Brandy Richards started motocross racing when she was 5 years old. Since 2017, she has won every Women’s Professional Race in the World Off Road Championship Series. Also, in the 2021 season, she won every race she entered in the 2021 National Grand Prix Championship Series. She also led the U.S. women’s team to victory in the illustrious International Six Days Enduro.
One of the ultimate skills tests is the International Six Days Enduro cross-country event. This motocross event requires the rider to complete a series of 28 riding skills tests spread out over a 1250-plus mile course that takes six days to complete. These skills tests must be completed in a certain period of time. Also, the rules limit the spare parts a rider can bring along and require the rider to perform all their own repairs. Many riders cannot successfully complete all the tests, much less be the best or win the various tests. In 2021, not only was Brandy the best in the Women’s Division, but she won every one of the 28 skills tests. This is the first time in the 100-plus year history of the International Six Days Enduro that any rider, man or woman, has won all the tests.
For this accomplishment, among her others, the American Motorcycle Association named Brandy the AMA Motorcyclist of the Year for 2021.