Courtesy of Scott Lukaitis
Minneapolis, MN, February 8, 2019 – The
Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce
that they will again take part in the pit party activation at Monster
Energy Supercross on Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. This year marks the
10th Anniversary of the tour and their mission of celebrating the
Legends and Heroes of the sport. In addition to their display of vintage
machines and memorabilia, the tour will honor motocross icon Mitch
Payton during the evenings opening ceremonies.
About Mitch Payton –
Mitch began his motorcycling life at 10 years old racing in family
enduros eventually moving into desert racing where he would become a
star. By the time he was 17, Mitch was the District 37 125cc class
champion in desert racing. He would continue to find racing success when
in 1978 a crash ended his racing career.
was after the crash that Mitch would find his true calling and achieve
the success he is known for today. At only 18 years old he purchased and
ran Anaheim Husqvarna, this is where his reputation for building fast,
high-performance bikes would take off. He would close up the dealership
in 1980 and turn his focus to Pro Circuit.
the mid-’80s his reputation grew, and he began working directly with
the factories with pipes and cylinders. After the production rule was
introduced in 1986 Mitch’s business took off, and he was the go-to guy
career would take another turn in 1991 when he ran factory Honda’s
125cc effort. Team Peak set the standard for race teams that we still
see today. Uniformed bikes, riders, and gear were introduced, and
the inception of his racing team in 1991, Pro Circuit Racing has earned
30 AMA Championships and 6 Motocross of Nations victories. More than 50
professional racers have competed for Pro Circuit Racing. In addition
to the professional side of the sport, many racers have ridden for Mitch
during their career.
Mitch was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame in 2010. Join us on Saturday night as we honor this icon of our sport.
the help of tour sponsor EZ-Up Shelters, the new for 2019 design will
feature a walk-through timeline that celebrates all of the sports
supercross champions, and since 2019 marks the 45th season of AMA
Supercross, a unique feature will showcase the first champions and their
machines. The tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave
History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in
their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and
motocross into what it is today.
to our local friends at each round, the Legends Tour features some of
the best vintage motocross bikes on display in a single location.
Featuring different vehicles at each round, our guests can relive the
machines of their youth and show their family and friends the early days
of motocross and supercross. Look for the Legend and Heroes Tour
Traveling Moto Museum at each round of the Monster Energy Supercross
series in 2019.
See behind the scenes footage and great vintage photos and stories by visiting our website and social media accounts.
Website – www.legendsandheroestour.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/LegendsAndHeroesTour
Twitter – www.twitter.com/LegendsHeroes
Instagram – www.instagram.com/legendsandheroestour
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/LegendsAndHeroesMX
About the Tour: The Legends and Heroes Tour is a professional, historical display and timeline of America’s greatest motorsports, motocross, and supercross. On-site, the tour encompasses nearly 5000 square feet of moto-history with bikes, gear and other memorabilia that transport our guests back in time through the history of the sport. Visited by more than 9 million guests since it’s inception, the Legends and Heroes Tour attends each stop of the Monster Energy Supercross Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. Visit us in the Pit Party at a supercross or motocross near you or online at www.legendsandheroestour.org
The Legends and Heroes Tour would not be possible without great sponsors like: Feld Entertainment, Monster Energy Supercross, Food for Life Bakery, Dunlop, EZup Shelters, Wossner, Yuasa, Boyesen, Motion Pro, Engine Ice, Acerbis, Kissimmee Motor Sports, Tucker Powersports, Spectro Oil, Rockwell, Bell, KTM, Rich Designs, Moto X Roads, The Early Days of Motocross Museum, RacerX, MX Sports, Brad Whitworth Photography, Retro Moto, Cycle News, and Pro Circuit. Thank you all.