Another talent from famed “El Cajon Zone” of the San Diego region of California, Ricky Johnson’s rise to prominence was instrumental to the phenomenal growth of today’s sport of Supercross. His seven national titles and 61 all-time career wins was an AMA record until a young admirer, Jeremy McGrath took the sport to another level.
Ricky Johnson became known as “Bad Boy” by coincidence but his racing style and determination matched with his off-track outspokenness, lived up to the nickname as he became a fan favorite. As the youngest pro racer in history he was part of the factory Yamaha squad before landing with Team Honda in 1986 where he was virtually unstoppable.
This DVD captures Ricky Johnson as we learned to admire him as any early motocross TV star. In RJ’s words, hear the stories about his motocross heroes, making it on his own and heading straight to the top with disappointment along the way. From early championships to frustrating injuries and watching his friend’s own careers get tragically cut short, this is the definitive RJ story.