January 30, 2004 |
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.
April 11, 2003 |
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.
December 27, 2002 |
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.
February 3, 2002 |
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.
January 6, 2002 |
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.
May 11, 2001 |
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?