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I'm working on a biography for this section since everyone always asks, "Why are you in this business?"

For those of you that don't know me my maiden name is Bonnie Hutelin. I raced BMX for 12 years, starting at the age of six. I was considered a challenging competitor and ambassador to help promote the sport and represented my sponsors as I raced across the USA, Puerto Rico and Japan.

I began racing in 1976 in South Florida, at 6 years old. In the beginning, I raced against both boys and girls as there were not always enough girls for a class of my own age group. After 1 year of racing I was picked up as one of the first "factory girl" racers.  I raced for Scot Breithaupt in 1977 on the FMF Factory Team and in 1978, began racing on the SE Racing Factory Team, also for Scot Breithaupt. I was the Florida State Champion for NPSA for several years in the 1970’s.  In 1979, I raced the NBA National Schwinn Tour and traveled to California with my parents. I raced in the Orange Bowl during half time in Miami, Florida in 1978 and also at the Daytona Speedway Supercross the same year, and later that year at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I raced at the indoor races in Chicago, Indianapolis, and at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan and competed in the War of the Stars series, winning races in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. During the1980’s I was the NBL Florida State Champion for several consecutive years.

I did alot of volunteer work related to BMX, participating in Factory SE Racing BMX Clinics. I had birthday races for several years, donating my trophies for the race and my sponsors donated alot of goodies to give away.

My racing career was ended when I was 18 years old, racing for Hardees and broke my arm on a set of doubles at a national in Akron, Ohio. I was traveling with Heather McKenzie's family and she wrecked in a couple of motos before me and tore her achilles heel. We rode together in the ambulance. Her poor mom had to take care of both of us. Needless to say it was one week before the Worlds in Orlando, FL. ugh. Since my arm was broken in the upper part it could not have a cast or pinned. So I was out of racing for a year. Shortly after that I decided I was that I would race one more national and then end my career on a good note. Which I did. I love the family and friends that I have met in BMX. It was a great way to have a childhood.

 

At the starting line when I was 6 years old. Back then there was no gate..no lights.. it was a rubber band start. 
I was 9 years old when I learned to ride a dirt bike. This is my brother helping me learn clutch. 
In1986, when I was 16 years old I was invited by Tadashi Inou to represent USA in the 2nd Pacific Oceanic BMX Titles, in Japan and was the "Poster Girl" for advertising the race.Only 6 Americans, of which 2 were girls, were invited to this race. It was awesome to see posters everywhere in Japan and the media was constantly on the Americans. I spent two weeks traveling in Japan and promoting the
sport of BMX with my family and the other American BMX'ers. I placed second at the race and it was an experience I will never forget. 

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