Birthdays from November 19 to November 25Monday, November 19, 2007 | 7:09 AM
November 19: Jeremy “Showtime” McGrath is a seven-time AMA Supercross Champion, as well as the 1995 AMA 250cc National MX Champion. After retiring full-time from racing on January 2, 2003, MC has been having some fun. He has won gold in the X Games, he was the last man to lead an AMA Supercross on a two-stroke, he has also competed in Supermoto and international SX events, and just last week raced the Baja 1000 for the first time.
November 19: Mike “The Godfather” Metzger spent most of his life devoted to motoctross. But then in 1997, when the Freestyle Motocross movement really picked up steam, Metzger dove in. Over the years, he has become an X Games icon, and he even jumped over the fountains at Caesar’s Palace—just like Evel Knievel, only he back-flipped it!
November 19: DV 12's son, David Li Vuillemin
November 20: N-Style founder Rob Healy
November 20: Alpinestars’ Malcolm McCassy
November 20: KTM America’s Brent Harden
November 20: Racer X reader Jeff Smith
November 20: Longtime privateers Jeff and Jon Hedden
November 21: As the guy responsible for keeping MSR on the map, Dave Casella is one of the hardest working guys in motocross. Late this season, after Grant Langston found himself in search of a new gear sponsor, Casella jumped at the chance, and Langston rewarded him with the 2007 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, as well as the U.S. Open of Supercross win.
November 21: What more can you say about a guy who took $10,000 and started his own clothing company? Ken Block and his co-founder Damon Way turned DC Shoes into one of the biggest brands in the action sports market. He can also snowboard, skate, ride motocross, and drive a rally car as well as anyone—he just battled it out with Subaru teammate Travis Pastrana for another Rally America National Championship.
November 22: Freestyle rider Trevor Vines
November 23: Multi-time Loretta Lynn’s vet champ Mike Katin
November 23: Motosports Park track announcer Pete Reitsch
November 23: FMX rider Trey Deane
November 25: ‘05 Loretta Lynn’s Four-Stroke Champ Michael LaPaglia #138
November 25: MX Photographer Chris Ganz
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