John Dowd (motocross)

John Dowd (motocross)

John Dowd is a professional motocross racer from Chicopee, Massachusetts. He began racing well into his twenties. As a result, Dowd has achieved the best results of his career later in life than his typical competitors. He holds many AMA records including oldest rider to win an AMA National (Southwick 125cc, 1998), oldest rider to win a Supercross championship (125cc West, 1998), oldest rider to win a National moto (Mt. Morris, 2000), and oldest rider to finish on the podium in an AMA National (Southwick 250cc, 2005).

Dowd has been a podium contender in AMA Motocross and Supercross competition for 15 years. His greatest strengths are his stamina and endurance, enabling him to ride hard for the entire moto. He was considered a specialist on sand tracks. Dowd is from the New England area, renowned for its sandy tracks. He finished on the podium in 3rd place at the 2005 Southwick 250cc National just shy of his 40th birthday, aboard a privateer Suzuki RMZ450.

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