Legends and Heroes Tour Honors Carey Hart at Supercross in Las Vegas

Carey Hart—A Supercross and Freestyle Motocross Legend

Carey Hart is named the Legends and Heroes Tour honoree.
Carey Hart is named the Legends and Heroes Tour honoree.Photo Courtesy of Legends and Heroes

The Monster Energy Supercross series hits Las Vegas for the final round of the 2016 season and the Legends and Heroes Tour is proud to honor a Supercross and Freestyle Motocross great, Carey Hart.

Revered as one of the most recognizable names in modern motorsports, Hart's love affair with motorcycles began at the age of four when his father presented him with a 50cc Suzuki JR50. What began innocently as a father and son activity soon escalated into a passion and success as an amateur local racer soon followed. By age six he was racing motocross and by the time he'd graduated from high school in 1993 at age 18, his talent and competitive energy plunged him into the ranks of AMA pro motocross and Supercross. Within a few years Carey expanded his horizons to other types of motorcycle competition including freestyle motocross, or FMX, and Supermoto racing in 1996.

Perhaps an event that Hart is most famous for was the Gravity Games in 2000 when he became the first rider to complete a back flip in motorcycle competition. He is also credited with the invention of his own signature freestyle motocross move known as The Hart Attack.

As one of the most well known names in freestyle motocross, Hart has traveled around the world promoting the sport and developing it into what it is today. At the end of his freestyle career Carey returned to his racing roots by forming the Hart Huntington team with the goal of developing riders and introducing new sponsors who could help him expand the sport.

Today with his partner Ricky Carmichael, Hart owns and operates the RCH Racing organization with a team roster that includes #20 Broc Tickle, #12 Jake Weimer and one of the most dominate Supercross riders on the circuit, #94 Ken Roczen.

Alex Moroz General Managing Partner of the Legends and Heroes Tour states "I remember Carey as a very competitive teen motocross racer when I met him and his uncle John at the Gatorback Pro National motocross in 1997. He was a kid who lived the dream by every measure. In those early days they traveled to the races in a Ford van, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, staying at KOA camps and doing what he loved the most—racing! I've watched his career come full circle, and Carey has not only developed his own magnificent brand but also a lifestyle featuring Supercross that elevates our sport for fans and racers alike!"

During a special ceremony before the race on Saturday, Carey Hart will receive the coveted Legends and Heroes award presented to him by six-time AMA National Champion Broc Glover on the Monster Energy Podium at Sam Boyd Stadium. In addition to his award Carey will also be presented with a unique motorcycle that will remind him of his first years on two wheels: a Suzuki JR 50 that was restored by David and Kelly Brayer of Ontario, NY.