David Bailey on Saddleback’s Suicide Mountain.
This year’s recipient of the Edison Dye Lifetime Motocross Achievement Award is the three-time AMA National Motocross Champion David Bailey. David becomes the 16th recipient of this prestigious award, and will be honored with a special ceremony on Sunday, November 6th at 12:30 p.m. at Glen Helen Raceway as part of the MTA World Vet Motocross Championships ceremonies. David will also be immortalized with a special monument, joining those other motocross greats in the Glen Helen Walk of Fame. David was selected by Bud Feldkamp and Tom White, two of the giants in the motocross industry, who both have tremendous knowledge of the history of our sport.
David Bailey winning the Ironman. Photo by Cruze
A special display will be presented at the World Vet by “The Early Years of Motocross Museum,” featuring photos, posters, memorabilia and motocross machines similar to those Bailey rode during his career. After the special Edison Dye Award ceremony, David and a plethora of VIPs will be available for autographs and well-wishes.
Bob Hannah getting his Edison Dye Award in 2007.
EDISON DYE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS (1997-2011)
1997 …Roger DeCoster
1998 …Rick Johnson
1999 …Edison Dye
2000 …Torsten Hallman
2001 …Bruce Brown
2002 …1981 MX Des Nations Team: Chuck Sun, Danny LaPorte, Johnny O’Mara, Donnie Hansen
2003 …Gary Jones
2004 …Jeff Ward
2005 …Stu Peters
2006 …Joel Robert
2007 …Bob Hannah
2008 …Brad Lackey
2009 …Tony DiStefano
2010 …Broc Glover
2011 …David Bailey