Jeff Stanton

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Jeff Stanton
BornJune 18, 1968 (1968-06-18) (age 50)
Coldwater, Michigan
Motocross career
Years active1988 - 1999
ChampionshipsAMA 250cc - 1989, 1990, 1992
AMA 250cc supercross - 1989, 1990, 1992

Jeffrey Eric Stanton (born June 18, 1968) is an American former professional motocross racer.[1] He is a three-time AMA 250cc Motocross and Supercross National Champion, winning the titles in 1989, 1990 and 1992.[1][2]


Stanton was born in Coldwater, Michigan to Erwin and Mary Stanton.[3] Stanton rode for Honda for the better part of his career, earning all of his championships with them. Before team Honda, he rode a Yamaha as a privateer.

Stanton retired from professional motocross in 1994.[1] Jeff married Sara Knowles in 1992 and they had a daughter, Siana, in 1996 and a son, Toren, in 1999.

In 2000 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.[1]

Following his retirement, JStanton worked with American Honda as a consultant where he trained the factory riders until he was laid off when the motorcycle industry went through a downturn. He also trained Justin Barcia on private contract from 2012-2014. Stanton remains active on the family farm that he grew up on and continues to ride in local races with his son.

Major Career Titles and Accomplishments[edit]

1985 -Florida Winter AM 250cc Champion -Florida Winter AM 500cc Champion -NMA 250cc Amateur Champion -NMA 500cc Amateur Champion -AMA 250cc Amateur Champion -AMA 500cc Amateur Champion

1986 -CMC 250 Trans-Cal Champion -CMC 500 Trans-Cal Champion

1987 -AMA Pro Rookie of the Year

1989 -AMA 250 Supercross Champion -AMA 250 National Motocross Champion -Team USA Motocross des Nations (MXDN) Championship Team Member -Mickey Thompson Award of Excellence

1990 -AMA 250 Supercross Champion -AMA 250 National Motocross Champion -Team USA MXDN Championship Team Member -AMA Pro Athlete of the Year. -FIM Masters of Motocross Series Champion

1991 -Team USA MXDN Championship Team Member

1992 -AMA 250 Supercross Champion -AMA 250 National Motocross Champion -World Supercross Champion

1994 -Retired at end of Season to become Team Honda Consultant

2000 -Inducted into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

2002 -Inducted into Red Bud Track & Trail Hall of Fame

2006 -Inducted into Daytona International Speedway Hall of Fame -Red Bud Grass Race - XR single shock class winner -Red Bud Grass Race - XR dual shock class winner

2008 -Mickey Thompson Award of Excellence


  1. ^ a b c d "Motorcycle Hall of Fame". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Jeff Stanton career statistics". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Coldwater, Michigan". Retrieved June 17, 2014.

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