GEICO Honda announces rider line-up for Pro Motocross Nationals and Malcolm Stewart isn’t on the roster.
2016 Monster Energy Supercross 250SX Eastern Region Champion, Malcolm Stewart will forgo the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series to prepare for a full-time 450 career in 2017.
“Now that I have won my first 250 SX championship, I know firsthand just how much work it takes to become a champion,” says Stewart. “So as I move full time to the 450 class for 2017 I know it will take twice as much work and preparation. Not riding the outdoors this year will leave me plenty of time to prepare for my 450 SX and MX pro debut.
“Thanks to everyone at GEICO Honda and my family for helping me win this 250 SX Championship!” concludes Stewart.
Motocross prep and testing for the GEICO Honda team is well underway. The squad’s 250 division grabbed the AMA 250 National Motocross Championship in 2010 and 2013, and last year the 450 division won the first five motos of the 450MX season.
A five rider line-up will fly the flag for GEICO Honda at the Pro Motocross series that will include a new face at the opener at Hangtown in Sacramento, California on May 21st.
Tristan Charboneau, a two-time AMA Amateur National Motocross Champion at Loretta Lynn’s, will make his professional debut in the 250MX class at Hangtown.
Charboneau will join Christian Craig, RJ Hampshire and Jordon Smith to make a four-rider 250MX lineup, while Justin Bogle will anchor the 450MX program.