LAS VEGAS — Justin Hill will join the Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts/Honda team for the upcoming Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season.
The former Western Regional 250 Supercross champion will compete in the 450 class aboard a Honda CRF450R, joining returning team members Malcolm Stewart and Vince Friese.
“Justin has championship speed and abilities and we are excited to have a rider of his caliber join the team,” said Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts/Honda team owner Mike Genova. “While Justin has had a couple of tough years; we believe that with hard work and commitment on his part, combined with our race-proven MCR Honda, he can be a top contender in 2020.”
After winning the 2017 Western Regional Supercross Championship, Hill defended his title before moving up to the premier 450 division in 2018.
The next two years were riddled with bad luck and injuries.
“I’m really excited to be a part of the Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts/Honda team,” said Hill. “Change is good and working with this new group of guys is a breath of fresh air. The bike is amazing and I am looking forward to racing to the top this coming season.”
Hill will pilot a 2020 Honda CRF450R built by mechanic Jake Chase, but will wait to make his competition debut until the January season opener and will not compete in this weekend’s Monster Energy Cup.