FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 18, 2021
The Grant County International Airport and the Moses Lake Airshow relate with great sorrow that Mr. Alex Harvill (28 years old), professional motorcycle rider, died Thursday June 17, 2021, while practicing for a world record motorcycle jump. At the first event of the 2021 Moses Lake Airshow, Mr. Harvill planned to break the record for the longest motorcycle ramp jump. While EMS personnel were present at the practice session and provided prompt aid, Mr. Harvill died from his injuries.
Alex was a well-known and well-liked member of our community. Raised in Ephrata, Washington, Alex Harvill was a passionate and talented motorcyclist. He spent most of his career racing in the Canadian MX National Series, AMA Motocross, AMA Supercross, and many more competitions - winning many awards and acknowledgements. Alex previously set a Guinness World Record for longest dirt to dirt motorcycle ramp jump in 2013.
In a recent interview with the Moses Lake Airshow, Alex stated that he “felt at home on [his] dirt bike” and was so excited to be a part of the Airshow to showcase his talents in his hometown.
The staff of the Grant County International Airport and the organizers of the Moses Lake Airshow join the entire Columbia Basin community, as well as the airshow community, in offering deepest sympathies to Alex’s family, loved ones and friends.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
RICHARD MUELLER, AIRPORT DIRECTOR, GRANT COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (509) 964-1924
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR LONGEST
DIRT TO DIRT MOTORCYCLE RAMP JUMP
Alex Harvill, born 1992 in Corona California, resided in Ephrata Washington. Sporting 155 LBS and standing 5’6”, some of Alex’s career highlights include a world record ramp to dirt to distance jump of 425’ (May 12, 2012) in Toes Motocross Park - Royal City Washington.