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Charles Kennedy
Kennedy 2011
Nationality American
Nickname(s) CDK
Seeley
Born Charles David Kennedy
(1989-06-22) June 22, 1989 (age 31)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Spouse(s) Madison D'Hearte (m. 2016)
Career history
Racing status Retired
Teams KTM, Yamaha (formerly)
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight 309 lb (140 kg)
Career record
Wins 51
Losses 2
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Flag of the United States.svg United States
Grand Prix
Gold medal icon (G initial) 2008 Grand Prix Motocross

Charles David Kennedy (born June 22, 1989) was an American former professional motocross rider, racing from 2009 to 2017 and 2018 to 2019. He's also an General manager of Historipedia, as well of Vice President of Operations of Tucker Raceway. He was the part of the Kennedy Brothers with Rick Jack Kennedy. He was and won at AMA Motocross Championship in 2011, and Motocross World Championship in 2013. Kennedy have been suffered few injuries, from motocross. As an Amateur, he won an Gold medal at 2008 Grand Prix.

During his motocross career, his older brother named Richard J. Kennedy who are motocross, which Kennedy and his older brother known as "The Kennedy Brothers". Makes his debut at the 2009 One-on-One Championship against Jason Marks, which he defeated by Marks. Kennedy than at 2010 Rivalry of Championships, but lost again to Michael Adams. He also entered the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship, which was challenged by Michael Carson into an One-on-One match, but at the event, Kennedy defeated Carson. The following year, Kennedy (along with his brother, Richard) went into rivalry with the Tucker family's Charles R. Tucker and Richard "The Rich" Tucker, but lost to the brothers.

He suffered a injury which misses the 2012 Motocross Season, he then in rivalry with the The S.W.A.T, which ended when Kennedy defeated The S.W.A.T's leader, Rich Michaels. During the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship, the returning to Danny "The Raptor" Tucker after his semi-retirement, he tries to challenge him, but failed until April 30, 2016 two years later, which he failed twice by tried to ended Tucker's undefeated consecutive streak of 14/15–0. Kennedy announced his final race at the 2017 FIM Motocross Championship against Jack Adams on 7 Jul 2017, which near Ontario, New York, which Kennedy defeated Adams. After 2017 FIM Motocross Championship, Kennedy retired on July 7, 2017[1], The Kennedy Brothers were disbanded with the only his older brother, Richard went solo. During his short retirement, he becomes a trainer at the Tucker Raceway and sometimes he rides as a hobby. After 1 year and 3 months of retirement, he was scheduled for an comeback as of October 10, 2018.

Early life

Charles David Kennedy was born on June 22, 1989, on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a younger brother to Richard J. Kennedy. He and his brother was best brothers form they born until now. He want to Fayetteville High School (2007-2012) and graduate in 2012. Few years ago, his older brother graduate in 2009. Kennedy was most smart student but almost failed his freshman year, Kennedy met Madison D'Hearte. After he graduate high school, he wants in military at age 20.

Military career (2008–2010)

Kennedy unlisted in the military career in 2008. Of course; he didn't serve in the country. He retired as military in 2010, after two years in marines.

Amateur Motocross career

Achievements

  • 2008 Grand Prix Motocross Gold Medalist
  • 168-1 as an amateur
  • Beat Miguel Angel Cotto once and Ricardo Williams Jr twice in amateur competition.
  • World Amateur champion 2008
  • World Cup champion 2008

Grand Prix results

Professional Motocross career

Early career

Kennedy made his motocross debate in the 2009 One-on-One Championship against Jason Marks. Kennedy makes 4th place. This will make before his leave in military, but he doesn't mind that his military were almost over.

He went in the 2010 Rivalry of Championships, but lost to Michael Adams. Kennedy entered the 2011 FIM Motocross Championship, he was challenged by Michael Carson into an One-on-One match, but at the event, Kennedy defeated Carson.

Kennedy then went an five motocross races victories and have his first 2011 AMA Motocross Championship. His brother, Richard lost to Jacob Masterson in an One-on-One match. Kennedy was at rivalry with the Ellison family's Charles R. Ellison and The Rich at the event of MXR Championship, but lost to the Ellison brothers.

