James will be discussing his 2008 season which included a Silver Medal in the Summer X Games, his Ironman Triathlon experiences and Championship, as well as his Championship effort within the West Coast Pro Trucks Series.
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Ricky was well on his way to fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a Supercross champion, when life took a drastic turn. Four years ago, at just 16 years old, he was injured in a Motocross accident on the track at one of the largest Amateur National races in the country. The blow to his T7 vertebrae left him paralyzed from his sternum down. Today at 20, he’s deftly navigating the new terrain of his life.
Since the accident, James has not slowed down. Besides riding Motocross again, Ricky has competed in the Baja 500, was recently awarded a Silver Medal in the Summer X Games and has his sites focused on a 4-wheel racing career. In his first year of racing, Ricky has taken 9 out of 10 pole positions, won the Irwindale Speedway Championship and Rookie of the Year Award and closely trails the lead points within the overall West Coast Pro Truck series. Ricky also competed in both the Ford Ironman World Championships and Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 in 2008, winning the latter of the two and will be documented on NBC Sports later this year.