The Rupert, Idaho native has decided to retire from the sport after a lengthy, successful career. Jake Weimer Announces Retirement. Weimer rode for Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda in 2018, but he spent the majority of the season fighting injuries. After much consideration, Weimer felt the time was right for him to hang up his racing boots.
Weimer began his pro career in 2006 and had several quality seasons on the Supercross and Motocross Lites circuit. In 2007, he finished in 4th place on the Supercross Lites West. He finished the season with eight top-10 finishes. During the Motocross Lites campaign that same season, he finished 6th in the final overall point standings.
After riding for the GEICO Honda team for the first few years of his career, Weimer made the switch to Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki and had some of the best seasons of his career.
In the 2009 AMA Supercross Lites West season, Weimer recorded three victories and never finished outside the top-5 on his way to a 2nd place finish in the points only behind Supercross legend Ryan Dungey. On the AMA Motocross 250cc class circuit during the same season, Weimer tallied three victories as he finished4th place in the final standings.
In 2009, Weimer earned the opportunity to represent his country and competed for Team USA during the 2009 Motocross of Nations. Team USA would go on to win the event that season.
2010 would be a historic season for Weimer in the AMA Supercross Lites West. During the campaign, he got off to an electrifying start winning four of the first five races of the season. He concluded the season with five total wins and eight overall top-5 finishes on his way to his one and only professional championship.
He concluded his time in the AMA Supercross 250SX class with eight career wins, 15 podiums, and 20 top-fives. Weimer soon made the transition to the 450 class in Supercross and Motocross where he achieved considerable success over the years.
His best season riding in the 450 class came in 2012 when he finished in the top-5 in indoor and outdoor competition. During the AMA Supercross 450SX season, he earned eight top-5 finishes while placing 5th in the final point standings. During the AMA Pro Motocross 450cc season, he tallied eight top-5 finishes on his way to a 3rd place finish in the overall standings. His 2012 campaigns in the 450 class would be a career-best in both Supercross and Motocross.
Over the course of his AMA Supercross 450SX career, Weimer recorded 5 podiums, 12 top-fives, and 36 top-10s. Weimer finished 14th in the standings in his final full 450SX season in 2017 before having 2018 derailed by injuries.
The 30-year old veteran has had a solid career which has spanned over a decade. He made a tremendous mark on the 250SX class and reached the top of the division in 2010 taking home his only career championship. Even though he never found the same level of success in the 450 class, he was always a competitor and threat to podium every race. Weimer leaves as a well-respected rider by his riding peers and by fans.