Mark Schledorn may be one of the few racers I know who went from racing motorcycles to perhaps an even more risky profession. This photo is Schledorn racing his Suzuki RG500 Gamma at Talladega Grand Prix Raceway in a WERA race during that track’s opening weekend. Mark went on to become a rider for Solmax Racing, one of the leading WERA National Endurance teams of the late 1980s, where he was teammate for a time with Scott Russell. So what did Mark decide to do for a living after racing? He’s a pilot who does aerobatics for fun and his day job is doing aerial inspection of power lines. So he regularly runs a wingtip away from 50,000 volts!
St. Louis and Salt Lake City Supercross Races Added to Fundraising Schedule
AURORA, Ill. (November 23, 2010) – Feld Motor Sports? announced today plans to expand the partnership between Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and MX for Children, a leading North American Supercross charity. In 2011, MX for Children’s Inside Line Experience will offer fundraising opportunities for children’s hospitals in North America and an behind-the-scenes experience at Monster Energy Supercross in St. Louis on April 9 and Salt Lake City on April 30. These additional events complement the existing Inside Line Experience events at Houston, Toronto and Seattle.
“I have supported MX for Children over the past four years because it is a great cause.” said Andrew Short, of Team KTM. “Seeing kids raise money to help sick kids and what these hospitals do for kids is very rewarding as a rider and a parent.”
The two new MX for Children’s Inside Line Experience stops, which present an exclusive backstage pass to Monster Energy Supercross for top fundraisers, will benefit Children’s Hospital of St. Louis and Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
MX for Children has raised more than $500,000 for children’s hospitals in North American since it was founded in 2006. Fundraisers are motivated to help children by advancing research for hydrocephalus — the #1 cause of brain surgery for kids. MX for Children supported hospitals, recognized as some of the world’s foremost pediatric health-care institutions, are dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care and clinical research, in several cities on the Supercross circuit.
Please visit http://www.mxforchildren.org/ to learn more on how to participate in the MX for Children 2011 Inside Line Experience events.
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You’ve heard the old adage – You can take a boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of a boy? Well this is motorcycle racing’s version of that saying. Here Mert Lawwill betrays his flat track roots as he corners his Harley-Davidson foot down in the popular Anglo-American Transatlantic Match Races at Mallory Park in 1973. Following Lawwill is Gary Fisher on Doug Sehl’s Harley-Davidson. Sehl had broken his collarbone and let Fisher borrow his bike. Fisher apparently also had to borrow one of Barry Sheene’s helmets. This photo is another in the series by legendary British photographer Jim Greening.