If you’ve never seen a Supercross live, you have my sympathies, they are an event worth seeing in person. However, even if you aren’t a motorcycle aficionado, this short video of Kevin Windham preparing for opening ceremonies just might sway you. During opening ceremonies the top racers do all sorts of random acts including doing a stoppie on a tabletop jump (and crashing), wheelies, and magically appearing in the stands surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. It’s kind of like a full-on, two-wheeled, motorized circus. It’s awesome! The king of opening ceremonies is Kevin Windham. The video below was shot when he did a dry run of a jump he would perform during upcoming opening ceremonies. For the uninitiated, Kevin Windham is an old man by supercross standards and yet midway through his 19th supercross season he is still competitive. What you see in the video isn’t just a jump, Kevin jumps across the track (yes, across the racing lanes) covering 110 feet in the air.
Video: Kevin Windham: The Jump on Vimeo.