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Bike Week Radio Show Talks to Ricky Johnson About The 2012 Day in the Dirt
Broc, Bobby, and Paul Chat with RJ, Mert Lawwill and Tigra Tsujikawa

Seven-time National Motocross Champion Ricky Johnson checked in with Bike Week Radio Show from the annual Day In The Dirt at Glen Helen Raceway. Photo: Ricky Johnson

Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mert Lawwill (left) talks with Bobby Wooldridge (right) about the accident that nearly cost him his career, and use of his hand. Photo: Scott Cox

San Diego, CA - November 29, 2012 - Last Sunday, we enjoyed spending time with the always-entertaining 7x National MX Champion Ricky Johnson, who highlighted the action of the 2012 Red Bull Day in the Dirt weekend. Grand National Champion Mert Lawwill joined us, as well, with a good-hearted story about fellow racer Steve McQueen. As Broc Glover, Paul Carruthers, and Bobby Wooldridge prepare for the December 2 show, they look forward to speaking with Star Motorcycle School founder Jason Pridmore, Husqvarna Monster Energy Rallye Team by Speed Brain’s newest member Quinn Cody, and Kirk Chandler of Pala Raceway.

Ricky Johnson talks Red Bull’s Day in The Dirt - Ricky Johnson called in from Glen Helen Raceway from the Day in The Dirt, where he is a fixture of the annual gathering. RJ calls the Thanksgiving classic a "beautiful mix of motorcycles, family and friends, old competitors, and racing." Just a week before talking to Bike Week Radio Show, RJ also competed in the SCORE International Baja 1000 in which he came home with a class victory. Outside of racing, Ricky remains busy training US Special Forces how to ride dirt bikes. Click HERE to listen to the entire segment in which RJ explains what a rewarding experience this has been.

17-time National Champion Mert Lawwill - Broc, Paul, and Bobby were joined last Sunday by Mert Lawwill - well known for his role in "On Any Sunday." Mert tells a personal story of his horrific crash in 1971 that nearly ended his racing career, and how his good friend Steve McQueen decided not to let that happen. Hear his account of the journey he went through in order to save his hand and return to racing. Mert went on to earn many more championships in his career thanks to the generosity of McQueen. Listen here:

International Motorcycle Show’s Tigra Tsujikawa - Our last guest, Tigra Tsujikawa, reminded us of the International Motorcycle Show coming to the Long Beach Convention Center, Dec. 7-9. Bike Week Radio Show will be on location at the event. For tickets go to:

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