Mike Bell, one of America‰Ûªs leading Supercross and motocross racers of the late 1970s and early '80s, has died. He was 63.
Born on Aug. 8, 1957, in Los Angeles, Bell began riding at age 10 in the mountains near that city, but he did not start racing until he was 14.
Mike‰Ûªs father, Bill, was an avid racer and well-known tuner who did development work for American Honda on its four-stroke desert racing machines during the late 1960s.
‰ÛÏMy dad didn‰Ûªt want me to get into racing until he knew I was ready for it,‰Û