Exclusive: Kevin Windham And Why It’s Time

Kit Palmer | January 23, 2013
Kevin Windham talks about why he thought it was time to retire. Photography By: Kit Palmer

Photography By: Kit Palmer

Something just didn’t seem right. Was Kevin Windham contemplating retirement before the 2013 AMA Supercross Series was finished? That’s what it seemed like after talking with the 34-year-old Supercross veteran after his 10th-place finish at Anaheim I.

Hearing him say things like, “I don’t care about the result, I just want to go through and ride laps,” and “My mind isn’t in the right place,” are typically not the words you hear from someone lining up with 19 other guys trying to win a Supercross Championship. As it turns out, he was indeed seriously thinking about ending his 19-year professional racing career a little earlier than expected.

To read the entire interview with Windham, click on the following link:


Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.