Star Racing 250SX West Coast riders confirmed – AMA Supercross 2024

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The Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team has a huge rider lineup for this season of 7 pro riders in the 250 class. However, only two of them will be at Anaheim for the West Coast season opener. The other five will be heading East on February 3 in Detroit.

Jordon Smith and Nate Thrasher were the two riders selected by the team to compete in the 250SX West Coast Championship. Meanwhile, Haiden Deegan, Enzo Lopes, Stilez Robertson and Daxton Bennick will race the 250SX East Coast which round 1 will be held on February 3th in Detroit.

JORDON SMITH #31

Smith returns for his second year with the team and also looks to build on his momentum from last season. The North Carolina rider found success early, returning to the podium in his debut race with the Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing team in Houston. He made four more trips to the podium during the stadium season and was fourth in the 250SX East Championship. After being sidelined for most of the outdoor season, Smith earned his first moto win with the team in the 250SMX moto at the SMX Finals and ultimately finished the three-round series with a top-five finish in the points standings.

“It’s been a really good off-season. We got on the new Yamaha YZ250F, tested a good bit the first two weeks, and found a setting that I really liked. Honestly, I’ve never felt more comfortable on a bike. I’ve been riding really well and feeling good. So yeah, we’re just putting in the laps now, getting ready, and can’t wait to go racing.”

NATE THRASHER #57

Thrasher returns for his fourth year with the team and is hungrier than ever. Despite a tough start to last season, the Tennessee rider rallied back and returned to the top step of the podium at the Arlington Supercross. He continued to fight up front and added four more podiums to his tally before he was sidelined for the rest of the year after a big crash at the Atlanta Supercross. Back to full fitness, Thrasher has his sights set on taking the crown.

“I think it’s going to be a good year. I’m feeling good, feeling healthy, which is a good thing. So whatever coast they decide, we’ll just be ready to go. We’ve got a lot of good things ahead of us, and we’re trying to go win the title this year.”

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