Darrell Young (born May 7, 1966 in Clackamas, OregonU.S.) is a former American “Old School” professional Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer whose prime competitive years were from 1981–1988 and 1991 to 1994.
Note: Professional first are on the national level unless otherwise indicated.
Started racing: In June 1979 at the age of 13 at the Y-BMX track, in Gladstone, Oregon As it happens with many BMX racers a friend, Tim Murnane, talked him into racing.
First race result: First Place 13 novice.
First win (local): See above.
First sponsor: Bob’s Bike Shop.
First National race result: First place in 13 Expert in the 1979 American Bicycle Association (ABA) Fall nationals in Tacoma, Washington. He also won 11-13 Trophy Dash and a third in Open Class.
First National win: See above
Turned professional: June 1984 at age 18.
First Professional race result: He first raced a local track summer Series and emerged undefeated. In his first Professional national he came in first place in “A” Pro at the American Bicycle Association (ABA) Mile High Nationals in Denver, Colorado on July 1, 1984. He won US$240. This is equivalent to US$475.15 in 2007 dollars.Cost of living Calculator
First Professional win: See above.
First Junior Pro* win: See above.
First Senior Pro** race result: Eighth place in “AA” Pro at the ABA Lumberjack Nationals in Clackamas, Oregon on August 25, 1985. He won US$30. (US$59.39 2007)
First Senior Pro win: In “A” pro at the NBL National in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 16, 1988 Due to injuries and sponsorship troubles it took approximately two years, ten months, and three weeks to get his first senior pro win.
Height & weight at height of career (1990): Ht: Wt:lbs.
*In the NBL “B”/”Superclass”/”A” pro (depending on the era); in the ABA “A” pro.
**In the NBL “A”/”Elite Men”/”AA” pro (depending on the era); in the ABA “AA” pro.