LEGENDS AND HEROES HONOREE - ARLINGTON SX FEBRUARY 2020
About Mike Jones-
The Richardson Texas native began racing in 1973, and by 1975 he competed in his first pro race. Riding for Kawasaki under their factory support program, Mike won the Missouri State Championship and the Rio Bravo Winter series in the 250 class. He was second in that same series in the 125 class aboard his Kawasaki KX125.
In 1976, on a Moto-Tex Products Honda, Mike won the Tri-State Championship (AR, LA, OK) and competed in several AMA national motocross events. His best finish was 6th in New Orleans, and he was 14th in the final 125cc class points standings.
In 1977 on a Moto-Tex Products Honda, Mike again won the Tri-State Championship. He rode the USGP and was one of 3 American racers that competed in the Canadian GP. He finished 20th in the final 125cc class points standings.
In 1978, racing a factory support Yamaha, Mike was the top 250 privateer at the Houston Astrodome Supercross. He won the 125 class at the Houston AMA Regional and was second in the 250 class at the Tennessee State Championships.
In his years as a professional racer, he earned national numbers 64, 34, and 42.
Following his motocross career, Mike raced dirt cars and then became a professional Foosball player and then a pool player. He started a family and got into the collision repair industry in Texas. He’s been at Young Chevrolet in Dallas for 26 years, getting vehicles back on the road.
Mike battled stage 4 neck cancer in 2015 and is now on his 5th year clean of the disease.
Today, Mike lives in Josephine, Texas and enjoys spending time with his two wonderful sons, lovely daughter, and four grandkids.