L&H Tour to Honor Jones at Steel CityTuesday, August 28, 2012 | 4:05 PM
The Legends & Heroes Tour to honor “Mad Mike” Jones
at Steel City National!
Manlius, NY: The Legends & Heroes Tour is proud to announce that it will be honoring Michael Jones, aka “Mad Mike” Jones, at round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in Delmont, PA this coming weekend. Mr. Jones was born February 28, 1966 in Pittsburgh, PA and just six short years later he started his motorcycle racing career. Often considered as "One of the founding fathers to the sport of Freestyle Motocross", he is an American freestyle motocross competitor, with over 35 years of professional rider experience under his belt.
In 1989, “Mad Mike” became the World Champion of Supercross. Nine years later, it was the sport of FMX that earned him another world title and in 2001, Mike was a Winter X Games Gold Medalist.
High Point National and found this guy to be a true champion. Many of us remember when Jones hit the road and raced the nationals. A frequent face mixing it up on the track at Steel City, Hi Point and then went to compete the World Supercross series. Mike came home with the World Supercross title in 1989” States Alex Moroz General Managing Partner of the Legends & Heroes Tour. “In 2001, Mike Jones was the first ever to win the Red Bull X-Fighters competition” Moroz concludes.
Today, Mike continues to ride the veteran class and does Freestyle exhibitions as well. He is married to his wife, Christine, of 25 years and has a twenty-two year old daughter, Brittany, who just graduated college. They both ride just for fun.
The Legends & Heroes of Motocross 2012 tour will honor Mr. Jones this Saturday during the opening ceremonies of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships at Steel City. Mr. Jones will also be at the Legends & Heroes display at 3:00pm Saturday for a meet and greet with the fans.
For more information, contact [email protected]
About the Tour
The Legends & Heroes Motocross Tour is a professional historical display and time-line of Americas greatest motorsport. The tour includes the machines and the champs of Motocross. The project was conceived by a dedicated group of Motocross Enthusiasts who, over the years, have discovered the value of the rich 40+ years of Motocross legacy and its impact on the American motorsports history. “The dedication and passion of the sport has brought the Legends & Heroes Motocross Tour to the next level of sharing this legacy, the history of the machines and men, as well as the women of Motocross. The history of the Classic Iron and its' champions is a dynamic model ever changing. We see this rich history as a great learning lab for all ages” according to Alex Moroz the tours managing partner.
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