Team Dunlop Elite 2023


2023 marks the 17th year of Team Dunlop Elite, one of the most iconic amateur motocross support programs in history. This year, four Team Dunlop Elite riders have graduated out of the program onto big-bikes and are on their way toward their professional racing debut as Team Dunlop Elite Alumni. These riders include 5-year member Kade Johnson, 4-year member Drew Adams, 2-year member Kyleigh Stallings and single-year member Tiger Wood. They will join the ranks of other Team Dunlop Elite alumni, including Eli Tomac, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, Adam Cianciarulo, Chase Sexton, Austin Forkner, Max Vohland and many more.

This year, joining the Team Dunlop Elite 8 rider selection will be Caden Dudney, Kade Nightingale, Lachlan (Lala) Turner and Beckham Smith. Dudney won both his championships at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National championship while Nightingale took home a championship at Mini O’s and Ponca City in 2022. Lala Turner is the next top women’s racer taking home championships at Ponca City and Spring-A-Ding-Ding, while Beckham Smith is one of the top respected up and coming 50cc racers with a championship at Ponca. They will line up with returning Elite team riders Seth Dennis, Ryder Ellis, Eidan Steinbrecher and Gavyn Welzien.

Dunlop’s support of amateur motocross racing is unparalleled in the United States. In 2022 alone, riders chose Dunlop’s Geomax tires to win 34 titles at the Loretta Lynn’s amateur national, 87 titles at Mini O’s, 38 titles at Ponca City, 49 at Mammoth, 38 at Spring-A-Ding-Ding, 41 at Freestone and 31 titles at RCSX. These are win records that no other company can come close to.

“It’s humbling to know that this program has been so successful over these past 16 years!” said Rob Fox, Amateur Motocross Support Manager. “We are honored that so many riders choose to use Dunlop motorcycle tires, at all levels and we are looking forward to additional success these next coming years with four new riders joining the current Team Dunlop Elite members. We know they all will represent the Dunlop brand the best way possible, on and off the track. With so many Team Dunlop Elite alumni racing at the pro level, it really proves how influential our program has been over the years!” 

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