The King Of Supercross Jeremy McGrath swapped his KX450 for a KRX 1000 and headed out to Hammertown looking for a King of the Hammers crown. Entered in the UTV Stock NA Class for the third time, the Team Green ambassador came up just short of winning the infamous event where just finishing is a huge achievement!
“I am so stoked to finish again this year - which is always a huge feat in itself - but to reach the runner-up spot on the podium is just an amazing feeling,” said McGrath from the podium after 7 hours in the saddle. “I have accomplished a lot in my racing career, but this definitely goes down as one I am most proud of, due to the fact that this program is primarily me, my family and friends.”
The King of Supercross started his 2022 King of the Hammers week with an impressive performance in Monday’s UTV Stock NA qualification session where he laid down the second fastest lap time (2:37.635). This put him in a good position for the notorious bottlenecks in the rocks. Not only did he make it through the technical portions of the course, McGrath managed to make up time on his competition in the extreme rock sections.
As the race progressed, McGrath kept his eyes set forward and charged past more than 30 turbo and other modified class competitors that started in front of his naturally-aspirated Teryx KRX. After a demanding seven hours behind the wheel, McGrath took the checkers in second-place for the UTV Stock NA class and 21st overall UTV.
“I am so grateful to be driving the Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000,” said the stoked McGrath. “I feel like it is the only side x side that can make it around a King Of The Hammers course right off the showroom floor. I can’t wait until next year!”