winningest Professional Drag Racer in AMA Prostar Drag
Racing history and nine times World Champion Rickey
Gadson has taken the sport of motorcycle drag racing to
new heights. Rickey found his love for motorcycles at
nine years old when his father put him on his first
Kawasaki street bike and by age 13 he was racing on the
Rickey became the industry's FIRST
FULL-TIME FACTORY-SPONSORED RIDER in 1998
when he signed with the Kawasaki. Since then, this
world-renowned champion has seized numerous race wins,
competing in classes from 600 SuperSport to Pro
Superbike to Streetbike Shootout. Just as impressive,
Gadson holds two 1/8 mile national records in Streetbike
Shootout: 5.146 ET and 152.31 mph. He was also the first
African-American to compete on South African soil.
Rickeys' love for drag racing extends well beyond the
track. The champ made his movie debut in 2003 as a
stuntman for the hit film “Biker Boyz” and also
provided on-set consultation for scenes in the movie.
This year, Gadson will re-open the Rickey Gadson
Motorcycle Drag Racing School where he teaches
enthusiast of all levels to become better riders.