At the beginning of the 2012 Motocross season, Kennedy was injured and suffered an concession, spending his ten weeks to recover which he missed the 2012 One-on-One Championship match against The McJ. He return from injury and both Kennedy and McJ had an "rematch" on 12 July 2012, since Kennedy was injured during the time. At the event, Kennedy defeated The McJ.

Feud with The S.W.A.T, 2013

Kennedy and his brother, Richard were in another feud with The S.W.A.T. At the 2013 One-on-One Championship, Kennedy was accepted the one on one match with the leader of The S.W.A.T, Rich Michaels, ending up defeating Michaels.

After the match, Kennedy was again injured when he in the match against Michaels (which was rematch).

2014

2015

Final various feuds 2016

Rivalry with Ford

Kennedy vs. Ford

After his victory match with John Percy Sutton on October 2015, Kennedy entered the 2016 FIM Motocross Championship on March 2, 2016, when he make against George Paul, but Kennedy was defeated by Paul.

Kennedy then begin feud with undefeated motocross rider, Danny "Raptor" Ford when he was at The Maguire's Motocross Racing Series and was announced that Tuckerwill be having a match against Kennedy, which The Raptor's accepted the challenge, Kennedy may be the third/fourth rider to challenge Tucker, but he declined. At the event on April 30, Kennedy failed to broke the streak as Tucker went 28–0 at 2016 AMA Championship.

Kennedy vs. Ford II

After his defeated by The Raptor, Kennedy challenge Tucker to rematch, which Tucker's accepted for the May 15th match at the 2016 MXR Championship in Austin, Texas. At the rematch, Kennedy again failed to defeat Tucker as the Streak improved by 29–0. Both Danny Ellison and Kennedy made peace and they said 'It was the best rivalry I ever had'.

2017 Season and retirement

Kennedy announced his final race of the 2017 Motocross Season, On July 7, 2017, Kennedy renounced his retirement from racing on twitter.[1]

Comeback

Kennedy vs. Fitzgerald

Kennedy's 1 year and 3 months retirement was short, but he said that he race again, it announced at the Kennedy Raceway Promotions confirmed Kennedy's comeback. It was reported that Kennedy contract that he will race full-time of 2019 to 2020 full motocross season. Kennedy also confirmed on his twitter that he race against Maurice Fitzgerald for Fitzgerald's Rivalry championship title on October 10, 2018 at Spotless Stadium in New South Wales, England. At the event, Kennedy defeated Fitzgerald, by won his The Rivalry title, and retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles, which the last fought where at the time of his last race on July 2017).

Kennedy vs. Williams

The negotiations with Ryan Williams that the public wanted to see, two veterans of professional motocross. Kennedy reported that he wanted to have an third-rematch of Danny W. Tucker on February 1, 2019, last fought in May 15, 2016, but the match was off, when Tucker made an deal with Henry Paul racing match on January 4, 2019 — which he going for his 60th win and final race.

The third Tucker-Kennedy third re-match had been off, but since both Kennedy and Williams defeated by Danny Tucker. Kennedy fought Tucker twice (first match on April 30, 2016 and re-match on May 15, 2016) and Williams defeated by Tucker on his debut race match on August 26, 2007.

Weeks and maybe months of negotiations finally successfully on October 4, 2018 to Kennedy-Williams bout at the Glen Helen Raceway, in San Bernardino, California on October 26, 2018. In front of 100,050 people, Kennedy defeated Williams in the fifth round. The official scoreboards were 60–54 (Kennedy), 60–51 (Kennedy), 54–60 (Williams).

450cc

Kennedy vs. Pate

Kennedy fought Aydan Pate on November 17, 2018, at the Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas for Pate's Super 450cc OnO champion titles. At the event, Kennedy defeated Pate, and by winning the title.

Kennedy vs. Bartolini

On October 22, 2018, Kennedy announced that he will raced Alessio Bartolini during the Danny W. Tucker vs. Henry Paul undercard, for the GP Junior and the IMC championship titles on January 4, 2019 at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. At the event, Kennedy defeated Bartolini by Grand Prix; at 4:57 minutes in the seven round.

