FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki has signed Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green rider Garrett Marchbanks to its 250MX lineup for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season.
The Utah native 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, last year’s AMA Amateur Motocross Racer of the Year and eight Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur Motocross National Championships.
Marchbanks will make his professional debut during the first round of the Pro Motocross Championship at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif., on May 19.
“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.”
Marchbanks hopes to follow in the footsteps of Kawasaki teammates Austin Forkner and Adam Cianciarulo, who both grew up as part of the Kawasaki Team Green program before making their debuts in the professional ranks at Hangtown.
“I watched Garrett ride for the first time in 2011 at Ponca City in Oklahoma 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,” added 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.”