After celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a successful year on and off the track, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green is looking to continue its rich tradition of developing talent while collecting championships across the nation. Though everyone who rides a Kawasaki product is a member of Team Green, every year a handful of talented young riders are selected to represent the brand at amateur motocross events nationally.

In 2012, there will be 25 riders flying Team Green graphics on their Kawasaki KX(tm) models. With a wide variety of ages and classes covered, Team Green is represented in 11 classes ranging from 65cc (7-9) to the highest levels in the Vet classes. With four new riders on the team and 21 returning from last season, Team Green is poised to collect numerous championships in the upcoming race season.

"We have a strong team of riders set for the 2012 season," said Team Green Supervisor Ryan Holliday. "Everyone is healthy and ready to go so we're looking forward to another great year of racing.  Starting at Mini-O's, all of our riders will be on 2012 bikes, from KX(tm)65s to KX(tm)450Fs. It will be cool to showcase the new bikes at the first event of the season."

The 2012 Team Green roster is stacked deep with talent, boasting 25 riders who have accumulated a total of 45 Loretta Lynn's championships. Even for this talented group of individuals, with each new season comes a new set of challenges. As new riders join the Team Green ranks, current team members continue moving up in their respective classes as their racing careers progress.

"It's interesting to see how the athletes transition between classes," continued Holliday. "Our new riders this year include Carson Mumford, Sean Cantrell, and Garrett Marchbanks. They are all young riders who did very well last season and I thought would make great additions to the team. We continue to build Team Green from the ground up by creating long-lasting relationships with young riders and hope we can help carry them through the rest of their careers."

The Team Green amateur motocross season begins at the Mini Winter Olympics in Gainesville, Fla., and will culminate at the AMA Amateur National Championships held annually at Loretta Lynn's Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Since the team has not raced an amateur national event since Loretta Lynn's last August, they are excited to get to Florida so they get the 2012 season under way.

2012 Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green Amateur Lineup

#    RIDER      CLASSES                                                    HOMETOWN

325  Stilez Robertson 65cc 7-9                                       Bakersfield, CA

122  Carson Mumford  65cc 10-11 / 85cc 9-11            Simi Valley, CA

99   Lance Kobusch   85cc 9-11                                      New Florence, MO

82   Garrett Marchbanks    85cc 9-11                              Coalville, UT

128  Carter Halpain        85cc 9-11                                 Lubbock, TX

382  Tanner Stack          85cc 12-13 / Supermini         Oak Grove, MO

37   Sean Cantrell         85cc 12-13 / Supermini           Newbury, CA

214  Austin Forkner  85cc 12-13 / Supermini               Richards, MO

321  Mark Worth      85cc 12-13 / Supermini                 Queen Creek, AZ

48   Blake Green           Supermini / Schoolboy            Corona, CA

457  Darian Sanayei  Schoolboy                                     Monroe, WA

92   Adam Cianciarulo Schoolboy / 250 B                     Port Orange, FL

707  Nick Gaines           Schoolboy / 250 B                    Ringgold, GA

64   Thomas Covington Schoolboy / 250 B                   Murrieta, CA

8    Dillan Epstein        250 / 450 A                                   Agoura, CA

595  Colt Nichols          250 / 450 A                                  Muskogee, OK

154  Justin Hill           250 / 450 A                                    Yoncalla, OR

120  Dylan Cox       250 / 450 A                                        Whitesville, KY

198  Brandy Richards Women                                        Lake Havasu, AZ

58   Jimmy Evans           Vet                                              Belle Vernon, PA

34   Clark Stiles          Vet                                                  Tanner, AL

6    Keith Johnson         Vet                                               Carver, MA

9    Mike Treadwell  Vet                                                     Tolland, CT

82   Earl May        Vet                                                          Tallahassee, FL

10   Matt Tedder           Vet                                                 Surfside, CA

 

By Cycle News Staff

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