November 27, 1979
What are your career championships?
2007 8th(SX),6th (MX)
2007 Retiring racer Ricky Carmichael raced a limited AMA Supercross season, but earned two wins and five podium finishes in seven starts… Raced in the AMA Motocross Championship, earning six wins in the six starts of his “farewell” season… Topped off the AMA MX/SX All-Time National Win record with 150… Member of Team AMA USA, which won the Motocross of Nations at Budds Creek, Md… Raced with Makita Suzuki team.
2006: In his final full season of professional racing, he won his fifth AMA Supercross championship and finished second in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP competition. Picking up wins at Phoenix, Anaheim 1&3, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Daytona, Carmichael earned his 46 th career AMA Supercross win and is second on the all-time win list. He capped off another banner season in AMA Motocross, winning main events at High Point, Southwick, Budds Creek, Red Bud, Unadilla, Thunder Valley, Millville, Broome-Tioga and Steel City en route to his fifth consecutive championship … He’s the all-time winningest AMA Motocross rider with 70 wins … Holds the all-time AMA National Championship record with 15 … Was AMA Team USA’s captain for the winning Motocross des Nations team.
2005: Captured his fourth AMA Supercross Series championship in addition to his first World Supercross GP championship. He earned wins at Toronto, Vancouver, Phoenix, Anaheim 1&2, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta and St. Louis. Additionally, he finished on the podium at every race. Captured his sixth 250cc AMA Motocross championship in dominate fashion, winning all 12 rounds of the circuit.
2004: Missed the entire World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series with an ACL injury ... Won his fifth consecutive 250cc AMA Motocross championship, sweeping all 24 motos ... Won his 11th-career AMA National championship.
2003: Captured his third 250cc AMA Supercross Series championship, with seven wins on the season, including Anaheim, Calif. (Round 2&3), Minneapolis, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Daytona ... Joined supercross legends Bob Hannah and Jeremy McGrath as the only riders to win three straight championships ... Holds the all-time record for most AMA national titles with 10 and has earned a record-breaking 96th AMA national win ... Claimed his fourth-straight 250cc AMA Motocross championship, winning nine of the 11 races.
2002: Defended his 2001 championship in 250cc supercross, winning 11 of 16 races, including Phoenix, Anaheim, Calif. (Round 3), Minneapolis, Atlanta, Daytona, Fla., New Orleans, Houston, St. Louis, Dallas, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas … Became first rider in history to start the series in last place and win the championship … Holds 26 career 250cc supercross main event wins … Made history in motocross, as he won every moto he entered (24) en route to his third 250cc AMA Motocross championship … Shattered Bob Hannah’s record of most overall motocross main event wins at the final round of competition (27) … Owns eight AMA National Championships.
2001: Took his first supercross championship … Won 14 of 16 supercross races, including San Diego, Phoenix, Anaheim (Round 3), Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, La., Daytona, Fla., Minneapolis, Houston, St. Louis, Mo., Pontiac, Mich., Dallas, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, tying Jeremy McGrath’s record for wins in a season (14) … Earned 13 straight victories, also tying McGrath’s record for consecutive wins … Never finished lower than third in the series ... Earned his second-consecutive 250cc AMA Motocross championship, making 10 podium appearances … Raced in 125cc competition at the final motocross event and broke Mark Barnett’s all-time win record, setting the new mark with 26 125cc career wins.
2000: Earned his first supercross win at Daytona Beach … Had an additional five podium finishes … Dominated outdoor motocross, taking nine overall victories and the series title … Broke Bob Hannah’s 22-year-old single season record for most 250ccAMA Motocross wins in a season with nine … Helped lead Team USA to victory at the Motocross des Nations in France … Won the U.S. Open, taking the $114,000 purse.
1999: Had an injury-plagued supercross season … Best finishes were fourth-place at Tampa and Daytona Beach … Won third consecutive 125cc motocross championship, with nine overall motocross victories and two additional podium finishes … Member of U.S. Motocross des Nations team.
1998: Captured the 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross championship by winning every round of the series, the first rider in history to do so … Tied with Mark Barnett for most 125cc supercross wins all-time (25) …
Took his second 125cc motocross championship, with eight overall wins and one additional podium finish.
1997: Took 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross victories at Atlanta, Orlando and Charlotte in his rookie season … Won his first 125cc motocross championship, with eight overall wins and three additional podium finishes.
1996: Named AMA Motocross Rookie of the Year … Finished eighth in his first professional motocross race … Before turning pro, set AMA amateur record with 67 overall wins.
Began racing at age five … Enjoys wakeboarding, hunting and all kinds of music … Trains with former world-class mountain bike racer Alton Baker … Owns property in Florida and Georgia, where he has developed supercross and motocross tracks.