The Roots MX August 2014 - Page 21

Ten years ago a tragic accident took the life of young Brett Downey when he was practicing at his local track. Brett crashed at the base of a jump, and because the track was negligent in providing enough flaggers and separating bike sizes by class, there was no flagger on the jump to notify oncoming riders, and a big bike landed on Brett. The Downey family turned this tragedy into a positive force for good by creating the Brett Downey Safety Foundation. Set in place to promote safe practices at tracks that would prevent future losses, the Brett Downey Foundation provides flagger education and the same safety lights used by Supercross to any track in the coun- try, free of charge. Through support from sponsors like Monster Energy, Troy Lee Designs, and Pro Circuit, the Brett Downey Foundation works to promote motocross safety to preserve the lives of our youth and loved ones. DONATE TODAY The Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross is proud to employ the Brett Downey Safety Foundation to ensure the safety of their riders. Find out more about the Brett Downey Foundation by clicking the button at www.mxsafety38.org. theROOTSmx.com 21