Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jason Pridmore Catches Up With RRX


Jason Pridmore dives into turn 11 on the #43 American Suzuki/Yoshimura USA/Dunlop/Showa-sponsored GSX-R750 during qualifying for the AMA Superbike Series stop in Mid Ohio for the Honda Super Cycle Weekend in July of 1999. Pridmore 'retired' from active U.S. road racing competition at the end of the 2006 season after winning the '97 AMA 750 Supersport Championship as well as the '02 AMA Formula Extreme Championship, while also garnering the '03 FIM World Endurance Championship along the way.
Expected at the time to put more time into his golf game and possibly even touring the pro schedule, he has spent the better part of the last four seasons with his riding school, Star Motorcycle Schools, as well as competing in the FIM World Endurance Championship over the course of the last few years. Pridmore raced for several major teams in the U.S. over the course of his career, including Hyper Cycle, Team Yoshimura Suzuki and the Michael Jordan Motorsports team during the '05 season, their second in the series and first as a Suzuki team. Jason has stayed actively involved with the Jordan group, and currently is the man who gives the 'two-up' rides on the team's bikes during AMA Superbike Series weekend event's and press days.

Anyone that has followed AMA Road Racing for any length of time will recognize the name Jason Pridmore from the many years he graced the sport with his riding prowess. The son of the very first 3-Time AMA Superbike Champion Reg Pridmore, Jason went about setting a legacy of his own throughout the various AMA Road Racing classes for better than a decade and a half, as well as competing in Europe in the FIM World Endurance Championship for the last several years.

One of the first times I really noticed Jason was at Road America in the summer of '92 when he actually beat Scott 'The Screaming Chief' Russell in the AMA 750 Supersport event, when Russell was on a major tear in that class. The previous year Russell had gone undefeated in the old 750SS class, and was near that again in '92, when Pridmore managed to put a small, but noticeable dent in his streak at the sprawling four mile course in Elkart Lake, WI. He was riding a Suzuki at the time that was sponsored by his and his father's Star Schools that year.

Jeff Feathers over at caught up with Jason about what he has been doing as of late and what his plans are for the 2011 season and beyond. Thanks to Jeff and RRX and you can read up on Jason here:

Thanks for dropping by as always here at Stu's Shots, and we wish everyone a very Happy and SAFE Thanksgiving! God Bless and Safe Journeys to all!

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