Jeremy McGrath

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If you were a Supercross fan growing up in the 1990s and early 2000s like I was, it was pretty damned impossible to not root for Jeremy McGrath. The dude was my idol--full on MC bandwagon and I even raced with his Bell Showtime 2 replica helmet as a kid. I had always wanted to meet him or at least watch him line up at a race in person, but I grew up in Maine and making it to a Supercross would have required my parents to buy me a plane ticket to another region of the United States. Fortunately I made the move to Southern California before McGrath retired completely, and I finally got to see him race at Angel Stadium while he was still in the game as a part-timer.

I shot this photo of MC late last year at Cahuilla Creek MX during the SPY Optic Ride Day when he revealed his partnership with Kawasaki, and it made the poster in our February issue of TransWorld Motocross.  After all these years on top of the sport, McGrath seems truly humbled by everything he has been able to do and accomplish throughout his career, and he’s by far one of our favorite people to work with. Long live the King!

Photo Information

Camera | Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Shutter Speed | 1/1600
Aperture | 5
ISO | 250

Jeremy McGrath iPhone