Rider: Jake Weimer
Team: Monster Energy Kawasaki
Machine: Kawasaki, KX450F (#32)
Born: December 17, 1987 in Twin Falls, ID
A Rupert, Idaho resident, Jake Weimer made his professional Supercross debut at Anaheim in 2006. While his rookie year proved difficult, he was still able to manage 13th in the overall standings. Afterward, Weimer developed into one of the premier riders in the 250 class.
In 2007 Weimer rode to a fouth-place finish in the West Coast SX series, and had another solid finsih during the MX season when he earned sixth place. After his initial pro stint with Honda, Weimer jumped to the Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad where he was immediately competitive aboard the prestigious team.
Weimer’s career started a major upswing, having claimed the 2010 West Coast Lites title in dominant fashion with four wins and two podiums. Weimer also took part in the huge underdog victory for the U.S. in the 2009 Motcross des Nations. However, the 22-year-old was unable to keep his momentum in the 2010 outdoor season and suffered a back injury which forced him to miss the final four rounds. Before his injury Weimer managed top-six results at Hangtown, Millville and Washougal, finishing 11th overall in the AMA Pro Motocross 250 series.
After five seasons in the pro ranks aboard 250’s, Weimer made the move up to the bigger bikes for 2011 aboard the Monster Energy Kawasaki team. His debut in the premier class would be prolonged, however, as Weimer broke his arm just two weeks prior to the start of the season. Finally returning at Salt Lake City, Weimer posted top-10 finishes during the last two rounds of the SX Championship before heading outdoors. Weimer was regularly making it into the
In 2011 Jake Weimer had a successful outdoor season aboard a 450. He returns in 2012 with Monster Energy Kawasaki.
top-five throughout his MX season. His best results came at Unadilla and Southwick, and he finished a respectable sixth-place overall during his first season on a 450.
In 2012 Weimer continued to improve on the 450cc Kawasaki, grabbing a handful of podium finishes during the Supercross season and finishing fifth overall. Things went even better for Weimer outdoors, where he finished third overall for the season and collected 10 podiums. He showed his grit in the opening moto at Hangtown where, after dropping to dead last during the first lap, he went on to pass 30 competitors to finish 10th and earned the first Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award of the year. In September 2012 he announced a mulit-year extension with Monster Energy Kawasaki, and will continue alongside teammate Ryan Villopoto through the 2013 AMA Supercross and Motocross seasons.
2012: 5th (SX), 3rd (MX)
2011: 6th (MX)
2010: 1st (WSX), 11th (250 MX)
2009: 2nd (WSX), 4th (250 MX)
2008: 15th (WSX), 4th (250 MX)
2007: 4th (WSX), 6th (250 MX)
2006: 13th (WSX), 31st (250 MX)