“Your ticket … might have you seated next to a former AMA off-road, road racing or motocross champion,” said Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink Media. That’s because the American Motorcyclist Association’s Legends & Champions Weekend is slated for the same time in the same city. Top billing is the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction Ceremony at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
This year’s inductees are: Eyvind Boyesen, Don Castro, Larry Coleman, Clark Collins, David Emde, John and Rita Gregory, Bruce Ogilvie and Mitch Payton. And existing Hall of Famer Bob “Hurricane” Hannah will be honored as one of America’s greatest racing legends. At the time of his induction in 1999, Hannah held seven AMA National Championship titles and was one of just two riders in the history of AMA racing to win championships in 125 and 250cc motocross and Supercross competitions. Hanna dominated the motocross scene in the late 1970s and is credited with helping to solidify its popularity. Even after sitting out the entire 1980 season recovering after a water skiing accident on the Colorado River shattered his leg, Hannah rebounded to win another 20 national titles and represent the USA three times in the prestigious Motocross des Nations. In fact, he was a member of the victorious 1987 team that competed when the event was held in New York.
Several of the inductees are expected to drop in on the EnduroCross finals, so be on the lookout.
“It’s going to be fun to see who shows up as these guys all love a good race and there’s none better going on that weekend than GEICO AMA EnduroCross at the Orleans,” Karsting says.
E3 Spark Plugs congratulates all the 2010 Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees and honorees for helping to make motorcycling what it is today and for inspiring future champions.
If you’re planning to attend the GEICO AMA EnduroCross finals (tickets are still available) and want to check out some of the AMA Legends & Champions Weekend festivities, visit the AMA’s website. And to get your own ride race-ready, be sure to install a set of E3 motorcycle spark plugs. See you in Vegas!