Great grades may earn a dirt bike

For the first time on Kaua’i, David Bailey, a national champion in the motocross ranks, will be holding a motocross clinic at the Wailua Motocross Track on Nov. 4-5.

There is also a special dirt bike giveaway for students with A’s and B’s on their report cards. Entrants have to show their first quarter marks and be present on November 6 to receive a raffle ticket for the bike.

“We want to express the importance of education and also getting into a sport that our kids love that will keep them out of trouble,” event spokesperson Ruena Victorina said.

Bailey was third on the alltime AMA Supercross win list with 12 victories and fourth on the combined Supercross/Motocross all-time list with a total of 30 wins.

After he crashed his dirtbike in 1987, he was paralyzed. With the help of his family, friends, great attitude, and perseverance, he became an ESPN commentator for AMA Supercross.

In 1989, he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He also won the prestigious 2000 Iron Man Triathlon Championship in Hawai’i.

Bailey is now doing Motocross schools all over the United States and covers the AMA Supercross for OLN.

Three professional dirt bike riders with WBR Team Suzuki will be coming along with Bailey to race on November 6.

“A lot of off-island riders will be here to participate in this event. We are also doing donation tickets for the dirt bikes that WBR Team Suzuki will be using that day. It will surely be a fun-filled weekend,” Victorino said. For more information, contact event coordinator Chris Walcher at 652-6468.

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