Ama vintage motocross national championship series home. This is a partial list of notable current and former motocross riders, many of whom have competed in the world championships, national championships, and supercross competitions. Unlike modern motocross, riders started at intervals, one at a time, and. List of transama motocross champions wikimili, the free. Updated alltime wins list for the lucas oil ama pro. He is only the second competitor in ama history after jeff ward to win national championships in the 125, 250 and 500 classes. Husqvarna legends to attend ama vintage motorcycle days. Leading both lists is ricky carmichael, the 10time champion and 102race winner. Aug 02, 2019 the third and final championship motos are in the history books and the amateur national champions are crowned at the 2019 rocky mountain atv amateur national motocross championship at loretta lynns ranch in hurricane mills, tennessee. At the same time, the interam series for 250cc motorcycles was struggling to attract talent from europe like it had just a couple years earlier though the transama series for 500cc.
The story of the first american world motocross champion. Kiedrowski was inducted into the ama motorcycle hall of fame in 2007. Sep 11, 2009 in the end, a pair of firsttime champions stood atop the mens classes while a young phenom continued to rewrite the history books in the womens class in the lucas oil ama pro motocross. Motocross america is a lavishly illustrated book that features the bikes and memorabilia from the museum display and text by bill amick. The history of supercross 40th anniversary motosport. When organisers dispensed with delicate balancing and strict scoring of trials in favour of a race to become the fastest rider to the finish, the activity became known as hare scrambles, said to have. Ama vintage motocross national championship series. World of outlaws rewrite the history books speed sport. Of course, it was all legal and guy cooper went into the history books as the 1990 ama 125cc national motocross champion. Kawasakis ninja zx6r, which debuted in 1995, had been active in the ama.
The following is a list of trans ama champions, from 1970 to 1978. In the meantime, click below to learn more about these ama motorcycle hall of fame programs and events. Kawasakis racing history started with a motocross race in 1961. Interviews with four motocross champions dirt rider. Mcgrath didnt start riding motocross until the age of 14 because he spent his younger years riding bmx. Terry cunningham made his notch in husqvarna history, and in the ama record books as burlesons successor. For many, hes the greatest of all time across both mx and sx and his. Motocross is an outdoor closedcourse over natural terrain muddy or dry depending on weather with steep inclines, tight cornering some added jumps. Americas largest motorcycle swap meet, national championship vintage racing in numerous disciplines and unforgettable fun everywhere, ama vintage motorcycle days is. American motorcyclist association american motorcyclist. Motocross was referred to in the ama rule book and sanctionable by. Americas largest motorcycle swap meet, national championship vintage racing in numerous disciplines and unforgettable fun everywhere, ama vintage motorcycle days is one of the mustdo motorcycling events. Ryan dungey is an incredible motocross racer his training his ability to ride smoothly no matter what conditions he does not get frustrated any rides with incredible passion and desire to win it is like no other i have ever seen and i have witness some of the greatest motocross riders of all time when i was 10 years old i saw that great roger decoster race in carlsbad raceway.
The series was based on a 500cc engine displacement formula, although the first year of the event featured both 250 and 500cc events. September 17, 2009 with one of the most memorable seasons in american motocross history in the books, mx sports pro racing presents the final statistical report of the 2009 lucas oil ama pro motocross championship. Ama motocross championship wikipedia republished wiki 2. Ama nationals alltime wins list motocross news stories. Today, mxsports released the new 2020 ama pro racing rules for professional motocross competition. Jun 25, 2008 prior to 72, the top american finisher in the transama series determined ama motocross champions, but by 1972 the ama national series had evolved into a series on its own. The championship was an international series established by the american motorcyclist. At the same time, the interam series for 250cc motorcycles was struggling to attract talent from europe like it had just a couple years earlier though the trans ama series for 500cc. Ama supercross rolls from daytona to indy for round 11. He recently became the second rider in history to complete a perfect ama motocross season after undergoing a. The championship was an international series established by the american motorcyclist association as a pilot event to help establish motocross in the united states. The ama motocross championship begins in mid may and continues until late august.
The championship consists of twelve rounds at twelve major tracks all over the continental united states. The king was unquestionably the rider with the finest array of awards and he dominated the 1990s with seven. For the majority of world of outlaws craftsman sprint car series history, the series only credited the winner of the finale of any multiday show as an official series winner. The series is the major outdoor motocross series in the united states and is managed by mx sports pro racing. Though european riders, like roger decoster, joel robert and dave bickers, continued their dominance over american riders, the sports popularity grew so fast that in 1972, the ama enacted the ama motocross championship ama motocross nationals for the us riders. Meet the man, get the book and share a piece of motocross history with gunnar lindstrom. Lechien to be inducted into ama motorcycle hall of fame in december. Jan 01, 2004 i purchased this book to read about 1 of the greatest racers in mx history. Welcome to the loretta lynns vault, presented by racer x online. List of transama motocross champions last updated october 29, 2019. From local scrambling to world championship mx to freestyle. Jeremy mcgrath inducted to the motorcycle museums hall of fame 2003 brought to ama supercross a previously unseen level of showmanship. Motocross rules ama sanctioned events run according to the rules developed and written by ama congress, the rulesmaking body of the ama composed of ama organizers. Oct 23, 2014 ama national motocross outdoor motocross.
