2018 Silly Season, Round 1 17

We've received a few riders updates today (like Tickle and Bogle), but here's round one of the Silly Season. There are still some rumors, and a couple guesses, but the blanks are starting to fill in...

2018 Silly Season, Round 1

Whoa, it's time for a 2018 Silly Season already? Let's dive in. As always, some of this is real, a portion is merely rumored. Heck, there are even a few guesses in there. Yes, some of it will inevitably prove itself wrong. But since it's the off-season, it's time for bench racing.

For now, we've left in the '17 bike numbers. We'll update this as soon as the new numbers list has been released.

As always, if you've got info to add, a legit team logo, or anything to help fill in the blanks, send an email to GuyB.

You'll find a whole bunch more Twitter (T) and Instagram (I) links for riders. Oh, and feel free to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

U.S. MOTOCROSS AND SUPERCROSS TEAMS

Monster Energy / Yamaha / Yamalube / Chaparral / Yamaha Financial Services

T: YamahaMotorUSA
I: yamahamotorusa

Team Manager: Jim Perry

# (Class) Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots
2 (450) Cooper Webb
T: @cooperwebb_2
I: @cooperwebb2
Eric Gass Bell 100% Thor Alpinestars
18 (450) Davi Millsaps
T: @DaviMillsaps
I: @davimillsaps





Monster Energy Kawasaki

T: RaceKawasaki
I: racekawasaki

Team Manager: Dan Fahie
Crew Chief: Mike Williamson

# (Class) Rider Mechanic Helmet Goggles Gear Boots
3 (450) Eli Tomac
T: @elitomac
I: @elitomac
Brian Kranz Bell
Oakley
Alpinestars
Alpinestars
33 (450)
Josh Grant (450)
T: @JoshGrant33
I: @joshgrant33
Travis Parry Shoei
Oakley
Fly
Alpinestars

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC - KTM - WPS

T: TeamRmatvmc
I: teamrmatvmc

Team Owner/Manager: Forrest Butler
Assistant Team Manager: Michael Byrne
Crew Chief:  JR Boyd

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
4 (450)
Blake Baggett
T: @blakebaggett4
I: @blakebaggett4
Nate Alexander Fly
Scott
Fly
Alpinestars
42 (250)
Dakota Alix
T: @dakotaalix
I: @dakotaalix

Fly Scott Fly Alpinestars
60 (450)
Benny Bloss
T: @BBloss332
I: @bbloss332
Derek Rankin Fly Scott Fly Alpinestars

GEICO Honda

T: @fchonda
I: @fchonda
GEICOHonda.com

Team Manager: Dan Betley
Operations Manager: Darren Borcherding
R&D Director: Kristian Kibby
Technical Coordinator: Josh Wisenor
Technical Director: Andrew Hopson

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
6 (250)
Jeremy Martin
T: @JeremyMartin6
I: @jeremymartin6
Richard Sterling 6D
100%
Alias
Alpinestars
32 (250 SX, 450 MX)
Christian Craig
T: @_christiancraig
I: @_christiancraig
Derek Dwyer 6D 100% Alias Alpinestars
36 (250)
RJ Hampshire
T: @Hampshire21
I: @rjhampshire
Alex Campbell 6D 100% Alias Alpinestars
40 (250)
Chase Sexton
T: @ChaseSexton486
I: @chasesexton486
Adam Snyder 6D 100% Alias Alpinestars
47 (250 SX)
Jimmy Decotis
T: @JimmyDecotis
I: @jimmydecotis
Keith Clickstein 6D 100% Alias Alpinestars
66 (250)
Cameron McAdoo
I: mcadoo128

6D 100% Alias Alpinestars

MotoConcepts Smartop Racing Team

Team Owner: Mike Genova
Team Manager: Tony Alessi
T: @tony800801
I: @talessi800801

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
10 (450)
Justin Brayton
T: @justinbrayton
I: @justinbrayton
Brent Duffe Shoei Scott
Gaerne
12 (450)
Jake Weimer
T: @jakeweimer12
I: @jakeweimer12





55 (450)
Vince Friese
T: @Vincefriese
I: @vincefriese
John Knake Shoei EKS JT Racing Alpinestars

Team Honda HRC

T: HondaPowersprts
I: honda_powersports_us

Team Manager: Erik Kehoe

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
14 (450)
Cole Seely
T: @coleseely
I: @coleseely
Rich Simmons Troy Lee Designs Spy Troy Lee Designs Alpinestars
94 (450)
Ken Roczen
T: @kenroczen94
I: @kenroczen94
Oscar Wirdeman
I: @Oswi_cbad
Fox
Fox Fox Fox

Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna

T: Rockstar_Racing
I: rockstarhusky

Team Owner: Bobby Hewitt
Crew Chief: Steve Westfall

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet/Brace
Goggles
Gear
Boots
15 (450)
Dean Wilson
T: @DeanWilson15
I: @deanwilsonmx15
Daniel Castloo Shoei 100% O'Neal Alpinestars
16 (250 SX, 450 MX)
Zach Osborne
T: @zacho_16
I: @zacho_16
Dave Feeney Airoh Dragon Fly Gaerne
21 (450)
Jason Anderson
T: @elhombre_21
I: @elhombre_21
Chris Loredo Airoh/Atlas Dragon Thor
Alpinestars
52 (250)
Mitchell Oldenburg
T: @Freckle_62
I: @freckle_42

Airoh Dragon Fly
Alpinestars
64 (250)
Michael Mosiman Scott Lillis
Airoh Dragon Fly
Alpinestars

