Lechien to be inducted into AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in December


9/12/2019

Ron Lechien, former AMA Supercross star and 1985 125cc AMA Motocross Champion, will be inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in December.

 

The eight-time AMA Supercross 250cc Class winner is one of five individuals in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

 

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Ron Lechien


Lechien, from El Cajon, Calif., enjoyed success in national and international in motocross/Supercross competition. He recorded his first Supercross victory in 1983 in Orlando, Fla., won back-to-back Supercross races in Seattle Feb. 8-9, 1985, won the 125cc Class for the U.S. team at the 1985 Motocross of Nations and won the 500cc Class at the 1988 Motocross of Nations.

 

During his racing career, he was known for his natural talent and smooth riding style, and he was a consistent top performer during one of the sport’s most competitive eras.

 

Of his career 158 race starts, Lechien finished 80 of them on the podium, including 26 national wins. He finished in the top three in the championships standings in 10 of the 18 series he contested full-time.

 

Lechien recorded the final Supercross victory on April 15, 1989, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., before his career was cut short later that year by a leg injury.

 

Lechien and the rest of the Hall of Fame Class will honored at the 2019 AMA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Dec. 6 in Columbus, Ohio, which is part of 2019 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend.


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