended Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National 7 different times. Kevin’s family only attended one qualifier and one regional every year and whatever happened, happened. Fortunately enough, Kevin pulled through putting up impressive results year in and year out. Kevin’s amateur career was mainly based out of Loretta Lynn’s as school and financial restrictions limited them to focus on one National a year. Kevin has some great results in stacked classes with top 10’s every year for the last 4 years straight.
Kevin was always right there with the "factory" kids in his amateur career but always seemed to be overlooked. Having minimal support from factory level providers can make it difficult to compete with their equipment. However, Kevin never let that faze him as he used his talent and persistent work ethic to make up time where others couldn't.
Kevin turned "PRO" in 2018 as he jumped into Amsoil Arenacross. He had never seen whoops so big but had some Arenacross experience from local Nitro Arencross races. Even though his first round in Madison, WI was a new experience, he came out and won his very first professional heat in the lites class. Next up was the AX class where he placed 3rd behind Hayes and Blose which transferred him into the HEAD TO HEAD action in his very first Arenacross round. Kevin found his flow in Amsoil Areacross with 3 Lites heat race wins, 3 AX heat race wins, many head to head opportunity's, and several podiums in the Lites class. Again mixing it up with some of the best in the sport Kevin continued to be overlooked.
After Arenacross in 2018 Kevin came into his first Pro Motocross season where he competed in 10 of the 12 nationals and he made every event besides the Ironman mudder. The season was solid as he scored 3 national points in the races he attended. Before the season was over he was given an opportunity with the Custom Power Sports for a few rounds of outdoors and into East Coast Supercross 2019. Kevin took full advantage of the opportunity and got straight to work moving down to the "Goat Farm" and training with Ricky Carmichael. An unfortunate injury postponed his training efforts and kept him off the bike until East Coast had already started. Kevin jumped into the series as a rookie at Daytona Speedway. Kevin made his first main at just his second round in Indianapolis. From here on, the Custom Power Sports / Plumbing Plus rider soaked up anything he could and learned a lot making two mains out of the four rounds he raced in as a Rookie.
Many say Supecross went well for Kevin due to coming off of an injury with little to no experience as a rookie; however, Kevin was not satisfied. It was time to compete in the 2019 Pro Motocross season and Kevin has made huge improvements from last year. Kevin started at High Point (round 4) and planed to do the rest of the Nationals aboard the TPJ transport side of the program. Just 6 rounds into his season he had 27 Nationals points, several top 15 finishes in motos, and has declared himself as the most consistent full privateer in the 250 Class with 4 top 20 overall finishes straight, in a very deep field. Kevin, as he has been most all of his life, is an underdog even though he is consistenly finishing in the mix of the factory riders. "I know what I am capable of, I know I have the talent, and I can guarantee I will outwork everyone around me if given the opportunity. I just have to pay my dues, keep working my tail off, put up good results, and the right person will take notice and give me the opportunity to take the next step and follow my dream. I am young, and eager to push myself to the limits. Motivation is key, I believe in myself, and we will keep getting better".
Kevin entered into the 2020 season with an all new nationally recognized 2 digit number. Kevin earned this because he performed well enough in the 2019 season to be ranked inside the top 99 of the best professional motocross racers in the United States. Kevin worked hard at the Goat Farm with Ricky Carmichael to ensure better results in supercross. Kevin did just that ending the Supercross season with 5 main events (2 in 2019) , 35 national points (7 in 2019), and a career best of 13th (19th in 2019).
Kevin nows comes into his JuniorYear season with yet another nationally recognized 2 digit number of 85. Kevin scored more points in 2020 (35 in 2019, 42 in 2020) and has new goals of making every main event this year, +50 national points, along with lowering his national number. If you are interested in supporting Kevin's journey to accomplishing his new goals click the link below.