This Week's BirthdaysSunday, August 9, 2009 | 8:01 AM
August 9: Progressive's Miriam Deitcher
August 10: John Dowd never had the natural talent but he proved that a hard work ethic pays off. He is the oldest rider to ever win a national and supercross race. Dowd has retired but you never know where he might show up. He has recently raced some GNCC’s and the Enduro Cross series.
August 10: Loretta Lynn’s alumni, Christian McCauley
August 11: Loretta Lynn’s alumni, Ryan Theisen
August 12: Ivan Tedesco is a two-time Lites West Supercross Champion and the 2005 AMA 125 National Motocross Champion. Tedesco has shown flashes of speed this summer and if things go his way, he could be in the title chase at the end of the summer.
August 12: Happy 41st Birthday to Layne Kolbet
August 13: 1990 125 East Supercross Champion Denny Stephenson is one of the most entertaining guys you will ever meet on the circuit. Denny just recently switch jobs and is now working for Connexion’s, which is a sports and entertainment agency that also works with individual riders.
August 13: FMX Rider Derek Cook
August 13: Monster/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto is one of the fastest riders in the world. Injuries have slowed Ryan down this year but he will bounce back and be a title contender again.
August 13: Trail Rider magazine's Charlie Williams
August 14:” Jammin” Jimmy Weinert was a Motocross and Supercross Champion during the early years of the sport. In the 1970s, Weinert won a total of 22 AMA Nationals and three AMA Championships during his 11-year professional racing career. He’s also known for his hilarious stories and antics off of the track.
August 14: Longtime privateer Brian Mason
August 14: Ohlins Service Technician Terje Hansen
August 14: Renthal's Brad Cameron
August 15: GNCC competitor, Mark Taylor