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January 29, 1994 | SHAV GLICK
Although portions of earthquake-damaged Anaheim Stadium are still being repaired, the motocross course and enough seats to accommodate more than 50,000 spectators are ready for tonight's Coors Light Challenge, third round of the Camel Supercross series. The Jumbotron scoreboard collapsed during the temblor Jan. 17 and fell into the seats behind center field.
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January 6, 2005 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
In 1993, Jeremy McGrath was on his way toward winning the AMA supercross championship in his rookie year. During a race in Florida, an 8-year-old youngster ran up to him and asked for his autograph and his jersey. "I laughed at him and said, 'I'll give you mine if you give me yours,' " McGrath recalls. "He took off running to the pits and pretty soon, back he came, waving a blue and white Fox jersey that he had signed front and back. The signature read, 'James Stewart 259.' " James Stewart Jr.
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January 11, 1997 | SHAV GLICK
Is the man or the machine most important in Supercross, motorcycling's version of motocross set inside a stadium? The answer may come in the season opener at the Coliseum tonight when Jeremy McGrath, four-time Supercross champion and winner of 14 of 15 races last year, rides a machine quite different from the Honda he has ridden all of his pro career.
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August 7, 2004 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy McGrath wasted little time making an impact at the X Games. Making his X Games debut Friday night at Staples Center, McGrath emerged victorious in the Moto X Step Up after a jump-off with 2003 champion Matt Buyten. McGrath, considered among the best competitive motorcyclists of all time, cleared 33 feet, six inches on his third attempt at the height in the motorcycle version of the high jump.
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January 12, 1997 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South African Greg Albertyn, who won two world motocross championships before coming to the United States three years ago to ride for Suzuki, finally ended a string of disappointments by winning his first AMA Supercross Saturday night in the Coliseum. Albertyn took the lead from World Supercross champion Jeff Emig of Riverside on the seventh lap of the 20-lap main event and was never challenged. After Emig fell a lap later, Doug Henry took over second place.
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January 6, 2002 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricky Carmichael's bid for a record-breaking 14th consecutive supercross victory came to a horrifying end Saturday night when the 22-year-old landed head first on the track following a crash in the main event at Edison Field in Anaheim. Carmichael, the defending supercross champion, was in second place midway through the fifth lap of the 20-lap final, trailing eventual winner David Vuilleman of France, when he cleared a small jump and landed on his front wheel on the other side.
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January 17, 1997
When Supercross riders show up Saturday night at the Coliseum for the second round of their stadium motocross series, they will find a different course from the one used last week. Four-time champion Jeremy McGrath is hoping the change will also mean a change for him. In his first ride on a Suzuki after switching from Honda, he finished 15th, his worst placing since becoming a professional.
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February 3, 2002 | Martin Henderson
How fitting it would have been for Jeremy McGrath to win the 25th supercross event at Edison Field on Saturday night. But the series' winningest rider at Anaheim provided little more than a big tease, as Ricky Carmichael won for the second week in a row, taking Round 5 of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series in front of 45,050. McGrath, the owner/rider aboard a Yamaha who won seven series championships, thrilled the crowd early and led the first nine laps. McGrath has won eight events at Anaheim.
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January 8, 2000 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Ezra Lusk could win in Supercross elsewhere the way he does in California, the quiet Georgian might well take the coveted No. 1 plate away from six-time champion Jeremy McGrath. Lusk, who recently moved from Bainbridge, Ga., to Lake Elsinore to be closer to Honda's training track, raced four times in California last year--and won four times. Three races were in the AMA national series, two of them at Anaheim's Edison Field and one in San Diego.
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January 28, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happened again. Jeremy McGrath looked like Clark Kent on two wheels. McGrath, from Sun City, made it three for three in the AMA Supercross Series on Saturday night at Anaheim Stadium, winning the 20-lap main event. Again. McGrath was followed to the finish by Acton's Damon Huffman on a Kawasaki, Honda teammate Steve Lamson of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Mike LaRocco of South Bend, Ind., on a Suzuki.
