This Week's Birthdays

October 12, 2008 10:40am | by:

  • Greg Albertyn
  • PJ Larsen
  • Evel Knievel
  • David Vuillemin
October 13: Three-time world champion and 1999 250 AMA national champion Greg Albertyn was a fan favorite and a very charismatic figure in the late nineties. Even though injuries plagued him at first, he always came back to prove he could be a champion in the United States. Today, he works as a real-estate developer, and still rides regularly.

October 13: Racer X and Moto Magazine freelancer Matt Allard

October 13: Shoei Helmet's Mike Shield

October 13: RK/Excel Marketing and Advertising Manager Farrah Bauer

October 14: EVS Sports' Todd Lentz

October 14: DeCal Works' Ron Joynt

October 15: Former Factory Rider Matt Walker

October 16: PJ Larsen was one of the co-winners of the 2008 Loretta Lynn’s Horizon Award. Larsen took the momentum he had going and raced the last three nationals of the season, impressing several teams. In 2009 he will be riding for Motosport Outlet.

October 17: Evel Knievel rode his motorcycle to worldwide fame. He has a record in the Guinness Book of Records for the most bones broken, was a media genius, and is an American legend.

October 17: 1994 and 1995 GNCC Champion Scott Plessinger

October 18: David Vuillemin was the first French import since Jean Michel Bayle to come over and challenge the Americans. DV12 was always in the title hunt, battling fiercely with McGrath, Lusk, and Carmichael. Next year, he will be going back to France to finish his career where it began.

October 19: 1975 250 Supercross champion, Jimmy Ellis

October 20: Longtime Racer X reader R.J. Casey