This Week's BirthdaysSunday, February 22, 2009 | 10:53 AM
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February 23: GNCC competitor, Mark Snavely.
February 24: In the late eighties, early nineties, there was a guy who didn’t have a lot of natural talent but he always gave it a 110 percent. He would come through the whoops with his feet off the pegs and was always the first one to hit the big jumps. After years of having support rides, he finally made it to the factory level. Team Suzuki signed him in 1990 and he quickly rewarded them with the 1990 AMA 125 National MX Championship. His name is Guy “Airtime” Cooper
February 24: 1997 High Point AMA 125 National winner Scott Sheak.
February 24: Chris Lee is the promoter of the Walton Trans Canadian Grand National Championship Series and the track is also the final round of the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Championships.
February 24: In the mid-nineties, Alley Semar started wrenching for a young up and coming prodigy named Kevin Windham. After winning the 1995 and 1996 125 Western Regional Supercross Championships together, the two have created a friendship and business relationship that has lasted over a decade.
February 25: Loretta Lynn alumni, Watt Beaty.
February 26: Patrick Brown – Yamaha Factory ATV Racer and Steel City ATV Open Champion.
February 26: Jean-Sebastien Roy competed in the USA as a privateer for a number of years, where he raced both the AMA Motocross and Supercross classes. After he couldn’t secure a factory ride in the US, he decided to go back to Canada were he won 5 consecutive 250 championships from 2001-2005, as well as a handful of Montreal Supercrosses.
February 26: GNCC competitor Thomas Conklin.
February 27: Monster/Pro Circuit’s Ryan Morais has been consistant all year and hasn’t been off the box yet. He is only nine points out of the lead heading into Atlanta and if the other two run into a little bad luck he could pull of the Western Lites SX title.
February 27: Former Dirt Bike editor Rick "Super Hunky” Sieman.
Kevin Windham. With his unique and effortless riding style, Windham is a pleasure to watch.
February 28: Team Solitare’s Ryan Clark has to be one the hardest working true privateers we have in our sport. Clark has put together a really strong team for 2009 with himself and Jake Marsack.
February 28: Hinson Clutch Components' Wayne Hinson
February 28: HRP’s Luke Janeto.
February 28: American Suzuki’s Communications Manager, Glenn Hansen.
February 28: Graves Yamaha's Kyle Guglielmetti
February 29: Freelane photographer and an all around good guy, Tony Scavo.
February 29: Loretta Lynn’s alumni, Trevor Cooper.
March 1: So far this year Muscle Mike/MDK/ KTM’s Justin Brayton has been battling with the front runners and he could get his first win this year.
March 1: Team Kawasaki’s Kaipo Chung.
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