HARLEY-DAVIDSON RACING | MEET THE RACERS
Brad “The Bullet” Baker became the fourth-youngest rider to win the Grand National Championship when he clinched the title at the 2013 season finale in Pomona, Calif. A month later he joined the Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Factory Team, following in the footsteps of his friend and racing mentor Kevin Atherton, who rode for the Factory team in the 1980s.
After a success-filled amateur career, Baker won the AMA Pro Singles Championship in 2009 before moving up to the Expert Twins class and winning the 2011 AMA Pro Flat Track Expert Rookie of the year award. In 2012, he rode two races for the Harley-Davidson Factory Team as a substitute for injured Factory rider Kenny Coolbeth before joining the Dodge Brothers Racing team for the 2013 season. On his way to the championship Baker won two Expert Twins races on the team’s Harley-Davidson XR750 and also won the Grand National Expert Singles title in 2013.
In January 2014, Baker showcased his dirt track racing skills in front of a world audience by conquering 2013 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez and a slate of grand prix racing stars at the invitational Superprestigio flat track race in Barcelona, Spain.
Name: Brad Baker
2016 Race Number: 6
Residence: Eatonville, Wa.
Birthplace: Centralia, Wa.
Date of birth: Feb. 18, 1993
Marital status: Single
Height/weight: 6’ 0", 155 lbs.
To see Baker’s 2016 standing, click here.
2015: Baker notched wins on the Lima, Ohio, half-mile and the Indy Mile in Indianapolis and claimed two other podium spots. He missed four races due to injury and placed eighth in GNC1 series points. Bronze medalist at inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat Track at X Games Austin 2015.
2014: Baker joined the Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson Factory Team for the 2014 season, and finished fifth in GNC1 series points with a win at Calistoga Speedway and two other podium appearances.
2013 – AMA Grand National Twins champion and winner of two GNC Expert Twins; AMA Pro Singles champion.
2012 - Earned seven top 10s in GNC Expert Twins and six top 10 finishes in Expert Singles. Best Twins class finish was 2nd at Pomona.
2011 - In first season as a GNC Expert claimed pole at the Springfield Mile, earned nine Top 5s, finished 6th overall in GNC and won the Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Award.
2010 - Earned eleven podiums with four wins in Pro Single class. Only Pro licensed rider to qualify for all three Expert main events he was eligible to race in.
2009 - Won the Pro Single National Championship with four wins and 10 podiums in 13 races.
2008 - 2008 Dirt Track Horizon Award Winner, Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 505 Mod. & 450 DTX Class, 2nd Place Overall Champion in the 450 Mod. class, and West Coast Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 450 Mod. Class and the Open Am. Class. Placed 2nd in the MD250H Class at the USGPRU race in Portland, Ore.
2007 - West Coast Amateur National Champion in the 450 Mod. Class and the Open Am. Class, 2nd Place Overall Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in 450 DTX Class & the 505 Class, and 3rd Place Overall National champion in the 450 Mod. Class. He also won the Top Gun 450 Class at the Gene Romero WCFTS race at Castle Rock, Wash.
2006 - West Coast Amateur National Champion in the 250 4-Stroke Class, undefeated in the Gene Romero 250cc Sportsman Class and was the 3rd Place Overall Amateur National Dirt Track Champion in the 250cc 4-Stroke class.
2005 - Cycle News Fast Brain Award Winner, was the West Coast Amateur Champion in the 250cc 4-Stroke mod. Class and was the 7th Place Finalist at the Honda Red Rider Jr. Invitational Supermoto Challenge in Reno, NV.
2004-2001 - Won 3 Amateur National Dirt Track Championships and 3 West Coast Amateur National Championships.