Under The Helmet With Dan Bromley

Posted: March 14, 2014 in Photography
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I have been watching Dan and his Brother Joe racing their KTM’s at Square Deal Riders for a while now. They are always fun to watch and seem to be toward the front at every event. This past Thursday night I watched Dan put himself into the Pro Singles Main Event at Daytona, with a second place finish in his heat race. Bromley was running in the top five for most of the main, but slipped back to finish in the sixth position. Dan started off the front row Friday night, but worked his way up to the 8th position. Check out what makes this young rider fast in this interview.

Name: Dan Bromley
Age: 18
Home town: Warrington, PA
Occupation: Mechanic at Bromley”s MC

When did you start your racing career and where? I actually started my first race when i was 3 at a local MX track called The Flying Dutchamn in Pine Grove. I wasn’t any good but i did make it over some of the jumps.

What is your favorite surface to race on and track? My overall favorite surface to ride on I’d have to say is a really wet muddy track, like a MX or harescramble. But for flat track, my favorite surface would have to be Springfeild Short track and TT.

Who did you, or even still do look up to in your sport and why? Growing up in D6, theres been a lot of pro riders that have been very influential, but the main guy that I’ve looked up to would have to be Jake Johnson. He’s really laid back but when it comes down to racing hes always a front runner.

What is your most memorable moment so far in flat track racing? By far the most memorable moment that I have had, would have to be standing on top of the podium at Springfield short track. I was thinking I did it. That I was the baddest dude in the Pro singles that day was an awesome feeling my rookie season.

During your racing career what has been your biggest disappointment? The biggest disappointing that I have had would have to be leading the Peoria tt with a comfortable lead and crashed over the jump. And then I came back and passed almost the whole field and lost by tenth of a second. That was disappointing to me because i knew i could have won it.

Who have you enjoyed racing against? and what rider do you wish you could have raced with that isn’t racing any more? The person that I enjoy racing with the most would have to be my brother because I know that I can trust him and also because we can ride each other dirty and laugh about it after the race. The one person that I’d like to race against would definitely be my dad in his prime, he always talks about how fast he was and I think it be fun to race him.

What are your goals for the 2014 season? For 2014 my goals are to finish in the top 10 at every Grand National and be consistent all year to hopefully get top 3 in the Pro Singles.

Can you put into words what it is like running down into turn one from the gate, with handle bars and foot pegs on each side of you. Most people would think that it would be scary going into turn one handlebar to handle bar, but really it’s not that bad because I know that I can trust everyone on the track. We’re all professional and wouldn’t purposely do anything that could be dangers to the other riders, so when you trust everyone it makes going into turn one a lot easier.

What is one piece of advice you would give a young or new rider as they enter this great sport? One piece of advice that took me awhile to learn and was something that I really didn’t like as an amateur but benefited me now. Would be to ride a stock bike. As an amateur it’s not that fun having to ride a stock bike against a fully modded bike, but you’ll learn how to really ride the bike to its full potential so that when you become a professional and get work done to your bike, you’ll then be able to progress and ride the mod bike to its full potential and be a front runner.

What kind of training do you do on the off season and how does it change during the race season? For training I really don’t do a lot of gym work, mainly I just swim and try to eat healthy.

Please mention your sponsors or people that have helped you throughout your racing season. First and foremost I can’t that my parents enough for all the support they have given me my whole career. AdditionallyIi cant thank the KTM Off-road team for all there support, SBR (Steve Bromley Racing), G2 Ergonomics, Powersport Grafx, Evans Coolant, Motul, Motorcycle Superstore, Bell Helmets, Tech-Care Suspension, Saddlemen, and all the guys at Bromley’s.

Where can people follow your on social media, or a website that they can follow you though out your season? You can find me at:
Twitter- danbromley54
Instagram- danbromley54





  1. Tim says:

    I would like to see Colin Cunningham Under the helmet.

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