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4/28/2020 6:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/28/2020 8:30 AM

Prayers for who ever it is..
EDIT: Rest in Peace Marty and Nancy. Forever a Champion in racing and in life.
The Moto Family mourns..

From Steve Wise's Facebook page.

I have been sent an urgent text that one of the most well known past Motocross racers in the world was injured in a wreck and is on the brink of death; asking me to PRAY. Please MotoFellowship family, PRAY with me that the Spirit of God would intervene in the situation!

Just received this text; Pray God breathes life into him!

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4/28/2020 7:15 AM

Prayers up

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4/28/2020 7:18 AM

It's not good news...

Can't say anything yet.

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4/28/2020 7:20 AM

I've heard rumors since posting this.. Hoping it isn't so.. Prayers..

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4/28/2020 7:28 AM

Hoping I’m wrong in putting this together with another thread and thinking thus may be about my first hero. Sending positive thoughts........

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4/28/2020 7:31 AM

Steve125 wrote:

I've heard rumors since posting this.. Hoping it isn't so.. Prayers..

Agree, hearing chatter... It sounds bad.

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4/28/2020 7:32 AM

hellion wrote:

Hoping I’m wrong in putting this together with another thread and thinking thus may be about my first hero. Sending positive thoughts........

I hear ya Lee.. Word is getting out and its not good news unfortunately. Gutted.

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4/28/2020 7:38 AM

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4/28/2020 7:40 AM

It's not good.

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4/28/2020 7:44 AM

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4/28/2020 7:45 AM

God dammit. Praying he pulls through.

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4/28/2020 7:52 AM

Got that last night on my FB page, since Steve and I are friends there. I was wondering who it might be, and Steve was gracious enough not to spill the beans last night to keep down the chatter. I always thought Marty was the coolest rider ever, and looked great on a Honda. Prayers for his recovery!

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4/28/2020 8:02 AM

Scott Wallenberg
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Godspeed to my old dear Monark friend and MX hero Marty Smith and his beloved wife Nancy who sadly perished in a dune buggy accident last night. May God give comfort to his family and friends. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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4/28/2020 8:03 AM

I am gutted. He was the reason I got interested in Motocross in the first place. An absolute icon that so many of us kids growing up in the 70's looked up to.

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4/28/2020 8:05 AM

Well that sucks. My prayers to his family and friends.

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4/28/2020 8:10 AM

Damn, that's terrible. Godspeed

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4/28/2020 8:11 AM

Marty was my first, and pretty much only hero. I was introduced to him by my friend, Buddy at Lake Whitney one year, and I was scared to death, like a 10-year old child, meeting my hero like that, but he was pleasant as can be. This is a deep wound. RIP Marty and his wife, Nancy.

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4/28/2020 8:15 AM

Very sad sad

Legend of the sport.

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4/28/2020 8:17 AM

I understand Dave, I felt the same way when I met him at a Vintage race we did at Rio Bravo long ago.

RIP to the guy who inspired us all. sad
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"We don't rent pigs."

4/28/2020 8:18 AM

Condolences to all family and friends.

RIP

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

4/28/2020 8:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/28/2020 8:22 AM

OMG I can't believe this!!!!!

To the younger generation of MXer's Marty Smith was Jeremy McGrath before there was a Jeremy. He really was AMERICA's FIRST MOTOCROSS SUPERSTAR....

I was in Laughlin one time in an elevator with a Family of four and the kids had Moto shirts on and I commented "Nice Shirts".

Nancy replied, "Thanks meet Marty Smith." I told him how much I admired him and his racing. Shook my hand and said “Thank-You I appreciate it”, he was very gracious.

Marty Smith was such a class act and America could not have had a better Ambassador to the sport…..

I am gutted—this has been a SAD week…. sad

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4/28/2020 8:22 AM

Legend.

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4/28/2020 8:28 AM

RIP Marty and Nancy

This is a huge hit to the gut for us old timers.

The Bionic Motocrosser
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4/28/2020 8:29 AM

Terrible loss, condolences to the family......

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4/28/2020 8:33 AM

Oh man, that's bad news. Marty was popular a little before my time in moto, but of course I recognize his contribution. He left us far too soon.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

4/28/2020 8:33 AM

The girls loved him, us boys wanted to be him. Too cool for school was Marty.... Photo

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4/28/2020 8:34 AM

Rupert X wrote:

The girls loved him, us boys wanted to be him. Too cool for school was Marty.... Photo

Rupert, AGREED 100%

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4/28/2020 8:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/28/2020 8:44 AM

Very sad day for a generation of moto riders. At a time when moto was at its coolest, he was by far the coolest racer/person in the sport. Like Rupert said, we all wanted to be just like him. I used to wear a team Honda Jersey just like his to school in 6th grade, even wore it for yearbook photos. I’m sure my parents were happy about that. He always stayed involved over the years and we were lucky enough that he’d come on various podcasts now and then to relive some of his glory days. Marty, you won’t be forgotten. Godspeed to you and Nancy

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4/28/2020 8:40 AM

😥🙏

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4/28/2020 8:42 AM

Awful. RIP.

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