teve Wise had a racing career unlike any other racer in the history of the American Motorcycle Association. The last few years of his racing career are what set him apart from every other rider who has ever raced an AMA professional sanctioned event. Steve is the only rider in history to stand in victory circle in 6 major forms of AMA (American Motorcycle Association) professional racing.
There were one or more times in each of the racing events listed below where Steve stood in victory circle.
AMA Motocross–Tex Am 250cc Series Champion
AMA Motocross–125cc National Championship
AMA Motocross–250cc National Championship
AMA Motocross–Trans Am Race
AMA–FIM Motocross–250cc World Championship Grand Prix
AMA Winston Cup Grand National Championship–TT
AMA Superbike Road Race
AMA Grand National Championship–Formula One Road Race
AMA Formula 1 Road Race Daytona 200
AMA–1980 & 1981 ABC TV’s The Superbikers–2-Time Champion
1982–AMA Road Race Rookie of the Year
1982–AMA Professional Athlete of the Year
1992–Inducted into Motocross Action Hall of Fame
2001–Inducted into AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Hall of Fame
2004–Inducted into the RGV (Rio Grande Valley) Sports Hall of Fame
Steve is most proud of the Silver Cup awarded him by the AMA as Professional Athlete of the Year for his stellar year in 1982, when he accomplished what no AMA racer had done or has done even to this day.
In Steve’s eyes the most important accomplishment from his years of professional racing is ongoing. Steve continues to travel across the country sharing his faith in Christ at race tracks, motorcycle industry events, Churches and other various meetings. Through the 90's Steve could be found at professional and amateur racing events giving pre-race invocations and holding worship services for riders and crew members. After many years of travel he decided to transfer his motorcycle race track ministry to Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), a well respected ministry involved in NASCAR. To this day the motorcycle ministry that Steve pioneered is still active and growing. He is content to know that his accomplishments in professional racing are still speaking in the world today.
Steve travels extensively throughout the United States and parts of the world sharing his testimony and the incredible message of Jesus Christ. If you would like to have him speak at your church or group, please refer to the contact page.