Courtesy of Monster Energy Alpinestars Kawasaki
Feb 17, 2016(Kamloops, British Columbia) The Monster Energy
Alpinestars Kawasaki team is excited to announce they’ll be contesting
the 2016 CMRC Canadian Motocross series under a new team name, with an
all-new lineup, consisting of Mike Alessi and Vince Friese competing in
the MX1 class and Jacob Hayes racing for the MX2 championship.
Team owner, Jason Hughes, is excited about the team he’s fielding in
2016: “I think this is the best lineup we’ve been able to put together
in the eight years we’ve been competing. We’ve got proven MX1 race
winners in Mike Alessi and Vince Friese, and Jacob Hayes did a
tremendous job for us this past winter in the Monster Energy Canadian
Arenacross Tour so we’re excited to see what he can do in the outdoors.
We’re also excited to announce that after being our boot partner since
our team’s inception, Alpinestars has come on board to be our new gear
sponsor and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Competing in MX1 on the all-new 2016 Kawasaki KX450F are Mike Alessi
and Vince Friese. California native, Alessi, is a multi-time AMA
National Motocross winner, a multi-time CMRC Canadian National Motocross
winner and a runner-up finisher in both the 250 and 450 AMA National
Motocross Championships and the 2014 CMRC Canadian National Motocross
Missouri native, Friese, is a podium finisher in AMA 250 Supercross
and finished third overall in the 2014 AMA Supercross 250 East
Championship. He finished second overall in the 2014 CMRC Canadian
Motocross MX2 Championship, and in his only appearance in the MX1 class,
last season at Calgary, took the overall win.
Competing on the 2016 Kawasaki KX250F in the MX2 class is North
Carolina’s Jacob Hayes. One of the top Arenacross riders in the world,
Hayes competed for the team in the inaugural Monster Energy Canadian
National Arenacross tour, winning the Championship. He also finished
second overall in the 2015 AMA Arenacross Championship and currently
leads the points in the 2016 title chase. With his strong indoor skills,
he’s looking forward to lining up outdoors for the team to showcase his
The team will also be supporting local Kamloops native, Josh Allen,
in the MX1 class. Allen will be contesting all ten rounds in search of a
Top Ten overall placing in the series.
The 2016 CMRC Canadian Motocross series consists of ten rounds,
starting on June 5 in the hometown of the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki
team – Kamloops, British Columbia. For more information on the Canadian
National Motocross series, visit www.cmrcracing.com
The team has to give a big thanks to all their sponsors that are making their 2016 Canadian motocross season possible:
Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Kawasaki, Parts Canada, Pro Circuit,
Renthal, HJC Helmets, Lime Nine, Galfer Performance Braking Systems,
Boyesen, Acerbis, Dunlop, D.I.D, VP Fuels, Hot Cams, CP Carrillo, Ride
Engineering, Trail Tech, Samco Hoses, C4MX, XTrig Racing Technology,
Hinson Clutch Components, Mechanix Wear, Motorex, Matrix Concepts,
Sunstar, All Balls Racing, Cometic Gasket, Motion Pro, Stompgrip,
Cylinder Works, Dubya, Graeme Brough Suspension, DT1 Filters, American
Kargo, Supertech Valves, Pro Pegs, Okanagan Office Systems
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