25-year-old Brad “The Bullet” Baker, originally from Dryad, Washington, won the 2013 AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Grand National Championship to become the 3rd youngest winner in the history of the sport. Baker has been competing in the Championship since 2009 and won the Grand National Singles Championship in his first full year of racing. He was also named the 2011 GNC Expert Rookie of the Year. Baker finished third in the 2017 season with 11 podium finishes.
HISTORY OF SUCCESS
Led the most laps in his career in one season; finished third in points even with missing four races due to injury. Won the bronze medal in the ESPN Summer X Games. Only racer to medal in all flat track events at the ESPN Summer X Games.
Finished sixth in the overall GNC1 point standings with eight Top 10s including a win at the Santa Rosa Mile and podiums at Daytona and Springfield Mile Raced for Factory Harley-Davidson. Won the bronze medal in the ESPN Summer X Games.
Finished eighth in GNC1 competition, despite suffering from an injury at the Black Hills race. Earned four podiums, including wins at the Lima Half-Mile and Indy Mile. Raced for Factory Harley-Davidson. Competed and beat MotoGP star Marc Marquez in Superprestigio Dirt Track III in Barcelona. Won the bronze medal in the ESPN Summer X Games.
An offseason injury got Baker off to a slow start in his GNC1 title-defense campaign, and while he came on as one of the most consistent riders at the end of the year, he was forced to settle for a fifth-place showing in points. He won the Calistoga Half-Mile and earned two other podiums while finishing inside the top 10 in the final 10 races of the year. Raced for Factory Harley-Davidson.
Baker's seven podiums and two wins were enough to earn him his first career Grand National Championship. Earned first career GNC Expert win at Hagerstown. Competed for Dodge Bros Racing.
An excellent year that consisted of seven top 10s in GNC Expert Twins and six top ten finishes in select GNC Expert Singles rounds. Best performance on single engine came at the Illinois State Fairgrounds where he led the most laps, earned pole position and won the race. Best performance on the twin-engine came at LA County Fairplex where he placed 2nd.
The first season in GNC Brad earned a pole at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, earned nine Top 5s, finished 6th overall in GNC and won the Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Award. Raced for Lloyd Brothers Motorsports/Ducati.
Baker was the defending Pro Singles Champion and earned eleven podiums with four wins. Baker rode the Expert Twins class at each of the three eligible Twins events. Baker was the only Pro licensed rider to qualify for all three Expert main events. Raced with Rod Lake Racing.
Baker won the inaugural Pro Class Short Track race in Daytona on March 4th and placed second the next night. Baker also won the Pro Single National Championship. He won 4 races and made the podium 10 times out of 13.
2008 Dirt Track Horizon Award Winner, was the Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 505 Mod. & 450 DTX Class, was 2nd Place Overall Champion in the 450 Mod. class, and was the West Coast Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 450 Mod. Class and the Open Am. Class. Placed 2nd in the MD250H Class at the USGPRU race in Portland, Oregon.
West Coast Amateur National Champion in the 450 Mod. Class and the Open Am. Class, was the 2nd Place Overall Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in 450 DTX Class & the 505 Class and was the 3rd Place Overall National champion in the 450 Mod. Class. He also won the Top Gun 450 Class at the Gene Romero WCFTS race at Castle Rock, Wa.
West Coast Amateur National Champion in the 250 4-Stroke Class, was undefeated in the Gene Romero 250cc Sportsman Class and was the 3rd Place Overall Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 250cc 4-Stroke class.
Cycle News Fast Brain Award Winner, was the West Coast Amateur Champion in the 250cc 4-Stroke mod. Class and was the 7th Place Finalist at the Honda Red Rider Jr. Invitational Supermoto Challenge in Reno, NV.
1st in the 85cc Modified 9-13 age group and 1st in the 85cc DTX 7-11 age group at the AMA Amateur Nationals in Springfield Illinois
1st in the 85cc Modified 9-13 age group and 2nd in the 85cc DTX 7-11 age group at the AMA Amateur Nationals in Springfield Illinois
5th in the 85 modified 9-13 age group and 6th in the 85 DTX 7-11 age group at the AMA Amateur National Championships in Springfield Illinois.
First ever AMA Amateur Grand National Championship, 50 senior class. (am Nats were in Indy that year actually lol) 8th in the nation 65cc modified
Love of racing motorcycles began at age six. Won West Coast AMA Amateur National Championship. Rookie of the year.
Love of riding motorcycles began at age five. A family affair with his brother, mother, and father.