As the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross makes it’s Rd. 14 visit to The Dome at America’s Center (formerly the Edward Jones Dome) in St. Louis, The Legends and Heroes 2016 Supercross Moto Museum Tour will pay a special tribute to international racing great Chuck Sun.
Born September 10, 1956 in Sherwood, OR Chuck Sun began riding and racing as a youngster near his home. In the 1970s he’d joined the pro ranks and by 1980 was well on his way to fame by capturing the AMA 500cc national motocross championship. In 1981, Chuck was selected along with Donny Hansen, Johnny O’Mara and Danny LaPorte to represent the United States as a member of first ever US team to win the Motocross des Nations.
Sun is the only Asian American to win a national pro motorcycle championship in American racing. In 2003, he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
“Winning a Supercross and finishing on the podium is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had.” – Chuck Sun
Today, Chuck is an active motorcycle enthusiast logging thousands of miles each year on all types of machines. Competitive fires burns hotter than ever so it’s not unusual to see him flying around a motocross track, on the single-track trails of Colorado or leading a group ride across the Nevada desert on a tricked out exotic Italian TM 300. When not on a motorcycle Chuck works with Needham Reality in Boulder City, Nevada.
“Chuck Sun is a class act and a true champion who has continued to represent our sport well.” Says Alex Moroz General Managing Partner for the Legends and Heroes Tour.
Chuck Sun will be presented the coveted Legends and Heroes Award by 6-time AMA champion Broc Glover on the Monster Energy Supercross podium Saturday evening.
Chuck Sun Career Highlights
1978 National Trans-USA 250 Champion for Husqvarna
1979 United States Grand Prix Top American Podium with a 3rd place 1980 National Motocross Champion American Honda
1981 AMA Supercross Championship 3rd Overall
1981 Champion USPG Carlsbad, CA ABC Sports televised event
Member of First U.S. Team in History to win the Motocross des Nations with team mates Donny Hansen, Johnny O’Mara & Danny LaPorte.
Class of 2003 Inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame
“Chuck Sun is a class act. A true champion who has represented his sport well.” Says Alex Moroz General Managng Partner for the Legends and Heoreos tour.
Today Chuck Sun continues to be involved in the sport and rides every chance he gets on a tricked out exotic Italian TM 300. Sun also keeps busy working with Needham Reality in Bolder City Navada. Chuck Sun 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.