This Week's Birthdays


  • Cliff Palmer
  • Mark Barnett
  • Jason Raines
  • Danny Smith
  • Chad Johnson
  • Trey Canard
  • Tarah Geiger
September 15: Live Nation’s Charlie Mancuso

September 15: Cliff Palmer was one of the top privateers in the early 90’s. He raced the 250 supercross series and won the 1992 arenacross championship.

September 15: Team Suzuki race team public relation’s Wendy Black

September 15: Dirt Wurx’s Rich Winkler

September 16: Mark “The Bomber” Barnett is a three-time 125 national champion and was the 1981 250 supercross champ. Barnett topped the all-time win list in the 125 class with 25 wins until Ricky Carmichael surpassed him in 2001.

September 16: Jason Raines is a three-time national Hare Scrambles champion and a top GNCC title contender. Raines also runs his own rider training camps – check out

September 16: Pole Position’s Ken Faught

September 17: Danny Smith raced the national circuit for several years, winning his one and only overall at Southwick in
2002. In 2006, Smith decided to try his hand at arenacross, and he edged out Robbie Reynard to win the AMA Toyota Arenacross title.

September 17: Chad Johnson is a two-time AMA Toyota Arenacross champion. This winter he will try to win back to back championships.

September 17: No Fear’s David Solomon

September 17: GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard is a fast learner and extremely fluent on a motorcycle. Canard took on Ryan Villopoto in last season’s Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional Lites Championship, and won.

September 18: 2006 GNCC Champion Juha Salminen

September 18: Tarah Gieger is one of the most recognized names in women’s motocross. Gieger has always put 100% into her racing, and in 2007 she won the Women’s class at Loretta Lynn’s.

September 19: Amateur MX's Chris Hultner

September 19: Barnett Clutch's Mike Taylor

September 21: Road Racer X's Senior Editor Laurel C. Allen