Weimer Announces Retirement From Professional Racing

Cycle News Staff | September 14, 2018

Jake Weimer says he’s decided to call it a career as a professional motocross/supercross racer.

Weimer Announces Retirement From Professional Racing

Jake Weimer annouces his retirement.
Jake Weimer says he’s hanging up his boots. Photo: Kit Palmer

The 30-year-old, who was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, spent the bulk of his racing career as a member of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Racing Team after impressing his soon-to-be employers during his years as a 250cc rider. He was a member of the winning 2009 Motocross of Nations Team and then won the West Coast Lites Supercross Championship in 2010. The next year, Weimer stepped up to the 450 class on the factory Kawasaki team.

Weimer struggled with injuries through out much of his 450cc career but was always a solid rider, his best results coming in 2012 when he finished fifth in supercross and third outdoors.

Weimer finished out his racing career as a member of the Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda Team.

Weimer announced his decision to retire on Instagram:

They say all good things come to an end. I’m so thankful for the career I had. I accomplished some things that I had never thought of and had a long career(13 years). One thing I’m very proud of is that no matter the result I always worked hard and gave it my all! I was able to travel the world racing and meet so many great people and life long friends. I want to thank everyone that ever gave me an opportunity and believed in me. I thought long and hard about when it was time to hang up the boots and the simple answer is one day I just knew. I’m excited for the future and what’s next in my life. I have some fun opportunities that are coming in the near future that will allow me to still be involved with motorcycles. I will still be around and go to some races and I will continue to ride. My love for motorcycles and the sport has not changed. I want to thank all of my fans throughout my career. You guys have really shown me love and that truly does mean a lot. THANK YOU!

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