- Career: 2004-Present
- DOB: 06/20/1986
- Height: 5' 9"
- Weight: 155 lbs.
- Birthplace: Lakewood, CA, United States
- Residence: Riverside, CA
- Team: Team Honda
- Team Manager: Erik Kehoe
- Mechanic: Alex Ewing
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Josh Grant has been on the pro circuit for almost four full years, and since day one has proven himself as a consistent podium threat and a rider who definitely has a bright future in the sport.
Grant’s rookie year came in 2004, and he rode his Amsoil Honda to tenth overall in the Motocross Lites series. Along the way, the eighteen-year-old racer earned three podium finishes. The following year was another consistent one, as he finished a solid eighth overall in the East Coast Lites Supercross series. His best finish of the series came at the physically grueling Daytona Supercross, where he battled to the very last corner to earn second place. Grant would close out the year with a seventh overall in the Motocross Lites division, once again competing with the Amsoil Honda satellite team. The 2006 season established Grant as a definite title threat. He would again choose the East Coast Lites series as his battleground, and would finish a respectable third overall.
However, he did so with three wins: one in Atlanta, another in Orlando and the third one in Detroit. Grant would also finish third in the outdoor national series, with four podiums in the Lites class. In the same year, he would take his Sobe/Samsung Honda CRF250R to the top of the podium at the U.S. Open of Supercross in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2007 season marked Grant’s third year as a pro and he continued to show that he knew what it took to stay up front. A third overall in the Motocross Lites series, which contained an overall win in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, followed three podium finishes in his Supercross season.
Many expected a Supercross Lites title from Grant in 2008, and although he was definitely a pre-season favorite, he got off to a slow start. However, once the season got going, Grant would return to his old self, as he challenged front-runners Ryan Villopoto and teammate and eventual champion Trey Canard. Grant would go on to finish the season in the fifth spot.
Fast and fearless, Josh Grant logged several strong years on Lites bikes before shocking the world in 2009, winning his rookie-season 450 debut at Anaheim. Last year, a shoulder injury knocked him out of the entire season, but he rebuilt with a return to Hondas, carrying plenty of his old speed.
Although Josh Grant started riding motorcycles at age seven, he did not start racing until 1998 at age thirteen. Many riders start at much earlier ages, but Grant’s somewhat late entrance did not hinder him. Another unique trait to his amateur career is his rather small amount of titles at major races like Loretta Lynn’s. He earned one title there during 2002 in the 85cc Modified (14-15) class, which would be his one and only.
Grant’s amateur days ended in 2004 when he moved up to the pro ranks, but his small number of titles did nothing to hurt the young rider, as he left the amateur classes with full ride on the Amsoil Honda satellite team, where he continues to ride today.
A California native, Josh Grant was born in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California. Currently, he resides in the motocross Mecca known as Riverside, California. Obviously, he spends most of his time training for racing, however he does have other hobbies as well.
Grant can be seen enjoying time in the water. He is a fan of stand-up Jetskis as well as wakeboarding. Tubing behind boats brings Grant happiness, and also allows him to spend time with friends like Chad Reed, Sean Hamblin and Will Hahn. He also spends his free time in a slightly cooler climate, where he likes to snowboard. John Leonard
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