SCOTT SUMMERS ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT–SEPT 25
Scott Summers officially announced his retirement from active racing at the American Honda Motor Company Motorcycle Dealer Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
During the past two years, Summers suffered two serious injuries resulting in six surgeries and a string of medical complications. Ironically, the two injuries occurred while training and testing and not during competition.
Summers will remain associated with long-time sponsor American Honda Motor Company. He will continue to work with American Honda, the American Honda motorcycle dealer network as well as the Honda Riders Club of America to help increase their marketing presence and exposure at motorcycle activities of all types, both in the United States as well as on a global level.
Summers? career cannot only be measured by his results on the racecourse. His level of professionalism in the motorcycle racing industry is now the bar in which many motorcycle racing competitors are measured against today. Summers? record for unselfishly giving back to his sport and trying to raise the public?s awareness of the positive side of motorcycling will stand as his legacy for far longer than any of his on track accomplishments. During a period of time when there seems to be no room left in professional sports for simple virtues like loyalty, Scott Summers has remained loyal to Honda Motor Company for his entire 10+ year professional career.
Scott?s first national overall victory came in 1987 at a Grand National Cross Country event in Pennsylvania on a Honda XR 600R. Since that first win, Summers went on to record over 69 wins at AMA National off-road events throughout North America. The sum of Summers? past wins has resulted in 9 Overall National titles and three International Gold Medals. For over 12 years, Scott Summers was scoring overall national wins at off-road events on his Honda XR.
Scott Summers Career Summary:
*9 Overall National Off-Road titles
*Three Overall victories at America?s toughest race, the Blackwater 100
*First rider to earn an AMA overall victory at a National Hare Scrambles event
*First rider to earn an AMA overall victory at a Grand National Cross Country event on a four-stroke motorcycle (1987)
*First and only rider to earn the overall AMA National Hare Scrambles Championship on a four-stroke motorcycle
*First and only rider to earn the overall AMA Grand National Cross Country Championship on a four-stroke motorcycle in the same season
Please direct questions or inquiries to Fred Bramblett, OMS Ltd., at 859.647.0718