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James Stewart

Kevin Windham staying on at Geico Powersports Honda

Edited copy and photos courtesy of Geico Powersports Honda.

"It's already been a wild off season with all the rumors going around of where riders are going so it's cool to get this deal done now," Windham said. "I'm really happy to be staying with this team. It's home. These were the guys that gave me a second chance when I came back from my broken femur in 2002 and it just feels right to stay here.”

The 32-year-old crowd favourite from Centerville, Miss., is coming off an impressive 2010 campaign where he finished as runner-up to the Supercross championship with two wins. Additionally, Windham scored an overall race win in the Motocross series filling in for injured Honda rider Davi Millsaps.

"It's funny because there's talk of my age and of my pending retirement but in many ways I feel like there are parts of my riding where I'm just reaching my prime," Windham said. "I feel great on the bike and we showed this year we could win. The entire team had great success, with Trey (Canard) winning the 250cc championship in Motocross, and everyone else scoring wins. We put forth a great team effort and that's what it takes.

"I don't think my riding is in decline in any way. I fully expect us to be contenders next year. I'm looking forward to the challenges. We're a very tight family and I feel like this is the best team I've ever been with. They're always there for the riders, to help us excel and make us better, and that's a good feeling.

"GEICO Powersports also has been a key to our success. They are a great company to ride for and they understand the sport so well."

Windham will ride the team's lone 450cc entry, which will once again be flanked by four 250cc rides.

Many knowledgeable race watchers consider K-Dub to be one of the most naturally talented riders the sport has ever seen. Now a veteran at age 32, the GEICO Powersports Honda racer’s textbook riding style has blended with all his experience to carry him to the forefront of title contention.

Despite battling stiff competition from younger competitors, he continues to defy all odds in this young man’s sport, running up front race after race—much to the delight of the stadium crowds.

"As long as I’m still enjoying myself out on the racetrack and I’m still competitive up front, I’ll continue to race,” says Windham.

"I love Motocross racing, but there comes a point in every racer’s career where you have to pull back and reduce your schedule in order to increase your longevity and be able to stick around for a few more years.” he explains.

 "It’s great to have some of the younger guys around, especially on the Lites program,” says Windham. "I enjoy helping them out when I can. Their willingness to learn brings a youthful essence to the team, which I enjoy. I learn from them, they learn from me, and it works well.”

Off the track, Windham remains dedicated to his wife Dottie and his four children. Being a family man has changed the way he views racing and his life.

"I’m very lucky to have a supportive family that encourages me to keep on racing. Knowing they are proud of my achievements both on and off the track, and always having them here for me after each race, is important. When I am done riding at the end of the day, they come out and go for a ride with me on the bike and that makes me proud. I wouldn’t want my life any other way.”