Jamie Rentz - Making a Statement:
A Racer 450 Feature Article...
Jamie Rentz isnít an up and coming rider; sheís not working her way to the top. At the age of eighteen, sheís already there. Jamie was last yearís Women B/C Champion, in fact, she set the record for being the youngest Womenís Champ. Sheís currently third in the points battle for Womenís A Class. Why itís not called the Womenís Pro Class weíre not sure. Racer 450 spent a few minutes catching up with Jamie at Buddís Creek a few weeks ago and now Jamie sets another record: The first female interview with Racer 450.
R450 - Were did you start racing Jamie? Did you jump right in to the Nationals or did you start small?
I started in the GPG Outdoor Series in Georgia.
R450- Where was your first National and what were you on?
It was Echeconnee and I was riding a Blaster. I got out there and loved it. Itís the closest National to home, especially from school.
R450 - Where are you enrolled at?
Georgia Southern, itís about two hours away.
R450 Ė What are you taking in school and has that effected racing any?
Iím a freshman this year and Iím majoring in Athletic Training. I was a little nervous at first about doing both. I went straight into college, but Iím making it happen. Iím focused.
R450 Ė You flew through the female ranks, have you ever raced in a menís class at the national level?
I did one time on the Blaster. I finished in the top eight but it was tough. I just finished my normal class and the menís class was right after my moto. I had to hurry and go right back to the gate.
R450 Ė It seems like racing came natural, do you get a lot or recognition from other females?