Kennedy vs. Franco

Kennedy vs. Stanton

On January 27, 2019, it announced the Kennedy will raced on February 6, 2019, to defend the GP Junior and the IMC championship titles against "Unlucky" Oliver Stanton (30–33–2).

Kennedy vs. Stanton II

Retirement

On February 2, 2020, Kennedy announced his retirement on twitter. He told that "The December race was my last, I can't do anymore. I love racing motocross but the injuries I've faced had took the toll on my body. So this is a farewell." He ended his professional career with a record of 68 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws, with 49 Grand Prix.

Business career

Historipedia (2016–present)

When his former opponent and friend Danny W. Ford resigned the office in 2016 of Co-founder and General manager to go full time in Motocross. Kennedy himself accepted the office title in Historipedia. When Danny's father, Chris Ford's resign of owning the company, which leads Ford to come back as Ford become the CEO and Owner of Historipedia.

Tucker Raceway (2018–present)

On January 7, 2018, Tucker Raceway posted via Twitter that the new office of Vice President of Operations ready to be announced. The following day, it be announced that Kennedy was picked as a new Vice President of Operations.[2]

Professional motocross record

Professional record summary
68 races 59 wins 7 losses
By grandprix 49 4
By decision 10 3
Draws 2
No. Result Record Opponent Date Location Notes
68 Loss 59–7–2 Belgium Romain Callewaert Dec 20, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Loss the 150cc, The Track and lineal MX titles
67 Loss 59–6–2 United States Dominic Moore Sep 26, 2019 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas For the Light 98cc title
66 Loss 59–5–2 United States Dominic Moore Sep 3, 2019 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas For the vacant Light 98cc title
65 Draw 59–4–2 United States Henry William Aug 15, 2019 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas
64 Win 59–4–1 Argentina Julián José Pérez Aug 1, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
63 Loss 58–4–1 United States Charles Williams Jul 6, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota For the 85cc (Super) ONO, the FIM and lineal MX titles
62 Win 58–3–1 United States Kane Jones Jun 27, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
61 Win 57–3–1 Kazakhstan Daniyar Kulpin Jun 14, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
60 Loss 56–3–1 United States Charles Williams Jun 2, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Lost the FIM and lineal MX titles;
For the 150cc (Super) ONO title
59 Win 56–2–1 Mexico Juan Miguel May 27, 2019 Man Raceway, Manhattan, New York Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles
58 Draw 55–2–1 United States Charles Williams May 14, 2019 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota Retained the FIM and lineal MX titles;
For the 150cc (Super) ONO title
57 Win 55–2 Switzerland Lukas Johan May 3, 2019 Barclays Center, New York City, New York
56 Win 54–2 Belgium Ken De Dycker Apr 18, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
55 Win 53–2 Switzerland Lukas Johan Apr 6, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
54 Win 52–2 Canada Francois Georgy Mar 28, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
53 Win 51–2 United States Jeff Ellison Mar 5, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
52 Win 50–2 United States Oliver Stanton Feb 14, 2019 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
51 Win 49–2 United States Oliver Stanton Feb 6, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
50 Win 48–2 Mexico Carlos Franco Jan 25, 2019 Aspen Motorsports Park, Aspen, Colorado
49 Win 47–2 Italy Alessio Bartolini Jan 4, 2019 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won the GP Junior and the IMC championship titles.
48 Win 46–2 United Kingdom Aydan Pate Nov 17, 2018 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Won the Super 450cc OnO champion titles
47 Win 45–2 Mexico Carlos Remarries Nov 4, 2018 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas
46 Win 44–2 Mexico Emiliano Capmany Oct 30, 2018 Ford Raceway, Springdale, Arkansas
45 Win 43–2 United States Ryan Williams Oct 26, 2018 Glen Helen Raceway, San Bernardino, California
44 Win 42–2 United States Maurice Fitzgerald Oct 10, 2018 Spotless Stadium, New South Wales, England Won the The Rivalry title.
Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
43 Win 41–2 United States Jack Adams Jul 7, 2017 Near Ontario, New York Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
42 Win 40–2 United Kingdom Jun 21, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
