Jerry Robin- Minnesota Motorcycle Hall of Fame Member

Jerry Robin - Motocross

Updated October 2021

Jerry became known to the motocross world in 2013 when he won the Two-Stroke B/C title at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National riding a 1985 CR250. He was given not a ride, but some bikes and “hang-out time” with Geico Honda, but then disappeared from the spotlight.

When the Geico ride didn’t pan out, he stopped riding and went to work. But in 2016, he was able to get a 450 fill-in ride. Jerry got himself some national points, securing his spot in this Hall of Fame.

Whenever possible, Jerry rides with the number 194 as a shout out to longtime family friend and former Factory Kawasaki rider, Tom Benolkin.

2021 – Jerry Robin teamed up with Justin Starling and Jeff Walker to form the WSR Motorsports team (named after the initial of the trio’s last names). Robin was slated to compete in the 250SX West Region and the 250 Motocross Championship.

After Orlando 2, Robin posted on Instagram that, “(it was a) Tough start to the season to say the least. Off the start in the heat race I got tangled up with a few guys when Thrasher went down. Had to double the triple since I was in the back of the pack and another rider went for the triple for some reason and landed on me. Thankfully I didn’t have any broken bones and just really sore and a minor AC joint separation.

The long break before Atlanta was not only a reset for Robin physically, but he also showed up at Atlanta 1 aboard an AJE Motorsports/Motul GasGas for the first time all season. He qualified for all three 250 Mains at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

After barely finishing out of the points in the first 250 Motocross moto of the season and a DNF in the second, his season took a bad turn in Colorado. He was injured in the first lap of the first moto, triggering a red flag. He would sit out High Point. After a long break, he returned to action at the next round at Red Bud. He made every race after that, but was still not fully recovered from his injuries, and had many DNFs. Hs best moto finish was a 16th at the last round.

Yearly Recap

2016 – He was going to race the GNCC series, but a week before the opener, he crashed and broke his L5 vertebra, three ribs, and fractured his left arm. Blue Buffalo/Slater Skins Yamaha contacted him late in the outdoor MX season, and offered him ride for the last three 450 outdoor nationals. He grabbed the chance and earned his way into the Hall, carding an 18th place moto finish at Unadilla and Budds Creek.

2017 – Jerry was able to secure a ride with the Blue Buffalo / Slater Skins Yamaha. He rode the 250 East SX series, making 5 mains with a best finish of 19th. He started the nationals on a 250, scoring points in the first three rounds. He was not able to get a decent finish after that, missing a few rounds, than coming back in the 450 class for two rounds late in the season.

2018 - In a heroic ride in the humidity of Tampa, Florida, Jerry qualified for the 250 Main and scored a point, moving him into 40th in the series.

Outdoors, Jerry raced in two 450 nationals, Tennessee and Millville. He came close to points in the first moto at Millville, finishing a teasingly close 21st.

2019 – Jerry rode a KTM in the 250 West series with some help from FCC Motorsports. In a very competitive field, he made the Main 6 times, often finishing ahead of riders on well-funded teams. His best finish was a 12th at Oakland.

He competed in the 250 Motocross series, still riding the FCC Motorsports KTM. He had several motos where he was running well within the top 10 early in a moto, but his best finish was a 14th at Southwick. He qualified for 11 rounds, barely missing points on a number of occasions, on his way to 30th in the championship.

2020 - Jerry secured a ride on the brand-new Chaparral/FXR Honda Racing team. The original plan was to race 250 East Supercross and the 450 class in select rounds in the West. Due to injuries to other members of the team, that plan got flipped, and he was on a 450, somewhat unprepared, at A1. He only managed to qualify for one event, a 22nd (DNF) at Arizona.

When the 250 East Supercross series got underway, Jerry started with a 16th, but then failed to qualify for the next 3 rounds. During the much longer than expected break in the series, Jerry and team parted ways and he was back to being a full privateer.

He came back for the SLC rounds on a Husqvarna. Jerry didn’t have a very good opening round as the altitude and his asthma were a tough combination. He’d never raced in altitude before, so it was all new for him. He qualified for 3 of the 5 SLC rounds, but was unable to finish a Main, leaving him 34th in the points.

Jerry was back for the much delayed, now 9-round, 250 Motocross series. He rode his Husqvarna to 2 top twenty moto finishes in the muddy first round, but not so well in the even muddier, Loretta Lynn’s 2. After finishing in the points both races in Indiana, he was oh so close at Red Bud 1, 21-22. From there, he was in the points 7 straight motos and in the top 20 overall. Unfortunately, DNFs at Thunder Valley and Pala dropped him to 21st in the championship.