Josh Grant joined Monster Energy Kawasaki at Round 11 of the Monster Energy Supercross FIM World Championship as a fill-in rider for injured Wil Hahn. Grant would ride strong and consistent for the remaining seven races to finish 18th overall. Unfortunately, injury held Grant back from riding to his full potential outdoors and was forced to retire from the Motocross season at Round 4.
Grant moved to Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports, becoming Chad Reed's first team rider and scoring a career best finish in the supercross standings. Grant joined Monster Energy Kawasaki in July of 2015.
Riding for JGR, Grant got off to a fast start when he won the first moto of the season at Glen Helen.
Grant won the 2009 AMA Supercross season opener in Anaheim, California. The win was his first in the premier division, and gave JGR team its first Supercross victory. Grant went on to earn two additional podiums, fourth in series points, and top-ranked rookie status. Grant then made the podium at the opening round of the AMA Motocross Series. He earned his first overall 450 Class Motocross victory on July 4, 2009 at the Buchanan, Michigan. round of the series. He was on the podium again at the Washougal, Washington round. While second in AMA Motocross Series points, Grant encountered injury while qualifying at X Games 15 during the Moto X competition. After fracturing his ankles, he attempted to race again at the Budd’s Creek round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series only three weeks after the injury. Grant ran as high as fourth, but two minor crashes ruined his chances to stay at the top of the series points. He sat out the remaining seven motos of the series. Even so, Grant was still sixth in series points for the year.
Finished third overall in the Motocross 250 class, with an overall win in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania.
Grant established himself as a definite title threat, finishing third overall in the Supercross East Coast 250SX. He earned three wins in Atlanta, Orlando and Detroit. Grant would also finish third in the outdoor national series, with four podiums in the 250 class and took the win at the U.S. Open of Supercross in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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