Jerry Seip

Spring 2007

You are a long-time competitor at Raceway Park. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I live in East Windsor, NJ with my beautiful wife and 4-year-old daughter, Ruth and Jamie.

What do you do for a living? I just recently started working at Cooper’s Honda in Hamilton, NJ.

How long have you been racing? I started racing in 1981 at New Egypt.  This is my 27th year.

What got you started in racing motocross? Some of my friends raced (Terry Tucker) and told me to give it a try.

Back in the day, you used to travel all over the area racing every weekend. Do you still do that or is it mostly local races now? I still try to race every weekend, mainly just the bigger events.  I love the workout and the competition.

Since it is such a large part of your life. What does your family think about racing? Ruth and Jamie really enjoy it.  The rest of my family never really got involved.

We have known each other for a long time. One of the things that I always remember about you is how organized and factory your set up has always been. Has your organization been a key to your success? It helps.  I race three classes and I usually come to the races by myself.

As a veteran racer do you have to train harder than the young up and coming kids? Yeh, which is one of the things that motivates me most.

Many guys you raced against have since retired. Who was your biggest rival? How about now? Micky Kessler and I had some great races when he rode the vet classes.  There are so many different riders from different tracks and different classes.

What is your best racing memory? Winning a National 500 Qualifier and finishing 17th at Binghamton, NY. Winning the 1st Bruce Zimmerman Memorial Race at Englishtown.

How about your worst? 1996 was a bad year… January – Orlando SX – I crashed in practice, in my heat, and in my LCQ. March – Englishtown – I crashed during a moto and broke some bones. September – I crashed during practice breaking more bones.

Who are your sponsors this season?

  • Cooper’s Honda
  • Kessler Pro Suspension
  • MSR
  • Scott
  • Boyesen
  • One
  • Regina
  • Belray
  • Twin Air
  • Motographx

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