Hi,My name is Corey Hardebeck and I graduated last year from Arlington High School in Arlington, WA where I am on the honor roll!
I have been riding on and off since I was 6 years old. I started riding on a Kasea 50 and raced a few times. From there I graduated to a RM65!! The clutch was hard and I really wasn't ready to ride that bike so I rode my friends KLX 110 a lot and didn't really compete. After a few years of going to the races with my Dad I decided it was time and my Dad purchased a Honda CRF150R! I started racing a few races here and there but mostly just trained with my Dad!! Of course now being into my teenage years that bike didn't fit me for long and my Dad continued to support me by getting me a 2009 KTM 250 XC-F! The bike is awesome and I jumped into a few races at the end of 2011 and getting some decent finishes. In 2012 I was ready and besides the usual ups and downs of racing I perservered and will be standing on top of the podium as the champ of the 200C class at the awards banquet in January....of course thanking all my sponsors!! Now it's 2105 and I have a new 2013 Suzuki RMZ450 and I'm ready to go for my next championship!
I accomplished my goal of winning the NMA 200C championship in 2012!! Now I am training for next year. I plan on riding the whole series as well as a few other events like the Desert 100 and a few motocross events as well. I am unsure if I will compete in the 200B class or Open B class next year. Either way I know I will be competing in long course due to being the champ and getting bumped to a tougher class!! If I keep my current bike, a KTM 250 xc-f I will do 200B......My Dad and I are talking about upgrading to the 350 so 200B will not be an option. I plan on having the same success next year that I did this year. One thing for sure, it's going to be tougher so I need to get back to training!!
HIghlight number 1 is winning the 200C championship this year!! Of course there were a few along the way!! It started with the opening round at Horn Rapids ORV! It was there I realized i could do this but it was going to take some work because I was way out of shape! A month and a half later came the double header weekend in Odessa, WA. My saturday race went well but I knew I could do better. That night with some strategizing with my Dad I had a good plan going into Sunday. Everything went well and I was able to get a good start and win my first offroad race!! That was just the start!! From there the season had its ups and downs but with 7 races to go it started coming together!! I was able to win top points in the last 7 rounds and win the overall in 3 out of the last 7 and clinching the championship a race early!!