Marty Smith Motocross Biography – Marty Smith Motocross Wiki
Marty Smith Motocross was an American former professional motocross racer. He was one of the all-time greats of motocross, winning three AMA Pro Motocross Championships in the 1970s. He rose to fame as a teenage phenom, winning the first two AMA 125cc National Motocross Championships (1974, ’75) and then adding the AMA 500cc National Championship in 1977, all while riding for Team Honda.
He retired from professional motocross in 1983 at the age of 24 after he suffered numerous injuries including a broken pelvis and a separated shoulder. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2000.
Marty Smith Motocross Age
Marty Smith Motocross was born on November 26, 1956, in San Diego, California, United States. He died on April 27, 2020, in Algodones Dunes, California. He was 63 years old.
Marty Smith Motocross Wife
Marty Smith Motocross had been married to his wife, Nancy Smith, since 1980.
Marty Smith Motocross Children
Marty Smith and Nancy had three children together, daughters Brooke Smith and Jillyin Smith and son, Tyler Smith.
Marty Smith Motocross Death
Marty Smith Motocross died on April 27, 2020, in a dune buggy accident alongside his wife, Nancy Smith. The accident happened on the southern edge of the Glamis Dunes area near the California-Arizona border, according to Racer X Online.
Motocross journalist Brett Smith confirmed his death on Twitter on April 28. Brett tweeted: “You’ll always be #1, Marty. Marty Smith and his wife, Nancy died in California yesterday after an accident in an off-road vehicle. Marty, a 3-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion, was 63.”
Smith’s friend, Lee Ramage wrote in a Facebook post: “It’s with the heaviest, grieving heart that I have to tell you Marty and Nancy Smith we’re killed yesterday in a rollover accident in his dune buggy at the imperial sand dunes. This is a photo of Marty and Nancy’s last few hours.
“My wife, Tammi and I were in the buggy and were unhurt. We spent at least an hour trying to save their lives before first responders arrived. Marty took his last breath while I was holding his head, keeping his airway clear. Marty was my best friend and I tried with everything in me to save him while Tammi tried to save Nancy.
“More details to come. There is so much to know about this man and how he wanted to leave this earth when God called him. Please keep his children, Jillyin, Brooke and Tyler and all his grandkids in your prayers.”
Marty Smith Motocross Cause of Death
Marty Smith Motocross died in a dune buggy accident on the southern edge of the Glamis Dunes area near the California-Arizona border.
Marty Smith Motocross Net Worth
Marty Smith Motocross’s net worth is under review.