Pilot / Racer / Author / Photographer / Land Speed Record Holder / International Traveler / President of Pole Position Raceway / President of P2R Karting
Ken Faught is a man of many talents and is literally one of those guys who has been there, done that, so to speak. Married with two kids, Ken is the co-founder and President of Pole Position Raceway (www.PolePositionRaceway.com), a chain of high-performance electric kart tracks around the United States that has entertained millions of fans since 2005. Prior to that, Ken was the editor-in-chief of Dirt Rider magazine and spent nearly 20 years in publishing. In fact he was responsible for the creation of several enthusiast titles at Petersen Publishing, the company that founded Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Circle Track, and nearly 50 special interest magazines. Ken is a three-time motorcycle land speed record holder at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and a pilot. Just a little tip - If you ever find yourself in a plane with Ken, make sure you don’t eat before you fly and never ask him if he likes stunt flying. He’s been known to do a few loops and rolls in his lifetime. Faught also was the Team Makita Suzuki MX PR Coordinator for Ricky Carmicheal, Sebastien Tortelli, Davi Millsaps, Broc Helper and Ivan Tedesco. KF is a graduate from Long Beach State University and was the co-host of Motorcyclist TV with Dave Despain on Speed Channel and Dirt Rider Adventures with Molly Culver on Outdoor Life Network. Ken has competed in in over 750 events including the F.I.M. International Six Days Enduro, Grand National Cross Country Series, regional motocross races and pro hillclimb. He's also appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes II, ESPN, Fox Sports, Fuel TV, and more. Oh yeah, he also worked for a weekly motorcycle newspaper called Cycle News and was the Editor of Personal Watercraft Illustrated, a magazine that focused on the world of Jet Ski racing at its peak. As a professional photographer, his clients included Rockstar Energy, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, Fox, FMF, Hyundai, Medieval Times, Saleen, Pro Circuit, and KTM.