Motocross racer Max Gomez, of New Rochelle, returns to sport after losing leg

Motocross racer Max Gomez lost his leg in

Motocross racer Max Gomez lost his leg in a 2012 accident on the track.

NEW ROCHELLE - Love and passion for the sport of motocross is what helped one New Rochelle resident overcome tragedy and get back on track.

Max Gomez got his first bike when he was 4 years old and eventually grew to love riding motorcycles. That interest led him to train hard so that he could compete in motocross racing. By the time he was 18, he was winning races and getting better each time.

Then during a race in 2012, Gomez came out of a jump the wrong way and injured his leg. Complications from the injury forced doctors to amputate his right leg, but that didn't stop his desire to compete.

Thanks to a prosthetic leg and determination, Gomez, 20, is back on the motocross track. He recently won the Extremity Games Motocross Race in Michigan for the second straight year.

Gomez says his next goal is to win the Summer X Games.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The 100-day mark in Donald Trump's presidency is 1 Hudson Valley grades Trump's first 100 days
Larchmont is reportedly blocking the development of a 2 Larchmont reportedly blocks drive-thru Dunkin' Donuts
Flames broke out at the one-story home at 3 Fire destroys Gordon Avenue home in Briarcliff Manor
Two armed men held up a Verizon retailer 4 Armed robbers hold up Verizon retailer store in Thornwood
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 5 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE