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Legends and Heroes of Motocross Tour To Honor McCollough

Ferrell McCollough
Ferrell McCollough

MX Legend Ferrell McCollough the Honoree at Budds Creek MX National

Ferrell McCollough will be honored this Saturday as part of the Legends and Heroes of Motocross Tour. McCollough, former AMA Amateur of the Year and Maryland native, will be the guest of honor during Budds Creek AMA Motocross in Machanicsville, Md.

McCollough began racing motocross in the AMA District 7 series in 1972. He primarily raced local events for the first three years of his career, but in 1975 Ferrell qualified to race the inaugural AMA Amateur National Championship in Kansas.

Unfortunately, an injury prior to the race kept him from competing that weekend, but the following year he had the opportunity to expand when he qualified for the second annual CanAm National Championship held in Carlsbad, California. Ferrell was sponsored by FMF Racing, which was a fairly new company at the time.

The vital sponsor heavily modified his 1976 Honda CR125, which allowed him to win the race with his 2-1 moto finishes. The following year, Ferrell made a transition to racing for CanAm and won the 250cc Amateur National at Lake Sugar Tree in Axton, Va. At the end of the season he was recognized as the 1977 AMA Amateur of the Year.

Alex Moroz (Managing Partner of the Legends and Heroes Motocross Tour) says: “Ferrell was a great rider in the early days of moto on his tricked-out FMF Honda machine. A natural rider from the Mid Atlantic area, he was and still is a local favorite who could twist a throttle.”

Since retiring from active racing, Ferrell has switched his passion for motocross from on the bike to behind the lens. The former racer loves action photography and is always looking for the perfect moto shot.

In addition to his photo hobby, Ferrell also started a company that designed and built bicycles, which went on to assist athletes in taking gold at X Games.

McCollough will be honored on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross podium during the opening ceremonies at the Budds Creek National, and will be at the Legends and Heroes Tour rig for a meet and greet with the fans in between motos. Be sure to stop by and get your autograph.

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