PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The United States will race its three fastest motocross racers in the 2022 Motocross of Nations (FIM) International Motocross The event will return to the soil at the RedBud MX in Buchanan, Michigan from September 23-25.
The 2022 US National Motocross Team includes 2022 AMA Supercross 450SX Champion Eli Tomac, 2021 AMA Supercross 250SX West Champion Justin Cooper and AMA Supercross 450SX competitor Chase Sexton.
“We’ve put together a strong team of riders for this year’s Motocross,” said AMA Racing Director Mike Pelletier, “and we believe in Eli, Justin and Chase — all Talented and accomplished racers – can put America on the podium in front of the RedBud home crowd. I look forward to seeing them take on the world for America this September.”
Captain Tomac will be racing the USA Motocross team for the fourth time and will be competing in the MXGP class of the event.
“It’s an honor to represent Team USA in Motocross this year,” Tomac said. “I believe our team is very strong this year and we have a great chance of winning, but we will never underestimate the challenges of our competitors and the event itself. The [Pro Motocross] series has been racing at an all-time high pace, so I am Looking forward to putting our speed, rhythm and consistency to the test. At RedBud we will be more motivated than ever to get top results.”
Cooper will be second Participated in team races and raced in the MX2 class.
“Being selected to represent Team USA means a lot to me,” Cooper said, “especially since this year is in our country. Just like in 2019, I’m going to give my best Representing my country. It’s an honor and I’m delighted to be selected for the MX2 class.”
This will be Sexton’s first motocross entry and he will be Participate in open group competitions.
“I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to compete in Motocross,” Sexton said. “I grew up dreaming of watching Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana, James Stewart and the rest of the Team USA drivers. It was a really cool race – different. I was in Raced and watched RedBud’s International Motocross in 2018 and now I’m excited to be racing. It’s going to be special to me, I grew up two hours from RedBud because it’s mine Home race. I’m excited and my goal is to hopefully go there and win.”
AMA Motocross Hall of Fame legend Roger DeCoster will once again manage Team USA as it works to ensure world champion. DeCoster led KTM, GASGAS and Husqvarna racing efforts in the AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross series, was on six winning FIM National Motocross teams back in the 1960s and 1970s, and was a five-time motocrosser world champion.
“I am very pleased with the progress of the Red Bud International Motocross,” said Roger DeCoster. “Obviously it feels different compared to the last few years. We now have the best three drivers and their team is excited to go. Nine races have passed since we won in France and the pressure will be high , but I feel like the way they race, Eli, Chase and Justin will be up to the task.”
The FIM Motocross that appeared in post-war Europe in 1947 was the world’s most One of the most notable racing events. National teams from around the world compete for total points to determine the championship country.
Team USA still holds the FIM motocross team all-time leader record with 22 victories, 20 with DeCoster as team manager. The last time the U.S. team won an international motocross race was in 2011.