MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – MX Sports Pro Racing and the National Promoter’s Group would like to congratulate Kevin Windham on his decision to retire from an illustrious career in professional racing. Windham, a longtime competitor in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, announced his retirement during opening ceremonies of the Anaheim Supercross on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The GEICO Honda rider made the decision to call time on his career after meeting with family, friends and his team.
“Without a doubt Kevin Windham will be remembered as one of the most popular athletes the sport has ever known,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President, Davey Coombs. “He was not only an exceptional rider, but a great role model who was always generous with his time and the fans. He has provided countless great races and memories, as well as nearly forty career wins. By any measure, he was one of American motocross racing’s greatest heroes. We truly appreciate his efforts, both on the race track as a competitor and off the track as a wonderful ambassador for the sport.”
At 34-years-old, Windham has been racing at the highest levels of the sport since 1994, when the mini-cycle prodigy turned pro after winning eight titles at the Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships. Windham went on to win his first AMA Pro Motocross National on May 12, 1996, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. His last win came on September 4, 2010, at Steel City Raceway. The time between Windham’s first National win and last win marks the longest gap in AMA Pro Motocross history.
The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off on May 18 with the Hangtown Motocross Classic outside of Sacramento, Calif. Tickets for all rounds of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship can be found at www.AlliSports.com/motocross.