Selingsgrove, Pa native Damien Plotts began his racing career in 1983. He and his dad would travel to races all over the country, working hard and gaining experience and improving along the way. By 1992 Damien had achieved a Loretta Lynn Amateur National Title then came back in 1999 after a four year break to win a second title in the Pro Sport class.
Damien's first pro race was at Broome Tioga in 1993 - he told me he finished second in his heat race that day and actually held sixth place in one of his motos for 20 minutes before hitting a wall and fading. He did however manage a top 20 overall to launch his pro career.
Over the years Damien went on to race all over Europe, has had many top Arenacross finshes and has held two digit AMA Pro numbers for seven seasons with his best being #44 in 2000.
In 2009 Damien hung up his helmet so to speak and committed himself to his business and raising his family. He ran a successful courier business for many years and introduced his two young sons to riding motorcycles and the sport of BMX which Damien did as a hobby while racing motocross.
I ran into Damien last fall and he was back on the bike competing for the first time in years. (yes the bug had struck) I hung out with him and his family for a while that day and he told me he had been doing some one on one training and he was really feeling the draw to get back in the sport to share his talents. Most recently Damien and his family participated in one of our Motocross for Christ Camps where he was head trainer for a full week.
Since then big things have been happening for the former pro and his family. His dream of becoming a full time trainer and role model are beginning to come to fruition. In Damien s words: