Whoa. Gary Nixon? Jay Springsteen? Jimmy Filice? We're talking about three riders who'd easily earned their own spots in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Nixon is a two-time AMA Grand National champion with a storied career, including winning the '76 FIM Formula 750 world championship with legendary tuner Erv Kanemoto, then having it taken away due to politics. Springsteen is considered one of the greatest dirt-track racers of all time, winning three consecutive AMA Grand National championships and collecting 43 National wins (currently third on the all-time list) over an incredible pro career that spanned three decades. Filice is a three-time AMA 250GP champion who has also won numerous AMA Dirt Track Nationals, although he is probably best remembered for his stunning victory as a replacement rider in the 250 World Championship Grand Prix at the 1988 USGP. There is enough combined championship talent in these three to simply have them touch the motorcycle and the bike would practically win the race all by itself. Um...and I'm supposed to ride with these guys?Well, that wasn't exactly the case. "Nixon's team will be fielding two Kawasaki Ninja 650Rs. Springsteen and Filice are riding one bike, and you'll be paired with Nick Cummings on the other one," Herzog said. The pressure wasn't exactly lifted, though; 20-year-old Cummings was the '05 AMA Dirt-Track Ricky Graham Rookie of the Year, and the young hotshoe has already made some impressive forays into roadracing.