Kevin Windham is back! As I’m sure most of you know, after Ronnie Mac dropped out of the Motocross of Nations for Team Puerto Rico, Travis Pastrana called up his old teammate to see if he wanted to do it. Windham agreed to do it on a GEICO Honda CRF450R, and now the fun begins—at least for all of us wanting to watch K-Dub hit the track again, maybe not for Kevin himself!
Windham hasn’t competed professionally since 2013, when he announced his retirement from racing after 19 years prior to the Anaheim 2 Supercross. He did compete at the Legends race at the Ironman National two years ago. Windham turned 40 in February.
Replacing Ronnie Mac with Kevin Windham changes several things for the team. For one, Windham will ride a Honda CRF450R instead of the two-stroke that Mac planned to ride (Pastrana and Sipes will compete on two-strokes). We’ve talked to a source at Windham’s old team, GEICO Honda, and they tell us it won’t be a full works bike. Kevin wants good suspension and brakes, but he doesn’t need a Ken Roczen/Cole Seely replica at this stage of his career.