LaRocco won Supercross races in three decades in two classes, 125cc and 250cc.
He said the 1994 AMA 250 Motocross National Championship meant the most to him.
"At that time in my career, everything was going so smoothly, I felt like
all my hard work had paid off," he said.
His retirement in 2006 came after a broken wrist made him question his future
in the sport.
"I wanted to stay healthy," LaRocco said. "I found that I was
not willing to take the same risks that the people who were winning were
taking. Without the opportunity to win, my motivation just wasn't there."
Since 2010, LaRocco has managed the GEICO Honda Supercross/Motocross Team,
which has won a title each year he has been involved.
"After I retired, I took a couple of years off," LaRocco said.
"But I was close to the guys who run this team, and it was a good fit. I
learned a lot over my career, and I felt I had something to share."
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