On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 27

Dave Arnold worked for American Honda from the mid-1970s through 2013 , developing some of the greatest racing talents — and motorcycles — in the sport , and helping forge the program ’ s historic dominance in AMA Supercross and Motocross alongside legends like AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Marty Smith , Roger DeCoster , Bob Hannah and Jeremy McGrath .
Arnold ’ s talents , which contributed to 60 titles on Honda factory and factory-supported teams over the years , transcended race operations to production-level research and development , resulting in advancements in production motorcycles that impacted motorcyclists all over the world — and will continue to do so for decades to come .
“ I want to thank the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame ,” Arnold said . “ I ’ m really honored and humbled to receive this recognition . I ’ ve looked up to many Hall of Famers as mentors and role models , so to be in their company is an honor . I ’ d like to dedicate this to my younger brother Richard , who passed away earlier this year . He loved motorcycles and racing as much as I did .”