Glen Helen Raceway simply introduced that the 2022 Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement award recipient can be Jeremy McGrath. The award is introduced every year as a part of the Vet World Championships, which was based by Tom White and now’s introduced by Dubya. This yr, that occasion will happen on November 4-6, 2022. McGrath will eternally be generally known as the King of Supercross due to his file of 72 essential occasion victories and 7 premier-class titles. He additionally earned the 1995 250 Nationwide Championship and was on the profitable Motocross des Nations staff in 1993 and 1996.
McGrath was born in San Francisco on November 19, 1971 and later moved to Southern California. After simply three years using as an newbie, McGrath made his AMA debut in 1989. He completed his first Supercross season and ranked eighth within the 125 West Area Sequence.
In 1990, he rode for Kawasaki’s assist squad and McGrath started to make his first affect on the game. That yr, he received his first 125 West Area Supercross race in Las Vegas and completed the season ranked second within the sequence. McGrath received a complete of 17 profession AMA Motocross Nationals.
Whereas McGrath was turning into generally known as primarily a Supercross specialist even at this early level of his profession, he proved he had expertise on the outside circuits as properly. In 1991, he was ranked fifth in AMA 125 motocross and eighth within the class in 1992. McGrath additionally started to make his title identified internationally when he received the Tokyo Supercross in 1992. After profitable his first AMA Supercross race, McGrath went on to dominate the 1993 AMA Supercross Sequence, profitable 10 races and incomes the championship.
Throughout his profession, McGrath rode for Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and KTM. He was the primary rider to personal and journey for his personal factory-backed staff.
He introduced his retirement earlier than the opening spherical of the 2003 AMA Supercross Sequence in Anaheim. Although retired from full-time Supercross and motocross competitors, McGrath continued his racing profession after being inducted into the Bike Corridor of Fame. McGrath’s legacy within the sport of bike racing can be felt for generations to return.
This yr’s ceremony can be in contrast to every other. On Saturday, November fifth, we are going to host a meet and greet from 4:30pm to five:30pm. The award presentation will begin at 5:30pm, adopted by an autograph session with Jeremy McGrath (and different prior recipients), on the Glen Helen Museum.