Dec. 18, 2009 Simi Valley, CA: The last season Grant Langston raced was in 2007. The 25-year-old Langston ¬¬had battled his way thru the AMA National Motocross Series to win the Championship title in the premier 450 class! Grant then went onto the Las Vegas US Open in 2007 and also walked away victorious taking the 2007 US Open title!
After a World Championship title, 2 AMA Outdoor National titles, 2 Supercross Championship titles and a US Open title, it was clear, the young racer was in fact one of the most talented riders to ever grace the sport.
At the start of the 2008 Racing season Grants life took a tragic detour. Grant developed a problem with his vision. At first, it was thought to be a minor eye issue but was soon discovered to be Cancer of the eye. In true racers form, Grant battled the disease thru 2008. In early 2009, Grant was given a clean bill of health from his doctors. Indeed, the cancer was in remission and the unthinkable was told to Grant – He was clear to go racing!
Grants triumphant return to racing is no longer a dream. Grant will be entered into Round one of the US Supercross series in Anaheim California on January 9, 2010.
Grant is taking this journey seriously and has been carefully preparing his body, bike and equipment so that he has the absolute finest tools to compete throughout the 2010 season.
Grant has chosen O'NEAL protective apparel and Yamaha motorcycles for his triumphant return. Langston will compete in the 450 class for both the US Monster Supercross Series and the US AMA National Motocross series in 2010. "I was lucky and caught the cancer early. I spent 2008 treating the cancer and with the support of my family and friends have since recovered well. I have been training hard and am eager to be on the bike racing again." Langston went on to say, "O'NEAL makes some fantastic gear and I am excited to be racing in their new 2010 line."
O'NEAL, established in 1970, produces superior quality motorcycle protective apparel, helmets and accessories and distributes them worldwide. Frank Kashare, O'Neal's Vice President said, "We are proud to be associated with Grant. He is an inspiration to all of us at O'NEAL and we look forward to racing with Grant for many years to come. He truly is a Champion on and off the track!"
Look for # 8 to be a regular on the podium throughout the Supercross and Outdoor National Series.