Friday, August 25, 2017
JEFF LEISK'S 1989 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RUN
Long before Australian-born Chad Reed became a multifold motocross and supercross champion in the United States of America, Perth, Australia’s Jeff Leisk was making international motocross news by first racing the AMA Nationals from 1986 through 1988. A consistent top five finisher in the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc classifications. For the 1989 racing season Leisk decided to head to Europe to fulfill his lifetime dream of racing in the 500cc Motocross World Championship. Aboard a full-on works Honda, Leisk thrilled Grand Prix fans the world over by leading and winning motos along the winning to placing a stunning second overall in the championship to Honda teammate David Thorpe. Shockingly, at the end of the season Leisk announced his retirement and returned to Western Australia. Here, on the cover of Motocross Action, Leisk leads the way at the Hollister Hills, California 500cc USGP of Motocross.