Jason Uribe: Fighting Wildfires And Racing Superbikes

Uribe aboard his Honda CBR1000RR Superbike last year at Utah Motorsports Campus. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

Part-time MotoAmerica Superbike rider Jayson Uribe was a late addition to the HONOS Superbike entry list for round five of the MotoAmerica Championship. Uribe and his Rock & Sons team are participating in today’s Official Dunlop MotoAmerica test at the Ridge Motorsports Park, and Uribe will be aboard his red, white, and blue #36 Honda CBR1000RR for this weekend’s Komatsu MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Ridge event.

Jayson Uribe with his mom Becky and their dog Mia. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

The team scrambled to make the event happen, which included having to straighten out Uribe’s AMA professional road racing license. According to Uribe’s mom and crew member Becky, “It’s been a crazy last few days, but we managed to get everything squared away, and we are here. MotoAmerica and the AMA have been great to work with on this, and we appreciate the help that so many people gave us.”

Volunteer firefighter Uribe doing his part to help stop the wildfires in northern California. Photo courtesy of Jayson Uribe.

Complicating matters even more was the fact that Jayson Uribe is a volunteer firefighter for CAL FIRE/Napa Valley Fire Department, and he was pressed into action this past week helping to fight the wildfires in northern California near where he lives.

“I was out there with the guys trying to control this wildfire, and it’s been pretty intense,” Uribe said. “And, being out there in the field, well, I ended up getting poison ivy on my arms, which I’m now battling with, too. But, I’m so happy to be racing here at the Ridge, and with MotoAmerica.”

Uribe raced in HONOS Superbike last year at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca where he finished 10th in race two. He also competed in both Superbike races at Utah Motorsports Campus last year, recording two eighth-place finishes.

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