MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Combine Kit for RedBud MX

Press release | June 28, 2022

MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine is about to enter its second season of lead development at RedBud. The Rider Coach lineup includes Michael Byrne, Broc Glover, Chad Reed and Jeff Stanton.

Morgantown, WV (June 28, 2022) – With the fifth round of the 50th anniversary Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, just days away, MX Sports Pro Racing has announced its lineup of rider trainers and participants selected for the first gathering of the Scouting Moto Combine 2022, presented by US Air Force Special Warfare. Michigan’s famed RedBud MX will serve as the host site for the first combine of the summer on Friday, July 1, which will be run in conjunction with KTM RedBud National.

“After an incredibly successful start to the program last summer, anticipation for the return of Scouting Moto Combine has been extremely high, especially with the expansion to include RedBud as our launch rally,” said Tim Cotter, director of the event, MX Sports Pro Races. “The Combine is already a proven success, as several of our entrants from last season have either turned pro or are about to embark on their professional journeys. Perhaps no more notable than Ryder DiFrancesco, who is remained unbeaten in four motos last year and will make his pro debut at RedBud with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki.

“The graduation of some of our former participants, the rise of returning runners like Chance Hymas, and the debut of athletes like Haiden Deegan speaks to the purpose of the combine. With the commitment of our participating manufacturers, this platform serves to showcase the most promising talent in our sport and prepare them for the future, and we simply look forward to supporting another group of aspiring runners this weekend and beyond.

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Michigan’s famed RedBud MX will host the first rally of the 2022 MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine. Photo: MX Sports Pro Racing

A total of 24 of the nation’s top Class A and B racers, handpicked by each respective manufacturer, will make up the RedBud gathering, which will include both a classroom-style educational session in addition to a pair of 25 minutes-plus-two-turn motorcycles. These prospects will be separated into four pools, where they will be assigned to one of four highly regarded former pros who will make up the combined coaching staff, led by returning coaches six-time AMA National Champion Broc Glover and Chad Reed. , the 2009 Pro Motocross 450 class champion who was also the winning trainer at the combine’s inaugural rally last August. Rounding out the RedBud trainers are perennial contender Michael Byrne and three-time AMA National Champion Jeff Stanton, both of whom will be joining the combine for the first time. In total, the line of trainers includes 10 Pro Motocross titles and 66 victories, and the invaluable mentorship provided by these proverbial legends of the sport is one of the most critical aspects of Scouting Moto Combine. This unprecedented access to some of America’s most experienced and successful motocross athletes will provide insight into life at the professional level, especially on the circuit, where each coach’s guidance will focus on facilitating prospects’ success in motorcycles.

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Former champ Chad Reed will headline the combine coaching staff at RedBud. Photo: Mitch Kendra

The action on the track will once again serve as the centerpiece of the Scouting Moto Combine, where these up-and-coming talents will have the opportunity to show their potential to the dozens of key industry personnel in the professional paddock, from racing teams to The most decorated factory to team leaders always looking to add more speed and skill to their roster. The combine schedule will mimic that of a Pro Motocross National, establishing a professional atmosphere that includes practices, staging, podium interviews and post-race media sessions.

Additionally, prospects will receive key insights and advice regarding the many intangibles of pro level off the racetrack, with a focus on fitness and nutrition with highly successful trainer and former racer Gareth Swanepoel. , plus tips for media engagement, featuring MAVTV Motorsports Network Host Jason Weigandt, Event Announcer Rob Buydos, and Pro Motocross Social Media Manager Sam Nicolini. The combine will also extend to Saturday’s RedBud National, with a ceremonial parade lap during the opening ceremonies.

After strong showings in last year’s combines, Chance Hymas returns as one of the riders to beat with his new Team Honda HRC squad. Photo: American Honda

List of RedBud Combo Runners:

Garrett Alumbaugh/Newark, Texas/Honda
Julien Beaumer / Lake Havasu City, Arizona / Yamaha
Daxton Bennick / Morganton, NC / KTM
Jordan Biese / Appleton, Wis. / Yamaha
Preston Boespflug / Battlefield, Washington / Kawasaki
Caden Braswell / Little River, SC / GASGAS
Jayden Clough / Elko, Minnesota / Yamaha
Casey Cochran / Arlington, TN / Husqvarna
Trevor Coplin / Bowling Green, Indiana / GASGAS
Haiden Deegan / Temecula, CA / Yamaha
Ethan Eslinger / Marseilles, Ill. / KTM
Mark Fineis / Westfield, Indiana / KTM
Dane Folsom / Francisco, Indiana / KTM
Lucas Geistler / Newark, Ill. / KTM
Talon Hawkins / Temecula, CA / Husqvarna
Grant Hoffman / Canton, Georgia / Yamaha
Chance Hymas/Pocatello, Idaho/Honda
Matti Jorgensen / Pompano, Florida / KTM
Cole Kish / Newport, Mich. / Yamaha
Gage Linville / Cordele, Georgia / Yamaha
Patrick Murphy/Clinton, Iowa/Yamaha
Landin Pepperd / Wasilla, Alaska / GASGAS
Keegan Rowley / Channahon, Ill. / KTM
Noah Stevens / Danbury, NC / KTM

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