William Peterson, or better known as Wild Bill, age 7, is a very lucky boy from Orofino! He has been selected to ride in the KTM JR Supercross in San Diego, CA on a 2023 KTM SX-E-5 dirt bike (an electric 50cc). Hundreds of kids across the United States apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and a lucky few get selected. He is one of 10 riders set to race Saturday, Jan. 21, in Snapdragon Stadium during round three of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross.
Wild Bill is the son of McKenzie and Oliver Peterson and the grandson of Darin and Theresa Adams, all of Orofino. He earned his nick name on the track. To say his family is excited for Bill is an understatement; this is something Wild Bill and his family will never forget. His family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, are all traveling to San Diego to support and cheer him on. His brother, Warren, also an avid dirt bike racer, will also get to enter the pits and have a chance to meet his idols.