|07 November (22:11)|
Following the announcement that was made below, Marshal Weltin has confirmed that he will contest the 250SX East series in 2019. Weltin will race a KTM for the Live It Xtreme privateer team.
"Here it is," Weltin wrote on his social media. "Proud to announce I will be racing aboard the @LiveItXtreme team for the 2019 supercross season. @TravisLiveItX has stepped up huge! Travis has been a long-time supporter of me and I can't express how much gratitude I have for all he's done for me. Excited for the off-season training to start next week in California for the 250 East Coast SX championship!"
Marshal Weltin's first race will be at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 09.
|06 November (13:35)|
Marshal Weltin was one of many riders who has been hit by the new age-restriction rule that will be enforced in the EMX250 division next year. Weltin, who is now too old for the MX2 class too, had signed a contract with F&H Kawasaki to race in that support class next year. Those plans were thrown up in the air once the rule came into place and now, for the first time since then, it has become clear what he is going to do in the future.
"Well… I'm pretty bummed to publicly announce this," Weltin wrote on social media. "But with the recent age rule change in the EMX250 class, I will no longer be able to stay with the @FHRacingTeam . With that being said I do not have an opportunity to race in Europe next year. The @FHRacingTeam was so awesome to me this year and I just want to thank them again for the opportunity! I'm glad we can part ways on good terms. The situation is out of my hands and the team's hands with Youthstream's decision to make a last-minute rule change. Stay tuned for more to come with my plans for 2019!"
It is thought that Weltin will tackle Monster Energy Supercross as a privateer, but nothing has been confirmed yet. F&H Racing Kawasaki will now head into the new season with Adam Sterry, Henry Jacobi and Roan van de Moosdijk.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Kawasaki Racing