According to family members, Jeff Alessi passed away on the eve of October 2, 2023. He was 34 years old.
Alessi was a former professional supercross and motocross rider from the United States. He was born in Victorville, California on March 27, 1989. The brother of Mike Alessi started his racing career in Southern California with various local clubs, predominantly with the California Racing Club – commonly referred to as CRC. Growing up and racing through the ranks, the Alessi brothers raced at iconic motocross tracks such as LACR Raceway, Glen Helen Raceway, and Desert Wheels Motorcycle Club located on the property of Edwards Air Force Base.
Jeff Alessi made his first career start in the big leagues in 2005 at Hangtown Motocross Classic where he finished 23rd in the 450 class, the highest division in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship racing. From there, he continued to race in both 250 and 450 divisions in both Motocross and the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.
In Pro Motocross, he earned one top 10 finish in 250 and nine top 10’s in the 450 class. For Supercross, he placed 11 top 10’s in the 250 division with a career-best finish of fifth at Anaheim 3 in 2009.
Jeff Alessi mostly competed from 2005 until 2012, and last competed professionally in October of 2016 in the Monster Energy Cup making the main event with a 22nd place result.
His passion for dirt bike racing went beyond himself. He opened Jeff Alessi’s Riding School in 2016 where he held multiple coaching and riding camps for young athletes to learn the basics of racing, motorsport safety, rider etiquette and more. Some of his riders would go on to compete in the iconic Loretta Lynn Ranch AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship.
May the 801 plate rest in peace.