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  • Writer's picturePete Noneman

Damon Bradshaw


Hailing from nearby Charlotte, North Carolina, Damon Bradshaw, or “The Beast from the East” as he was also known, burst onto the professional motocross scene in Millville, MN with a fourth overall in his first national motocross event in 1988. He would continue that success in 1989 with a third-place finish in the 250SX class in San Diego and then go on to dominate the 125SX East Coast series-winning six main events on his way to the championship.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Bradshaw made the jump to the premier 250SX class full time in 1990. He would find immediate success winning five main events in his first year, including the first round in Anaheim and season finale in Los Angeles. He returned in 1991 winning three main events including one right here in Atlanta. 1992 was another winning year for Bradshaw. He earned the top step on the podium nine times including a run of five in a row early in the season. In 1993 Bradshaw would add to his supercross win total with a win in Houston and another one in Atlanta.

In 1994, with the stress of professional motocross sitting on his shoulders, Bradshaw walked away from it all to gather his thoughts and see what his next step would be. He returned to racing just in time for the outdoor nationals in 1995 and would see further racing success. He would retire from professional motocross and supercross in 1997. His last professional win was in the mud at High Point earlier that season.

After supercross and motocross, Bradshaw went on to achieve success in the high flying world of Monster Trucks, but recently he’s returned to his roots in motocross and supercross as a brand advocate for Monster Energy, Gas-Gas Motorcycles and WPS-Fly Racing.



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