Godspeed Mike Shoemaker (1959-2012)

August 23, 2012 9:05am
Former professional motocross racer and Team Tamm member Mike Shoemaker passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Shoemaker was a former pro from back in the '80s who earned AMA National #48 for the 1984 season. He is survived by his wife, Debbie, and three sons, Shane, Broc and Devan.

According to his close friend Donnie Hansen, the 1982 AMA Supercross and 250 Motocross Champion, "Mike was was the nicest guy you will ever meet, and loved by all."

Shoemaker lived in Agua Dulce, California. He rode for the privateer Team Tamm on a Honda in the mid-eighties. His teammates were Alan King, Tom Carson, John Whelchel, Jeff Hicks, Chris Heiser and more. His best outdoor national finish was seventh-place overall in the 1983 Saddleback 500cc National.

Mike Shoemaker was 52 years old. Godspeed.