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Motocross offers a thrill ride, but it can be a tough sell in Maryland

Motocross offers a thrill ride, but it can be a tough sell in Maryland

Jeff Grove didn't waste any time getting his son, Jacob, involved in the sport he grew up around. Jeff bought Jacob a PW50, a small dirt bike, when he was 4 years old, and Jacob has been riding ever since. The Frederick native honed his skills on his family's backyard track, growing more competitive with his dad as he increased bike sizes. And after spending 16 years racing as an amateur, he earned pro status last year. Grove's path is a common one: Learn from Dad, rise through the amateur ranks, make it as a professional. On Saturday, Grove was among those racing on one of the local tracks he grew up on, Budds Creek Motocross Park in Mechanicsville, as part of the Lucas...

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