Monster Energy’s Unleashed Podcast Interviews ‘King of Supercross’ Jeremy McGrath


Press release | December 30, 2021

Monster Energy Episode 21 unleashed Podcast published

This is a press release from Monster Energy Company…

Corona, Calif. (December 29, 2021) – Roll out the red carpet for a special episode featuring a true icon! Monster Energy is proud to welcome ‘King of Supercross’ and seven-time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath in Episode 21 of the Sports and Pop Culture Podcast unleashed with The Dingo and Danny.

Released today on Monster Energy’s social media channels, this latest hour-long episode interviews the 49-year-old from San Francisco, Calif., Who laid the foundations for freestyle motocross by inventing one of the first aerial tricks and revolutionized motocross racing in his influential career.

“I still think about motorcycles every day. That’s all I can think of, to be honest. I don’t ride as much as I used to, but I watch every race. I’m great at it. My love for it really created my length in my career and created this job after my career. I love dirt bikes, ”said McGrath on the new unleashed episode on the keys to a lasting career in motorsport.

Fans can now listen to McGrath’s exclusive interview recorded in Studio M at Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California. Released today, the new podcast featuring the Motorcycle Hall of Famer is streaming across all major platforms, including Spotify, itunes, and Youtube.

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When it comes to the most influential motocross athletes in history, the conversation inevitably includes Jeremy McGrath. After falling in love with motocross in his youth, he brought a new approach to motorsport. His invention of the Nac Nac air is considered the starting point for freestyle motocross, while McGrath’s racing accolades include a record 72 wins in the 250cc Main Events. The star of his own video game, McGrath owns an X Games gold medal and continues to collect trophies as the top contender in off-road truck racing.

Talk to both unleashed Podcast hosts, Australian action sports personality Luke “The Goofy” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Kass, McGrath relives the highlights of his career and shares the secrets to achieving longevity in the world’s fastest sports.

McGrath grew up on a steady regimen of BMX clay racing with sponsorship at a young age. “From 9 to 14 years old, I rode BMX quite seriously. I was on a factory team and traveled across the country to compete in the national championships. But I never thought much about motocross, ”said McGrath. That changed at 14. McGrath discovered 125cc motocross racing as his next evolution. “Once I got an off-road bike I figured I could just do bigger jumps on this thing. It’s an important thing that attracted me. And I was a Supercross fan.

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Drawing on BMX techniques such as ‘pumping’ for speed after successfully jumping over a bump, he cultivated a unique style that would make him a top contender on the amateur circuit. In 1989 McGrath landed a spot in Kawasaki’s Amateur Support Program and a year later he won the Las Vegas Supercross as an amateur rider and placed second in the championship.

Aside from racing for the fastest lap time, McGrath also enjoyed unleashing his BMX style antennas on his bike. “Freestyle motocross didn’t even exist back then. I mean, I was doing freestyle motocross in my backyard, before it even happened, ”McGrath said on the podcast. Ultimately, McGrath showcased his own signature aerial performance executed while throwing one leg in the air – and the rest is history. “You could say that freestyle motocross started when I did the Nac Nac for the first time. The trick was actually BMX, so we snatched it from BMX. I was the first person to do it on a motorcycle.

While always remained a fan of freestyle motocross, McGrath went on to build a record-breaking Supercross racing career. Named the ‘King of Supercross’, he won the Supercross and Motocross titles the same year in 1995. “Being a Supercross racer in the 90s was something I could never have dreamed of. It was quite amazing! McGrath said on the show. Major accolades include seven-time victory in the AMA Supercross Championship, as well as the AMA Pro Athlete of the Year (1996) and induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame (2003).

“When you get to a certain point and you end up competing with your heroes, it’s like ‘Dude! I have to go out and beat the guy I used to have on a poster on my wall! ‘ McGrath said of his legendary rivalry with Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael in the early 2000s. Looking back on his career, McGrath said, “I guess that’s just the nature of the sport. You are only as good as your last run. This is definitely true in Supercross.

In addition to his significant racing career, McGrath has also competed as a full-fledged X Games athlete, winning four medals in three different Moto X disciplines, including Step Up Gold in 2004. “I’ve always been a big fan of the X Games, it just took me awhile to find a discipline to enter, “said McGrath, who at the time had signed up as a Moto X rider and was competing in the high jump “like a sideshow” but ended up literally hitting gold.

Today, McGrath shares his unique knowledge of the sport in the “Science of Supercross” video series. Considering how motocross has evolved, the icon said, “The terrain looks really healthy. Children today definitely start younger and stop earlier. But McGrath hasn’t stopped yet! As his next act in an ongoing motorsport career, he won truck racing championship titles in the Lucasoil Off Road Pro series, where he is still a top contender.

“You have to figure out how to be passionate about what you’re doing. Because passion creates length in a career. If you come in with a chip on your shoulder and start to disrespect the sport that is really being offered to you, and you adopt a bad attitude, that can shorten things up, ”McGrath said.

But there is more ! Listen to the full episode featuring the revolutionary motorsport athlete now! Visit the landing page to access Episode 21 of the unleashed with The Dingo and Danny Podcast with Jeremy McGrath.

Episodes of unleashed are filmed on a special set inside Studio M at Monster Energy headquarters in Corona, California. The podcast is hosted by the dynamic duo of Australian action sports personality Luke “The Dingo” Trembath and professional snowboarder Danny Kass. Known for their deep roots in action sports culture, the two starred in the cult television show “Adventures of Danny and the Goofy” on Fuel TV for five action-packed seasons in the early 2010s. two animators have come the way as professional snowboarders and have the interview skills to find common ground with guests from all kinds of backgrounds – sports and pop culture. Always be on the lookout for new episodes that drop bi-weekly on Mondays.

the unleashed with The Goofy and Danny Podcast is here to celebrate the personalities behind the Monster Energy lifestyle. With each episode dedicated to a unique guest or topic, listeners learn to live on the limit and advance the state of the art in the world of high-energy sports as well as music, games and sports. pop culture of people at the top of their game. Game. More than a drink, Monster Energy is a way of life lived by athletes, sportspeople, groups, believers and fans – and the podcast is an extension of that unique DNA.

To learn more about Jeremy McGrath and our team of motocross athletes, visit www.monsterenergy.com

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