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2022 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Voting

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Date: June 17, 2022

To: PRO MOTOCROSS, AMATEUR MOTOCROSS, GNCC, ATV MX community

RE: 2022 AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME VOTING

Voting for the 2022 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame class has begun. Voters include AMA Charter Life members. An email ballot was issued to voters earlier this month.

If you are an AMA Charter Life member and have not received your email ballot, please use the links below to vote.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGpGTKfQrnVjmKdDjNdLMCxSkTk

If you are an AMA Charter Life member (AMA member for 25 consecutive years), you must have the latest email information registered with AMA to access the e-voting form.Email me now Update your email with AMA [email protected] The subject line contains “Update Contact Information”. Then, when you receive your voting invitation, vote.

In motocross, supercross and off-road racing sports, the following notable figures are among the candidates for this year:

James Stewart. 1-X AMA Pro 450 Motocross Champion (2008); 2-X AMA Pro 125 Motocross Champion (2002/04); 2-X AMA 450 Supercross Champion (2007/09); 2-X AMA 125 Supercross Champion (2003) / 04); 2-X Motocross Denations Champion (2006/08)

Grant Langston. 2-X AMA Promo Motocross Champion (2003/07); 2-X AMA 125 Super Cross Champion (2005/06); 2000 FIM125 World Champion

Barry Hark. 8-X AMA GNCC National Champion (7-X ATV; 1-X Motorcycle) (1993-1999, 2003)

Paul Schlegel. Prolific AMA promoter and co-founder of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. The world’s largest motocross program and the leading platform for future stars of AMA Supercross and AMA Promotocross.

Reasons to vote:

James Stewart:

Born in Bartow, Florida in 1985, James “Baba” Stewart won seven amateur national motocross championships at Loretta Lynn’s legendary ranch before he was 16 and dominated the amateur level. I showed that possibility.

Stewart, who made his professional-level debut in 2002, finished second in the AMA Supercross 125 East class and rode Kawasaki to win the AMA 125MX title later that year. Stewart was named the 2002 AMA Motocross / Supercross Rookie of the Year.

In 2003, Stewart won the AMA Supercross 125 East Class title and continued his hot start by revenge on the 2002 finish. The following year he won the AMA Supercross 125 West Class title.

Stewart was unable to win another motocross title in 2003 due to an injury, but he won all the races he participated in that season. In fact, Stewart won all 19 125cc motocross events from June 16, 2002 to June 20, 2004.

During this stretch, Stewart completed a “Babas Club”, or simply a “scrub”. This has become a standard technique for motocross riders to move forward.

Stewart’s talent won him another AMA125MX title in 2004.

In 2005, Stewart won the first AMA 250SX class in only three races. Two years later, Stewart won the Grand Prize when he won the 2007 AMA Supercross Championship. He won his second AMA Supercross title in 2009.

During his AMA Supercross victory, Stewart won all 24 Motos in the 2008 Outdoor Series to secure a 450-class national championship. The only other racer to race the perfect AMA promotocross season was Ricky Carmichael of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer twice in 2002 and 2004.

In addition to his resume, Stewart became a motocross destinations champion in 2006 and 2008.

Over the years, African-American Stewart has become one of the most popular and followed riders in motocross history. This fact became especially apparent when he appeared on his own reality show, “Bubba’s World,” which debuted in 2010.

Stewart made his final race in 2016, scoring 50 national championships in the AMA Supercross Premier Class and 48 in the AMA Motocross Championship.

Grant Langston:

From 2000 to 2007, Grant Langston was one of the most prolific competitors in motocross sports and has been working in the motorcycle industry for motorcycle recreation and competition since his retirement from professional racing. ..

Langston and his family have moved from South Africa to pursue the highest levels of motocross racing. In 1998, Langston, his father Gerald, and uncle / mechanic Andrew sold everything they needed to move from Durban, South Africa to Europe, allowing Langston to compete in Grand Prix Motocross. .. Langston demonstrated his abilities in his second year and won the 2000 125cc World Motocross Championship at KTM.

