Field of dreams for Ryan Dungey

on Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:00

Ryan Dungey is a sporting icon who retired at the peak of his competitive motocross powers, but he has not forgotten about where it all began for him in his childhood.

The 12-time AMA and Motocross des Nations champion grew up in rural Minnesota amongst a family of passionate motorsports enthusiasts and he has returned to that theme for his new Homegrown project.

The 27-year-old created his very own field of dreams in former Chicago White Sox baseball player Adam LaRoche's E3 Ranch in Fort Scott, Kansas with a unique 10-acre cornfield-turned-motocross track to show off his racing skills.

Dungey, who won ESPY’s Best Male Action Sports Athlete in 2015 and 2016, said: "Even if you’re a simple kid from a small town in Minnesota, just like me, if you dream big, work hard, and believe in yourself, big things can come your way.

“I grew up where there were cornfields all around the tracks we had and we lived out in the country.

“When I heard about this project it brought me back to my childhood memories and where it all started. It has been humbling and quite an experience.”

Talking on his decision to retire in May, Dungey said: “Do I think I made the wrong decision? I don’t. I gave it my all with every ounce of effort I could. That is all I could ask for myself. There is a lot of other things in life to enjoy.”

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Derek Rockel

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