AMA Hall Of Famer Ed Lojak, R.I.P.

AMA Hall Of Famer Ed Lojak, R.I.P.

© 2024, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By American Motorcyclist Association (AMA):

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ed Lojak Passes Away

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ed Lojak, one of the most dominant off-road racers of his generation, passed away on Monday, July 8, at 63 years old. The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Lojak.

Born on Dec. 18, 1960, Lojak first started riding when he was 8 years old and progressed into racing at 10. From there, Lojak blossomed into one of the greatest off-road racers ever seen — capturing five AMA Hare Scrambles National Championships and nine Grand National Cross Country Series Championships.

Competing professionally from 1976-1988 for Team Husqvarna, Lojak emerged as the all-time leader in GNCC championships aboard a bike with nine total. During this dominant stretch, Lojak was named the 1982 AMA Amateur Athlete of the Year.

Lojak was staple in international competition, as well. Competing in five International Six Days Enduros, Lojak played a role in delivering the United States multiple gold and silver medals during the event.

After his racing career, Lojak remained an instrumental piece of his family business, Lojaks Cycle Sales, located in his hometown of Tarentum, Pa.

For his illustrious racing career and overall impact on the world of off-road racing, Lojak was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2017. He will be greatly missed.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. Besides offering members money-saving discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a recently revitalized and monthly full-color magazine (and digital version of same) that covers current events and motorcycle history with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also North America’s largest-circulation magazine. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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