Jasmine “The Panda” Nichols is a 17-year-old female youth road racer from Chariton, Iowa. She is currently in her 6th official season of competition.
Prior to February 2017, she had never once piloted a motorcycle. She had only ridden as a passenger on the back of her dad’s motorcycle. However, after being taught the basics of operation, she completed her first year of MiniGP racing (2017), placing 5th in northern California (no official SoCal racing that first season). In 2018, she finished 4th in northern California and 2nd in southern California.
She was personally trained by Young Lee owner of M1GP from May of 2017 to January of 2020. In August of 2019, she was competed in the first official National Ohvale Cup Race at MotoAmerica’s Round 8 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A single race showcasing the best of the best across the MiniGP circuit in America. She finished within the top 10.
In late 2019, she helped demonstrate drills, promote the program and instruct participants during the M1GP Rider Clinics at the annual Babe’s Ride Out event in Santa Margarita, California
Jasmine has since competed in and secured several championships within AFM and CRA. She has plans to race the full MotoAmerica series.