6-time World Motocross Champion Joel Robert will be honored with the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, November 5 th during the 23 rd annual White Brothers World Veteran Motocross Championships at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino . This award honors the riders, promoters and industry trailblazers that have made the biggest contribution to the sport of motocross in America . Robert will join riders like Torsten Hallman, Roger DeCoster, Rick Johnson and Jeff Ward that have previously been honored with this award, which is the brainchild of Glen Helen owner Bud Feldkamp and White Brothers founder Tom White.
Joel Robert won his 1 st 250cc World Championship in 1964 on a CZ. In 1968 and 1969, Joel again won the World title for CZ, then moved to Suzuki in 1970, won again that year and in 1971 and 1972 for a record 6 – 250cc World Championships. His record of 50 Motocross Grand Prix victories stood for more than 30 years until it was broken by fellow Belgian Stefan Everts in 2004.
Joel is considered by many (including Torsten Hallman, his fiercest competitor) as the most talented rider to ever compete in motocross. At the same time, he was also known for his lack of training, sometimes smoking on the starting line. Today, Robert continues his involvement in motocross by acting as manager for the Belgium ‘s Motocross des Nations team.
At the White Brothers event, a special display will be presented by The Early Years of MX Museum featuring photos, posters, memorabilia and machines similar to the ones that Robert rode. At 12:30PM , Robert will be presented the Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award with compelling stories by some of his top rivals. Joel speaks perfect English, has a great sense of humor, and will be available for autographs following the presentation.
For more information, please contact White Brothers at 714-692-3404 or The Early Years of Motocross Museum at 714-921-9137. For directions to Glen Helen, check out www.GlenHelen.com .