• sx_banner15

    sx_banner15

Welcome to Anaheim!

Published January 3rd, 2003







To view the 2003 Season Preview feature, visit this link





To see the results from the first Anaheim race, visit this link





(Click on the thumbnail images below to see larger photos)



First up on Thursday, January 2 – A press conference by Jeremy McGrath, detailing his recent retirement. It was in the Diamond Club at Edison International Field, with an outdoor patio overlooking the race track. Jeremy thanked his family, friends, people, and companies that have supported him throughout his life and career.



Jeremy said he has to think about his racing now, whereas before it came much more naturally. It’s of the things that started him thinking about retiring.



Ricky Carmichael, David Vuillemin, James Stewart, and Travis Preston were on hand for a little Q & A with the media as well.



Next up was a little riding demonstration by some riders.



For dinner, there was a Parts Unlimited gathering at Joe’s Garage, which features vintage cars and motorcycles. Lots of riders and industry folks having a good time.



In conclusion, Jeremy is much more than the greatest supercross rider ever. He is a classy, first rate guy. Humble, gracious, well-spoken, and sincere. At times during the press conference, emotions and tears for almost everyone in attendance. Other times, laughter. You just know Jeremy is going to attack the new things coming his way the same way he did on the track – as a winner.





On Friday, January 3 the riders got in some practice time on the race track.



Hope you enjoy the 39 photos so far!





This is continued in our Race Results Section. To see the results from this first Anaheim race, visit this link



Photos: Ryan Mahoney/Photocross.net, Hugh, MM, Parts

function OpenWindow(url, width, height) { window.open(url, ‘img’, ‘resizable, width=’+width+’,height=’+height+”); }




Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 1 of 39

Craig Anderson – Yamaha of Troy

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 2 of 39

Press conference

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 3 of 39

ECC’s new graphics

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 4 of 39

Ernesto Fonseca

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 5 of 39

Grant Langston (not sure what he’s doing!)

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 6 of 39

Langston on the track (pretty sure what he’s doing)

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 7 of 39

Vintage Harley-Davidson

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 8 of 39

James Stewart, Travis Preston at press conference

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 9 of 39

Jeremy – press conference

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 10 of 39
Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 11 of 39

Joe’s Garage

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 12 of 39

Mike LaRocco

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 13 of 39

McGrath Racing manager Larry Brooks

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 14 of 39

James Dean mural at Joe’s

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 15 of 39

Steve Dickerson from Parts Unlimited

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 16 of 39

‘Tire Paul’, Bob, MM

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 17 of 39

Travis Preston

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 18 of 39

Matt Walker

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 19 of 39

Nate Ramsey – still nursing a bum leg

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 20 of 39

DV and RC – press conference

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 21 of 39

RC on the track

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 22 of 39

More RC!

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 23 of 39

Defending Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael having a laugh

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 24 of 39

Joaquim Rodrigues

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 25 of 39

Tortelli, Johnson

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 26 of 39

Toyota off road truck

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 27 of 39

More vintage at Joe’s

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 28 of 39

Heath Voss

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 29 of 39

David Vuillemin

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 30 of 39

Nick Wey

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 31 of 39

OK, who’s the cutest, this nice girl, or …

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 32 of 39

… MM’s son ???

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 33 of 39

Jeremy, Anaheim Stadium, 2003

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 34 of 39

James ‘Bubba’ Stewart

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 35 of 39

Sean Hamblin is riding 125′s

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 36 of 39

Ezra Lusk leads RC in practice

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 37 of 39

Andrew Short

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 38 of 39

Mike Brown, Ricky Carmichael and others in the tunnel

Welcome to Anaheim! - Photo 39 of 39

Stephane Roncada, Tony Berluti



Comments

comments