Kyri Thracia was born on Fest, to Teven Thracia, a swoop racer and mechanic. He grew up on with his mother on the swoop track, and even as a kid, he was a grease monkey and loved the track. He spent all his time in the pits with the crew, and Teven started teaching him how to race. He started growing into a skilled racer of his own, and would have started racing as well, were it not for one fateful day when he was sixteen. His mother was participating in an illegal race; one that Republic law enforcement cracked down on. Teven was imprisoned and sentenced to hard labour, and Kyri was left on his own. Since then, he has tried to make ends meet by working as a mechanic on various ships, living a hand-to-mouth existence. Since then, he has never forgotten his love of racing, and he still works tirelessly to track down his mother and free her from prison.
Kyri has not seen Teven for eight years. Despite this, he still works to track her down and rescue her.