Industry News 2/23/2012

EVENT: Legends & Heroes Tour to Honor Industry Great, Bevo Forte at Atlanta Supercross!

Legends & Heroes Tour to Honor Industry Great, Bevo Forte at Atlanta Supercross!
Regarded as one of the most recognizable and respected men in motocross, Bevo has amassed 40 years of experience in the industry.For his career accomplishments, he’s being honored this Saturday, February 25, 2012 during round eight of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bevo Forte bought his first motorcycle, a Suzuki Savage, in 1970 and has been hooked ever since.  He quickly hit the amateur racing circuit before becoming a mechanic for privateer, John Savitski, in 1972.  Beginning in 1978, Bevo worked as a mechanic for Factory Yamaha until he joined Scott USA in 1981.
Bevo has spent the last 30 years in the development, sales and race support of Scott USA’s goggle line.  Throughout his tenure, Bevo has worked closely with the likes of Bob Hannah, David Bailey, Jeff Stanton, Mike Larocco, Jeremy McGrath, and Chad Reed, to name just a few.
“He has been an icon in the moto world and has contributed so much to our growing industry” states Alex Moroz and Mike Owens, managing partners of the Legends & Heroes of MotocrossTour.  “He has logged nearly two million miles in the air and countless hours on the road, attending over 1500 motocross events throughout his impressive career.   His dedication will be recognized with the Legends & Heroes Industry Champions award on the Monster stage this weekend at the Atlanta Supercross Saturday at 6:00pm.”
Most recently, Mr. Forte has joined 100% and is instrumental in launching their new line of premier motocross goggles for 2012.  In his new role, Bevo will play an integral part in the brand positioning, dealer and rider relations and the development of new products for this organization.

Bevo Forte will be at the Legends & Heroes Tour Moto 2 Museum exhibition at the Atlanta Dome in Atlanta, GA this Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 3:00pm for a “Meet & Greet” with the fans.