This Week's Birthdays

August 23, 2009 2:52am | by:
  • Bill Ballance
  • Roger DeCoster
August 23: FMX Star "Cowboy" Kenny Bartram has 57 wins in Freestyle competition and he has also suffered plenty of injuries along the way. He’s suffered 22 broken bones in all, has knocked out 7 teeth, has a steel plate in his jaw, and a damaged blood vessel in the brain.

August 23: Racer X avid reader and Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Stars of Motocross, Dr. Paul Reiman

August 24: Motocross Pioneer Ricky James

August 24: DeCal Work's Mike Zont

August 24: Adaptive Motocross Pioneer Ricky James turns 21 this coming Monday.

August 25: FIM World Supercross official John Gallagher

August 25: Pedro Gonzalez has to be the fastest guy to ever come from Mexico. In 1994, he won the San Jose 125 SX.

August 26: Arguably the fastest man to ever race through the woods on four wheels, Yamaha’s eight-time GNCC ATV Champion Bill Ballance.

August 27: opened on this date.

August 27: Two-time GNCC Champion David Knight

August 27: Troy Lee Design's Sheri Ridenour

August 28: Roger DeCoster is recognized as “The Man” in motocross. His racing accomplishments are remarkable. He won five 500cc Motocross World Championships, has a record 36 500cc Motocross Grand Prix victories, and was a member of six winning Belgium Motocross des Nations teams. He also earned four Trans-AMA Motocross Championships and was a Gold Medalist in the International Six Day Trial (Enduro). Now he’s the Team Manager for Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

August 28: RedBud Track 'N Trail promoter Amy Ritchie

August 28: AMA Pro Racing's Craig “Transponder” Andredas

August 28: Loretta Lynn’s alumni, Jason Fern

August 28: Leatt Neck Brace's Jason McCune

August 29: Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s mechanic Tony Berluti has gotten his rider Michael Byrne back and healthy for the outdoors this summer. Byrner has been a regular on the podium the past few weeks and if he stays healthy, he could be a regular on the box in the 2010 Monster Energy Supercross series.

August 29: Skip Norfolk was there to help guide Jeremy McGrath at the beginning of his professional career. Norfolk and MC won four Supercross Championships and one AMA National Motocross Title together.

August 29: Longtime privateer Ty Wallace

August 29: FMX rider Greg Hartman