Doug Chandler - Three-time AMA Superbike Champion; one of four riders to win the AMA Grand Slam.
Doug Chandler built a well-earned reputation as one of the most versatile racers of the 1980s and ‘90s. Chandler is one of only four riders in AMA racing history to win the AMA Grand Slam, representing national wins at a mile, half-mile, short track, TT and road race. Chandler went further and won an AMA Supermoto Championship race late in his career. He became a three-time AMA Superbike Champion during the 1990s and was also a leading competitor in the 500cc Grand Prix World Championships (now called MotoGP).
Chandler was born in Salinas, California, in 1965. His family rode motorcycles for fun and Doug began racing a Honda Trail 50 at the age of 6. He finished second in his very first race on a short track at the Monterey Fairgrounds. He tried motocross, but Chandler’s parents weren’t happy with the number of riders on the track and the seriousness of the racing, so they went back to flat track racing.