April 11, 2013 – Encinitas, CA – As the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series begins to wind down, racers and loyal fans travel to the Minneapolis Metrodome for round 14 of the 2013 season. Along with the series comes another stop of the Legends and Heroes Tour, which will honor a Minnesota local, the late Supercross and World Motocross champion, Donny Schmit.
Donny Schmit was born in Minneapolis on January 17, 1967. Donny stared his two-wheel career at Millville, Minnesota on a Honda XR75, but his early race results were certainly no hint of things to come. Fellow racers made note of Schmit’s cowboy boots and a kidney belt wrapped around his waist about three times because he was so thin. “Everyone called him ‘Peanut’ because he was just a little guy,” said Donny’s wife, Carrie. “He was such a little kid he used a milk crate to hold himself up on his bike at the starting line.”