NEW BERLIN, N.Y. – Fifteen former racing legends, with countless international and national Motocross Championships to their names, have once again committed to attend and participate at MX Rewind at Unadilla that is scheduled for June 14-16, 2013.
Returning to Unadilla will be a familiar voice who called all the races in the 1970s and 1980s – Larry Maiers. Maiers voice will once again be heard at Unadilla as he calls the races of the legends and lends his hand as Master of Ceremonies at the various bench racing sessions.
Back on the bike, the racing legends will be led by “Bad Brad” Lackey, the first American to win a World Championship, Danny “The Door” LaPorte, who became the second American World Champion, and Trampas Parker, the third American to win a World Championship and the only one to do it twice. The list of legends is both long and distinguished and reads like a whose-who of Motocross.
Joining the three American World Champions will be Gary “The Professor” Bailey, John “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” DeSoto, New Jersey’s own Mickey Kessler, Warren Reid, Gary Semics, and New York’s own Jimmy “The Jammer” Weinert (1974 and 1975 500cc National Champion).
From the more recent era of the 1980s and 1990s, we have Guy Cooper (1990 125cc National Champion), Ryan “Ryno” Hughes (1st place overall in the 125cc National at Unadilla in 1994 and 1995), Shaun Kalos, “The Dogger” Ron Lechien (a member of the winning U.S. team at the 1985 and 1988 MX des Nations and 1985 125cc National Champion, as well as winner of the 1984 USGP at Unadilla), Nate Ramsey, and Jeff Stanton (a member of the winning U.S. MX des Nations teams in 1989,1990, and 1991, 250cc National Champion in 1989, 1990, and 1992, and winner of the Unadilla 250cc USGP in 1990,1991, and 1992).
“We are once again very excited and amazed at the response of the legends to this event. To have this impressive and formidable list of former racers joining us for the second annual MX Rewind weekend is unbelievable” said Unadilla’s Greg Robinson. “For those of us who grew up going to the track to watch these heroes back in the day, this is yet again a dream come true. The MX Rewind legends represent four decades of motocross racing history. To have America’s three World Champions here together, and three members of winning American MX des Nations teams is simply unheard of. Last year the legends blew everyone away with their stories and willingness to autograph and bench race. This year will be no different. We can’t wait to hear more racing stories. It is a wonderful opportunity for motocross fans young and old to hear from and celebrate this great sport of ours.”
All of the legends will be in attendance from Friday through Sunday taking part in a variety of meet and greet opportunities, a Saturday and Sunday vintage and post vintage champions race, autograph sessions, and a Saturday night Dinner of Champions.