Carter Halpain

Carter Halpain was born in Lubbock, Texas, a blue-collar city that is largely known as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer and legend, Buddy Holly. It turned out to be the birthplace of a promising motocross career for Carter as he expressed an interest in dirt bikes from a very young age due to a helping hand from his father, Steve. A motocross track owned by his grandfather inspired a lifelong passion that was shared between generations and an aspiring amateur racing career which sprouted in the backyard of their family home has now transitioned to Millsaps Training Facility -- one of the most highly respected and well-revered compounds in the world.

. Carter started racing on Yamahas in 2015 and has trained at MTF for a number of years, developing his skills accordingly in order to reach the pinnacle of his amateur success. The Texas native is on the cusp of making the leap to the professional ranks and has contested the A class for the past two seasons, regularly competing for overall podiums and race wins at various high-profile amateur races throughout the country. Carter encountered a couple of slight injury setbacks during the 2018 season, but he put all of that behind him at the Thor Winter Olympics with a couple solid podium finishes and an overall victory on the motocross track in the 250 A division.

He will remain in the 250 A and Open Pro Sport divisions throughout the 2019 season as a representative of the Cycle Trader | Rock River | Yamaha team and plans on racing the majority of the amateur season, culminating in his final year of competition at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in August. Carter has his sights set on a professional debut in the 250MX class at the Unadilla Pro National and plans to compete in the final three rounds of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series if everything goes according to plan.