FLASHBACK FRIDAY | JEREMY MCGRATH’S FULL HISTORY IN PHOTOS
“I guess I’ll have to be satisfied to be the greatest Supercross rider that ever lived,” said Jeremy McGrath back in 1999 when criticized for his failure to make much of a dent in the outdoor Nationals. It’s obvious that the criticism hurt Jeremy’s feelings, but he can’t deny that the criticism was somewhat justified. In the process of winning seven AMA Supercross Championships, racking up 72 indoor victories and 87 combined indoor and outdoor wins, Jeremy has earned only one 250 National Championship.
HOW WILL IT EFFECT HISTORY?
Because he failed to apply himself in the sunlight, Jeremy McGrath will not go down in the history books as the greatest motocross racer who ever lived, that honor being reserved for Ricky Carmichael, Bob Hannah or Roger DeCoster, but the point is moot. Supercross is what Jeremy applied his talents to, and Supercross is what he was the undeniable master of. Jeremy is, without a doubt, the man with the golden wrist.
The MXA wrecking crew looks back at a Supercross career of a man who couldn’t be beat indoors.
In 2003 Jeremy made the switch to KTM. He dislocated his hip before racing any AMA races. It was a short-lived venture and Jeremy retired from racing for the first time. We think it was to get out of his KTM contract.
Jeremy is still spinning laps in 2018 He left his brand ambassador deal at Honda to become the brand ambassador for Kawasaki. Here he is riding the 2019 KX450.