This Week's BirthdaysSunday, June 7, 2009 | 10:37 AM
June 9: Former Arenacross star, Brad Hagseth
June 11: Next Level’s Tony Gardea is a man with many hats. Gardea is the PR guy for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Monster Energy Supercross series. He is also an agent for Ryan Dungey.
June 10: There is no one on earth that can whip a motorcycle like multi X Games Medalist Ronnie Renner.
June 10: GNCC Racing’s Donna Macan
June 10: Former SoCal pro rider and WWR founding member Steve Bauer
June 10: Rockstar/Makita Suzuki's Michael Byrne got hurt during the supercross season this year. Burner is back for the outdoors and is trying to get himself back upto race speed. Look for him to be on the box before the season is over.
June 10: GNCC/ATV contender Matt Smiley
June 12: Team Yamaha’s Grant Langston is one of those riders who knows how to win the big races. He is a World Champion, a two-time 250 Supercross Champion, U.S. Open Champion, and a two-time AMA Motocross Champion.
June 12: Seven-time AMA National Enduro Champion Randy Hawkins
June 14: 2003 Supercross top privateer, Keith R. Johnson
June 14: This year, Jeff Gibson decided to race full time in the Arenacross series and brought home the championship. Gibson is also a very fast outdoor rider and will be a threat to win the title up in Canada.
June 14: WMG’s Jimmy Button was a Suzuki and Yamaha factory rider in the late '90s and early 2000. But a career-ending neck injury at the San Diego Supercross would change his life forever. Jimmy battled back to walk again and is now one of the top agents in our industry today. If you ever have a chance to hang with Button he is a cool guy and always has fun!
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