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Jake Zemke   » rider bio

Birth date December 15, 1975
Birth place San Francisco, California
Hometown Paso Robles, California
Height 5-5
Weight 150
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Jake Zemke

Career Highlights

2013 - Recorded three Top 10s in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike competition and finished 16th in the points. Best finish of sixth came at MRLS. Raced for Riders Discount Racing Triumph.    

2012 - Finished seventh in the point standings for AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, earning four fourth-place results and only finishing outside of the Top 10 four times in 19 starts. Raced for Ducshop Ducati.

2011 - Competed in Daytona SportBike for the Daytona 200, earning pole position, leading 25 laps and finishing the race in third position. Raced for Project 1 Atlanta Yamaha.

2010 - Won both AMA Pro SuperBike rounds at Daytona International Speedway.

2009 - Finished sixth in point standings in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike class, with 14 top-10 finishes and two second-place podium finishes at Road America and New Jersey.

2008 - Won the Formula Xtreme championship, his first AMA Pro Road Racing title, with five wins, including an early-season streak of four in a row at Barber Motorsports Park, California Speedway, Infineon Raceway and Miller Motorsports Park.  Shook off a 12th-place showing in the Daytona 200 to finish no lower than second in the year’s final nine races, including his fifth victory in the finale at Laguna Seca.  Also won four poles and led the most laps in five races.  Backed up his Xtreme title with runner-up honors in AMA Pro SuperSport on the strength of a win from the pole at Miller that was one of seven top-three podium showings.  Raced with American Honda team.

2007 - Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike , earning podium finishes at Daytona, Infineon race two and both Miller races to finish third in the championship.  Entered the Daytona 200 Formula Xtreme race, but retired with mechanical trouble.  Raced with American Honda team.

2006 - Won the Daytona 200 Formula Xtreme race.  Also raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a win at Miller and taking five additional podium finishes in the series.  Raced with American Honda team.

2005 - Raced in AMA Pro American Superbike, earning a podium finish in Road America race two.  Earned five wins and three additional podium finishes in Formula Xtreme, and was runner-up for the series title. Raced with American Honda.

2004 - Raced in the AMA Pro American Superbike Championship, taking wins at Brainerd and Mid-Ohio race two, and earning nine additional series podium finishes to take third in the point standings.  Raced in the Formula Xtreme series, taking wins at Barber and Pikes Peak and earning seven additional series podium finishes to place second in the championship.  Raced with American Honda team.

2003 - Won the Mid-Ohio AMA Pro SuperSport race and earned two additional series podium finishes and finished fifth in the championship.  Won the Brainerd Formula Xtreme race and took seven additional series podium finishes to finish third in the final standings.  Raced with American Honda.

2002 - Raced in Formula Xtreme, taking a win at Laguna Seca and earning six additional podium finishes and second in the championship.  Also raced in AMA Pro SuperSport, earning a win at Brainerd.  Entered select AMA Pro American Superbike rounds, earning a fifth-place finish at Brainerd.  Raced with Bruce Transportation Honda team.

2001 - Won the Brainerd Formula Xtreme and took third-place at Pikes Peak.  Contested 750 Superstock with a best result of 15th at Road America.  Raced with Erion Honda team. 

2000 - Raced in Formula Xtreme earning a win at Willow Springs Raceway and finishing second in the championship.  Also raced in AMA Pro SuperSport.  Raced aboard a Honda.

1999 - Finished second in 750 SuperSport points.

1998 - Finished ninth in 750 SuperSport points.

Early Career - Turned Pro in 1992.  Started riding at the age of 6 and entered his first race at the age of 9.  Scored third in the 1997 Super Twins Championship.


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  • Saddlemen
  • Sunoco
  • Vance and Hines