Bio

Holden Jake

Jake Holden

Birth Date: May 5, 1983 – Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington – Hometown: Puyallup, Washington

Status: Single – Height: 5’11” – Weight: 165 lbs.

 When not racing I enjoy Wakeboarding, Golfing, Cycling, SuperMoto, and Shifter Karts.  I have been racing Pro in the AMA since 2000.

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I grew up in Puyallup WA, began my motorcycle riding at age 4 and started racing Dirt Track at the age of 6.  During the next 9 years I won multiple Washington State Championships and 3 Amateur Grand National Championship Titles; one title in the 60cc class and two titles in the 80cc class.  My first year of Road Racing, at the age of 15, I won the Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA) 125gp Championship.  Now at the age of 29, there hasn’t been a year I haven’t raced a motorcycle for 25 years.

My family has been very supportive and inspirational to my success.  I accomplished multiple wins while me and my family traveled in a Motorhome throughout the Northwest for my racing.  Funding for our travels was challenging until I won my first Amateur National Title.  This title opened the door for potential support and podium finishes, which helped me win 2 more National Titles.

While working at Puyallup Kawasaki Motorcycle Shop, my friends/coworkers were influential in my transition from racing dirt to racing on the pavement.  From age 15 to present, my focus has been Road Racing in multiple classes throughout the United States.  At age 17 I was sponsored  by Ricci Motorsports Bardahl Oil racing team for the races in the Northwest and by the age of 19 they provided full support for the AMA Road Racing series.  I signed my first contract with Lion Racing, ran out of Carry Andrew’s Hypercycle shop.   This team lead me to great success in 2004 and 2005 which landed my 2 year contract with Michael Jordan’s Suzuki racing team.  Corona approached me after winning the last race of the 2007 season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offering me a 2 year deal, which lead to my most successful year in 2008.

The last couple years have been challenging to find funding, because of the current economical times.  With my experience at the AMA Pro level I have the capability to finish on the podium at any AMA SuperBike race.  I will need financial backing to make the races for the 2013 AMA Road Race series and am currently working on sponsorship for the year.

I have dedicated my life to racing and have won races at all levels of competition.  With my proven ability and the support of my family, friends and sponsors I know my dream to be a Champion in the AMA SuperBike series is achievable.  I am looking forward to a very successful 2013 racing season.

Career Highlights:

2012 – Currently hold track records at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, Arroyo Seco Raceway and The Ridge Motorsports Park on a SuperBike.  AMA XR1200 series qualified pole position at NOLA Motorsports Park and ran the fastest over all lap on XR1200 at NOLA.

2011 – Competed in AMA Daytona SportBike, best finish of second-place at Infineon Raceway. Team – Roberson Motorsports and Jake Holden Racing.

2010 – Finished third in the AMA XR1200 championship with three podium finishes.  Also contended in three Daytona SportBike rounds, turning in two top-ten finishes.  Filled in for John Hopkins in AMA Pro SuperBike achieving 7 top-ten finishes and 3 top-five finishes, led two laps at Laguna’s AMA SuperBike race.  Team – RMR Bruce Rossmeyer Harley Davidson, Ducshop, Monster Energy M4 Suzuki.

2009 – Finished tenth in the AMA Pro SuperBike point standings with a season best finish of fourth at Topeka.  Set the track record at the Topeka Raceway.  Team – Holden Racing/Corona Extra Honda.

2008 – Finished third in AMA Superstock; scored back-to-back wins at California Speedway and Infineon Raceway, four more top-three finishes and three pole positions.  Starting from the pole and leading the most laps brought victory at Infineon Raceway.  First racer to win a Superstock race on a Honda.  Team – Corona Extra Honda.

2007 – Raced in AMA Superstock, earning a pole position and win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and taking three additional podiums during the season.  Also raced in AMA Pro SuperBike, earning the best results of seventh-place at Daytona and Road America race two.  Team – Michael Jordan Suzuki.

2006 – Raced in AMA Superstock, taking top-five finishes at Infineon Raceway and the August Mid-Ohio race.  Raced in AMA Pro SuperBike, earning nine top-ten finishes.  Team – Michael Jordan Suzuki.

2005 – Raced in AMA Superstock, earning top-five finishes at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio.  Also raced in AMA Pro SuperBike, earning four top-ten finishes.  Team – Lion Racing Suzuki (Carry Andrew Hypercycle).

2004 – Raced in AMA Superstock, earning a fifth-place finish at Virginia.  Raced in AMA Pro SuperBike with a best result of sixth in Mid-Ohio race two.  Team – Lion Racing Suzuki (Carry Andrew Hypercycle).

Early Career – Turned Pro in 2000.

Year

Class

Std. Pos.

Points

Starts

Poles

Wins

Top 5s

Top10s

Laps Led

2012

XR

20

27

3

1

0

1

1

0

2012

ASB

20

38

7

0

0

0

2

0

2011

ASB

41

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2011

DSB

23

26

9

0

0

1

1

1

2010

ASB

14

107

11

0

0

3

7

2

2010

DSB

29

24

3

0

0

0

2

0

2010

XR

3

67

5

0

0

3

5

16

2009

ASB

10

195

20

0

0

2

13

0

2008

ASB

32

41

4

0

0

0

1

0

2008

Stock

3

269

10

3

2

7

8

21

2007

ASB

13

267

17

0

0

0

9

0

2007

Stock

9

183

9

1

1

5

6

10

2006

ASB

12

296

19

0

0

0

9

0

2006

Stock

12

184

11

0

0

2

6

4

2005

ASB

19

168

15

0

0

0

4

0

2005

Stock

6

195

9

0

0

2

8

0

2004

ASB

25

93

9

0

0

0

4

0

2004

Stock

9

232

11

0

0

1

8

0

2004

FX

14

121

5

0

0

1

5

0

2003

ASB

17

179

17

0

0

0

1

0

2003

Stock

15

126

11

0

0

0

2

0

2002

ASB

52

33

13

0

0

0

0

0

2002

Stock

20

76

8

0

0

0

0

0

 


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