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Alex Jorgensen


National wins in all four dirt-track disciplines

Alex “Jorgy” Jorgensen exemplifies the talent, skill and diverse abilities that are trademarks of the greatest AMA Grand National competitors in history. Of the handful of riders who have wins in all four dirt-track disciplines—short track, TT, half mile and mile—Jorgensen is the only rider who achieved the feat in his first four Grand National wins, while competing on four different motorcycles—Can-Am, BSA, Norton and Harley-Davidson.

Jorgensen’s career boasts a number of special distinctions. He is the last rider to win an AMA Grand National on a Norton or BSA, both wins coming at Ascot. He earned Can-Am its first AMA Grand National win. He also logged the first AMA Grand National victory on Rotax’s four-stroke single at the Ascot TT. From 1982 to 2004, the Rotax engine would dominate the highest levels of short-track and TT competition.

Along with Gary Scott, Jorgensen holds the record of most AMA Grand National wins at Ascot with six.