His grandfather was a racer. His father was a racer. His mother was a racer. His uncle is still a racer. Even his little brother is becoming a racer.
So, it only makes sense that 17-year-old Brett Wagner, of Niles, Michigan would be a Motocross racer as well.
But not only is Wagner a competitor, he's already a professional. An extrodinary acheivement for someone still in high school.
Wagner's mom, Lisa, is a pioneer in women's motocross. She won 5 National Championships on the women's circuit.
His dad, Bobby, was an 18-year veteran.
While he's only 17, Brett has been racing for 13 years. That's right, he started when he was just four years old.
While it may seem like it consumes his life, it really doesn't. His parents keep him level headed. They have kept in high school, rather than pulling him out to tour the circuit. Despite being a professional, riding remains secondary to school for Wagner.
That's makes him already being a pro all that more special.
On Saturday, he attempted to qualify for the Lites Divison Race. It would be the biggest dream come true for Wagner to compete in front of a crowd of 25,000 at his home track, RedBud, at just the age of 17.
40 riders quailfied for the race. Wagner missed making the cut by just eight spots, finishing 48th.
But that's ok for Wagner. He plans on going home, working harder, and making himself that much better for next year.