Welcome to the Minnesota Motorcycle Racing Hall of Fame. The intent of this
collection is to highlight the motorcycle racing careers of the many talented
riders from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The goal is to include anyone from Minnesota
who raced motorcycles professionally. AMA Supercross and Motocross
are complete and readily available. Canadian Motocross, Arenacross, and many other
professional racing series, can be very difficult to find any reliable information. Self-reporting of participation in these races is
Stories can only be included when the MXBob.com Research Division becomes aware of them.
2021 Year In Review
* Added October 2021
Index of Motocross riders by last name
Index of Motocross riders by year qualified
These categories for Motocross are made roughly along the lines of how well they did and how many events they qualified for. I know assigning
arbitrary categories can result in disagreements about who should be where, but I really wanted the most accomplished riders to stand out. I hope
these designations donít distract from what any of these riders did. There is also an alphabetic index if you want to find particular riders.
Championships, Wins, Podiums, other Firsts
At least one podium or many finishes in the Top Ten
At least one Motocross Top 20 overall or qualified for a Supercross Main
Pros from the 1970s Added May 2021
In the Points
In the top 20 in a least one moto, but not Top 20 overall
Multiple Event Qualifiers
Qualified for the mains in Motocross several times
One Time Qualifiers
Made it into the big show at least once, mostly at Millville
Hall Members Racing Locally
From the MXBob.com race reports, circa 2002-2009
The other venues are presented here, but are rather incomplete. Iím not quite sure who gave me these lists, but if they
were accurate in 2007, they are likely not accurate anymore.
The idea for this had been periodically debated in the conference rooms of the palatial
MXBob.Com headquarters, but the funding was always lacking. Spurred on by an offhand comment
by national columnist, and part-time actor, David Pingree, an anonymous donor agreed to pour
in the necessary capital to let the world know about all the great motorcycle riders that have come from Minnesota.
And No Ping, Tom Benolkin is not a ď68-year-old physics professor from MaineĒ. Not in 2006, not ever.