Marty Smith

Nov 26, 1956 – Apr 27, 2020 (Age 63)


November 26, 1956
April 27, 2020


Marty Smith was a motocross racer who won three American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) National Motocross championships in the 1970s. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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I followed his career , I saw him @ Rio Bravo Trans Am just a glance & a good luck a friend I never knew . Just a glance and a good luck to ya . R.I.P.

Marty and I were friends back in the late eighties and early 90s. I assisted him during his motocross lessons at palm ave. The 1 thing I remember from marty is,"Always land with the gas on dude."

an inspiration to anyone ever to sit an mx bike, not just rideing , but his layed back personality. God keep him, and rest in peace Nancy and Marty.

marty was such a inspiration in my life watching him as i was coming up the ranks i met marty and tommy croft in Livermore calif he had his black van and was playing the L.A. oldies music i would watch marty racing all over the united states. my condolence goes out to marty nancy and the family so sad.

He was the Man.

I was just a 11 year old kid that remembers Marty Smith as a idol an icon and someone I admired! I still have a handle grip that was cut off his bike in 1978 at Trans AMA Dual at Lake Sugarcreek in Axton VA. I was just trying to find some photos of that memorable trip with my grandfather to see him race. Oh those were the days.

RIP, my friend! You were a great icon to me.

You will be missed by everyone

Marty Smith was not only a childhood hero to so many young men/boys in the 70's, he changed the way Motocross racer's were seen as athlete's. My dad (I'm sure others) had little respect for Motocross until they saw the bionic man. Thanks for the riding lessons Marty, say Hello to Nancy for me. RIP