|Birth Day:||September 26, 1956|
|Birth Place:||Lancaster, United States|
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He started out racing in 1976, winning all five of his races.
Hannah was born in Lancaster, California on the edge of the Mojave Desert. He grew up riding in the rugged Southern California deserts with his father but, because his father thought motocross was too dangerous, he didn't begin to compete in motocross racing until he was 18 years old and living on his own. Hannah won his first and only amateur motocross race, after which race officials told him he would have to move up to the expert class. He was hired by Suzuki as a motorcycle test rider but, when there was no place available for him on the Suzuki motocross team, he was contracted to race for the Yamaha factory racing team in 1976.
In 1977, Hannah moved up to the 250cc class and won the AMA Supercross Championship in impressive fashion, taking six of the 10 rounds. He would go on to win the AMA Supercross title for three straight years. He also became the first AMA competitor to win races in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classes in just one season.
Hannah continued to dominate his competition in the 1978 250cc motocross national championship by winning a record eight consecutive 250 outdoor nationals, a record that still stood at the time of Hannah's 1999 Motorcycle Hall of Fame induction. He successfully defended his title in 1979 by earning victories in six of the 10 events.
After his accident, Hannah never was quite able to regain the successful form he had during the 1970s. While he won 20 nationals during the 1980s, he never was able to capture another championship. His best results in the 1980s were a second-place finish in the 250 MX series in 1981 and third in the same series in 1983, after switching from Yamaha to Honda. At the age of 28, Hannah won his final national win at the 250 outdoor national held in Millville, Minnesota, on August 11, 1985. He continued to race full-time until 1987 and then raced occasionally in nationals until retiring in 1989.
In his fifteen-year professional motocross career, Hannah had become the all-time win leader in AMA motocross/Supercross history, having won 70 AMA nationals during his career. That record would stand until Jeremy McGrath broke Hannah's overall win record in 1999.
After leaving motocross, Hannah took up the sport of airplane racing in the unlimited class flying airplanes such as the P-51 Mustang. When inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, Hannah was living near Boise, Idaho, running a sport aviation sales company and winery. In 2000, he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.
Bob was born and raised in Lancaster, California.
Currently, Bob Hannah is 65 years, 0 months and 25 days old. Bob Hannah will celebrate 66th birthday on a Monday 26th of September 2022. Below we countdown to Bob Hannah upcoming birthday.