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Rocco Landers #97

2020 MotoAmerica Twins Cup Champion
2020 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion
2019 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Champion

Youngest Champion, 2019
Youngest Race Winner, 2019
Youngest Podium Finisher, 2019
18 Track Lap Records 2019-2020
14 Race Wins in Junior cup, 2019
15 Straight Race Wins in Junior Cup, 2020
9 Race wins, 8 straight in Twins Cup, 2020
Longest Dry Race Gap to 2nd
Longest Outright Race Gap to 2nd
81% Win Ratio
3 Championships in 2 Years
38 wins in the 2019 and 2020 seasons
First AMA road racer to win two championships in the same season since 2007

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Rocco Landers, age 15, is one of America’s fastest road racing kids. In 2010, at 5 years old, Rocco started racing in a local California Minimoto Racing Series. His first race weekend was at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. His lack of knowledge of the racing world yet his desire to be #1 was evident when he pulled in after his first practice and asked his Dad... "Dad, Did I win!?"

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In fact that weekend he did end up winning the first race he entered, beating kids with plenty of racing experience. He ended up winning a championship in his first year of racing.

In 2011 and 2012 he continued winning races and championships. After winning roughly 200 races and 22 championships in the U.S.A., it was time for a new challenge.

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In 2013 Rocco made the trek to Italy to race against some of the fastest kids on the planet. With a best finish of 8th in the CIV SAV Category it was evident there was still a lot to learn. In 2016 Rocco went back to race in Italy to compete in the Mini GP 50 class with Pasini Racing aboard an RMU 50cc two stroke machine. His best race finish was a 4th place, and he placed 8th in the overall championship.

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In 2017 Rocco changed countries, moved to Spain for most of the summer and competed in the Spanish RFME 85cc Championship aboard a Beon where he finished 5th overall in the championship. In 2018, Rocco once again returned to Spain to contest the Spanish 85cc Championship and placed a respectable 4th place in the championship with 2 podiums!

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In 2019, Rocco made a big change and took advantage of being old enough to compete in the 2019 MotoAmerica Liqui Moly Junior Cup Class. In the very first race of the season opener in Atlanta, GA, Rocco turned the class upside down by winning with a record margin of over 17 seconds!

Rocco went on to set numerous records in 2019, including winning 14 out of 17 races and clinching the championship 5 rounds early!