Weston Peick Announces Retirement from Professional Racing

Cycle News Staff | July 15, 2020

Weston Peick announced his retirement from professional racing. The serious injuries that he sustained while racing at the Paris Supercross at the end of 2018 proved to be insurmountable, with his right eye still not back to 100% nearly two years later.

Weston Peick 2019 Fly Summer Camp sitting in chair
Weston Peick had a strong professional motocross and Supercross career despite riding as a privateer for several seasons. He earned a factory ride in 2014 and rode for the JGR MX team from 2014 to the end of 2018. Unfortunately, he has not been able to fully recover from an eye injury sustained at the Paris Supercross at the end of 2018.

Peick had a very untraditional professional racing career. After coming up through the ranks as an amateur, that culminated with a class win at Loretta Lynn’s amateur motocross championship in 2008, he did not get any offers from any of the top 250 factory or support teams. He put in several years as a privateer, often beating factory supported riders. He finally got a ride with the RCH Suzuki team midway through the 2014 season and then moved onto the JGR team for 2015. He rode for JGR (first on Yamaha’s and then Suzuki’s) from 2015 through 2018. After taking all of 2019 and half of 2020 to try to recover from the Paris Supercross injuries, he has now decided to retire from professional racing.

Peick released the video below via his longtime sponsor Fly Racing to recap his racing career and talk about what is next.

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