1. Four-Time AMA Superbike Champ Josh Hayes


I wouldn’t have known #41 was the Champ at all if I hadn’t bumped into him in the pits. I know Josh Hayes is a good MXer, but I don’t know how much flat-track he’s done. Not enough, apparently, as a bobble on the last lap shuffled him to the back of this ferocious dogpack – another good indicator of the level of competition and lack of respect out there. Luckily, his lovely wife Melissa Paris carded a 6th and an 8th place on her YZ250F to bolster the family pride and give them something to talk about on the ride home. Flat track is too fun. I may have found a purpose for my moldering XR400 at last.