Inducted Class of 2012
A graduate of Sunnyside High School in 1975, Carlos Serrano became a motocross competitor the following year. His resume is filled with victories before he retired from full-time racing in 1997. He competed on the professional level in Motocross, Supercross, Superbikes and at the International Grand Prix level.
In 1980 Serrano won the Gran Premio Armistad, Mexico’s biggest motocross event. The same year he won the Copa de Cuba 125 and 250 class, Cuba’s most coveted national event. He captured the 1983 Italian International Series.
In the 1990s Serrano began racing stock cars in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series and won numerous main events at Tucson Raceway Park. Since retiring from the travel of motocross, Serrano opened his own business in Tucson in 2001 that specializes in racecar fabrication and set-up that soon expanded into dirt bike and ATV race preparation and suspension tuning.
In January of this year Serrano received the Legends & Heroes Award at the AMA Supercross World Championship at Chase Field in Phoenix, the only rider to receive this award.
From 1991-94 Serrano received a number of awards from NASCAR while competing at Tucson Raceway Park, including Rookie of the Year, Team Player (three times), Best Appearing Car and Best Appearing Crew (twice).