MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Zach Osborne, the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 class champion and a two-time Supercross 250 East champion, has announced his retirement.
He made the news official via a statement posted to social media Monday.
“I’m officially retiring from professional Supercross and Motocross racing,” Osborne said in his statement. “It’s been an amazing ride and one that I wouldn’t change for anything as it’s gotten me to right here where I sit today! I’m forever grateful for opportunities from great individuals, companies and teams to have the best equipment and relationships to perform at the highest level and become a champion of the sport. I’ve achieved more than I ever imagined or even dreamed of as a child. There were plenty of lows in my day where I thought even a factory ride of any sort was out of the question let alone winning championships not only in the 250 class but in the 450 class as well.
“I’ve had an amazing run and even though it isn’t ending exactly how I would’ve wanted, I can say I’m content. I’ve poured my heart and soul into the last 16 years of professional racing as has my wife Brittney Osborne and even my kids. I’m so thankful we’ve gotten to experience this all as family and we will have those memories forever. For now, I’m taking some time to regroup, work on that honey-do list I’ve been neglecting for quite some time now and figure out what’s next! I’ll keep you guys updated. To the fans, Thank you so much for your support through my career!”
The 32-year-old native of Abingdon, Va., has enjoyed most of his success in Supercross and Motocross competition while riding for the Rockstar Husqvarna team. He captured back-to-back championships in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East division in 2017 and ’18. He also captured the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 class championship in 2017.
Last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Osborne earned the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 class championship. His career was derailed shortly thereafter when he suffered a back injury that prevented him from riding full-time in 2021.
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Zach for a long time dating back to his amateur days and it’s been awesome getting to work with him for the past seven years,” said Stephen Westfall, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager. “Zach helped put Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing on the map, winning four championships for the brand and being a good mentor for the younger riders. He has had a great career and we wish him all the best in his next adventure.”