Motocross pioneer Kirk Bigelow is to be recognized at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National at RedBud.
This Saturday, July 6, The Legends and Heroes of Motocross Tour will recognize an MX legend local to Michigan, Kirk Bigelow.
Bigelow came from a family of racers and grew up riding motorcycles with his brothers Chris, Kip and Craig. Kirk’s first race entry was in 1971 on a Bultaco 100, competing at Michigan’s Green Acres. “Those were the days when we would race three classes with three motos each just to get our riding fix,” stated Kirk on his early motocross memories.
As Kirk graduated to a Penton, a mix of scrambles and MX were the norm for the young racer. Dynamics Cycle noticed Kirk’s passion and offered him his first sponsorship in 1974, in which he would ride a TM125. His brother Kip and Craig soon joined the team as well and the three became a formidable force in AMA amateur racing. Team Dynamics was one of the first sponsored race teams in the area and was widely supportive in promoting motocross in Michigan. In 1977, Kirk was signed on as a support rider for Yamaha, but soon made the jump to team Kawasaki just a year after going pro. Kirk was then banging handlebars with the likes of Jimmy Weinet and Danny LaPorte, and capturing notable finishes across the board. Sadly, Kirk’s racing career was forced to end in 1981 when he severely injured his femur.
“In the mid 70’s, Kirk and the Dynamics Team were a challenging force to be reckoned with. I can remember word reaching us here on the east coast of this team of brothers as well as their buddy Rusty Hibbs who were making a mark for themselves,” states Alex Moroz, managing partner for the Legend and Heroes Tour. Kirk Bigelow will be honored on the Lucas Oil Podium stage at RedBud this Saturday July 6 at noon. Join Kirk and his friends at the Legends and Heroes display between motos for a meet and greet with the champ.