Ken Faught Resigns - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

Some sad news today from Dirt Rider. Ken Faught, long-time editor on Dirt Rider Magazine, announced today that he will leave his current position as Editor-in-Chief. Over the last few years of his 13-year tenure, Ken has been instrumental in developing many new ideas to extend the Dirt Rider brand and meet the interests of a wide variety of off-road riders. His excellence with photography, our television show on OLN, and other projects that are in progress are testimony to his passion for riding and Dirt Rider.We'll miss Ken's enthusiasm and his magnetic personality, but we're not totally saying goodbye. Ken will still be working with Dirt Rider as a contributor on specific projects in the future. "I'm going into the world of freelancing so I can spend more time with my family," says Ken, "but I'm confident that I'm turning Dirt Rider over to good hands."Jimmy Lewis will be filling Ken's big shoes as the new Editor of Dirt Rider Magazine starting on July 21. We're excited to bring Jimmy on board with us. He is arguably one of the most well-rounded off-road motorcycle riders in the world, and brings with him many accomplishments, years of experience as a "moto journalist" and passion for motorcycles. He earned four gold medals in International Six-Day Enduro (ISDE) competition, finished 3rd in the Dakar Rally, has been on the winning team in the Baja 1000 and once qualified for an AMA Pro Motocross National just a few years ago. Jimmy Lewis has much to contribute, and we're proud to have him lead Dirt Rider into the future. Jimmy is looking forward to the challenge and stated: "I am super excited to join Dirt Rider. Since I am addicted to motorcycles, this seems like a perfect fit."