2012 was Garrett’s rookie season in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike class, and it was an eventful one…for precisely the wrong reason. In the very first practice session for the very first race of the season - the Daytona 200 - Garrett highsided his #8 Yamaha Extended Service / Monster Energy / Graves / Yamaha R6 and suffered a fractured femur that sidelined him for the remainder of the DSB season.Garrett did return to action for the final three rounds of the 2012 season, but he competed in AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport instead of DSB in order to get himself back into racing shape. Everything came good for Garrett in the season’s final round at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, where he took the win in Sunday’s race.In 2011, Garrett raced in the WERA National Challenge Series, specifically in the 600 Superstock and 600 Superbike Expert classes. He qualified on pole for every 600 Superstock race, tallied 9 wins in 14 races and was only off the podium twice, finishing the season with the 600 Superstock Expert Championship. Garrett then made his AMA Pro Racing debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park where he learned the track quickly and, on Saturday, won his first-ever professional race. Having an eye for talent, Chuck Graves wasted no time and assembled a program for the youngster to campaign the entire AMA DSB series on a Yamaha Extended Service/Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha R6.The 2010 season was Garrett’s first year on a 600. Starting the seasonwith a 2nd-place finish on his first race weekend with the 600, Garrett won the 600 Superbike Expert WERA National Championship, along with some regional WERA 600 Expert Championship races. Garrett also won the Youth Rider of the Year Award presented by the AMA Road Race Grand Championships, and he also won an AMA RRGC 600 Supersport Expert championship.2009 saw Garrett start off the season strong with a double win at Jennings GP, which was his first win in USGPRU competition. He was on the podium at every race weekend and, by the end of the year, he wrapped up three USGPRU National Championships and missed out on the 4th by just a single point. He also won two WERA National Championships.Garrett was raised on a motorcycle. From the time he was four yearsold, he was racing around all of the motocross tracks in south Texas, following in the footsteps of his dad, a former White Brothers World Vet Motocross Champion. After attending an AMA Pro Racing event at Barber Motorsports Park, Garrett knew his future would be in road racing. He got his first road racing motorcycle in 2007 and never looked back. See the Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha YZF-R6.
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