My name is Kyle Aarup, and I am 17 years old. I have
been racing since I was 4 years old and come from an
Just before I had turned eight, I broke my neck
(C1 and C2 vertebra) on a dirt bike while practicing on
our personal track. It was a complete miracle that I was
alive and was not left paralyzed. My doctor told us that I would never be able to ride a motorcycle, play sports or anything else physical. She also told me that there was a big possibility I could become paralyzed during the surgery. With this horrific event, my family and I were left devastated. Despite what my doctor told me, I had a complete recovery after a second surgery 3 years later and was able to pursue my racing dream once again.
We bought a race razor and started our own race team called Type One Motorsports which is made up of my dad, mom and brother. In case you’re wondering, I chose the name of my race team because I am a type 1 diabetic and wanted to raise awareness. This team is my main sponsor and is funded by my mom and dad. My parents require me to get good grades in order to keep racing. I have been on honor roll for the past 4 years. When I am not practicing or racing I am studying so that I can keep my grades up. I do not work at this time so I can focus on school so this means without my parents help, I couldn’t be where I am today.
During the 2016 Southern California Lucas Oil Regional Series season, I am racing a Pro Buggy. Throughout my racing career I have had some unfortunate setbacks. Despite these setbacks, I have been able to come back to the race circuit and follow my dreams.
2016 is a year of excitement for the Type 1 Team as they look forward to new opportunities, podiums, and lifelong friendships.
Type 1 Motorsports