Jake Holden has been racing in the AMA for the last decade, and he’s ridden in just about every class. Superbike, Daytona Sportbike, Superstock, XR1200... You name it and Holden’s probably ridden it.
Born in Tacoma, Washington, on May 5th 1983, Jake Holden quickly found a need for speed. Holden turned pro at just 16-years-old, and has been a regular in the AMA ever since.
Holden started his professional career with entries into the AMA Superbike and Supersport series, but it wasn't until 2003 that he found a truly competitive bike. Holden rode to his first top 10 finish during the 2003 season and earned a 15th place overall result for the season in the Superstock class.
Holden's performance earned him a spot on the Hypercycle Suzuki team in 2004, where he earned his first top five finish in the Superstock class. Holden stuck with Suzuki in 2005, but now with the Lion Racing Team, and continued to improve. In 2005 he finished 6th in the Superstock series after claiming three top five finishes.
In 2006, Holden got some major support from the Michael Jordan Suzuki Team who had noticed his skill throughout the years. Holden would have another successful season in 2006, but it wasn't until the following year that he claimed his first AMA win.
The following year was even better as Holden added two more win to his career tally, and finished the 2008 Superstock season in third place.
Holden would see his most successful season in the AMA Superbike series in 2009. With the Holden Racing / Corona Honda team, Holden would score 13 top 10 finishes, 2 top five finishes, and end the season in 10th place.
After nearly a decade of racing in the Superstock and Superbike series, Holden decided to mix things up in 2010. Now backed by Roberson Motorsports, Holden entered into the inaugural XR2100 series. Holden finished in the top 10 at every race he competed at, and ended the season in 3rd. Holden also tried his hand in the Daytona Sportbike series for three races. Holden's performance in the DSB in 2010 led to the decision to ride full time in the DSB in 2011.
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