Shane McElrath has joined the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC- KTM – WPS team as a rider. McElrath will compete in the 450cc class for the KTM team in the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Nationals.
From Rocky Mountain ATV/MC- KTM – WPS:
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS team is pleased to announce the addition of #12 Shane McElrath to the team. In the elite 450 class, McElrath will compete in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Series and the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals. McElrath, who is 26 years old, was a rookie in the 450SX class this past season. He is ready to demonstrate his skills in the premier class full time after having had considerable success in the 250 class both inside and out, with 6 career AMA 250SX wins and 2 career AMA 250MX wins under his credit, as well as being the runner-up twice in the AMA 250SX West Coast Championship.
“We are excited to bring Shane onto the team for the 2022 racing season, and we are so for many reasons. We as a team have a lot of changes in store for 2022, and Shane fits the mold for a lot of them. Professional SX and MX racing is changing, the top 10 in the 450 class has become like the top 10 in the NASCAR Cup Class. The sport is exploding, there are so many good guys, we are all having to adjust and Shane is a rider that not only believes in himself, he believes in our Team. We are actually two guys that have watched each other for a long time now from opposite sides and have always wanted to work together. Shane has and shows a tremendous amount of respect for our Team and Sponsors, and I personally have watched him do just that with teams he has ridden for in the past. At the same time, he has worn the Red Plate before, and he knows what he wants and expects out of himself on the race track. We are excited and ready!”, says team co-owner Forrest Butler.
This is what McElrath had to say after signing his new contract: “I’m super excited for the opportunity to join the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – KTM -WPS team. I feel like I’m getting the chance to work alongside some great people, people that are focused on the same goals as myself. My wife and I are very thankful for this Team believing in me, and we are looking to start working and building for the 2022 season now. See you all at Anaheim 1!”.
Overall, the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – KTM – WPS team is looking forward to welcoming this new member to the team. We’ve come a long way with the Team in the last 18 years, and we still have some unfinished business and goals to achieve. That being stated, we believe Shane McElrath is a racer that is ready to go get it!
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