Remember him on a video "Motocross Glover Style" I distributed in Europe through my company SVE (Stadium Video Europe)
He lost his life, not sure if it was a racing incident and all the riders ran JG logo's on there gear.
I'm sure someone in SCal or Sondy can recall the full facts. His dad was also a major sponsor of some teams.
He was part of Glovers instructional riding video back then, Broc would explain things and Jeff would demonstrate. He looked like a mini Broc on his YZ 80 decked out in JT gear.
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Jeff was a great friend of mine and all around cool dude! He lost his life in a car accident at the colorado river. He was a superfast mini rider and raced 125cc west coast supercross. A funny story occurred when he had an r&d racing "80 cc" suzuki that would pull 125's up the hill at mammoth. Pretty sure that thing was a 105cc haha! Man, I miss that guy! R.I.P. Jeff!
Interstellar Overdrive wrote: He died in an automobile accident, I believe. IIRC, he was thrown from the vehicle and died.
nope driving in a car either at the River or on the way, Jeff was a mini RJ/Broc Glover, he was part of the Cajon Zone crew ! RIP JG.
MXD wrote: The way Emig was telling the story, it sounded like it was moto related. I got the impression that he was out riding with Antunez and something happened.
He was seriously groomed for Pro racing by Broc. I remember when he passed.
I want to say in his late teens ?? it was so long ago, 80's, I am guessing 18 or 19 ?? we could drink at 18 then at the river (AZ) !
MXD wrote: How long ago did it happen? Was he a young kid?
He was at the river, riding passenger in a truck that drifted off the road and rolled. He went out of the window and was crushed by the truck.
He would've turned 40 this past Sunday, 9/11.
Jeff was a good buddy of mine on and off the track and left with a list of strange coincidences:
born 9/11 - my 3y/o daughter now shares his bday
passed 3/30 - my dad's bday
when my grandfather passed a couple years after Jeff, he was randomly placed directly above Jeff's crypt at EC Mortuary in SD out of 10's, maybe 100's of thousands of burial sites
there's a few other coincidental business dealings between our respective dads and a few other strange things but suffice to say, I'll never forget my buddy or his birthday.
Very emotional service. I remember Glover's Eulogy and it being very emotional. Glover ended by telling of a story of he and Jeff somewhere and the song "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche was playing. Jeff stated he like the song and Glover ended with that song playing. Everytime I hear it I think of Jeff Grafton.