The only rider I remember it being a bigger deal than Bradshaw turning pro, was Stewart.
Rider interviews on the gate at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium just prior to the 250 Main...
"My name is Damon Bradshaw, and I am here to kick ass tonight".
BRADSHAW RULES!! 1992 Damon with AXO gear and the new Shoei VFX was the shit
Love him because he didn't "count points". Cost him championships, but made him lots of fans.
Isn't it about entertainment!? Saw him in Tampa 89 (my first SX), he was pissed with 3rd.
And it's not pink, it's magenta.
JS7 is the most entertaining rider since Hannah, my first hero,. even living in the frozen north.
Oh yeah, I actually ride!
From MC's book "Wide Open".
Yamaha had sponsored Damon since 1985. They gave him eight bikes for the year, two tuned by factory mechanics for national events. He got $8,000 parts credit for the year ( a ton of money in 87) and had the option to sell the bikes at the end of the season. His parents got about $25,000 to cover travel and expenses. He got $500 for a national win and $50 each day to test.
I remember that semi. It was very bright to say the least.
Michigan District 14 Motocross / Vintage Motocross
The 1st "beast from the east" was Tony D.
I still think that bike he is on is the best looking factory bike ever!! I would love to buy them graphics as I have a 94 in my garage!
Remember the tangle between Bradshaw and Metasavitch where Damon cut all the way across the arena and launched his bike into Jeff?
"Did you know that “Kamikaze” literally translates to “Not a single fuck given”? True story, look it up." - Eazy, BROtocross
We loved to watch Damon Bradshaw race. As a matter of fact our youngest son Kyle Damon Goerke, was named after Damon Bradshaw and Kyle Petty We remember how great the riders like Steve Lamson , Guy Cooper, Jeff Stanton, Mike Larocco, John Dowd , Doug Henry and Damon Bradshaw would always take time to talk and sign autographs for Matt , when he was a pee wee rider , after GatorBack Nationals. Those guys are always going to be the greatest in our mind. Doug Henry and John Dowd made Matts day when they walked the track with him after he won the amatuer day on his 65 at Gatorback. You guys gave these kids so much encouragement and us great memories....