Bob Hannah & Brad Lackey's Magoo Van Fund Challenge has been met... and exceeded

_Alpinestars and Ken Boyko push fund towards finish line, Bob and Geoff Fox take it across while RIDERS F1RST pushes it past to $110,000

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The challenge was started by 7-Time National Motocross and Supercross Champion Bob Hannah at the 2009 Monsters of Motocross presented by Lucas Oil event last Halloween as he made the first $5,000 donation. "It's awesome that so many fine folks and companies found a way to help make this happen for our friend Magoo," said Bob Hannah, 7-Time National Motocross and Supercross Champion. "I look forward to seeing Danny at the races in his new rig. Maybe he'll take me for a hot lap," Hannah joked.

A growing list of industry people meeting Hannah's challenge was promoted each week in a series of advertisements donated by Cycle News. Each week, new names were added, including pioneers and new champions of the motocross market and other generous fans of Magoo.

ONE Industries' new RIDERS F1RST program set up recently with Motocross and Supercross Champion David Bailey was specifically created for these types of causes. Danny's needs were not far from the thoughts of his 1982 Motocross des Nations teammate, David Bailey. "Danny is one of America's motocross pioneers, heroes, champions and treasures," said David Bailey, 6-Time National MX, SX and Grand National Champion. "When I learned what Brad had started and Bob continued with his Challenge, I knew this is exactly what RIDERS F1RST was created for," Bailey added. "We had to be involved!"

These funds will now be used to purchase and outfit a new special needs Sprinter van for Danny Magoo Chandler winner of all four motos of the 1982 Motocross and Trophee des Nations. The van will be outfitted with the newest living equipment and gear to allow Danny to be on the road teaching his riding and safety clinics around the country. The goal is to have the vehicle ready by the Hangtown Motocross National in late May.

While Hannah's Challenge has been met with the additional funds to buy and equip this custom van for Danny's special needs, there is still an equally important need for additional funds to purchase Danny a special electric wheelchair that interfaces with the controls on the new van as well the van's ongoing insurance, maintenance, registration, etc. Individuals and companies are encouraged to continue to support this great champion's cause.

With Danny and his new van on the road working with kids on motorcycle safety, going to races, etc., there will be opportunities for companies to have their logos on the van with a soon to be developed advertising program.

For more information contact: Brad & Lori Lackey E-Mail: BradLackey@comcast.net

To watch Brad Lackey's emotional video and learn more about the Danny Chandler Van Fund or make another type of donation for the project visit: www.LegendsAndHeroesTour.org or www.BradLackey.com.

Thanks to all who answered the challenge:
Terri & Bob "Hurricane" Hannah
Terry Knott
Robin & Bob Fox
Bruce Lockwood
Glen Helen Raceway Park
Cheryl & Mark "The Bomber" Barnett
Linda & "Jammin' Jimmy" Weinert
Todd Huffman & Don Hoffman, PDM TV
Jason Lawrence
Tom Reese/Springfield Armory
Hi-Torque Publications
Travis Pastrana
Ace Burt/Professional Contract Services
Ken Boyko/Cobra Engineering
Geoff & Josie Fox
Alpinestars/Gabriele Mazzarolo
RIDERS F1RST/ONE Industries/David Bailey

Danny "Magoo" Chandler