November 26: Marty Smith was one of America’s first motocross superstars. In 1974, he became the first rider to win the new 125cc AMA National Motocross Championship, and then he backed it up in ‘75. After losing the title to Yamaha’s Bob “Hurricane” Hannah in 1976, he made a promise to himself that he would win a title the following year. In ‘77, once again, it was he and Hannah going after the 500cc National MX title, and this time it was Team Honda’s Smith who came out on top.
November 26: French import Steve Boniface #141
November 26: Las Vegas privateer Kyle Partridge #95
November 26: Moto XXX’s Ross Miles
November 26: Red Bull KTM Team Manager Casey Lytle, former factory rider and past winner of the Phoenix SX.
November 27: Words can describe Ricky “The G.O.A.T.” Carmichael as well as the numbers do: 150, 24, 15, 13, 10, 4, 2….
· 150 = career MX/SX wins
· 24 comes from his going undefeated in both the 2002 and ‘04 AMA outdoor motocross series, winning all 24 motos for a perfect 600 points.
· He took 15 major championships in AMA SX/MX
· 13 is the number of consecutive AMA Supercross wins, tying him with Jeremy McGrath
· He won 10 AMA Motocross Championships in 10 full seasons
· 4 is the number Motocross of Nations class wins he has (’00, ’03, ’05, ’07)
· 2 is the number of children he and his wife Ursula are now raising
November 27: Avid Racer X reader Emily Kimball
November 27: Racer X contributor Jenn Sheppard
November 27: Butler Brothers MX/DNA Energy’s Karsten Butler, one-third of what are arguably the three fastest brothers in America.
November 27: BBR’s Brent Brown
November 28: One of the most laid back guys you will ever meet at the races is Team Honda’s Andrew Short. This year, Andrew moved up to 450 class and almost pulled off the title, as he ended up was in a four-way battle for the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, only to come up a few points short.
November 28: Happy "18th" birthday, Kaitlyn Love.
November 29: Butler Brothers MX/DNA Energy’s Brandon Butler, another one-third of what are arguably the three fastest brothers in America.
November 29: Throttle Jockey’s Matt Davis, one half of the famous Davis brothers, company co-founders and longtime Indiana motocross racers.
November 30: Jacob Saylor will be racing the World Grand Prix’s and German SX series for Sturm Kawasaki next year.
November 30: Winner’s Choice Brian Martin, who’s son Logan is an aspiring pro-am racer.
December 1: Back in the nineties there was one guy who gave Jeremy McGrath fits on a week-to-week basis and that was four-time national champion Jeff Emig. In 1996, Emig broke MC’s perfect season with a win in St. Louis and in ‘97, he finally stopped “the King of Supercross” on his march to what would have been a fifth straight title.
December 2: Longtime privateer Jiri Dostal
December 2: FMX Rider Billy Walls
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