doug henry motocross crash

To Doug, get well soon and I am sure all in the TT community are pulling for you. “I tried to make up for the time I’d lost by accelerating down the hill. He attended Shelton High School.

Wins a national championship after a broken back, riding a 400 cc four stroke (less hp and more weight than the 250), two broken arms etc.. A week later, at Tempe, Ariz., he won again and was leading in points when he broke his hand at Houston on March 22 and missed the next five events.

All of the riders, including Doug, were scrubbing speed at the top and dropping softly down the hill before pinning the throttle into the upcoming right-hander some distance away. (Back in 1995 the Internet was new, and not much info was available compared to present day.) Let's just say he was the unofficial long distance jump record holder for a long time!!!! Maybe there is still time for you to get some finger painting in today. “Once I had my back repaired, I knew I would ride again.

Obviously you are a much better rider than the rest of the world and have never suffered from arm and thus have never experienced whiskey throttle...... Or more likely, you don't ride and have no idea what you are talking about. “Now I’m looking forward to racing the four-stroke all season. Visit this link for instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Henry had his first major success in 1993 as a member of Team Honda, where he claimed the 125 East Supercross and the 125 National Championship. Then you have the MotoWorld in-depth interview by DeSpain with Stanton that discussed the Bradshaw's retirement and his comments about ending it all/sitting with the shotgun, etc. Henry, who is partially paralyzed from the waist down, was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, OH in 2005. Blah blah blah. 1995 Doug Henry's Crash Rare View That was Jeremy Mcgrath directly behind Henry. What stinks is that he has to sit back and take the media storm, likely told by his attorney not to comment. Ok Cracksmoker, you still haven't explained what that has to do with your theory.....( I cringe even calling it that). I beat my goal, my first race was Feb. 24 in Atlanta, but it was tough going, tough to keep from getting discouraged.”. I’ve just got to.”. California’s November election will feature 12 statewide ballot measures. Having accomplished all his goals, Henry scaled back to a partial schedule for 1999, where he dabbled in snocross for the winter. As Doug Henry’ advanced up the ranks he score top five overall finishes in the 1992 AMA 125 East Supercross and 125 National series.

He said the bike just got away from him in the rough stuff and caused him to pin the throttle at the worst possible time. I used to make a living on two wheels, which is more than 99.999% of you folks do, so take it easy. He's a regular kind of guy. Despite the loss of the use of his legs, he returned to riding on a modified bike that featured a roll cage. Henry was a wire-to-wire winner. [2] In 1994, he repeated as champion in the nationals, beating riders such as Steve Lamson and Ryan Hughes while battling a severe stomach ailment. That did wonders for my confidence and I felt if I could come out and make a clean start in the main event, I’d have a chance.”.

I was way, way too high. No big words, not lousy slogans and quotes from “life-saving books” or magazines, no mystery winners in the eternal battle with reality. He decided to stay on the bike and ride it out which probably saved his life.

In 1995, he broke his back in a crash in Maryland.

The following year, Doug announced his retirement from full-time motocross, using the 1999 Nationals as his swan song of sorts. Most accounts claim that Henry had "arm pump" and this some how caused him to pin it when landing from the step-off. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. I couldn't believe it either, as it did appear like Henry just pinned it in a suicidal attempt to stay in front of McGrath. In my heat race, I got a hole shot and beat [national champion] Jeff Emig. It's at least 300-350 feet to the turn at the bottom of the hill. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. But what does that have to do with him over jumping the hill at Budds by about 400 feet. Forgot account? Three screws keep it in place. Dowd, a late bloomer in motocross, challenged for titles despite being an old man by motocross standards. This enables Disqus, Inc. to process some of your data.

Though it took some time for him to readjust to the timing and speed of professional racing, he soon stormed back to the front of the pack, leading the points chase in 1997 for the first half of the season, before again suffering a setback - this time in the form of a broken hand.

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