This Week's Birthdays

May 24, 2009 10:49am | by:

  • Chad Pederson
  • Robbie Reynard
  • Gary Semics
  • Rick Burgett
May 25: Chad Pederson was one of the fastest up-and-coming riders of the ‘90s. Pederson had rides with top teams like DGY Racing and Mitch Payton’s Pro Circuit team. He won the 1993 Tampa SX and a bunch of Arenacross races before retiring.

May 25:
Parts Unlimited’s Zach Blazek.

May 25: Michelin’s Raymond Cotton.

May 25: MX Sports Pro Racing’s Mark Andredas.

May 26: Entity Media's Chris Williams

May 27: Before Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham came into the pro ranks, there was Robbie Reynard. Reynard was a prodigy and he quickly proved he could win for Team Kawasaki. But like many motocross stars, injuries would take there toll and Robbie could never again find that speed that put him on top of the box. The one thing that we can all say about Robbie is that he never quit and we will see him this year summer in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

May 27: Loretta Lynn's alumni, Jensen Tibbetts

May 29: GNCC competitor, Sara Chapman

May 30: Smith Optics Jason “Fonzy” Fontes

May 31: In 1974, Gary Semics won the 500cc Supercross Championship for Husqvarna. Semics also got a chance to represent his country in the 1977 Motocross and Trophee des Nations that were held in France and Holland. Today, Semics teaches riding schools that will enhance your techniques. Check out

May 31: No one really new who Rick Burgett was until 1978. Burgett came into the AMA 500cc Nationals and beat Rex Staten by 37 points with six wins on the season to win his first outdoor championship.