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JOIN TEAM DUNLOP The Team Dunlop program has now been generating top pro Motocross racers for over a decade. The professional paddock is stacked with Team Dunlop Elite alumni. Tomac, Barcia, Plessinger, Forkner and Cianciarrulo … to name a few. Are you next?

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  • ELI TOMAC

    CLASS OF 2008-09

    A name that needs no introduction, one of the most iconic names in modern motocross. Eli Tomac was one of the first riders to be a part of the Team Dunlop family, getting his start in the introductory year of the Team Dunlop Elite program and never looking back.

  • Aaron Plessinger

    CLASS OF 2007

    The reigning 250SX West Champion and 2015 Monster Energy SX Rookie of the Year was chosen to carry the Team Dunlop Elite name during his time on Team Dunlop. His early reputation for speed has stayed with him in his pro career. Together with Justin Barcia, another Team Dunlop Alum rider- Plessinger represents the 450 Monster Energy/Yamalube/Start Racing Yamaha team.

  • Adam Cianciarulo

    CLASS OF 2007-12

    Making waves in his rookie year of the 450 class, the #92 got his start on the Team Dunlop Elite program during it’s first year and remained a member of the Team Dunlop Elite crew for 6 years!

  • Justin Barcia

    CLASS OF 2007

    Justin Barcia was another member of the Team Dunlop Elite inaugural class, getting his start in 2007 and making his way up though the pro-ranks. Baricia is one half of the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Start Racing Yamaha team with Aaron Plessinger, another Team Dunlop Alum.

  • Austin Forkner

    CLASS OF 2011-14

    Spending 4 years representing Team Dunlop Elite, Austin Forkner is now enjoying a pro career on the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team and top contender of the 250 East Coast championship.

2019 Team Dunlop Elite Riders

The chosen. Few have earned the title of Elite. These are the names of the future...

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36/36 Loretta Lynn Championships in 2018

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Jett Reynolds

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  • Team Green Kawasaki KX100
  • 7 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Over 80 national championships
  • AMA youth rider and racer of the year
  • 8x AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion
  • Monster cup 2017 winner
1/2/2004 - 15 years old - Bakersfield, CA
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Ryder DiFrancesco

199
  • Team Green Kawasaki KX85
  • 7 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Won Loretta’s in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • Youngest to win Loretta’s at the age of five and the only one to win back to back in that age group.
3/28/2005 - 13 years old - Bakersfield, CA
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Haiden Deegan

238
  • Orange Brigade KTM 85SX
  • 5 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 5 championships at Mini O’s 2016, 2 in 2017, 3 in 2018
  • Loretta Lynn’s champion 2017 and 2018
  • Son of FMX legend Brian Deegan
1/10/2006 - 13 years old - Temecula, CA
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Daxton Bennick

241
  • Orange Brigade KTM 85SX
  • 5 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Freestyle shows with father
  • Loretta Lynn’s champion in 2018
  • 3 Championships at Mini O’s in 2018
1/12/2006 - 13 years old - Morganton, NC
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Nick Romano

411
  • Team Green Kawasaki KX85 and KX100
  • 5 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 3 championships at Mini O’s 2017 and 2018
  • Loretta Lynn’s national champion
3/9/2005 - 13 years old - Bayside, NY
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Casey Cochran

66
  • Team Suzuki RM85
  • 4 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Loretta Lynn’s champion 2017
  • Won KJSC championship in 2015 at Monster Cup
6/24/2006 - 12 years old - Culloden, GA
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Max Vohland

711
  • Orange Brigade TLD KTM Supermini
  • 4 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Monster cup 2018 winner
  • Son of top ex-pro Tallon Vohland
  • Vohland family have been in motocross from the early 70’s.
  • Trained by Tyson and Tallon Vohland who have both raced professionally, with a high number of winning races including Anaheim Supercross, MX Nationals, and World Championship events.
3/16/2003 - 14 years old - Granite, GA
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Caden Braswell

222
  • Orange Brigade KTM 85SX and supermini
  • 3 Years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Trains at South of the Border
  • Multiple top 5s at Loretta’s
  • FIM junior world champion
5/20/2004 - 14 Years old - Hamer, SC
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Crockett Myers

411
  • Husqvarna Supermini
  • 3 Years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Mega holeshot at Loretta’s with Dunlop MX11
  • Multiple top 5s at major nationals
4/11/2003 - 15 years old - Navasota, TX
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Seth Dennis

930
  • Orange Brigade KTM 65SX
  • 3 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Multiple Championships at Loretta Lynn’s and Mini O’s
2/18/2009 - 9 years old - La Mirada, CA
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Kade Johnson

177
  • Rock River Yamaha YZ65 and YZ65
  • 2 years on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 4 championships at Mini O’s 2017
  • 1 championship at Loretta Lynn’s 2017
  • Championships at Freestone, Millcreek, Oakhill, Mammoth, California Classic, Baja Brawl
10/4/2007 - 11 years old - Hideaway, TX
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Drew Adams

300
  • Team Green Kawasaki KX85
  • First year on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Trains with Matt Walker at the MotoXcompound
  • Multiple Loretta Lynn championships
3/31/2008 - 10 years old - Chattanooga, TN
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Ryder Ellis

877
  • Cobra Elite CX50
  • First year on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 4 championships at Mini O’s in 2018
6/2/2010 - 8 years old - North Fork, CA
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Makayla Nielsen

51
  • KTM85SX
  • First year on Team Dunlop Elite
  • Off-road expert
  • 2 championship at Mini O’s in 2018
  • “Kay-Kay”
7/2/2005 - 13 years old - Riverside, CA
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Gavin Towers

15
  • KTM85SX
  • First year on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 3 championships at Mini O’s in 2018
  • The “underdog”
5/25/2004 - 15 years old - Venetia, PA
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Logan Best

206
  • Yamaha YZ85
  • First year on Team Dunlop Elite
  • 4 championships at Mini O’s 2018
  • Trains at South of the Border MX
2/2/2006 - 12 years old - North Port, FL
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