Froggy’s Moto Tours is an idea that came from 4th generation motorcyclist and professional racer, Cory West. Cory has a long family history in the sport and lifestyle of motorcycling. The motorcycles all started with a great-grandfather that owned a Harley and Triumph dealership in Fort Smith, Arkansas in the ’40’s. Then Cory’s two great uncles; AMA Hall of Famer and offroad racing pioneer, Leroy Winters, and AMA national flattracker, roadracer, and Daytona winner,Robert “Bobby” Winters. Their racing inspired Cory’s Father, Denton West, to become a top ranked novice flattracker and go on to race AMA Superbike/F1. It didn’t take much to influence Cory into following in his family’s motorcycle tracks.
Cory began riding at age 4 and then started competing in his early teenage years. What started as some local flattrack racing in nearby Oklahoma and Texas, quickly led to regional and national championships in flattrack and roadracing. Then came 15 years of professional roadracing at a national and international level that took him to places such as Spain, England, and China. Cory has ridden for two national championship winning endurance teams recording many victories, has collected Superbike Rookie of the Year honors in 2004, and earned 5 AMA Pro podiums with a best championship result of 5th. Besides racing, he has ridden as a test rider for multiple tire manufacturers, motorcycle manufacturers, magazines, and currently works as an instructor at Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp.
Apart from racing, Cory has been riding and exploring Northwest Arkansas for two decades. These twisty paved roads and amazing back roads are what shaped a family for generations and created stories for a lifetime. Come take a tour and see why Arkansas is such a special place!