Bob Hannah to Be Honored at the White Brothers World Veteran Motocross Championships

Six-time AMA National Champion Bob Hannah will be honored with the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, November 4, 2007, during the 24th
Annual White Brothers World Veteran Motocross Championships at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. This prestigious award honors the riders, promoters and industry trailblazers that have made the biggest contributions to the sport of motocross in America. Bob Hannah will be joining Torsten Hallman, Joel Robert, Roger DeCoster, Edison Dye, Bruce Brown, Gary Jones, Stu Peters and Rick Johnson on Glen Helen’s Walk of Fame.
 
No one captured the imagination of American motocrossers more than Bob Hannah. He  easily ranks as the most versatile motocross racer of his era and perhaps of all-time.  During his 15-year racing career, Hannah won in the 125, 250 and 500 AMA Nationals. Bob was the 1976 AMA 125 National Champion, 1978 and 1979 250 National Champion and three-time AMA Supercross Champion (1977-79). Additionally, Bob was on two American Motocross des Nations teams (1978 and 1987)-winning the Olympics of motocross for Team USA at Unadilla in 1987. At the time of his retirement in 1989, Bob Hannah held the record for the most career wins AMA Supercross and AMA 250 National motocross.
 
The ‘Hurricane’ was known for taking huge risks with a ‘never-say-die’ approach to racing. Hannah’s was a fierce competitor on the track and the most candid rider in the history of the sport off the track. When interviewed, Hannah pulled no punches. Today, Hannah runs a sports aviation company and is married to his best friend, Terri.
 
At the White Brothers event in November, a special display will be presented by The Early Years of MX Museum featuring photos, posters, memorabilia and machines from Hannah’s hey-day. At 12:30 pm, Hannah will be presented the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award, Bevo Forte, Keith McCarty, Larry Maiers and a cast of VIP’s will be available for autographs following the presentation.
 
For more information, please contact The Early Years of Motocross Museum at (714) 921-9137.  For directions to Glen Helen and more info on the event, please check out www.GlenHelen.com

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