32-year-old Martin Davalos turned pro way back in 2006, and since then he has had an incredible career with numerous podiums and five 250SX main event wins, but the Ecuadorian has taken a lot of heat for never allowing himself to point out of the 250 class. Personally, I have never faulted Martin for doing whatever he had to do to continue making a good living racing a dirt bike, but that is over now. The veteran 250 specialist has announced that the Las Vegas SX—which will mark a record 101 250 main event starts—will be his final race on the small bike.

“When I was 15 I left my home and family and came alone to America to follow my dreams,” Martin Davalos said today. “I’m have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to come here and do what I love. Last night was my 100th career start and despite all the negative things people have had to say about me being in the 250 class, to me I’ve achieved something very special. This career is not an easy one it takes a whole lot of dedication and sacrifices but I couldn’t be more proud of the path God has paved for me. I’m so thankful for everything and looks like Vegas will be my last one on the 250 and that would be 101 so let’s go!!!!”

Martin proved in 2017 that he can ride the 450 when he raced it during the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and scored numerous top 5 motos, three top 3 motos and two overall podium finishes.When you consider that Martin has always been better in SX than he is in MX, there is no telling how good he can be on the 450 in SX. We wish the very likable Ecuadorian luck as he finally moves into the next chapter of his career at 32-years-young.

Congrats Martin! No matter what anyone tries to say, you sir are a bad mother f$%$@r on any sized bike.


Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.