Henry was born in 1969 in Milford, Conn., and learned to ride dirt bikes growing up in Shelton. He is a three-time American Motorcycle Association (AMA) motocross national champion and AMA Hall of Fame inductee. After breaking his back in a 1995 race, Henry recovered to become the first motocross rider to win a Supercross race on a four-stroke motorcycle. He was named AMA Pro Athlete of the Year in 1998. After retiring from motocross in 1999, he got back into the sport in 2003 riding Supermoto sponsored by Yamaha. He was immediately considered one of the best Supermoto racers in the world, besting the world champion in a 2005 race. Last year after another severe accident which threatened to end is riding career, Doug’s perseverance and determination accomplished the impossible and he finished 2nd overall for the year in AMA Supermoto. This year another accident has threatened to end his riding career and has changed his life forever.
Never a quitter, Henry’s rehabilitation will be very expensive. An authentic motorcycle racing star from Connecticut, the Supermoto Classic and the benefits are an excellent opportunity to show support. The ’07 New England Supermoto Classic will be held in Stafford Springs, Conn. The first day, Saturday, August 25th, gates open at 10 a.m.; main event is amateur racing and pro practice. Pro race day is Sunday, August 26th, gates open at noon main event is at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 child tickets are $6 and a pit pass is $12, benefits are scheduled for Saturday night and Monday.
For more information contact 860-489-6976 or visit their web site at: www.NewEnglandSupermoto.com. You may also be interested in the AMA’s dedicated web site: www.AMASupermoto.com.