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Mike Kidd Mike Kidd


Born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1953, Mike Kidd began racing at 13 and turned pro at 18, finishing second in his first national race at the Houston Astrodome. He won his first championship at Columbus, Ohio, aboard a factory Triumph in 1974, but spent most of that year and the following season injured. Kidd won three nationals in 1977, became sponsored by the U.S. Army in 1979, and then won the Grand National Championship in 1981, riding for the Lawwill/Roberts Racing Team. He retired from racing after the 1983 season, after winning 12 nationals. He became a motorcycle dealer and set up Mike Kidd Promotions, which pioneered the popoular sport of Arenacross. Kidd was inducted into the Motorccle Hall of Fame in 1998.