Buffalo, NY: Team Dunlop Elite alumni have invaded the top ranks of professional racing. Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Aaron Plessinger, Adam Cianciarulo, Joey Savatgy, Austin Forkner, RJ Hampshire—that’s the short list of champions and championship contenders who came through the Team Dunlop amateur program, and there are more to come.
Many of the country’s top amateur riders have been selected over the past twelve years to be part of the Team Dunlop Elite program, and this year brings another crop of talented amateurs who are one step closer to the pro ranks. For 2018, the Team Dunlop Elite lineup consists of 14 riders who will receive special tire support, preferred service at select races, plus advertising and promotional opportunities in national media and on the Team Dunlop website. These riders will compete at top amateur motocross nationals all across the country, beginning with Daytona, in classes ranging from 50cc to Super Mini.
New to the team this year is 10-year-old Kade Johnson, competing in the 65cc and 85cc classes, and 14-year-old Tayler Allred, who will complete for the women’s championship. They join 12 other riders on the Elite team, including Jett Reynolds, Ryder DiFrancesco, Matthew Leblanc, Haiden Deegan, Daxton Bennick, Nick Romano, Hunter Yoder, Casey Cochran, Max Vohland, Caden Braswell, Crockett Myers, and Seth Dennis.
To learn more about the program, or to see a behind the scenes rider profile on each Team Dunlop Elite member, visit https://www.supercrosslive.com/teamdunlop
“Team Dunlop has been in place now for 12 years, and it’s very rewarding to see our riders successfully transition from the amateur to pro ranks with such success,” said Dunlop’s Amateur Motocross Manager Rob Fox. “It’s also a big inspiration for our current members to see that with a lot of hard work and the right support, making it to the top of the profession is within their grasp.”
Team Dunlop’s Elite lineup is just one part of Team Dunlop, one of the largest amateur support programs in the nation that’s open to eligible up and coming racers. Visit teamdunlop.com today to check out all the benefits of membership in the Team Dunlop community.
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