Last week on the show we talked about the exciting changes for motocross as we move forward and begin the next chapter. And while its fun to look to the future, we must never forget the blood, sweat, and tears shed by the folks that help get us here. Todd Huffman has recently been the conduit from the past to the present with his popular and core series, The Motocross Files. This essential look back to the heros and pioneers of our sport has not only served as an epic trip down a memory lane for the old-schoolers, but has shown today’s generation of riders and fans what the early days were all about. Fortunately, the next set of shows will begin on November 16 and will debut with none other than the ICON himself, David Bailey. We will have a special show in the upcoming weeks to highlight The Motocross Files’s new season. Make sure you help spread the word and support his efforts. Check out www.motocrossfiles.com for more info and updates.
Todd is also spearheading a charity event in conjunction with the 24th Annual MTA Vet World Championships at Glen Helen on the first weekend in November. The "Monsters of Motocross" is a Halloween-themed charity gathering on October 31, in San Bernardino that will again benefit the Reeve-Irvine Research Center which is doing some incredible work with spinal cord injuries. Bob "Hurricane" Hannah has agreed to emcee the event that will surely be one for the ages. The evening’s festivities include a Roast of Brad Lachey who will be receiving the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award, and an elaborate spoof called "No Chance to Win" by the Hurricane himself. There will be some of the greatest names in the history of motocross and supercross in attendance including, Bailey, Lachey, Hannah, Tripes, Weinert, Lechien, Bell, Hansen, and many more. Open to the public, so get your tickets now at www.monstersofmotocross.com and bring a bunch of friends to rub elbows with some true heros of our sport.
David "Knight Rider" Knight is the ultimate motocross nomad. He travels all over the world to compete in everything from our Can-Am GNCC Racing Series to the grueling two-wheeled test at Erzberg. David is also known for his unconventional approach and will again prove that as he lines up at the Klotz Ironman GNCC on a quad for the final round after already securing the championship on his bike. He will be returning home to compete in Europe’s World Enduro Championship next season so this might be your last chance to see him compete on this side of the pond for quite sometime. Check out www.gnccracing.com for more information on the series and the final race this weekend in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Please visit www.mxforchildren.org for information about their ride on October 25, and the 2008 YZ250F raffle. Also, don’t forget about our Ride-4-AT at GPF/MTF on Friday, November 21, 2008. Check out www.Ride4AT.com for details.