Kevin Crine Memorial Fund
Professional motocross racer Kevin Crine was killed in an auto accident
near the tiny village of McKendree MD on Wednesday morning, February 8.
He was 32.
Crine was a regular in AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross Championships.
His highest career national ranking was 14th in the AMA 250cc Motocross
Championship in 1995. Crine also rode as a KTM factory rider in the
mid-1990s. In addition, he competed in AMA Arenacross and was a leading
rider in the ADAC Cup Supercross Series in Germany.
Crine turned pro in 1992 and competed in the AMA 125 East Supercross
and AMA 125 Motocross Championship his rookie season. His career
progressed and he earned a national number in 1994 and held a national
number through 2002.
Crine reached the pinnacle of his racing career in America in the
mid-1990s when he rode for KTM. He finished in the top-20 of the AMA
250 Motocross Championship in both 1995 and 1996. At the Millville MN
National in 1995 Crine earned his first top-10 national finish, scoring
ninth overall. He later took his highest career national finish of
eighth overall at his home track of Budds Creek MD in 1998 riding for
Crine raced internationally and in 2001 won an International Supercross
event held at Arena auf Schalke in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Crine retired from full-time racing after breaking his back in an
overseas race in 2002. He recovered and continued to race locally for
fun and even qualified for the Budds Creek and High Point Nationals in
“He just loved racing and the people he met through the sport,” said
his sister Jennifer. “Even after he retired from racing he couldn’t
stay away. He liked to ride with the local guys and enjoyed helping
teach young riders.”
Crine is survived by his wife Stacy and a son Brett.
Viewing will be held at Lee Funeral Home, in Owings MD on Sunday, Feb.
12, from 2-4 pm and again at 6-8 pm. The funeral service is scheduled
at the same funeral home on Monday, Feb. 13 at 1 pm.
A memorial fund has been set up for Brett. Donations can be sent to
the Kevin M. Crine Memorial Fund c/o NASA Federal Credit Union, 500
Prince Georges Blvd., Upper Marlboro MD 20774.
Info courtesy AMA Pro Racing.