April 20, 2023 - Where history takes the lead. The Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce that it will recognize Ted Parks for his accomplishments and achievements in the sport of motocross and supercross. In a presentation before opening ceremonies at the thirteenth round of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Series in East Rutherford, NJ, on April 22, 2023, Parks will be honored by the tour. He joins an elite group of men and women that made the sport of Supercross what it is today.
Ted Parks founded TPJ Racing 17 years ago for the sake of helping professional motorcycle racing athletes compete at the highest level. His lifelong passion for motorcycle racing and helping the underdog only fueled his desire to build and grow this team. Alongside his wife, Kathy Parks, this dynamic duo has supported their son Ted Parks Jr. in his racing career and countless others. Weston Peick, Adam Enticknap, and Dustin Pipes called TPJ Racing home at some point in their careers and will forever be a part of the TPJ family.
Ted is one of a kind and works tirelessly to make dreams come true for his riders and fans. Recently, Ted was standing in the tunnel waiting for the promoter track walk to start when he noticed a woman nearing tears. She was devastated that she could not go on her first track walk ever because she didn’t have the proper footwear. In true Ted fashion, he gave her the shoes off his feet so she could continue her journey.
Ted will tell you, “My goal in life is to help keep Motocross great and to help these young riders be successful in life. And it’s not just the riders; our mechanics, photographers, everyone we’ve had on the team that progresses in their careers; if I can open a door for you, I will.”
He has dedicated nearly two decades of his life to TPJ Racing, logging immeasurable hours and miles along the way. Ted and Kathy Parks not only own TPJ Racing, but they are the backbone of it and all the good that comes from it.
Join us on Saturday at the Monster Energy Supercross as we honor Ted.