Kawasaki Set to Continue as Longstanding Manufacturer Partner of Pro Motocross Championship

Decorated Brand Celebrating 50th Anniversary of KX™ Motorcycles in 2024

MORGANTOWN, WV – May 1, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., has announced the continuation of a longstanding manufacturer partnership with Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., ahead of the upcoming 2024 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The esteemed Japanese manufacturer is one of the most decorated brands in American motocross history, and through its support of the series Kawasaki will celebrate the milestone 50th anniversary of its legendary KX™ motorcycles all summer long, while also looking to add to five decades of success on the racetrack.

“Kawasaki’s legacy was built through decades of winning on the hallowed grounds of American motocross’ toughest and most revered racetracks,” said Ken Essex, Senior Manager, Public Relations/Brand Experience/Race Marketing at Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. “Pro Motocross has provided the stage for some of the most seminal moments in Kawasaki history and we eagerly await the opportunity to take it outside each summer, amidst the seas of passionate enthusiasts across the country. We look forward to another promising season on the track and celebrating a milestone anniversary alongside the fans at all 11 rounds.”

Kawasaki has been on the starting gate during all 53 seasons of the Pro Motocross Championship, including the impending 2024 campaign. The manufacturer made its mark immediately when it captured the first ever 500cc AMA National Championship in 1972 with “Bad” Brad Lackey. Since then, Kawasaki has amassed a total of 36 titles across the 125cc/250cc, 250cc/450cc, and 500cc divisions with 15 different athletes, including several of the most prolific names in the sport like “The G.O.A.T.” Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Mike Kiedrowski, Mike LaRocco, James “Bubba” Stewart, Eli Tomac, Ryan Villopoto, and Jeff Ward, the only rider to ever win a championship in each class. Kawasaki is also the winningest brand in the history of the 250 Class, thanks in large part to the unprecedented levels of success from Mitch Payton’s legendary Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki stable. The partnership has produced an incredible 11 Pro Motocross titles, while Pro Circuit sits on the cusp of reaching the 300-win plateau as a team.

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The renowned Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki stable
will pursue an incredible 12th championship in the 250 Class.
Photo Credit: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

With the 2024 motocross season quickly approaching, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki will look to parlay successes in Monster Energy AMA Supercross into more championship hardware this summer with a battle-tested lineup consisting of Austin Forkner, Seth Hammaker, Levi Kitchen, Cameron McAdoo, and Max Vohland. Additionally, perennial title contenders Monster Energy Kawasaki will lean on the hard-nosed talents of Jason Anderson in the 450 Class, while also bidding a bittersweet farewell to lifelong Team Green rider Adam Cianciarulo, who will retire from racing at the conclusion of Supercross.

“Kawasaki has played an integral role in the rich history of the Pro Motocross Championship from the very start–the very first 500cc class champion in 1972 was Team Kawasaki’s Brad Lackey. Some of the sport’s most celebrated racers have piloted the renowned KX model to hundreds of wins and dozens of championships, which has helped Kawasaki become one of our foremost competitors and most invaluable partners,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “We welcome their continued support of this championship and are honored to be included as part of their anniversary celebration. It’s poised to be another successful season for Team Green across each division, which should add to the excitement all summer long.”

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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jason Anderson will anchor the brand’s 450 Class effort, looking to add to the storied success of the KX motorcycle.
Photo Credit: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

The 2024 Pro Motocross Championship is the centerpiece of the SuperMotocross World Championship, with an 11-round summer schedule that will visit 10 different states from late May through the end of August. The season will kick off on Memorial Day Weekend in Southern California with the Fox Raceway National on Saturday, May 25, from Fox Raceway at Pala.

Tickets are now available for all 11 rounds and can be purchased by visiting www.ProMotocross.com.

For information about the Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Available for download for both Apple and Android devices is the official Pro Motocross App. Fans of American motocross can have access to the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series right at their fingertips on their mobile devices. Developed by AMA Pro Racing, the Pro Motocross App provides users with the most important information surrounding the Pro Motocross Championship, from series news to schedule and ticket information, as well as broadcast schedule details and live timing & scoring. Download it now via the App Store or Google Play.

MX Sports Pro Racing

MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., manages and produces the world’s premier motocross racing series – the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. MX Sports Pro Racing is an industry leader in off-road powersport event production and management, whose mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc., organizes events for thousands of racing athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators.

Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com for more information.

Pro Motocross Championship

The Pro Motocross Championship features the world’s fastest outdoor motocross racers, competing aboard homologated bikes from one of eight competing manufacturers on a collection of the roughest, toughest tracks on the planet. Racing takes place each Saturday afternoon, with competition divided into two classes: one for 250cc machines, and one for 450cc machines. MX Sports Pro Racing, the industry leader in off-road powersports event production, organizes the Pro Motocross Championship.

More information can be found at www.ProMotocross.com.

AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization for North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. It serves as the sanctioning body of the Pro Motocross Championship.

Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.

SuperMotocross World Championship

The SuperMotocross World Championship™ is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series that combines the technical precision of stadium racing with the all-out speed and endurance of outdoor racing. Created in 2022, the SuperMotocross World Championship combines the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, into a 31-event series that culminates in a season-ending two round playoff and SuperMotocross World Championship Final.

Visit SuperMotocross.com for more information.

ource: MX Sports Pro Racing, Inc.

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