AURORA, Ill. (May 12, 2006) – Mary Morgan, of DeKalb, Ill., became the
first female to win the Jeremy McGrath Scholarship when the seven-time
supercross champion made the announcement at the Amp’d Mobile World
Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series finals at Las Vegas’
Sam Boyd Stadium May 6. The Jeremy McGrath scholarship will cover
tuition for the 57 week program at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI)
for Morgan in 2006-’07.
Interested mechanics submitted an application and a two-minute video
expressing why they should receive the 2006-’07 Jeremy McGrath
scholarship. A panel of MMI executives narrowed the 60 best entries
down to six and McGrath viewed the six competitors’ videos at the
Seattle stop of Amp’d Mobile Supercross the week before Las Vegas.
McGrath narrowed the group down to three finalists and conducted phone
interviews with them before choosing Morgan.
"It’s time to see women technicians bring their talent to this level of
racing,” said McGrath. “Mary has the passion, the drive and enthusiasm
to be successful. With her training from Motorcycle Mechanics
Institute, the sky’s the limit.”
Last year’s winner Eric Savala finished his Jeremy McGrath Scholarship
at MMI and went on to work for professional motocross/supercross Team
Subway Coca-Cola Honda Racing.
"We are excited to be working with Live Nation and Jeremy McGrath on
this scholarship program,” said Terry Emig, director of event marketing
for MMI. “We’ve seen great things happen with the other winners”
“MMI has been a great partner to us over the years, and the MMI /
Jeremy McGrath Scholarship has served as the perfect way for us to give
back to the sport and to the racing community,” said Ryan McSpadden,
Vice President of Sales for Live Nation. “We are looking forward
to continuing this incredible program in the future!”
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Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to
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