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Jake Johnson   » rider bio

Birth date July 17, 1984
Birth place Camden, N.J.
Hometown Coatesville, Pa.
Height 5-10
Weight 160
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Jake Johnson

Career Highlights

2014 - Johnson was in the GNC1 championship hunt until the final checkered flag waved. One of the most consistent riders on the circuit, Johnson was the only one to finish inside the top 10 in every main event. He recorded eight podium finishes. 

2013 - Johnson earned two top fives on his way to a sventh place finish in the overall GNC point standings. Parted ways with Zanotti Racing halfway through the season to ride for Lloyd Brothers Motorsports. 

2012 - Didn’t defend his overall Grand National Championship but did manage to put together a successful season that consisted of 11 top 5 finishes. Rode his Harley-Davidson to  four pole positions.

2011 - Johnson won the GNC event with four wins. Johnson took wins at the LA County Fairplex, the Calistoga Speedway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds, and at the Salinas Sports Complex. He finished the season with 20 Top 10s, 17 of them being Top 5s. Raced with Zanotti Racing Honda/Harley-Davidson.

2010 - Johnson earned the coveted AMA Pro Grand National Championship, going back to its tradtion prior to 2006. Earned three main event wins at Daytona Short Track, Springfield Mile May 30th, and the season finals at Yavapai Downs Oct. 9th. Johnson also podiumed eight times. Raced with Zanotti Racing team.

2009 - Johnson earned two AMA Pro GNC Twin main event wins at Hagerstown and Springfield Mile Sept. 5th and earned a fourth place finish in the GNC Expert Singles at Springfield TT.  Raced in the AMA Pro National Hot Shoe Series with eigth-place finish at the Peoria TT.  Raced with SuperTrapp F&S Saddlemen Racing team.

2008 - Johnson raced in the AMA Grand National Twins Championship, earning two podium finishes. He raced in the AMA Grand National Singles winning the championship. Johnson took two wins at Daytona Beach, FL (Mar 5-6), and additional podium finishes at Springfield, IL, Billings, MT and Peoria, IL. Johnson raced in the AMA 450 Hot Shoe series with a podium finish in Savannah, GA. Johnson raced with American Suzuki team.

2007 - Johnson raced in the AMA Grand National Twins Championship, earning three podium finishes. He raced in the AMA Grand National Singles, taking wins at Daytona Beach, FL (Mar. 7), Springfield, IL, and Tucson, AZ, and an additional podium finish at Daytona Beach (Mar. 8). He entered select AMA National Hot Shoe races. Johnson raced with the American Suzuki team.

2006 - Johnson won the AMA Grand National Singles Championship title with a win at the August 12th, Castle Rock, WA race, one additional series podium finish, and a string of top five finishes. In the AMA Grand National Twins Championship, Johnson's best result was a sixth-place finish at the Sept. 3rd Springfield IL race. He earned an AMA National Hot Shoe podium finish at Barberville, FL. Johnson raced with Parts Unlimited/American Suzuki.

2002 - AMA Flat Track Rookie of the Year.


  • Dunlop
  • Harley-Davidson
  • KYMCO
  • MotoBatt
  • Saddlemen
  • Sunoco
  • Thom Duma Fine Jewelers