Kevin Crine.

Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (MAMA) will be hosting the 1st Annual Kevin Crine Memorial Race at Budds Creek Motocross Park, on September 28-29, 2013. Kevin was one of Maryland’s greatest riders ever?achieving multiple Supercross and Motocross national numbers for 10 consecutive years. Kevin’s was killed in a 2006 automobile accident, but he is still fondly remembered by the Maryland motocross community.

Crine reached the pinnacle of his racing career in America in the mid-1990s when he rode for KTM. He finished in the top-20 of the AMA 250 Motocross Championship in both 1995 and 1996. At the Millville National in 1995 Crine earned his first top-10 national finish, scoring ninth overall. He later took his highest career national finish of eighth overall at his home track of Budds Creek (Md.) in 1998 riding for Gauldings Kawasaki.

Crine raced internationally and in 2001 won an International Supercross event held at Arena auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Crine retired from full-time racing after breaking his back in an overseas race in 2002. He recovered and continued to race locally for fun and even qualified for the Budds Creek and High Point Nationals in 2004.

“He just loved racing and the people he met through the sport,” said his sister Jennifer. “Even after he retired from racing he couldn’t stay away. He liked to ride with the local guys and enjoyed helping teach young riders.”

Crine is survived by his wife Stacy and a son Brett.

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