Adam Cianciarulo, 250 East Supercross – Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
After enjoying one of the most decorated amateur careers, Cianciarulo came into the pro ranks with a lot of hype. His pro debut in the Lucas Oil Outdoor Nationals wasn’t as good as expected due to a case of salmonella, but he toughed it out to finish the season. In his Supercross debut he joined an elite group of riders to win his first ever outing that took place in Arlington, Texas. Now two rounds in he still controls the points with his second place finish in Atlanta, GA.
Steward Baylor, GNCC XC1 Racer – FMF/KTM Off-Road Racing Team
Steward Baylor is heading back to GNCC racing, this time he is gunning for the XC1 Championship. After winning the 2012 AMA National Enduro Championship and coming in second in the GNCC XC2 class, Baylor is going after his next goal – an XC1 Title. Baylor won the XC2 Championship in 2011. He will have his hands full competing with his buddy Kailub Russell, the 2013 XC1 Champion.
Gary Gibbs, Partner – G2 Ergonomics
The G2 Ergo guys come up with some innovative products that help enhance a riders experience and performance. They make stuff for dirt bikes, street bikes, and ATV’s. Although they make hand guards and some other stuff they are well known for their Quick Turn Throttle Tubes with adjustable cams to fine tune control. Some of the biggest names in offroad, flat track, motocross, and road racing use G2.
Josh Herrin, Moto2 Racer – Caterham
Herrin won his first AMA Pro Superbike Championship in 2013 and then made his move to Moto2 for 2014. His 2013 season ended with a 2nd place finish at Laguna Seca topping off a season that included four wins and 12 podiums. In 2012 he finished 4th overall in the SuperBike series, prior to that he raced in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike series and finished 2nd in 2011 and 2009 and 3rd in 2010. He has been testing in the past few weeks at Valencia and Jerez with his Moto2 team.
RJ Hampshire, Arenacross – AMSOIL Factory Connection Honda
After RJ’s win in the Amateur All-Star class at the Monster Energy Cup he was signed almost immediately to the AMSOIL Factory Connection Honda team. He went on to race the Mini O’s in Florida under their tent and took five titles over the week. Last weekend he made his pro debut at the eighth round of the AMSOIL Arenacross series as part of the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross in Reno, NV. He got wins in both the Arenacross and Arenacross Lites classes.