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By Andrew Christiansen

Goldendale racer living up to his name as the Best



FRONT RUNNER: Blake Best leads the field at Eddieville, sporting his 1JX plate, designating him as junior expert champion.

Goldendale is home to a champion racer. Blake Best, a 15 year old student at Goldendale High School and he is a moto-cross bike racer. Best has been at it for a long time and is a nine-time champion.

"I was always interested in dirt bikes. I had to learn to ride a bicycle first." That was a requirement his parents held over Best...learn to ride a bicycle before you can ride a motorcycle. It didn't take long. He began at age four on a Honda XR50.

It is unusual for teens to know what they are going to do for a living. Not so with Best. He caught the motorcycle racing bug early and that's what he intends to do as an adult. And unlike most teens, he already has a great resume for his chosen p...

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