Jim Pomeroy

Jim Pomeroy

Birth
Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Death 6 Aug 2006 (aged 53)
Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Plot Section 34, Blk 35.
Memorial ID 15180989 · View Source
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Professional Motorcycle Racer. A native of Sunnyside, Washington, Pomeroy was the first American to win a World Championship Motocross Event (the FIM International Motocross Race). He became the winner when he rode his Bultaco Pursang to victory at the 1973 250cc Spanish Motocross Grand Prix. At a time when European racers dominated the sport, Pomeroy's victory created a news media frenzy back in the United States. Other highlights of Pomeroy's career include, being the first non-world champion to win the Trophies des-Nations event in 1974, the 1974 250cc Motocross World Championship, the 1975 250cc Motocross World Championship, the first rider to win a World MX GP on a Spanish MX bike, the first American to lead the Trans-AMA Championship in 1975, the 1976 250cc Motocross World Championship, the first winner of an indoor Supercross race in Houston, Texas, in 1974, the 1977 250cc Motocross United States Championship, the 1978 250cc Motocross United States Championship, and the first American to win a moto at the U.S. 500cc GP race in Carlsbad, New Mexico, in 1977. Pomeroy retired from racing in 1980. He was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, as a International Motorcross Champion. He was killed in a car accident in Yakima, Washington.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 7 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15180989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jim Pomeroy (16 Nov 1952–6 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15180989, citing Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .