This Week's BirthdaysSunday, January 11, 2009 | 1:17 PM
January 13: Back in the nineties, Mike Kiedrowski won four AMA National MX Championships. After retiring from motocross, Mike decided to take it in the woods and battle the best wood racers in the country. He raced the GNCC series for a few years with Team Suzuki and then moved over to the WORCS series. He had instant success and won two championships.
January 14: Rob Salcedo is the man responsible for keeping Shift Racing on the map. This year, Team Yamaha’s Broc Hepler is his main guy, as well as the entire MDK KTM Lites squad. Salcedo is also working on side project. Check out www.dirtlink.net
January 15: Supercross Live! Sound Engineer Alan Selk
January 15: FMF Racing’s Don Emler
January 16: Ryan Mills is back and will be competing in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.
January 17: Donny Schmit was a determined motocross rider from the great state of Minnesota who became one of the most successful American racers ever to compete in the World Championship Motocross. Schmit was a two-time World Motocross Champion, winning the 125 title in 1990 before moving up to win the 250 series in 1992. Donny Schmit died of a rare blood disorder in January of 1996.
January 17: MX Sports/Racer Productions’ Carrie Coombs Russell
January 18: Mike’s father, Mike LaRocco Sr.
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