BLAST FROM THE PAST: TY DAVIS: THE MOST VERSATILE OFF-ROAD CHAMPION?

For a ten-year period, Ty Davis was the most dominant force in off-road racing. But his start in the dirt world was all based around his motocross prowess. Ty was a top amateur motocrosser, topping the Golden State National Championship in the 250cc Pro class in 1987 then the 125cc and 250cc TransCal Series championships in 1988. Ty’s biggest win motocross title came when he won the 1990 AMA Supercross 125cc West Region Championship, topping none other than Jeremy McGrath. Ty made the switch to off-road when ATK offered him a lucrative deal to race their machines. He raced in the four stroke Nationals and both the Baja 500 and 1000. This paved the way for a Kawasaki deal in 1993 and this is when Ty Davis found his niche. He struggled with winning on the hare and hound side since his teammates were Danny Hamel and Larry Roeseler. He opted to race the National Enduro series and won the title in 1995. Ty’s resume of winning two National Enduro titles (’95 & ’99), the National Hare and Hound championship in ’97, 98 & 2002 plus his 6 Baja victories have etched him as one of the most versatile champions to ever race a dirt bike.

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