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Jessee Finch1997 Jessee Finch

Rider Number: 37
Hometown: Corona Hills, California - USA
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Date of Birth: August 5, 1970
Wife: Carrie
Children: Dean
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Date Started Speedway: 1981 - 1987 (Juniors)
Date Started Speedway: 1987 - 1997 (Professional)
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Photo by: Gary Roberts


Tracks Ridden:
USA: Costa Mesa - Fast Fridays, Auburn - Bakersfield - The PAS, Lake Perris - Paso Robles Speedway - Glen Helen - Victorville

2006 - Costa Mesa Events Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, Sep 30
1997 - Bakersfield Event Apr 5
1996 - Costa Mesa Events Apr 19, May 3, May 24, May 31, Jun 28, Jul 12, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 28
1996 - Bakersfield Event Jun 2
1996 - 5th Place Main Event - The PAS Jun 19
1996 - Handicap Main - Paso Robles Jul 6
1995 - Costa Mesa - Glen Helen Events
1991 - 9th in National Championship
1983 - Junior National Champion
Voted Junior rider of the year by other riders three times

Status: Retired in mid 1997 season after bustin his leg in the Costa Mesa round of the National qualifiers. After investing $40K in stainless steelwork in his leg, he doesn't want to do anything that would risk further damage. Coming back? No. What would it take to bring him back? Open up at least 3 more tracks in South California!

1999 AMA Nationals

Gary Roberts : "This is a picture I took after the 1999 AMA National at Auburn. Left to right, 5 ex-junior Speedway riders, Josh Larsen, Greg Hancock, Jessee Finch, Billy Hamill, Ryan Evans and Junior Speedway supervisor, Bill Hancock. Billy Hamill is looking happy cos he just won the National. But there is a large ice-pack on his left hand which kept him out of racing for a month after this night."

Jessee Finch
Jesse Finch leading Dave Busby at the 1983 Junior National at Costa Mesa.
Photo by Scott Daloisio

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