Thursday, May 2, 2013

Legends and Heroes to Honor Kevin Windham at Las Vegas

Courtesy of Legends and Heroes

The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season is about to wrap up in Las Vegas, and the Legends and Heroes Tour is ready to close out the season by honoring the venerable number 14 - Kevin "K-Dub" Windham, who has been called the best and most consistent rider to have never won a national championship, while coming in a close second in five separate seasons.

Kevin first began riding motorcycles at the age of three, and hasn't been able to step off two-wheels since. Not only did he have an impressive professional career, but he also was very successful in the amateur rankings. After many successful years of working his way up the amateur classes, Kevin Windham won both the 125cc A Modified and the 250cc Open A Modified divisions at Loretta Lynn's, setting a new lap record, grabbing his seventh and eighth amateur national titles, and extending his personal win streak at Loretta Lynn's to eighteen consecutive motos.

Kevin Windham, who is now 35 years old, began his pro career at age 17 with a Kawasaki support ride, which assisted him in becoming the highly acclaimed AMA "Rookie of the Year" and helped land him a full factory ride for Yamaha by the end of the 1994 season. He has raced for many factory teams during his pro career, and although Kevin has never held an AMA Pro national championship, this legend holds several titles, including back-to-back AMA 125 West Supercross Championships in 1996 and 1997, the 1999 United States Grand Prix of Motocross held at Budds Creek, Maryland and the 2005 Motocross des Nations team championship.

The Legends and Heroes Tour managing partners Alex Moroz and Mike Owens note: "We have watched K-Dub's career from his early days as an amateur to his swan song exit this year from professional racing. The man is a true champion and fan favorite. He has given so much to our sport as a racer and continues to be a great ambassador of motocross and Supercross. He is truly one of the good guys of our sport."   

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