Travis made his return to racing last weekend after sitting out since January with a shoulder injury. He injured a knee Sunday at the Glen Helen National, and that’s a big reason for the decision to rest up for next season.
Travis is widely known for his activities outside of motocross racing too, including freestyle/extreme riding, where he’s won many events. In motocross, he won the 2000 AMA 125 National Championship, the 2001 AMA 125 East Supercross Championship, and was also part of the winning USA/Motocross des Nations team in France 2000.
Travis has helped move the sport closer to mainstream by almost always taking the time to talk with his fans and the media, and almost always has a smile on his face.
Mel Harris, VP of Motorcyles at U. S. Suzuki says ‘We fully support Travis and his family’s decision. It’s a difficult time for them. Travis has shown he’s got the speed and technique to run with the best in world, and this will give Travis time to get completely healthy.”