Mike LaRocco’s storied career spanned over 19 years, but one lucky night in Las Vegas would be the biggest payday of those 6935 days he spent racing professionally. Hailing from South Bend, Indiana, LaRocco drummed up 147 top five finishes, 81 career podium finishes, 10 supercross wins and went 17 consecutive seasons on the podium. On October 13, 2001 LaRocco claimed victory in the prestigious U.S. Open that awards the winner of the two-day affair $100,000.
That championship, which was his first since 1994, brought new life to career. Click here to read more.