Red Hot Rider Holiday meeting Josh Hays and his wife, Melissa Paris. It was quite a year in AMA racing for our December guest speaker, and part of the RHR family now, Josh Hayes. Josh had some incredibly brilliant riding this year, but also tainted with some bad luck. Though he finished 2nd in points he certainly placed 1st in talent! Josh who turned pro in 1996 and also raced in MotoGP currently races in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike Championship on a Graves Motorsports Yamaha YZF-R1. Hayes is noted for his achievement in having won the 2003 AMA Superstock Championship and the AMA Superbike Championship three years in a row.
Melissa Paris, made her professional debut in the Daytona Sportbike class at the 2009 Daytona 200, with the couple racing against each other at the event. She participated as a “wild card” rider at the World Supersport Championship race at Miller Motorsports Park in 2009 as part of the Superbike World Championship meet and has been racing ever since.