At just 21 years of age, former Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider Jordan Bailey has announced he is stepping away from professional racing.
Bailey made the announcement on Instagram and said he’s attending college.
“Well, it’s been quite a while since I have posted anything on social media. I figured its finally time to give you guys an update. I have decided to step away from professional motocross/supercross. I am very fortunate to have been able to race 3 supercross seasons and 2 outdoor seasons. Looking back at my 16 years of racing I was able to accomplish 7 Loretta Lynn championships and ride for the best amateur teams as well as a factory professional team. I am extremely grateful for the amazing trainers and friends I was able to meet in this sport. As far as my future plans go, I am currently in college and of course playing golf. I plan to stay around the sport and support the future generations. Thank you to everyone that has supported me in this chapter of my life.”
The Florida native had a highly successful amateur career, capturing seven titles at Loretta Lynn’s before turning pro with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna in the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. He spent the following year with the team, but was not re-signed for 2020.
Bailey joined the TiLube Honda Racing team in 2020, competing in the 250SX East Region but only competed in one round of Pro Motocross—the Loretta Lynn’s 1 National—aboard a Husqvarna.
Bailey competed in three 250SX West Region main events this season, all aboard a Yamaha YZ250F.
During his career, Bailey captured three top ten finishes in Monster Energy Supercross. His best finish in Pro Motocross came at the Florida National in 2019, where he finished 11th.
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