This Week's BirthdaysSunday, August 16, 2009 | 9:01 AM
August 17: GNCC competitor, Brandon Farnum
August 18: Bridgestone’s Doug Schopinsky
August 19: World Champion Sebastien Tortelli was always a top ranked rider after he came over to the US to fulfill his dream of racing against the best. Tortelli won some races, but injuries kept him on the sidelines as often as on the track.
August 19: GNCC competitor Charles Mullins Sr. (who is also the father of factory FMF Suzuki racer Charles Mullins Jr.)
August 19: Racer X’s Bad Billy Ursic is the man responsible for keeping the magazine in order each month. He is also a really fast local pro in District 5.
August 19: Parts Unlimited's Rob Buydos
August 19: Trackside Software’s John Dains
August 19: Long time Racer X reader, everyday RacerXOnline.com enthusiast, and local District 5 B rider, Chris Shearer
August 19: A Racer X reader who is also know as the “Icon” among his peers, Dr. Chris Alexander
August 21: Shock Doctor’s Andy "Waldo" Donahue
August 22: Butler Brother MX's Forrest Butler
August 22: MotoTees’ Shannon Plank