Ricky Johnson

Ricky Johnson

Ricky Johnson

Hometown El cajon Ca     Years Competing 43

Nicknames Bad Boy

Team Honda, Yamaha, Chevrolet and Red Bull

Discipline Motocross, Supercross, Off road and Stadium, Stock cars

Honors 81 AMA rookie of the year/84,86,87 250 MX champ/86,88 SX champ/87,88 500 mx Champ/ 92 MTEG rookie of the year/ 93 SCORE rookie of the year/95 Cajon speedway sportsman champ and rookie of the year/93-95 class 8 baja 500 winner/98-2010 TORC pro-2 champ/2011 TORC pro-4 champ

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07.23.12 Ricky Johnson wins TORC round 8 with a packed house! Read more »

How does FOX contribute to your success?
FOX shocks are the link that connects the driver, motor and tires together. I can always count on the quality, service and adjustability to get me to the winners circle.

Tell us about your bike/vehicle setup.
Some guys like to work on one area. I like to work on balance then fine tune for the course. That's what I love about FOX shocks. The ease of adjustability...

What else is in your garage?
Lot's of motorcycles (Harley's, 1964 Triumph,KX 450,CRF-X 450,XR 50,XR 75) JEEPSPEED.

What's your training regimen?
Ride motorcycles, Surf, Mtn bike, Road bike and two days a week at the gym circuit training.

Any major injuries, and how did you recover?
Broken: Left and right wrist,Left tib, right collar bone, right hand, three fingers. Dislocated: Left hip, left thumb, right wrist, left shoulder, one finger. Blown ACL/PCL in right knee. Cadaver graph for both. Recovery? Surgery and rest...

What's your typical pre-race/event meal? Guilty pleasure?
I know it's not popular anymore but I love pasta.

How do you determine which races or events to enter each year?
I race wherever my team and sponsors want me to.

What motivated you to get started professionally?
I love to battle.

What separates you from other professional athletes?
I hate to lose and my depth of knowledge in racing. (Motorcycles, stock car, stadium, desert and short course)

What would you be doing if you weren't a professional athlete?
Teacher... I dig teaching people and seeing them learn whatever it is.

What's the best thing about being a professional athlete?
Doing what I love and racing against the best racers in the world.

What other sports are you interested in?
Motocross/Supercross, surfing, mtn biking, MMA, figure skating ;o)

Any advice to the readers dreaming to turn pro?
Race because you love competition not to be a star...

What are your favorite magazines and websites?
Supercross.com and Dirt Rider

Favorite movie quote?
At some point in your life. Everyone will feel greatness. "Dust to Glory" I piss greatness... "Ricky Bobby"

Who is your hero?
Dick and DeLauris Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Luke Johnson, Jake Johnson, Kassidy Johnson

Are you a Mac or PC? Mac

Greatest strength Hate to lose

Most frustrating challenge Reading


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06.11.12 Ricky Johnson showing the world of short course offroad why he?s The Bad Boy

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