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In Corona, CA there's a supercross legend who never rode a single lap and hasn't attended a race since 1992. But he made perhaps the biggest contribution of all to the sport: he gave the teams a place to ride.

In 1972, Terry Pratt put his life in America on pause to spend 6 months following the MXGP season. 35 years later he published "Grand Prix Motocross: The 1972 Championship season". Pratt died before he could finish selling his masterpiece but he left behind a trail of paperwork and friends and a story that needed to be told. Pratt is one of the unsung heroes of the motorcycle industry, whose contributions are still being realized.

Ronnie Lechien 1985 – Dave Dewhurst Photo

Ron Lechien deserves a spot in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. With voting for the class of 2019 beginning this month, We Went Fast makes the case for Lechien, aka "The Machine", aka "The Dogger". This profile focuses on his talent, accomplishments and especially the magical year of 1983 when the 16-year-old kid from El Cajon regularly beat the best.

Nobody cared how you looked at The Dam. Nobody cared if your bike had all the parts and pieces attached. Bruce Hawes and Doug Henry chat between motos - Photo courtesy Hawes

The story behind how a New England rock quarry shaped the career of Doug Henry, a three-time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member.

Julie Forkner prefers to spectate alone. But first, a simple ritual: before her son, Austin, climbs on his motorcycle, she gives …

1994 Anaheim Supercross. Photo by Davey Coombs

How Jeremy McGrath rescued a BMX trick from obscurity and brought it to Supercross. Skip Norfolk started running. Watching from the ground …

With a garage full of motorcycles, helmets, sketches, drawings, Post-It notes, and projects in various stages, it’s clear that Drake McElroy is …

If you don’t already have a nickname, Ernesto Fonseca will give you one. In some cases, two are required. Nicknames are more …

Ryan Hughes_Steel City 1995_Steve Milbertson

Wyatt Seals needed to borrow a chain. The story behind why he needed a chain is slightly different from the one …

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