|Born||November 19, 1971 |
San Francisco, CA
Jeremy McGrath (born November 19, 1971, San Francisco, California) is a Supercross racer and has won a record of 72 250cc Main Event wins and captured 7 250cc Championships between 1993 to 2000. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Supercross is a cycle racing sport involving Racing specialized high performance off-road Motorcycles on an artificially made dirt tracks consisting of steep jumps Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Supercross is a cycle racing sport involving Racing specialized high performance off-road Motorcycles on an artificially made dirt tracks consisting of steep jumps He is often referred to as "MC", "Showtime" or "The King" meaning, the King of Supercross. But supercross and motocross were not always his past times early in his life he loved riding BMX but after becoming one of the leading BMX riders in the nation he became bored with the sport and moved on to professional Motocross His parents agreed and at the age of 15, McGrath began racing motocross. Even though his parents helped, McGrath had to support a major portion of his racing by bagging customers at the local supermarket. Even though he came to racing much later than most top motocross and supercross riders, McGrath was able to translate many of the racing tricks he’d learned in the rough and tumble world of BMX and bring that to motocross racing. After just three years riding as an amateur, McGrath made his AMA debut in 1989. He finished his first Supercross season ranked eighth in the 125 West Region Series.
After two 125 West Region Supercross championships in 1991,and 1992 for Team Pro Circuit Peak/Honda, he became the first rider to win the 250cc Supercross Championship as a rookie in 1993. For the Walt Disney Pictures film about Jim Morris, see The Rookie (2002 movie. He won 4 Supercross Championships in a row with Team Honda before moving to Team Suzuki for the 1997 season. () is a Multinational corporation, engine Manufacturer and engineering corporation headquartered in Japan. is a Multinational corporation headquartered in Hamamatsu Japan that specializes in manufacturing compact automobiles a full range of Motorcycles All-Terrain Many in the industry were shocked that McGrath had left the most powerful team in motocross but the two parties were unable to come to terms with one another when negotiating a contract. Motocross is a form of Motorcycle sport or All-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed Off road circuits Mcgrath was also reportedly annoyed with the restrictive nature of his relationship with Honda. . McGrath had produced the most amazing supercross record to date, winning 14 out of 15 250cc Main Events in 1996. He effectively moved from the strongest team in motocross to one of the weakest. Suzuki had not won a Supercross Championship since 1981, and even mere event victories were few and far between for the beleaguered squad.
McGrath had a very unlucky year in 1997 as several uncharacteristic crashes and mechanical gremlins with his RM250 left him justhe he loved to sing a few points short of winning the Supercross title for the fifth consecutive year. A gremlin is a folkloric creature commonly depicted as mischievous and mechanically oriented with a specific interest in Aircraft. That crown went to McGrath's longtime nemesis, Jeff Emig of Team Kawasaki. Cam Jeffrey Emig (born December 1, 1970 in Kansas City Kansas) was one of the premier Motocross racers of the 1990s with 4 major titles for ( is an international corporation based in Japan. It has headquarters in both Chūō-ku, Kobe and Minato Tokyo.
He switched to Chaparral Yamaha for 1998 and regained the Supercross championship in convincing fashion. ( a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai Iwata Shizuoka) is part of the Yamaha Corporation. During that summer's outdoor national season, McGrath withdrew from the series as the points leader due to a broken wrist. It would be the last time he would contest a full outdoor season, because for 1999 McGrath signed a "Supercross only" contract. He won the titles for Chaparral Yamaha again in 1999 and 2000. During these championship runs McGrath seemed to put his total Supercross win record at an almost untouchable level.
McGrath started off the 2001 season in typically strong form, winning 2 of the first 3 main events. However, he lost the next event to Team Kawasaki's Ricky Carmichael. Ricky Carmichael (born November 27, 1979 in Clearwater Florida) is a former professional Motocross and supercross racer now transitioning Carmichael would then win every race from there on out, dethroning McGrath as Supercross champion and equalling his 1996 win record of 13 consecutive main event victories. McGrath returned in 2002 to take a shot at regaining his crown, but chronic arm pump and perhaps age caught up with him, and he could only muster a 3rd place in the final standings behind Carmichael and Yamaha's David Vuillemin. David Vuillemin is a French professional Motocross rider born on October 18, 1977 in Berre-l'Étang, France, near Marseille
For 2003 he signed with Team KTM but a pre-season crash on the much maligned KTM 250SX made him rethink his future in racing and he decided to retire on the eve of the 2003 supercross season. KTM Sportmotorcycle AG is an Austrian Motorcycle manufacturer He did a farewell tour with KTM to show his appreciation and sign autographs for fans.
In 2005, McGrath came out of retirement to race a limited schedule on the Supercross circuit. He rejoined forces with his former Team Honda squad and has recently proven to be at a competitive level and speed that has not been seen from McGrath since the 2000 or 2001 seasons. At the age of 34, he has placed regularly in the top 5 positions. The same year Jeremy also raced Supermoto in the X-Games and placed 2nd to take home the silver medal. Supermoto or Supermotard is a cross-over or evolution of Motocross and Road racing. The X Games is an annual event with a focus on extreme action sports McGrath switched motorcycles from his trademark Honda CR250R 2-stroke to a Honda CRF450R 4-stroke at Round 3 of the 2006 Supercross season. In keeping with his partial schedule, McGrath withdrew from the series after Round Six, after earning multiple top 5 finishes, and running as high as fourth in the point standings. Jeremy competed in the 2006 Summer X-Games, earning a 2nd in Step-Up and 7th in Supermoto. He announced plans for the McGrath Invitational, an off-season supercross race with an innovative track and huge purse. McGrath announced that the 2006 Invitational will be the final professional Supercross race of his career. McGrath was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2003. The American Motorcyclist Association is an American not-for-profit organization of more than 280000 motorcyclists that organizes numerous motorcycling activities and campaigns The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is located near Columbus Ohio, United States suburb of Pickerington. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. (NOTE: Jeremy planned and even raced the McGrath Invitational but due to all the stress of planning, getting ready to race, etc. he was not fully focused when race day came around, resulting in a crash sometime in the race, breaking bones in his neck. He has since recovered)
In April 2007, he announced he had signed a driver development contract with the NASCAR team JR Motorsports, owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with Monster Energy Drink sponsoring. April 2007 is the fourth month of that year It began on a Sunday and 30 days later ended on a Monday. A Driver development program is a program used by racing teams to develop younger drivers JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville North Carolina, co-owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr Ralph Dale Monster Energy (or simply known as Monster) is an American brand of Energy drink marketed and distributed by Hansen Natural Corporation (run by CEO Rodney
McGrath has occasionally raced in Championship Off-Road Racing off-road races in recent years. Championship Off-Road Racing (usually abbreviated CORR) is a sanctioning body for Offroad racing in the United States. Off-road racing is a format of racing where various classes of specially modified vehicles (including cars trucks motorcycles and buggies compete in races through Off-road He has finished in the Top 10 in several PRO-2 races.
Taught since MC was 3 till 19 he had started to win these Championships Total Individual Career Championship Titles: 12
Total Team Career Championship Titles: 2
Total Overall Career Wins: 102
Other AMA Sanctioned Regional race wins: 10
Jeremy married his wife Kim on August 3rd, 2002. They had a baby girl, Rhowan Parker McGrath (RPM) on December 9th, 2005. A second daughter Bergen Paisley McGrath was born January 10, 2008.
He wrote an autobiography with Chris Palmer called "Wide Open: A Life In Supercross" it tells about his life going through the ranks as a rookie to his current day life.