Roadracing World Young Guns 2021: Owen Williams – Roadracing World magazine


World of Roadracing launched this exclusive special feature recognizing the most promising young road racers as a response to the pessimists who claimed that North America does not have young emerging racers. This edition of World of Roadracing Young Gun Awards marks the 25e consecutive year of showcasing what is actually an abundance of new talent.

World of Roadracing Young Guns won:

FIM MotoGP and FIM Superbike Races and World Championships;

MotoAmerica / AMA Pro races and championships, including nine MotoAmerica / AMA Pro Superbike championships;

A race of the RC KTM Cup World Final;

The Daytona 200 (10 times);

WERA National Endurance Championships and WERA National Challenge Championships;

ASRA / Formula USA and CCS National Championships;

Major AMA Road Racing Championships and Horizon Awards;

USGPRU National Championships;

Many regional and local titles.

The competition has become more and more intense as more and more runners – and younger ones – with higher levels of achievement are nominated, and the level of achievement required to make the score higher and higher. difficult.

We have spent the last few months accepting nominations and evaluating road racers aged 10-18 (at the start of the 2021 season) who have at a minimum won road races and / or Expert level championships or results exceptional as an amateur / novice. Most of the runners included here did more than the minimum.

The young racers recognized here are the most promising young road racers in North America. All have won the title of World of Roadracing Young pistol.

We will present one Young Gun per day, presenting them in alphabetical order.

Owen Williams. Photo by Chad Williams.

Owen williams

Age: 13.

Current house: Aliso Viejo, California.

Current height / weight: 5’1 ” / 108 lbs.

Current school level: 8th grade.

Began to ride at age: 7 years.

First road race: 2014, M1GP, Rosamond, California, Class 50cc, last place.

Current racing bike: Kawasaki Ninja 400.

Current tuner / mechanic: Chad Williams (father).

Primary race series: MotoAmerica Junior Cup, CVMA.

Top sponsors: Calishine Racing, Boyko Racing, HJC Helmets, JP43 Training, Track Daz, Bickle Racing, Jack C, SoCal Track Days, NGK Spark Plugs, 61DTC, Raven Fabrication, Fastrack Riders, RK Chain, Cyclegear, 2WTD, Vortex, Ogio, Galfer, RPM USA.

Recent achievements in the race: Season 2020, won the CVMA Winter Series 500 Supersport and Ultra Lightweight Shootout Expert Championships; 2020 season, won WERA West D Superbike Expert championship, finished 2nd at the WERA West Clubman Expert Championship (won 8 WERA races), won the 2019-2020 CVMA Winter Series 500 SS Amateur Championship; The 2019 season, won 3 WERA West Novice championships (Clubman, D Superbike, Mini 50), won 20 WERA races.

2021 race objective: To have a safe and successful first MotoAmerica season.

Career goal in racing: Compete as a Pro in MotoAmerica or Speedway racing at the national level.

Racing heroes: Valentino Rossi.

Favorite track: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.

Favorite hobby: Speedway race.

If I didn’t run, I would be …: Hang out with my brother, watch TV, camp or play video games.


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