Jeff Ward (motocross)


Jeff Ward (motocross)

Jeff Ward (born June 22, 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland of Scottish parents) is the first motocross rider in history to win every major AMA motocross national championship. After retiring from motocross with seven titles and 56 wins, Ward moved to racing cars in the Indy Racing League. Ward finished 6th in series points in 1998, and won the 2002 race at Texas Motor Speedway. He established a solid reputation at the prestigious Indianapolis 500: he was 1997 Rookie of the Year with a third place finish and garnered four top five finishes in just seven starts. Ward was also in the 1971 documentary movie "On Any Sunday" staring Steve McQueen. He has 4 kids: Brandon(16), Ayrton(11), Alain(11), and Siena(9). He also has a wonderful niece named Montana Kleppe(14)Check his website at WardsWinningWays.com [http://www.wardswinningways.com]

Awards

* Ward was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.
* Ward was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on August 12, 2006.

AMA Motocross / Supermoto Accomplishments

* 1984—Won AMA 125cc national motocross title.
* 1985—Won AMA national 250cc motocross and Supercross titles.
* 1987—Won second AMA national 250cc Supercross championship.
* 1988—Captured second AMA national 250cc motocross title.
* 1989—Won AMA national 500cc motocross championship to become first rider in history to win every major AMA national motocross title.
* 1990—Won second consecutive AMA national 500cc motocross championship.
* 2004—Won AMA Supermoto Championship at 43 years of age.
* 2006—Won X-Games Supermoto Championship at 45 years of age.
* 2006—Won AMA Supermoto Championship (second title)
* 2008—Won X-Games Supermoto Championship at 47 years of age (second title).

Indy Racing League Accomplishments

* 1997—Finished third at Indianapolis 500 in maiden effort, finished 30th in IRL season point standings.
* 1998—Earned career-first pole position at Phoenix IRL race, four top five finishes, finished career-best 6th in IRL season point standings.
* 1999—Finished career-best second at Indianapolis 500, three top five finishes, finished 11th in IRL season point standings.
* 2000—Finished fourth at Indianapolis 500, two top five finishes, finished 11th in IRL season point standings.
* 2001—Two top five finishes, finished 11th in IRL season point standings.
* 2002—Winner of Boomtown 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, finished ninth at Indianapolis 500, two top five finishes, finished 11th in IRL season point standings.

Indy 500 results


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