Jake Loberg - Minnesota Motorcycle Hall of Fame Member

Jake Loberg - Motocross

Jake is another rider who worked his way through the District 23 ranks, qualified for Loretta’s a few times, then turned pro. Between 2011 and 2018, he qualified for 26 nationals, often with little support. He raced at 11 different tracks, with Millville, not surprisingly, being the one he raced at most often, and where he had his best results.

After some strong showings at Loretta Lynn’s in 2009 and 2010, Jake tried one national in 2011, Millville. He got his Kawasaki into the big show in the 450 class. The next year, he hit the road, racing 7 450 nationals, with his best moto finish being a 15th in the second moto of Millville. Those national points qualified him for this Hall of Fame, although it’s assumed he was completely unaware of this honor, as was the MX Bob research staff until 8 years later.

Jake did not qualify for any US Motocross events in 2013. In 2014, he raced the “nearby” rounds of Millville and Red Bud on a (still green) 250. He hit it hard again in 2015, qualifying for 8 rounds of 450 Motocross. He was on the road also in 2016, racing a Husky 250, qualifying for 6 events in a class deep with factory machinery. In 2017 and 2018, he stuck close to home, racing Millville both years, and making the trip out to Indiana in 2017.

After a 9-year hiatus, he returned to Loretta’s in 2019, qualifying for 2 of the toughest classes, 250 Pro Sport and Open Pro Sport. A strong finish in the final moto of 250 Pro Sport left him just shy of the top 20. He returned in 2020 in the 25+A class. Despite not being able to start up front in any of the motos, he finished a strong 5th overall.