Morgantown, W.Va - Ricky Carmichael University is proud to welcome Damon the "Beast from the East" Bradshaw to the 2011 faculty. Bradshaw, who has won a combined 35 AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross events, brings much knowledge and experience to the program.
"I'm looking forward to coming back to Daytona, it was always one of my favorite places to race. I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with RC, Jeff Stanton and Jeff Emig at the University," said the multi-sport champion.
Bradshaw joins the panel of past champions - Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig and Jeff Stanton, as well as Mrs. Carmichael and 9-Time Amateur Champion Kevin Foley, for what is sure to be the most knowledgeable bunch of Supercross Professors out there.
"I've always wanted to give back to the up and coming racers and there's no greater place to do that than Ricky Carmichael University. And I've already been hearing they may be putting me in charge of Block Passing 101," joked Bradshaw.
After retiring from motocross several years ago, Damon was "recruited" to drive the US Air Force Afterburner. In 2007, his debut season of the Monster Jam series, he earned the title of Rookie of the Year. Two years later Damon won the 2009 Driver of the Year and was crowned the 2009 Monster Jam Freestyle World Champion at the World Finals in Las Vegas.
Today, Damon has continued his success as a driver most recently winning back-to-back events in San Antonio, Texas and is favored to win another championship at the 2011 Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas on March 26th at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Please remember, RCU is limited to 100 participants and last year's event sold out. For more information, or to register for RCU, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship
The Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross Championship, produced by MX Sports, offers an opportunity for amateurs to compete on some of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world - Daytona International Speedway. Run in conjunction with the Daytona Pro Supercross during the first weekend in March, the Ricky Carmichael endorsed event marks the only chance during the year to take riding lessons from the Greatest of All-Time. The 2010 inaugural event sold out, filling every position on the gate, making this amateur supercoss event a once in a lifetime experience for participants all ages. For more information, please visit www.mxsports.com.
About Ricky Carmichael
Ricky Carmichael is the Principal of Ricky Carmichael University. Carmichael won 102 AMA Motocross Nationals and 48 AMA Supercross main events for a record 150 major wins between 1997 and 2007. The Tallahassee, Florida resident won 10 AMA Motocross Championships and five AMA Supercross crowns, giving him a record 15 major titles in his career. After retiring from professional racing, he began pursuing a career in auto racing and was named the Most Popular Driver in the 2009 Camping World NASCAR Truck Series. Currently Carmichael is competing in NASCAR's Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series for Turner Motorsports. As for motocross, he will forever be known as "the Goat," which stands for greatest of all-time.