Allen Can Be Discovered At DeSoto BMX Race Observe
Whereas different children have been enjoying on the merry-go-round or swings, Casey Allen was having fun with one thing fully totally different when she was simply 6 years outdated.
“I began when my cousin had some grime jumps at his home, and I used to be serious about using. We went to Dallas County Cycle Park as a household for the primary time in 1984,” Allen recalled.
“It is a ardour and love of mine.”
Allen has a full-time job as particular schooling coordinator for Mesquite College District. However when the varsity bell rings, her different ardour kicks in.
She and her husband Chris run DeSoto BMX race monitor, a nonprofit group.
“The BMX monitor is an outreach for my hubby and I. We wish others to like BMX as a lot as we do and have a drive for one thing the entire household can do collectively – mothers, dads, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren,” she stated. “It brings households collectively.”
Chris doesn’t race, however he competes vicariously by her.
“He declares and is the monitor director at DeSoto BMX. He loves watching me race, however by no means competed himself,” she stated.
And she or he is aware of the way it feels to be in love with the game. Nonetheless, at age 42, she simply can’t get sufficient.
Allen’s resume’ in BMX racing consists of being ranked No. 4 on this planet the primary 12 months she raced as an expert (1997). This was whereas she was additionally finding out to grow to be a instructor.
She’s been ranked first nationally in her age group, and he or she received the USA BMX Grand Nationals at age 17 – and once more 25 years later in 2020. She additionally received the Race of Champions final 12 months. Each occasions are held in Tulsa over Thanksgiving weekend yearly.
Texas BMX Corridor of Fame
And she or he’s been inducted into the Texas BMX Corridor of Fame in North Richland Hills.
“The Texas BMX Corridor of Fame induction was an entire shock and honor as a result of I acquired in earlier than many different males that deserved it,” she stated.
Additionally, Allen at present on the Texas BMX Corridor of Fame Board of Administrators.
Allen doesn’t come from a bike racing household. Nonetheless, she does have an ancestry of drag racing.
She and Chris have two youngsters, daughter Brittlynn, age 20, and 18-year-old son Blain. Brittlynn adopted her mom and raced all through her youthful years, and is at present attending Texas A&M College as a biomedical science main. Blain lately graduated highschool, began a full-time job, and is at present taking pilot lessons.
Although Allen continues to race and loves it completely, she now not competes on the skilled degree, she stated.
“I reclassified again to newbie and haven’t raced professional in a few years. They’d smoke me now,” she stated with amusing.
As for a way for much longer she plans to race, she merely solutions, “I’ll compete till I can’t trip any longer.”
This weekend DeSoto BMX is internet hosting the 2021 Tremendous Nationals. Racing begins Friday at 5pm.