Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport Kevin Windham heads home for Supercross

Kevin Windham heads home for Supercross

Kevin Windham Atlanta

Supercross veteran rider Kevin Windham is reminded of his Southern roots as the 2010 AMA FIM Supercross tour hits Atlanta for the next round.

Atlanta might be a long drive from GEICO Powersports Honda rider Kevin Windham’s home base of Centerville, Mississippi, but in a lot of ways Georgia always has been a home away from home for the veteran Supercross rider, especially in the early days of his career.                                                                

Kevin Windham Speaks…

"I was born in Baton Rouge (La.) and part of growing up and racing as a kid in the South was going to places like Texas, Florida, and Georgia," said Windham, who led 11 laps of last weekend’s main event in Indianapolis before finishing third for the second week in a row. "Atlanta is only about 10 hours from home and I’ve raced all over this area. It feels as much like home as any place on tour. I always feel the most comfortable when I’m in the South.

"The fans at the Georgia Dome are just incredible. It’s one of our biggest crowds of the season. You can feel the energy of the dome on the track. Believe it or not, we can hear a lot over our bikes and when the crowd gets excited, it pumps us up."

"Things are going good; we’re really getting some steam built up behind us," Windham said. "The GEICO Powersports team is having success in both classes. Trey won two of the last three races out West so he’s riding really well. Personally, I feel pretty good about my riding right now and I’m looking forward to moving on to Atlanta and trying to find that podium again."

"Everything in racing is contagious and something to build upon," Windham said. "It all started with a great off-season for us with our testing and preparation. It’s showing now with the results of the riders, but it takes the efforts of a lot more people than just the rider."

Windham says when things are going well on a team, it’s hard not to get swept up in the momentum.


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

Helmet Use by U.S. Motorcyclists Trends Higher in Past Decade

Could the availability of better helmet options be part of the reason? According to the U. S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Editor’s Letter: A Very Merry Christmas When I Became An ‘Authentic Motorcyclist’

At the end, my parents handed me a small package. I opened it up, and it was a little booklet. It had pictures of a motorcycle.

2021 AMA Supercross and Motocross Pro Numbers: List and Analysis

Supercross starts up in January, and it’s time to match the latest crop of riders to the numbers on their motorcycles. The biggest news...

Cardo Packtalk Black and Prototype Headset Review: Racing Intercom

Cardo has been well known for its high-quality helmet-to-helmet communication systems for over a decade. Cardo uses Bluetooth technology in both is Packtalk and...

2021 Husqvarna FC 450 Rockstar Edition First Look (8 Fast Facts)

The triumvirate of 2020 AMA 450MX National Champion Zach Osborne, 2018 AMA Supercross Champion Jason Anderson, and Dean Wilson will all be racing motorcycle...

Shoei RF-1400 First Look: New Motorcycle Helmet

The folks at Shoei made the best of our pandemic situation with their unique launch of the new Shoei RF-1400. They shipped us the...