- Todd Potter
- Resides in:
- Temecula, USA
- Honda CRF 450
- FMX since:
Todd Potter is a down-to-earth guy with incredible bike skills. The Metal Mulisha crew member always brings a fresh attitude to the major contests he enters and is constantly working on improving the technical aspects of his biking performance. Travis Pastrana has said that Potter is one of the most technically skilled riders he has ever seen. The tricks he does would not necessarily score as high as others, but they speak volumes for him and his bike control.
Learning to execute a perfect backflip was a real challenge for the Temecula resident, but he finally mastered it. He ended up winning a bronze medal at the X-Games and also won 'Best Trick' for performing a Kiss Of Death Flip. Like most of the FMX stars, Todd also likes to ride his mini bike and loves to go freeriding with his friends in Southern California.
Todd's style and tricks reflect the second generation of FMX riders, who are giving the established riders a run for their money each time they get an invitation for one of the big events. Potter's Red Bull X-Fighters appearance in Fort Worth, Texas was remarkable even though he was unable to take the top spot. His appearance in Sydney at the end of 2011 resulted in a solid eighth place, raising hopes for a bright season in 2012.
At the season opener in Dubai, the Honda rider finished with a solid sixth place and used his chance to step up his game on the big track in Glen Helen where he flew to victory for the first time, much to the delight of the big local crowd that were there cheering him on. Despite all his efforts, the second half of the season did not work quite as well as it started for the Mulisha rider.
After a heavy crash in Madrid, Potter had to settle for eleventh place. The 2012 World Tour finale in Sydney was the first big contest for him after recovering from Madrid. Potter was not quite ready to deliver, but with the 11th place in Sydney, he secured a 6th place overall - allowing him to ride on the 2013 tour where he finished 11th overall.
In 2014 Potter did not have a ride at Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, but expect to see him back on the track fighting for a win once he gets an invitation.