This Week's BirthdaysSunday, June 14, 2009 | 9:39 AM
June 17: Three-time Loretta Lynn’s champion Steve Childress was among the best to come out of the amateur ranks in 1988 with his constant battles with the likes of John Kitsch, Damon Bradshaw, and Kenny Kizzar. Childress had a lot of momentum going into the 1989 season, and Suzuki’s Pat Alexander gave him a shot with a semi-support ride. After a few years on the circuit he decided that he wanted to go to college and get a degree. Today, Stevie has his own dental practice in Beckley, WV.
June 18: Jeff Stanton was a six-time AMA Motocross and Supercross Champion. In all, the quietly determined Michigan rider tallied 37 national wins combining victories in AMA Supercross as well as AMA 250cc and 500cc motocross.
June 19: DNA Energy/BTOSports.com/Butler Brother's MX Jason Thomas has been a staple in professional motocross since turning pro in 1997. He is one of the hardest working riders in the pro pits.
June 19: Motul’s main man in the U.S., Dave Wolman
June 19: KTM America’s John Luotonen
June 19: Racer X/AMAMotocross.com contributor Jim Kimball
June 19: Toyota/Yamaha PR Executive Elizabeth Perry
June 20: Josh Grant is the captain of the JGR team and won his first SX this season. Look for Grant to step it up a notch this summer and go after the championship.
June 20: 2007 X Games "Best Trick" Gold Medalist Chuck Carothers
June 20: Parts Unlimited’s National Sales Manager “Sweet” Lou Lopez
June 21: 2007 Winter X Games “Best Trick” Bronze Medalist Adam Jones