Foothill Ranch, Calif. (April 18, 2018) – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki welcomes Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green rider Garrett Marchbanks to their 250MX lineup for the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Marchbanks joined Team Green in 2012 and has since added a plethora of achievements to his resume, including the 2014 AMA Youth Motocross Racer of the Year, the 2017 AMA Amateur Motocross Racer of the Year and eight Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur Motocross National Championships to earn his spot on the prestigious Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad.
Marchbanks will make his professional debut aboard his KX250F at the first round of the Pro Motocross Championship at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California on May 19. Marchbanks will look to follow in the footsteps of his Kawasaki teammate Austin Forkner and Adam Cianciarulo who grew up as part of the Kawasaki Team Green program before making their debut into the professional ranks at the historic Hangtown Pro Motocross event.
"We are excited to have Garrett join us for the outdoor season," said Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team Manager, Mitch Payton. "He has done really well throughout his amateur career and I believe he deserves this opportunity to showcase his incredible speed on the world stage. We welcome Garrett to the team and look forward to him beginning his professional career with us."
"I watched Garrett ride for the first time in 2011 at Ponca City, OK and was immediately impressed by his speed," said Team Green Manager, Ryan Holliday. "Two weeks later after Loretta Lynn's we signed him to be a part of Monster Energy Team Green and began working towards his dream of becoming a professional racer. He's been a great example of our program starting with young riders and following our path to professional racing. I've always been impressed with Garrett's work ethic on and off the track and believe he will put that hard work to use as he begins his professional career."
"I am super stoked on this new opportunity and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings for me," said Marchbanks. "I have worked so hard for this pro seat and I am ready to do what it takes to make it to the top."
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