In late breaking news, Mark Fineis has signed his first pro contract with the Muc- Off / FXR / ClubMX race team. The contract will start off with his participation in the Supercross Futures program and graduate right into the AMA Pro Motocross series in May next year. After some lengthy test sessions, the eighteen-year-old is excited to make the move to the Yamaha YZ250F and has already shown promise on the new platform.
The team also expected to sign another Pro rider in order to replace Enzo Lopes.
Fineis started racing in the Go-Kart world at the early age of four and even at that young age, loved the speed and excitement of the sport. At age nine, he threw a leg over a 50cc dirt bike, and was hooked. The Indiana native raced all over the Midwest region finding great success along the way. He won local and regional championships and then really started making a name for himself when he transitioned to big bikes. In 2019 he signed on to the Orange Brigade program as an 85cc rider and stayed with them until the season ended in 2023. Along the way, he won championships at all the major events like: Ponca, Freestone, Baja and Spring A Ding. He backed those up with a string of podium performances at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National event held annually in Tennessee. One of his proudest achievements is his Bronze Boot Award presented to the racer amassing the most points over a series of years at Mini O’s in Gatorback, Florida.
Fineis will compete in the Supercross Futures program (four qualifying events then the championship finale at Salt Lake City, Utah) then will race in the pro 250 Class of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, which kicks off with the May 25 Fox Raceway National. One of the ’24 qualifying SX Futures events is at Daytona International Speedway, which will be a first for the transitional program.
“The opportunity to race for a team like ClubMX is something that I have always dreamed of. I have watched the way they operate over the years I have been training there and love the fact that I will be held accountable.”