Schocking the World: The Coty Schock Story

Third in points.

If you would have told me that Coty Schock was going to get third in a stacked 250SX East Region Championship I wouldn’t have believed you before this season started. That isn’t a slam on Coty, so don’t get that twisted. He’s been a top ten guy, finishing 9th in West Region points in 2021 and 10th and in the East Region in 2023. But, to make the leap to the top three in points in one season is BIG.

Now as you know, Schock has turned a last minute opportunity to ride for the Muc-Off/FXR ClubMX Yamaha team into a three-year extension. Things like this don’t happen very often in this sport and we also don’t very often see a three year deal. Just two months ago Coty had no idea what he was going to do for a ride come the Pro Motocross Championship, but no need to worry now. Schock is set.

We can officially name this past Supercross season as the winter of Schock, add that to the summer of Schock, and this cat is two seasons away from becoming Father Nature. He accomplished the American dream. He went from getting let go by one employer and stuck scrambling trying to figure out what his next move was, to locking in a last minute ride, to a career best fourth at the opening round of the 250SX East Region Championship. It’s been quite the journey and rollercoaster ride.

The rest of the moto media members have coined the term “Cinderella Season” for Schock, and it truly was! I’m just not going to group myself in as using an overused phrase, so I’m going to term his season as the “Iron Man Season”.

Coty Schock is Iron Man if you weren’t aware. He officially became that after the Indianapolis Supercross when he brought home a fifth overall in the Triple Crown barely a week after getting his broken collarbone plated.

The collarbone was an interesting part to Schock’s season. He injured it in Daytona. Then a week later in Birmingham he broke it in a crash while trying to fend off Haiden Deegan for seventh in the last turn of the main event. Within a week’s time, Schock was able to get it plate and he showed up to Indianapolis after his team ruled him out in the weekly press release. He fought through the Indy Triple Crown for a fifth overall.

Schock received a ton of props for fighting through the pain of that injury and not letting it set him back or miss rounds. However, I don’t think his doctors are getting enough credit for their work on the plating side of things. Schock told me that he had done this with a broken collarbone before and I just nodded in amazement. You just know that thing was sore.

So, where does this ride leave Schock as we look towards the future? Well, things are going very smoothly for him at the moment and things are clicking. It appears that he and the ClubMX team are like PB&J. He’s going to continue to back these finishes up. He’s completely stepped his game up on this Yamaha and he’s going to be a top ten threat the entire 250MX Pro Motocross Championship. He’s going to have his breakout rides as well. The sky is the limit as this point. Dare I say leading and having podium finishes in a few motos?

He’s got a three-year deal in place, but don’t let that fool you. He’s in a position that he’s dreamed about his entire career and he’s not going to let that go to waste.

PS. Coty originally went to ClubMX in the offseason to clear his head and ride his two stroke. At the time the team was full, so he didn’t even think it was possible to join, nor did he even think about it. He has since built a ClubMX replica YZ125 as a project bike to shred….

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Written by Troy Dog

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