“Mike and Sean Bell” | December 31, 2015
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December 31, 2015
Tani, Nathan, and Auk interview two special guests. These two form a very talented and decorated father and son duo. Mike Bell was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2001. He won the 1980 AMA Supercross Championship and won a total of 20 AMA and Trans-AMA nationals. Mike’s son, Sean, is 16 years old and taking the mountain bike world by storm. After winning the 2014 California High School Mountain Bike Championship at the age of 15, Sean is focusing on going downhill really fast in the Enduro World Series.
Listen in for a great discussion with the guys and some good perspective from two generations of a talented family.
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About Mike Bell:
From the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame –
“Mike “Too Tall” Bell was one of America’s leading motocross and Supercross racers of the late 1970s and early ’80s. He rode for Yamaha during his entire pro career. His biggest claim to fame was winning the 1980 AMA Supercross Championship, but Bell proved very versatile throughout his seven-year professional career, winning a total of 20 AMA and Trans-AMA nationals.
Bell was born in Los Angeles on August 8, 1957. His father, Bill, was an avid racer and well-known tuner who did development work for American Honda on its four-stroke desert racing machines during the late 1960s. Mike began riding at age 10 up in the mountains outside Los Angeles where his family had a cabin, but unlike many of his contemporaries who started much younger, Bell did not start racing until he was 14. Once he got on the track however, with a new Maico, it didn’t take long for Bell to go right to the top of the highly competitive Southern California motocross scene….” Read more here