Legends and Heroes Tour to Posthumously Honor Supercross Champion Brian Swink at the Detroit Supercross
Detroit, MI, February 22, 2019 – The Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum is pleased to announce that they will again take part in the pit party activation on the concourse at Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday in Detroit, MI. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the tour and their mission of celebrating the Legends and Heroes of the sport. In addition to their display of vintage machines and memorabilia, the tour will posthumously honor Brian Swink during the evenings opening ceremonies.
About Brian Swink – Originally from nearby Fenton, Michigan, Swink was a prolific mini cycle racer in the ’80s. As a part of the Michigan Mafia, Swink was a force to be reckoned with during his amateur career with twelve top-ten and five class championships at Loretta Lynn’s including the highly competitive 125A Stock and 250A Stock classes in 1990 after which he began his professional career.
As a part of Mitch Payton’s Peak/Pro Circuit Honda in 1991, Swink would win seven main events and clinch the title. He would then prove his talent outdoors by winning the 125 class at the High Point National and go on to finish fourth overall in the series. 1992 would show a continuation of his dominance. This time as a member of Team Suzuki, Swink would win seven main events including both nights at the nearby Pontiac Supercross, not far from this Saturday night’s event. Swink was again the 125 East Coast Champion.
In 1993, Swink made a move to the 250 class but unfortunately never found the same championship success. Following his time at Suzuki, Swink was a part of the Honda of Troy racing team and later Moto-XXX. His last professional racing season was in 1997. During his seven-year professional career, Swink earned more than 100 top-10 overall finishes including thirteen victories.
Swink was 45 when he passed away at his home in Florida on May 17, 2018. Join us on Saturday night as we honor the life of this member of the supercross family.
With the help of tour sponsor EZ-Up Shelters, the new for 2019 design will feature a walk-through timeline that celebrates all of the sports supercross champions, and since 2019 marks the 45th season of AMA Supercross, a unique feature will showcase the first champions and their machines. The tour stands behind the belief that “We Don’t Leave History Behind” and has kept the founding fathers, and mothers, pure in their thoughts by honoring the men and women that shaped supercross and motocross into what it is today.
Thanks to our local friends at each round, the Legends Tour features some of the best vintage motocross bikes on display in a single location. Featuring different vehicles at each round, our guests can relive the machines of their youth and show their family and friends the early days of motocross and supercross. Look for the Legend and Heroes Tour Traveling Moto Museum at each round of the Monster Energy Supercross series in 2019.
See behind the scenes footage and great vintage photos and stories by visiting our website and social media accounts.
Website – www.legendsandheroestour.org
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YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/LegendsAndHeroesMX
About the Tour: The Legends and Heroes Tour is a professional, historical display and timeline of America’s greatest motorsports, motocross, and supercross. On-site, the tour encompasses nearly 5000 square feet of moto-history with bikes, gear and other memorabilia that transport our guests back in time through the history of the sport. Visited by more than 9 million guests since it’s inception, the Legends and Heroes Tour attends each stop of the Monster Energy Supercross Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series. Visit us in the Pit Party at a supercross or motocross near you or online at www.legendsandheroestour.org
The Legends and Heroes Tour would not be possible without great sponsors like: Feld Entertainment, Monster Energy Supercross, Food for Life Bakery, Dunlop, EZup Shelters, Wossner, Yuasa, Boyesen, Motion Pro, Engine Ice, Acerbis, Kissimmee Motor Sports, Tucker Powersports, Spectro Oil, Rockwell, Bell, KTM, Rich Designs, Moto X Roads, The Early Days of Motocross Museum, RacerX, MX Sports, Brad Whitworth Photography, Retro Moto, Cycle News, and Pro Circuit. Thank you all.