Maria Forsberg gallery
More Than Just A Mechanic
More than just a mechanic: Thankfully for Maria, who travels to the races alone, her mechanic, Allen Gravitt has developed skills from his teenage daughters.
Maria Forsberg had the determined look of a champion even when she was four. Here she battles her friend Kimi in 1990 while wearing an over-sized chest protector and knee cups.
Ready For Surprises
Maria Forsberg eyeballs the next rock, root, tree or trench. GNCC Racing is full of surprises.
Almost perfect, but not quite: Every rider makes mistakes in Endurocross racing, even Forsberg. The best riders are the ones who recover the quickest.
Forsberg Keeps Winning
Maria Forsberg has raced and won in GNCC, Endurocross and the AMA National Enduro series in 2012.
Work Hard, Play Hard
Working five days a week as an electrician leaves very little time for Maria Forsberg to get her training in. Some days she rides until dark.
Already The Champ
Maria Forsberg celebrates her third consecutive GNCC title in July, four full rounds early. The series ends this weekend in Tennessee.
Hannah Otto. right, is second to Maria Forsberg in the 2012 GNCC standings. Here she battles for the lead at a GNCC event in Kentucky.
Maria Forsberg grew up with an older brother so she learned early how to be tough. Here, she remounts her PW50 while getting roosted by brother Eric in 1990 while Uncle Russie keeps an eye on things.
Near-Perfect In Endurocross
While she's perfect in GNCC, Forsberg is 3 for 4 in the AMA Endurocross series. She leads the points with one round remaining.
Maria Forsberg shares the podium with Tarah Gieger, left, and Kacy Martinez, right, after her first X Games gold medal in 2011.
Pretty Good In Pink
Forsberg is quick to credit the hard work of the KTM team who stands with her and has helped her remain perfect in 2012.