An Alabama native, hailing from California, Thomas Covington began riding at the age of four. Scoring his first AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s in 2003, Covington has been making a name for himself in the motocross community, both in the U.S. and internationally.
As Covington’s career progressed, he captured the title of the 2011 Loretta Lynn’s 250 B National Champion and added it to his resume.
Thomas ended the 2013 season with a high note, capturing the 450 A Motocross Champion title at the 42nd Thor Winter Olympics in Florida.
For 2014, Covington—the only rider representing the Stars and Stripes—has enjoyed travelling overseas, competing in the MX2 class of the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship. This meant time racing in Qatar, Thailand, and Brazil. Ambitious and unwilling to settle for less than his absolute best effort, Thomas put his skills to the test on the international stage. By traveling abroad Thomas pitted himself against some of the best riders in the world, on tracks unfamiliar to him, which proved to be a good physical and mental exercise.
In a recent interview, Covington thanked Traxxas CEO Mike Jenkins for his belief and support throughout his career. That belief and support has been well placed as Covington continues to rise in the motocross ranks. Slated to step into the pro rankings in motocross in the near future, Thomas is dedicated and focused both on and off the track; expect big things to come in the future.
Thomas Covington Traxxas Monster Energy Kawasaki