By Michael Marino
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Kevin Schwantz will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2019.
Schwantz, the 1993 500cc Grand Prix World Champion and 1988 Daytona 200 winner, will be one of six individuals enshrined in the multi-discipline Motorsports Hall of Fame in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The induction celebration will be March 11-12, 2019.
Born in Houston, Texas, to parents who owned a motorcycle dealership, Schwantz began riding motorcycles at age 3 . He made the transition from motocross to road racing in the mid-1980s and became one of the winningest American riders in international road racing competition.
Schwantz won 25 of the 125 500cc Grand Prix World Championship races he entered. His career included fierce on-track rivalries with AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey.
Schwantz's No. 34 was retired by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme and he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.