Do you love Motocross? Do you dream of one day putting on those Motocross boots and helmet and riding your own bike across the dirt dunes? There are many Motocross athletes that keep that spark alive for all us Motocross enthusiasts, showing us what it means to be a part of this thrilling sport.

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If you dream of competing in motocross one day and seeing your name in lights, follow the careers of some of these top motocross athletes for inspiration:

Travis Pastrana
A motocross rider and stunt man who has a long history competing in extreme sports, Travis Pastrana is known for his free-styling and pushing the boundaries. He is currently competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and drives for Roush Fenway Racing.

Jeff Ward
The Flying Freckle is the first motocross rider in history to win every major AMA motocross national championship. After wrapping up with motocross, Ward moved onto the Indy Racing League.

James Stewart
Also known as Bubba Stewart, James Stewart is the first African-American to find success in the top tiers of any motosports association. He competes in the Supercross class and has taken home 44 wins throughout his career.

Ricky Carmichael
Ricky Carmichael is another former motocross competitor who has moved onto NASCAR racing. Known as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time), Carmichael has a long string of wins in his motocross career, spanning almost a decade.

Stefan Everts
This Belgium-born racer retired in 2006 after winning his 10th World Title (a record). He is the son of four-time Motocross World Champion Harry Everts, so the sport runs in his blood. He said that he got on his first bike at age four.

Jeremy McGrath
“The King of Supercross” is known for performing daring tricks during his jumps, such as the “Nac Nac” and other signature moves. His antics helped to pioneer freestyle motocross, and he was named AMA Pro Athlete of the Year in 1996.

If you are dreaming of putting on your motocross boots and hopping on a bike, these top motocross athletes can inspire you to dream big and try to reach your goals. Following their careers can show you what is possible if you just follow your dreams and never give up.

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