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January 30, 2004 | SHAV GLICK
If you see Jeremy McGrath riding at racing speeds on Honda's supercross training track in Corona, don't read too much into it. The greatest supercross rider in history is not coming out of his year-old retirement, much to the disappointment of his legion of fans. He has rejoined Honda, the manufacturer for whom he won four of his seven supercross championships, but in the role of test rider and coach.
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April 11, 2003 | SHAV GLICK
It was just a little jump, not more than three feet, over a hay bale, but the flair, the style, were unmistakable. It seemed strange, though, because the tires on the KTM 520 motorcycle were road-racing slicks, not knobby dirt tires. There was no doubt, however. The body language said it was Super Mac.
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December 27, 2002 | Shav Glick, Times Staff Writer
Jeremy McGrath, the rider who did more than anyone else to make the stadium sport of supercross the fastest growing in motor racing, has decided to retire at age 31. The seven-time American Motorcyclist Assn. supercross champion and the winner of a record 72 main events, rode in two races in Europe this month, but decided after returning home to call it a career. His decision was reported by former national champion Rick Johnson on www.supercross.com.
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February 3, 2002 | Martin Henderson
How fitting it would have been for Jeremy McGrath to win the 25th supercross event at Edison Field on Saturday night. But the series' winningest rider at Anaheim provided little more than a big tease, as Ricky Carmichael won for the second week in a row, taking Round 5 of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series in front of 45,050. McGrath, the owner/rider aboard a Yamaha who won seven series championships, thrilled the crowd early and led the first nine laps. McGrath has won eight events at Anaheim.
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January 6, 2002 | DAN ARRITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ricky Carmichael's bid for a record-breaking 14th consecutive supercross victory came to a horrifying end Saturday night when the 22-year-old landed head first on the track following a crash in the main event at Edison Field in Anaheim. Carmichael, the defending supercross champion, was in second place midway through the fifth lap of the 20-lap final, trailing eventual winner David Vuilleman of France, when he cleared a small jump and landed on his front wheel on the other side.
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May 11, 2001 | SHAV GLICK
Thirteen consecutive times, Ricky Carmichael defeated perennial supercross champion Jeremy McGrath this year, decisively ending McGrath's long domination of the stadium version of motocross. So what did the 21-year-old newly crowned SX champion do after collecting $175,000 from SFX Motorsports Group and other contingency awards at last Sunday night's awards banquet in Las Vegas? Fly home to Havana (Florida, that is) to celebrate with his family?
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January 10, 1999 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeremy McGrath won his first supercross race in 1993 in Anaheim and kept right on going, winning five of the last six American Motorcycle Assn. Supercross Series championships. McGrath, of Menifee, had never lost a race in Anaheim at what is now known as Edison Field. But Saturday night in front of an announced sellout of 45,050 where, for once, the rock pile beyond the outfield wall didn't look out of place, McGrath finally found his match. Several of them, in fact. Ezra Lusk of Bainbridge, Ga.
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January 16, 2000 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no Ezra Lusk and no Jeff Emig, and there was no problem for Jeremy McGrath. McGrath, riding without the threat of Lusk, who finished second in last season's series, and Emig, the only man to prevent McGrath from winning seven consecutive AMA Supercross titles, continued to make the most of his appearances at Edison Field. McGrath won for the sixth time in Anaheim, taking the second round of the 16-race AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series in front 45,050 fans.
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February 3, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael lead the EA Sports Supercross Series into Edison Field tonight for the third time in five weeks, they figure to continue their battle that has yielded two victories apiece. McGrath won the season opener in Anaheim and won again last week in Phoenix. Carmichael, who had never won a 250cc supercross stadium race until this season, won in San Diego and two weeks ago in Anaheim.
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January 21, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
OK, now it's a rivalry. For the first time in years, there might be a legitimate challenger to the reign of supercross champion Jeremy McGrath. The sport's all-time winningest rider won again Saturday at Edison Field--his eighth victory in the last 10 races there. But the performance by Ricky Carmichael, passing McGrath with three laps left and finishing second by only nine-thousandths of a second, signaled that the rivalry is on.
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