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Information on Jonathan Mayzak funeral arrangements are below. The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make a donation to Jonathan’s memorial fund here. Any funds left over will be donated back to the community he loved so much to further young racers learning to ride in their area.
In memory of Jonathan Mayzak written by his loving family-
Jonathan Michael Mayzak was born on April 24, 1999 (Hence his original number of 424). He began riding a dirt bike at the age of 4 and competed in the Loretta Lynn National Championship in the 50cc 4-6 class a year later. His love for Motocross began when we bought the VHS tape Throttle Junkies; which he watched until it would no longer play. He was obsessed with Mike Metzger and so began our journey into the Motocross world. His first bike was a JR50 which we still have to this day, Motocross became all consuming for our family at that point. Every weekend and most weekdays were spent training, enjoying our new found family at tracks and traveling the country to go to races. In 2015 he competed again at Loretta’s in the ProSport class and a year later, obtained a Professional License at the age of 16. He earned the National Number of 210, which, ironically was the number assigned when he rode the Nationals at Ponca City.
His professional career began with multiple ProAm races and the National Arenacross Circuit. He then raced the Canadian Nationals for two full seasons in the 450 class with amazing results. In 2019 he made the decision to run his rookie season in the 250 class. The inaugural Florida National was the first time he put himself in “The Big Show” straight out of qualifying. He followed it up with another straight transfer at Southwick.
Jonathan worked many odd jobs in between races, but his true passion, even more than racing, was training the future generation of Motocross racers. His patience and gift with children was unbelievable. Everyone that ever met Jonathan was instantly drawn to him. His infectious smile, his laugh and his sense of humor and love for this sport were what made him so very special. Jonathan was one of 8 siblings, and was truly the glue that held us all together.
He was engaged and due to be married to the love of his life, Mackenzie, in two months. Jonathan was due to race the Unadilla National on August 10th. His baby brother Matthew, drove up to meet him while he was on leave from the Marine Corps. This is when tragedy struck. Jonathan was hit by an impaired driver on August 9th crossing the street to the track. He survived for 40 hours against all odds and continued to fight until the end. He took his last breath on August 11, 2019, surrounded by family, friends, and fellow racers. As in life, Jonathan was also selfless in death, donating his organs to save others, with over 52 lives saved. Some say, that the brightest lights burn out the fastest. Jonathan was truly our light, our heart, and our world.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make a donation to Jonathan’s memorial fund.
#210 to the world, #424 forever in our hearts.
The family will receive friends from 5 PM to 7 PM EST Saturday, August 24th 2019 at Carolina Forest Community Church.
Funeral service will one help at 3 PM Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Carolina Forest Community Church with Rev. Jake Vanada officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Online condolences mat be left at ridgewayfh.com
Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. (843) 485-4242
Press Release from RacerX- Pro Motocross Mourns the Loss of Racer Jonathan Mayzak
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. (August 12, 2019) – MX Sports Pro Racing is saddened to report the tragic loss of AMA Pro Motocross racer Jonathan Mayzak, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The 20-year-old racer died yesterday as a result of injuries sustained Friday night before the Unadilla National in New Berlin, New York, when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in front of the paddock on Route 8. State Police have charged the 31-year old man operating the vehicle with driving while drug-impaired and vehicular assault. More charges are expected as a result of Jonathan’s death.
Jonathan first competed on a national stage in 2006 when he earned a gate at the 2006 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s in the 51cc (4-6) Class, and again in 2015 in Open Pro Sport. In 2016 Jonathan earned his professional motocross license and was assigned #210. This year the #210 competed in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in four events in the 250 Class, including the inaugural Florida National and historic Southwick National, making the “Fast 40” in both.
Jonathan and his fiancé, Kenzie Hebbelman, were planning to marry in October and take a cruise for their honeymoon. In addition to Kenzie, Jonathan is survived by his parents and several siblings, two of which are in the military serving our country. In death, as in life, Jonathan was kind and generous, as he was an organ donor, and as a result of his generosity, others will be able to continue their life journey.
Burial services have not yet been announced. Updates will follow as soon as available.
God Speed, Jonathan. Your motocross family will miss you. Words cannot explain the heartbreak felt in our paddock today.
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