TWO-STROKE TUESDAY | MIKE LAROCCO’S 2005 HONDA CR250

Mike “The Rock” LaRocco and his 2005 Honda CR250

Mike LaRocco spent the best years of his life racing two-strokes. It was all he knew since he started riding in 1977. At the tail end of his career, the four-strokes gained popularity. He was getting beat by these powerful thumpers and in his last year of racing made the switch in an effort to stay competitive. Mike had 17 years at the Professional level racing smokers until he made the switch in 2006.

Mike was a fan favorite. He captured 4 podiums in his last year on a two-stroke.

This 2005 Factory Honda CR250 was one of the last two-strokes that Mike raced. Below is “The Rocks” long career of stats to acknowledge a racing legend and motorcycle hall of famer.

Mike’s Amsoil Honda CR250 was a full factory bike.

2006:
10th AMA 250 Supercross Series abord a Honda CRF450

2005:
5th AMA 250 Supercross Series

2004:
3rd THQ/AMA 250 Supercross Series
3rd US Open 250 Supercross Championship
Won one Supercross event and finished on the podium 10 times

Mike wore a chest protector throughout his entire career. Sometimes he had to put it under his jersey to please sponsors. 

2003:
5th U.S. Open 250 Supercross Championship
5th AMA/Chevy Trucks 250 National Motocross Series
14th AMA 250 THQ/AMA Supercross Series

2002:
1st THQ U.S. Open Supercross Championship
6th AMA/Chevy Trucks 250 National Motocross Series
11th AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series

2001:
3rd AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series
4th AMA/Chevy Trucks 250 National Motocross Series

“The Rock.”

2000:
1st Supercross World Championship
3rd AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series
5th AMA/Chevy Trucks 250 National Motocross Series

1999:
3rd AMA 250 U.S. Supercross Series
3rd AMA/Mazda Trucks 250 National Motocross Series

1998:
5th AMA 250 Supercross Series
3rd AMA/Mazda Trucks 250 National Motocross Series

Mike LaRocco was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2014.

1997:
6th AMA 250 Supercross Series
5th AMA 250 National Motocross Series

1996:
6th AMA 250 Supercross Series
3rd AMA 250 National Motocross Series

1995:
6th AMA 250 U.S. Supercross Series
7th AMA 250 National Motocross Series

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1994:
2nd AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
1st AMA 250 National Motocross Series

1993:
12th AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
1st AMA 500 National Motocross Series
2nd AMA 250 National Motocross Series

1992:
6th AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
2nd AMA 125 National Motocross Series

1991:
9th AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
5th AMA 250 National Motocross Series
12th AMA 125 National Motocross Series

1990:
7th AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
3rd AMA 250 National Motocross Series
8th AMA 125 National Motocross Series

1989:
14th AMA/Camel 250 Supercross Series
2nd AMA 125 West Region Supercross Series
5th AMA 125 National Motocross Series

1988:
3rd AMA 125 East Region Supercross Series
7th AMA 125 National Motocross Series

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