Where Are They Now: Mike HealeyThursday, April 27, 2006 | 11:42 AM
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In 1989, Healey and Moore teamed up on KTMs, along with a third, almost completely unknown American named Trampas Chad Parker. By season's end, Parker was the first American 125cc World Champion, while Healey placed third and Moore fourth. In 1990, Healey placed fifth in the same series - Donny Schmit won it this time - but Healey was getting bigger.
Still with KTM for 1991, Healey was dispatched to the 250cc class. With his long long hair and and earrings, he was quite the sight to behold in Europe. Nonetheless, he was on the gas, so much so that Healey lost the World Championship by a heartbreaking four points, once again to fellow American Parker.
In 1993, Healey placed fifth in the curtain-closing 500cc National Championship. He haunted the pro ranks for a few more years before settling in in his hometown of Costa Mesa, California. Today, the friendly rider teaches motocross schools and keeps an eye on other minicycle prodigies (and he's also become one heck of a golfer). Although he never won a major championship, the flamboyant Healey had a memorable career and was beloved by fans all over the world. For more, check out www.mikehealeymx.com.