This Week's BirthdaysSunday, November 9, 2008 | 11:45 AM
November 10: GNCC XC1 Pro title contender Chad Parker
November 10: KTM’s Sean Daugherty’s mom Carol LaFollette
November 11: Privateer Richie Owens November 12: OC-Net's Brad Zimmerman
November 12: GNCC XC1 contender Taylor Kiser
November 13: KTM's Christy LaCurelle
November 13: DeCal Works' Kurt Genz
November 14: Eli Tomac is a rising star and with six Loretta Lynn’s championships. After being under the yellow tent for most of his amateur career, Tomac has just signed a deal with the GEICO Powersports Honda team.
November 14: You can’t have a winning team without a great Team Manager. GEICO Powersports Honda’s J.C. Waterhouse has built one of the most powerful 250 teams on the SX/MX circuit. Isn’t it ironic that he just signed Tomac and they have the same birthday?
November 14: FLMX’s photographer Frank Buonemani
November 14: Red Line Bicycles’ Gork
November 14: Racer X readers Blaze and Keeley Rodriguez
November 15: MX Sports’ Tim Boryk
November 15: KTM's Kurt Nicoll was a title contender for years on the Grand Prix circuit. Now he’s the Race Director at KTM and is responsible for hiring riders and keeping the team rolling.
November 16: Arai’s Akihito Arai
November 16: Jim Pomeroy was an American motocross hero in the 1970s. Riding a Bultaco, Pomeroy became the first American to win an FIM World Championship event when he took home the 1973 250cc Spanish MX Grand Prix. Tragically, Jim lost his life in a traffic accident on August 7, 2006. God Speed Jim.
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