Langston tied his success to a contract with KTM, participating in the AMA-approved Supercross Series and becoming the first KTM rider to win the AMA125 Supercross Main Event in Dallas in 2001. In 2003, he also won the title in the unlimited category of the relatively new sport AMA Supermoto.

In 2005, Langston did a factory ride with Kawasaki and switched to a 250cc 4-stroke machine. That year he won the AMA 125 / 250cc East Region Super Cross title and the following year he won the AMA 125 / 250cc West Region Championship. In doing so, he became the first rider to win the 125 / 250cc championship in the world’s most competitive series.

In 2007, Langston moved to the 450cc class with Team Yamaha. With a surge in the second half of the season, he won the AMA 450cc promotocross championship and became the first rider to win that title since 1999, except for Ricky Carmichael.

Sadly, Langston’s career changed unexpectedly in 2008, when he began to have vision problems. The doctor has found a cancerous tumor. It was successfully removed, but Langston’s vision was not fully restored.

Against the backdrop of his professional racing career, Langston has launched two new chapters in motorcycles, opening Langston Motorsport in Perris, California, for NBC Sports to cover the Lucas Oil AMA Promotocross Championship. I started a career to explain the race of.

Barry Hark:

Barry Hawk is one of the greatest competitors in the history of AMA Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) racing, but his path to multiple national titles wasn’t clear when he was a kid.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Hawk learned to have fun with his family before discovering off-road racing in his late teens.

Hawk took some time to take part in the off-road race, but it didn’t take long to be successful as he became the AMA GNCC overall race winner in the second full season of 1991. ..

The taste of early victory triggered Hawk’s future success, taking the next step in his career by claiming his first AMAGNCCAT V National Championship in 1993.

Hawk, who was at the peak of the sport for the first time, did not abandon his position as he defended the title for the next six years in order to raise the title of AMA GNCC ATV to 7.

Hawk had won the ATV throughout the 1990s, but also participated in the AMA GNCC Bike Division, winning 19 AMA GNCC events and the groundbreaking AMAGNCC National Championship in 2003 at the AMAGNCC National Championship. Became the first rider to win. On both ATVs and motorcycles.

Beyond the AMA GNCC, Hawk won the AMA National Enduro and Reliability Enduro events and secured the position of the 2003 USISDE team as part of the GNCC club team. Hawk scored points while riding motocross professionally and added it to his balanced resume.

After retiring in 2010, Hawk spent five seasons setting up the AMAGNCC course. After that, he became the team manager of the Coastal Racing Gas Gas Factory Racing Team. Under Hawk’s guidance, the rider won the AMA Sprint Enduro Championship, the AMA GNCC XC2 Championship and the AMAGNCCe MTB Championship.

Paul Schlegel:

Paul Schlegel is a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast who has been an AMA member for over 60 years. He has been a member of the AMA for 50 years and a member of the AMA Board for 15 years. He served several terms at the AMA Heritage Department and was a major donor.

Schlegel joined AMA in 1954 at the age of 16 as a member of the Travelers Motorcycle Club. Within two years he hosted his first event, the club’s scramble and enduro in the woods around a short track circuit. Schlegel later founded Toledo, Ohio’s Grass City Motorcycle Club, in 1960.

Schlegel is a highly creative, diverse and successful AMA racing promoter who has created AMA national events across multiple racing disciplines. Schlegel is a more than 100 AMA national champions, including early Trans-AMA and Inter-Am motocross races, more modern AMA pro motocross and AMA supercross events, and AMA Camel Pro Series Grand National Championship events like Lima Half. I am participating in a ship event. -Miles, AMA Dirt Track National Championship, AMA National Enduro and AMA National Hair Scramble Events, Original AMA National Arena Cross Series and more.

Finally, Paul Schlegel is the co-founder of the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. It is the world’s largest motocross program and is the leading platform for future stars of AMA Supercross and AMA Promotocross. ..

Schlegel proposed this new concept for the centrally located Championship Finale, which provides Loretta Linds Ranch with an equal playing field for athletes who have passed qualifying in various AMA areas and AMA regional qualifiers across the country. During the first decade of event creation, Schlegel was enshrined in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999 with his co-founder, the late Dave Coombs Sr., and AMA’s single largest dirt bike event. Shared promotion and organization. ..

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