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Honored Heros: Distinguished Veterans

DDC Racing wants to honor the brave men and women who have served in America's Armed Forces. We thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice to our great country. As a small token of our thanks, we offer a military discount. (Please email us us for details)

Every month, we will honor a new service member and if you are chosen, you will be recognized on this page, and you will receive a free DDC Racing T-shirt! The criteria is simple, you MUST be either active, honorably discharged, or retired from any branch of service and you MUST be a rider. 

To Apply:  Send us a short paragraph about yourself. Include any additional information or a message that you would like to share.  

  • Please send two pictures: one in uniform and one on the bike
  • Include your favorite bike make, and model
  • Include your favorite riding (place to ride/style of riding)
  • email to:  
If selected, you will be notified by email prior to being recognized here.  Once again, thank you for your service!


December 2017: No submissions received.

November 2017: No submissions received. 

October 2017:

Del Sheltrow

Del Sheltrow, US Air Force: (1997-2013)

Favorite Bike: Gas Gas EC300

Favorite Riding: Enduro and Cross Country

Favorite Place to ride: Northern Italy

"I'm originally from Michigan and I now live in Texas. I own D 'N' E Offroad. ( We provide track-side race support throughout northern Texas. 
I am retired U.S. Air Force, I served from 1997 to 2013"

Thank you for your service Del!

Del Sheltrow with motorcycleDel Sheltrow pushing swing.

September 2017: No submissions received.

August 2017: No submissions received.

July 2017: No submissions received.


June 2017:

Jesse Cunnally, Us Marine Corps: (2004-2008)  US Army: (2009-2014)

Favorite Bike: 2016 KTM 350SX-F

Favorite Riding: Virginia City/Honey Lake MX

"I was born in Carson City and raised in Virginia City, Nevada. Once referred to as "bad ass fast" by Bob "Moto-Mouth" Cavakis, but now I just pray for a top 20 finish which are few and far between. :)  I started riding around the age of 4, and besides the years I spent on active duty, I never stopped riding. The Moto community has unlimited patriotism in their blood and I'm glad to be apart of a sport that supports their veterans".

"P.s. Mortars are Hung"!!!!

Thank you for your service Jesse!

Jesse's KTM and American FlagJesse Cunnally

Jesse Cunnally KTM Action Sequence



May 2017:

Scott Hyde

Scott Hyde, US Army

Favorite Bike: DRZ400

Favorite Riding: Any day on the dirt in the mountains!

Favorite Place to Ride: Pine Nut Mountains/Carson Valley, Nevada

"I moved to the Carson Valley when I was 13 and got my first dirt bike soon after. I had left for the Army to start a new journey and never thought that I would move back to the Valley. That is until I came back and felt the sense of family and community that exists in our little village. I feel most at home when on the dirt in the Pine Nuts looking out over our home. I couldn’t think of raising my kids anywhere else".

Thank you for your service Scott!
Scott Hyde and his Suzuki Motorcycle Scott Hyde and US Army Company



April 2017:

Bryan L. Wedmore

Bryan L Wedmore, US Army

Favorite Bike: For Racing: a 1997 KTM 250EXC. This was by far the best woods bike I have ever owned. It just made me a better woods rider. My all time favorite "all around" bike would be an XR250. Bar none, that bike is indestructible!

Favorite Riding: Woods riding, (Enduros and Hare Scrambles).

All-time Favorite Place to Race: AMA District 15. I finished 3rd one year, it was around 2009 or so. I wasn't the fastest, but I was there trying at every race. 

"Riding has been a part of my life for over 40 years. Dirt bikes have given me more enjoyment than I could ever put into words. I really could not imagine a life without them. The places I've seen and the people I've met at the races at the best people in America. It truly is a family sport and rarely have I ever seen any trouble at a race".

Thank you for your service Bryan!

Bryan Wedmore with a yamaha motorcycleYoung Bryan Wedmore

March 2017: No submissions received.
February 2017: No submissions received
January 2017: No submissions received
December 2016: No submissions received


November 2016:
Travis Smith

Travis Smith, US Marine Corps.

Favorite Bike: 2008 250SXF converted to a 350.

Favorite Riding: Motocross

All-time Favorite Place to Race: Perris Raceway

Current Status: Travis Smith is the owner of Thumper Racing. Travis and his team build the baddest big-bore engines available!
"We've been in the the Big Bore Four Stroke industry for awhile now and have seen them come and go. Our kits and components have all undergone extensive torture tests in the real world with real customers, real racing, real endurance riding, and we have fed that back into our kits. You can experiment yourself on your expensive four stroke, but when you want Big Bore Power that "Just Works" and won't leave you stranded, make your ride impossible to start, or give you power that's unpredictable and "peaky", give us a call".

Thank you for your service Travis!!

Travis making a passTravis in Mid-AirThumper Racing Logo


October 2016: No submissions received.


September 2016:

Gary Kidman in uniform

Gary M. Kidman, US Army

Served in the US Army Mortar Division 1964-1969 and was Platoon Leader in the US National Guard, Weapons Platoon.

Favorite Bike: 1992 CR500

Favorite Riding: Motocross. Gary enjoyed racing with the Old Timers (OTMX) from 1980 to 1995 

Current Status: Retired. Loves working on classic cars and owns a mint 1992 CR500 and a sweet vintage Maico

"I'm a proud American who strongly believes in our freedom. My hope is that future generations preserve what many have sacrificed to protect".

Thank you for your service Gary!





August 2016: No submissions received.

July 2016: No submissions received.


June 2016


Keith Serpa, US Marine Corps.

Served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm

Owner: Carson Motorsports, Northern Nevada's Premier KTM dealership.

Favorite Bike: KTM 350 with a Thumper Racing 390 kit

Favorite riding:  "Gwarly Idaho single-track"

Our favorite Keith Serpa quote: "That was a triple, black diamond, nipple twister...... I don't even know what that was, but it was not a trail"  #whoiskeithserpa

Thank you for your service Keith!

Motorcycles in a desert sandwash