As the Monster Energy Supercross series makes it’s round 13 stop in Indianapolis The Legends and Heroes 2016 Supercross Moto Museum Tour will honor former AMA supercross and motocross champion Gary Semics.
At a very young age Gary Semics had his sights on competing at the highest levels of the sport. Week in and week out, Semics was training three to four days per week and racing almost every weekend. At sixteen he’d advanced to Open Expert and winning at tracks throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Husqvarna signed Gary to a professional factory racing contract at 18 and he rode with Team Husky for three seasons 1972 through 1974. The following year Semics left the Swedish brand for a three season ride on Kawasakis and when that wrapped up he signed for single-season programs racing with Can-Am, then Honda, Yamaha and finally Suzuki.
Gary’s career highlights included the 1974 AMA 500cc Supercross Championship title for Husqvarna followed by several national motocross event wins. Semics placed 2nd and 3rd in the AMA 500 National Series in both 1976 and 1979. He represented the United States in the 1977 Motocross des Nations in France and the 1977 Trophy des Nations in Holland in Holland. In 1982 Gary was sent overseas to compete in the 500cc World Championship Grand Prix Series. 1982 was his best season when he placed 7th in 500cc class. Throughout Semics’ racing career he was always a Top 10 finisher in World Class MX Competition.
Legends and Heroes Tour general managing partner Alex Moroz offered his perspective on Gary Semics. “Since he retired from racing in 1984, Gary has helped thousands to become better riders through his Gary Semics Motocross Schools and his popular training videos. More than a million riders of all ages from rank beginners to the top guys in racing like Jeremy McGrath to Ryan Villopoto have increased their skills thanks to Gary. He has six certified instructors teaching the format Gary Semics developed and his library of 28 motocross techniques DVDs are distributed worldwide. Every racer can learn a lot from a champion like Gary Semics and I encourage anyone who wants to improve his or her skills to visit
Before the Supercross Saturday evening on the Monster Energy Supercross podium, Gary Semics will receive the coveted Legends and Heroes Award presented by his longtime friend and fellow competitor, 6-time AMA national motocross champion Broc Glover.
Gary Semics will be presented the coveted Legends and Heroes Award by 6 time AMA champion Broc Glover on the Monster Energy Supercross podium Saturday evening.
For more information on the Legends & Heroes Tour, contact Alex Moroz at: email@example.com or visit www.LegendsAndHeroesTour.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LegendsAndHeroesTour
About the Tour
The Legends & Heroes Supercross Tour is a professional historical display and time-line of America’s greatest motorsport. The tour includes the machines and the champs of Supercross and Motocross. The project was conceived by a dedicated group of Moto enthusiasts who, over the years, have discovered the value of the rich 40+ years of Supercross legacy and its impact on the American motorsports history. “The dedication and passion of the sport has brought the Legends & Heroes Moto Museum Supercross Tour to the next level of sharing this legacy, the history of the machines and men, as well as the women of Supercross. The history of the Classic Iron and its’ champions is a dynamic model ever changing. We see this rich history as a great learning lab for all ages” according to Alex Moroz the tours managing partner.