Gary Bailey to be honored at Budds Creek National

June 14, 2011 2:05pm
Merced, Calif. ~ Professor Gary Bailey will be honored during the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship round at Budds Creek this Saturday by the Legends & Heroes of Motocross Tour.  Bailey, a pioneer of the sport of motocross racing in the US, began winning AMA nationals in the early 1970s, and later parlayed his racing experience into the nation's top motocross racing school.  Bailey also was an early designer of Supercross courses. He has designed the Daytona Supercross track from the beginning of that race in the early 1970s.  The stepfather of motocross great David Bailey, Gary trained David as well as numerous other national champions during their formative years of learning the sport.

Tom White, formally of White Brothers and the curator of the early days of motocross museum, states, “Gary Bailey was the ultimate student of the sport of Motocross.  When the top European riders showcased the sport of motocross in America in the late 60s, Bailey studied their techniques and soon became the fastest of the American riders, often beating the more experienced Euro riders.  He has repaid the sport for years training riders, building race courses, and sharing the passion!”

Alex Moroz, General Managing Partner of the Legends & Heroes of Motocross Tour states, “Mr. Bailey has been an important part of American motocross.  His schools, the champions he prepared and his infections smile and personality have all been such a positive impact in our sport.  Gary’s commitment not only to the youth of our sport, but the preservation of its great history has been paramount“.

After the presentation, at a time to be announced, Mr. Bailey will be at the Legends & Heroes Tour display to meet with the fans, sign autographs and be available for photo ops.  Come on by for your opportunity to meet him.