From the first day Leighton sat on his Suzuki JR 50 with training wheels he knew he was meant to spend his life on a bike. After placing 3rd in his first race he decided to pursue a career in racing.
With the constant support of his family and role models such as Jeremy McGrath and Lance Armstrong, Leighton dedicated himself to becoming the best he could be at the sport he loved.
Leighton decided to turn Pro at 18 and raced Arenacross and outdoors in 2002. His career has exemplified his consistent desire to succeed ever since.
In 2003 he raced the 4Stroke Nationals and placed 13th in points only to raise the bar, returning in 2004, moving up in ranks to 6th. In 2005 Leighton won the AMA Thundercross Series and earned a number one plate. 2006 brought about new challenges as he joined Wyvern Motosports to ride the East Coast AMA Supercross series in the 125Lites class and return to finish the West Coast series in the 250’s.
Along with his teammate Daryl Ecklund, Leighton is currently[when?] training for the 2007 Supercross Season and plans on continued success along the way.