Other than a hardcore fan, who wants to go to some remote location, sit on dirt, search for portapotties and food, and bake or freeze while watching, white said of supercross appeal. Aug 27, 2005 in 2005, the motorcycle hall of fame museum created an exhibit, motocross america, which celebrates the history of american motocross. Through nearly 40 years of racing hundreds of preliminary night amain races were run and drivers who won those events were not credited with series victories. Nov 22, 2017 interviews with four motocross champions. Check out the championship winners and the overall podium finishers from 2019 at loretta lynns ranch below. The ama started its first ama supercross tour in 1974, though at the time it was called the yamaha super series, as the term supercross had yet to be coined. Last weeks race at spring creek was filled with obstacles, but this week well head up to the beautiful pacific northwest for a race through the evergreens. Seven ama supercross championships, two world supercross championships, one ama motocross championship. The 10 best supercross riders of all time red bull. The ama motocross championship was established in 1972, and since then many of the best motocross racers in the history of the sport have emerged as race winners and champions. In the end, a pair of firsttime champions stood atop the mens classes while a young phenom continued to rewrite the history books in the womens class in the lucas oil ama pro motocross.
The following is a list of transama champions, from 1970 to 1978. Click here for the 2020 ama competition rulebook the rule book applies to all ama sanctioned. Jeremy mcgrath was easily the most popular motorcycle racer of the 1990s and perhaps in the history of the sport in the united states. Terry cuynningham terry cunningham made his notch in husqvarna history, and in the ama record books as burlesons successor to the ama national enduro throne. The motocross series was an invitational based on a combined 250 and 500cc engine displacement formula, run on american tracks featuring the top riders from the f.
Sep 16, 2008 since then, the 22yearold from haines city, fla. The penultimate round of 2019 monster energy ama supercross. Regi par lamerican motorcyclist association ama, celuici fait suite dans. Motocross cycles rollin jeff savage listed under childrens motorcycle books. Vintage motox motocross riders, mx bikes, dirt bike racing, off road. This is a comprehensive archive of results for the loretta lynn ama amateur national motocross championships, which date back to 1982.
Old school motocross vintage motocross, old school, comic books, bike, comics. Ama pro motocross pdf result archive all files in pdf format adobe acrobat reader required for printing on any platform. Jeremy mcgrath born november 19, 1971 is one of the most popular american motocross supercross champions in the history of the sport, racking up 7 supercross championships. The ama supercross championship is an american motorcycle racing series. Founded in 1974 district 17 has since then crowned champions for different types of motorcycle and atv racing. The 1971 transama motocross series was the second annual international series established by the american motorcyclist association as a pilot event to help establish motocross in the united states. Jeremy mcgrath born november 19, 1971 is one of the most popular american motocrosssupercross champions in the history of the sport, racking up 7 supercross championships. This upcoming weekend will kick off the ninth race in the twelvepart series. A great short read for any age group, but especially a great introduction to what motocross is and was all about.
He competed in the ama motocross championships from 1987 to 1997. The motocross series was an invitational based on a 500cc engine displacement formula, run on american tracks featuring the top riders from the f. After coming off of two consecutive ama pro motocross championships, eli. Every year, every class, every moto, every riderits all here for your perusal. The ama amateur competition rulebook is for the exclusive use of ama chartered clubs and promoters running ama sanctioned events. Jan 12, 2016 he won five 500cc motocross world championships, tallied a record 36 500cc motocross grand prix victories, was a member of six winning belgium motocross des nations teams, earned four trans ama. Bench racers, start your browsers the gate is about to drop. However, the champion of champions is jeremy mcgrath, who has 72 sx wins to his name. The motocross race series was founded and sanctioned by the american motorcyclist association ama in 1972. Shortly after taking his fourth ama supercross 450 title this month, red bull. Gary jones was the 1972 ama 250cc national champion. Questions for james stewart, motocross champion the new.
He was most active in the 1990s earning the title the king of supercross. Fourtime ama national enduro champion terry cunningham. Mar 31, 2008 i bought this book for my 11yr old daughter to help her with a report on the history on motocross. There is a new 18yearold minimum age requirement pushed up from the previous 16yearold rule for the 450mx class and. The 1970 transama motocross series was an international series established by the american motorcyclist association as a pilot event to help establish motocross in the united states. There are quite a few tweaks and changes to the rulebook for the 2020 season.
The ama has temporarily changed the hours we can be reached. The 2019 ama motocross championship season is the 47th ama motocross national championship season, the premier motocross series in usa. Eli tomac goes into the season as the defending champion in the 450 class, after taking his second 450 national title in 2018. Founded by the american motorcyclist association ama in 1974, the ama supercross championship races are held from january through early may. Describes several important motocross races and series, such as the daytona supercross and the ama motocross championship series, covering their histories, tracks, unique challenges, and notable champions includes index the motocross circuit the ama motocross championship series the ama supercross series the womens motocross series. Apr 28, 2010 the ama motocross championship was established in 1972, and since then many of the best motocross racers in the history of the sport have emerged as race winners and champions. Mx sports pro racing honors champions at season celebration. The ama motorcycle hall of fame collects, records, preserves and honors the people and events that compose the rich history of motorcycling in america. The series began in 1972 with the introduction of two classes based on 500 cc and 250 cc engine formulas. Terry cunningham made his notch in husqvarna history, and in the ama record books as. The series was based on a 500cc engine displacement formula, although the first year of the. Welcome to the racer x vault, a motocross records archive for you to access records, results, and rankings from ama pro motocross and supercross. In 1970, the american motorcyclist association ama began to compete with dyes tour through its own transama series, and the top americans in that autumnal series would be declared the u. List of trans ama motocross champions last updated october 29, 2019.1164 1034 480 753 1232 37 1152 1000 443 1488 1253 966 99 803 1226 1307 1520 1471 411 868 700 1347 1514 1116 298 1127 513 205 1433 612 1176 1237 463 623 1087 154 1460 1441 545 841 87 140 967 154 417 1116 1170