41 Win 39–2 Australia Jun 15, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
40 Win 38–2 Canada Jun 8, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
39 Win 37–2 United States Oscar De La Santa Jun 1, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
38 Win 36–2 Belgium May 24, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Retaining the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
37 Win 35–2 Germany May 3, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles;
Won the 150cc OnO and lineal MX titles.
36 Win 34–2 Germany Apr 30, 2017
35 Win 33–2 Mexico Apr 27, 2017
34 Win 32–2 Mexico Apr 13, 2017
33 Win 31–2 Mexico Apr 5, 2017
32 Win 30–2 Australia Mar 24, 2017
31 Win 29–2 Australia Mar 3, 2017
30 Win 28–2 United States Michael Ryan Feb 21, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
29 Win 27–2 Mexico Alberto Moruga Feb 4, 2017 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
28 Win 26–2 Canada Louis Benoît Dec 2, 2016 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
27 Win 25–2 United States Johnathon Hardings Oct 15, 2016 Retaining the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
26 Loss 24–2 United States Danny Ford May 15, 2016 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas For the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
25 Win 24–1 United States Nicky Mayweather Apr 5, 2016 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Won the FIM, The Track and lineal MX titles.
24 Loss 23–1 United States Danny Ford Mar 26, 2016 Walton Raceway, Walton, Ontario Lost the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
23 Win 23–0 Canada George Paul Mar 2, 2016 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
22 Win 22–0 United States John Percy Sutton Oct 3, 2015 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
21 Win 21–0 United States Ezra Woodard May 1, 2015 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
20 Win 20–0 United States Esteban Robbins Mar 26, 2015 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
19 Win 19–0 United States McJohn Herbert Mar 22, 2015 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
18 Win 18–0 United States Johnny Joshua Mar 17, 2015 Retained the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
17 Win 17–0 Belgium Clément Desalle Mar 3, 2015 Won the WRA and super 250cc OnO champion titles
16 Win 16–0 Canada Joshua Daneau Nov 5, 2014
15 Win 15–0 United States Oscar De La Santa Oct 17, 2014
14 Win 14–0 United States Jayson Harting Mar 11, 2014
13 Win 13–0 United States Henry Jones Jan 2, 2014
12 Win 12–0 United States Rich Michaels May 24, 2013 Man Raceway, Manhattan, New York Lost the OnO Championship
11 Win 11–0 United States Rich Michaels May 3, 2013 Man Raceway, Manhattan, New York This was the One-on-One match
10 Win 10–0 United States The McJ Jul 12, 2012 Suffered a concussion and missed the championship; was 'rematch'
9 Win 9–0 United States Charles R. Ford Oct 15, 2011 Man Raceway, Manhattan, New York
8 Win 8–0 United States The Moth Sep 8, 2011 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas This will the Championship
7 Win 7–0 United States Andrew Johnston Aug 2, 2011 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Ricky Frank Jul 11, 2011 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
5 Win 5–0 Canada Mason Jones Jul 9, 2011 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas Win the One-on-one Championship
4 Win 4–0 United States Jason Paul May 5, 2011 San Bernardino, California
3 Win 3–0 United States Michael Carson Mar 17, 2011 Pala Raceway, Pala, California Kennedy's first win to get the championship.
2 Win 2–0 United States Michael Adams Mar 1, 2010 Pala Raceway, Pala, California
1 Win 1–0 United States Jason Marks Feb 4, 2009 New Jersey Arena, Newark, New Jersey Professional debut

Legacy

Kennedy was always remembered one of the most successfully racing career. He's rivalry (and now friends) with Danny W. Tucker, which he always wanted to end his 14/15-0; but failed.

On December 4, 2017, he was inducted into the 2017 Historipedia Hall of Fame by his friend Tucker.

Personal life

Reference

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  2. See Ellison Racway's tweet about announcement

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Preceded by
Danny W. Ford
as CEO and Owner
Co-founder/General manager of Historipedia
2016–2019
Succeeded by
Danny W. Ford
as CEO and Owner
Preceded by
New office
Vice President of Operations of Ford Raceway
2018–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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