Buffalo, NY: As the new Supercross Futures amateur championship kicks off this weekend in Glendale, AZ, Dunlop is proud to announce the riders who will represent Team Dunlop Elite in 2019. Run in conjunction with the AMA/FIM Supercross series, the Futures series gives amateur riders the chance to race on the pro track in front of a stadium of Supercross fans and factory scouts looking for tomorrow’s stars. You can bet Team Dunlop Elite riders will be battling hard for this new championship.
This year, five new riders have been selected to join the Team Dunlop Elite squad: Drew Adams, Ryder Ellis, Mikayla Nielsen, Gavin Towers and Logan Best. These new riders will round out the team and compliment returning Elite team riders including Jett Reynolds, Ryder DiFrancesco, Haiden Deegan, Daxton Bennick, Nick Romano, Casey Cochran, Max Vohland, Caden Braswell, Crockett Myers, Seth Dennis and Kade Johnson.
The Team Dunlop program has now been generating top pros for over a decade. Last week’s Supercross pre-season press conference saw six Team Dunlop Elite alumni chosen to be highlighted on the 450 platform; more than half of the riders on stage have graduated from the Team Dunlop program. The professional paddock is now stacked with Team Dunlop Elite alumni, and for the first time in history two top premier-class factory teams are made up of Team Dunlop Elite alumni—Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Joey Savatgy, and Yamaha’s Justin Barcia and Aaron Plessinger.
“These guys are an inspiration to the Team Dunlop program, and we’re happy to play a small role in helping riders achieve their dreams,” said Rob Fox, Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “Both Reynolds and DiFrancesco are now in their seventh year as Team Dunlop Elite riders, receiving continued support from Dunlop as they dedicate themselves to someday joining the other Team Dunlop alumni in the professional ranks.”
To learn more about the Team Dunlop program and the benefits of being selected, or to sign up for consideration, visit: www.teamdunlop.com
To learn more about the 2019 Team Dunlop Elite riders, visit the rider profile page on Supercross Live: https://www.supercrosslive.com/teamdunlop
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