2022 Marks the 16th Year of Team Dunlop Elite


Rancho Cucamonga, CA: 2022 marks the 16th year of Team Dunlop Elite, one of the most iconic amateur motocross support programs in history. This year, two Team Dunlop Elite riders have graduated from the program and are on their way toward their professional racing debut as Team Dunlop Elite alumni, including 8-year member Haiden Deegan and 7-year member Casey Cochran. They will join the ranks of other Team Dunlop Elite alumni, including Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, Adam Cianciarulo, Blake Baggett, Chase Sexton, Austin Forkner, Max Vohland, and many more.

“The Team Dunlop Elite program is something we all take pride in as it demonstrates our dedication to amateur racing and the young generation of racers,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Sr. Vice President of Sales/ arketing. “It has had unbelievable success over the last 15 years and will continue to grow.”

This year, joining the Team Dunlop Elite 8 rider group will be Tiger Wood and Gavyn Welzien. Tiger took home an incredible six championships at Mini O’s, while Gavyn is one of the top respected up-and-coming 50cc racers. They will line up with returning Elite team riders Drew Adams, Seth Dennis, Ryder Ellis, Kade Johnson, Eidan Steinbrecher, and Kyleigh Stallings. Even during the worldwide pandemic, all members have had stellar years representing the Dunlop brand at the highest level, taking home over 36 titles!

Dunlop’s support of amateur motocross racing is unsurpassed in the United States. In 2021 alone, riders chose Dunlop’s Geomax tires to win 32 titles at the Loretta Lynn’s amateur national, 85 at Mini O’s, 37 at Ponca City, 38 at Spring-A-Ding-Ding, 42 at Freestone, and 32 at RCSX. Win records that no other company can rival.

“The 15th anniversary of Team Dunlop Elite was one for the record books!” said Rob Fox, Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “We were amazed by the success of the team are honored that so many riders choose to use Dunlop otorcycle tires at all levels. We are looking forward to more success this coming year with these top 8 riders who we know will represent Dunlop the best way possible on and off the track. With over 29 Team Dunlop Elite alumni currently racing at the pro level, it proves how solid our program has been!”

To learn more about the Team Dunlop program and the benefits of being selected, or to sign up for consideration, visit: www.teamdunlop.com

To learn more about the 2022 Team Dunlop Elite riders, visit the rider profile page on Supercross Live: https://www.supercrosslive.com/teamdunlop .

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