“Bad Brad” Lackey as he is called, started a quest of taking on the world to fulfill a dream. After 10, long, hard, years of sacrifice and struggle, Brad Lackey became America’s first Motocross World Champion in 1982.
In the early 1970’s the young rider from Northern California traveled to and trained behind the iron curtain to learn how to ride against the dominating Europeans and became the fastest rider in America winning the 1972 AMA 500cc National Championship. From there, the long struggle on various brands began, including Kawasaki, Husqvarna, Honda and finally on Suzuki which he won his World Champion title on in Luxembourg against a tough Belgian named André Vromans.
The stories Brad, his friends, mechanics, fellow riders, and wonderful wife Lori tell in this DVD are simply unforgettable. From riding his first motorcycle rodeo as a boy, to training in Czecko as a teenager, to dealings with sponsors, to battling André Malherbe, and finally that special day in August of 1982 when it finally happened for the aging Lackey. It’s a story they make feature films about.