Josh Hansen (motocross)

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Josh Hansen
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Summer X Games
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Foz do Iguaçu Moto X Best Whip
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Austin Moto X Best Whip

Josh Hansen (born February 16, 1984) is an American professional motocross racer, currently riding the no. 100. The son of retired motocross champion Donnie Hansen, he is best known for winning the bronze medal for Best Whip in Moto X at the Summer X Games for two consecutive years.[1] Hansen currently competes in the 250cc Class of AMA Supercross riding a Husqvarna 250FC for the Nut Up Industries team.[2]

Career[edit]

Josh Hansen was born and raised in Elbert, Colorado.[3] He currently resides in California. His father, Donnie Hansen, is a former Factory Honda rider with national titles in motocross and Supercross.[4]

Hansen received his first motocross bike at five, and began racing competitively at eight. He spent his early years touring the country with his family, winning numerous amateur titles in national competitions as his father conducted a motocross academy. At 17, he went professional.

The Hansens are the first father-son duo in the AMA Supercross record book.

Career Highlights[edit]

  • 2010 Won Super X, The Australian Supercross Championship.
  • 2009 Gold medal for Supercross at X Games 15
  • 2008 Gold medal for Supercross at X Games 14
  • 2005 Tied for East Coast Lites Championship
  • 2005 Won AMA 125cc East Region Supercross races at Dayton Beach, Fla., and Pontiac, Mich., and earned three additional season podium finishes
  • 2004 Won Indianapolis Supercross

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