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

T: @pcraceteam
I: @pcraceteam

Team Manager: Mitch Payton

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
17 (250)
Joey Savatgy
I: @versacesavatgy37
Justin Shantie
I: @j_shan_
Bell Scott Fox
Fox
29 (250)
Martin Davalos
I: @mdavalos30

Bell Scott Fox Fox
35 (250)
Austin Forkner
T: @AustinForkner
I: @austinforkner
Olly Stone
I: @olly_stone
Bell Scott Fox Fox
92 (250)
Adam Cianciarulo
T: @AdamCianciarulo
I: @adamcianciarulo
Brandon Zimmerman Bell Scott Fox Fox

Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing

F: jgrmxrace
I: jgrmx

Team Owner: Coy Gibbs
Team Manager: Jeremy Albrecht
Engine Development: Dean Baker

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
19 (450)
Justin Bogle
T: @justinbogle19
I: @justinbogle19

Arai
100%
Answer
Alpinestars
34 (450)
Weston Peick
T: @westonpeick
I: @westonpeick
Glenn Hobson
Fly
Scott
Fly
Alpinestars
54 (250 SX, 450 MX)
Phil Nicoletti
T: @filthyphil49
I: @filthyphil34
Isaiah Murph
6D
Scott
Moose
Sidi
39 (250)
Kyle Cunningham
T: @KCunningham_45
I: @kylecunningham

Lee McCollum
Bell
EKS
O'Neal
Sidi
46 (250)
Justin Hill
T: @justinhill36
I: @justinhill36






Red Bull KTM

I: ktmusa

Team Manager: Roger DeCoster

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
20 (450) Broc Tickle
T: @Broctickle
I: @broctickle

Arai
EKS
Vexea
TCX
25 (450)
Marvin Musquin
T: @MarvinMusquin25
I: @marvinmusquin25
Frank Latham Airoh/Leatt 100%
Thor Alpinestars

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha

T: StarYamahaMX
I: starracingyamaha

Team Owner: Bobby Regan
Team Manager: Wil Hahn
Motor Technician: Jeremy Coker
Suspension Technician: Drew Hopkins

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
23 (250)
Aaron Plessinger
T: @plessinger157
I: @aaronplessinger_23
Billy Hartle Bell 100% Thor
Alpinestars
24 (250)
Dylan Ferrandis
T: @dylan22f
I: @dylanferrandis
Nathan Pearson Bell 100% Thor Alpinestars
31 (250)
Colt Nichols
T: @Coat595
I: @coltnichols69
Trevor Carmicheal Bell 100% Thor Alpinestars
62 (250)
Justin Cooper
I: justincooper191

Bell 100% Thor Alpinestars

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM

Team Manager: Tyler Keefe
Crew Chief: Wayne Lumgair

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
26 (250)
Alex Martin
T: @alexmartin_26
I: @alexmartin_26
Jordan Troxell
I: @jordantroxell
TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
28 (250)
Shane McElrath
T: @shanemcelrath_
I: @shanemcelrath_

TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
43 (250)
Sean Cantrell
T: seancantrell37
I: sean_cantrell

TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
45 (250)
Jordan Smith
T: @Smitty_39
I: @smitty.39
Christian Ortiz TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars
(MX)
Mitchell Falk

TLD Oakley TLD Alpinestars

Mitchell will likely move up to the pro ranks sometime in '18.

Storm Lake Honda/TiLube/Honda

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet
Goggles
Gear
Boots
37 (250 and 450 SX, 450 MX)
Fredrik Noren
T: @norenmx
I: @norenmx

Suomy EKS O'Neal Sidi

Team Traders Racing

Owner: Gary Luckett
Director of Racing: Skip Norfolk
Team Manager: Kenny Day

# (Class) Rider
Mechanic
Helmet Goggles
Gear
Boots
38 (250)
Luke Renzland (250)
T: @LukeRenzland43
I: @lukerenzland46
Wes Hunter Bell
Von Zipper
Shot
Gaerne
49 (250)
Nick Gaines (250)
T: @nickgaines707
I: @nickgaines73
Josh Verrill Bell
Von Zipper
Shot
Gaerne

Look for a brand change (possibly yellow) for '18.

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17 comments
  • tprice07

    9/11/2017 12:12 PM

    My own speculation says Barcia jumps on with RB KTM...they have had a 3 man team for a while. I know DeCoster said he didn't plan to but I can't see leaving a top level athlete without a ride...he's pry super cheap.

  • GuyB

    9/11/2017 2:55 PM

    That conversation already happened...and went cold.

  • tprice07

    9/11/2017 4:08 PM

    Ouch...crazy if he doesn't get a ride

  • mikebrownsound

    9/9/2017 12:57 PM

    Suprised that Josh Grant still landing factory riders even do he is the second rider att Kawi.

  • MattyVicious

    9/9/2017 11:08 AM

    No korey hamrick?

  • ML512

    9/10/2017 2:45 PM

    Oh god, that IG goon...

  • David934

    9/8/2017 12:41 PM

    Few surprise for me like Milsaps, Davalos and Hill

  • Danster

    9/7/2017 8:25 PM

    Benny Bloss to enter the 2018 NBA draft.

  • aaryn #234

    9/7/2017 7:18 PM

    No Dean Ferris on that list

  • ML512

    9/7/2017 9:37 PM

    No solid talk/rumors of him being here in 2018.

  • Danster

    9/7/2017 7:06 PM

    Garrett Marchbanks to Pro Circuit Monster Kawasaki for the 2018 Outdoor Nationals
    Carson Brown Seth Hammaker and Lance Kobusch to race a couple 2018 Jetwerx Canadian Motocross series.

  • ML512

    9/7/2017 9:36 PM

    We likely won't be adding the Canadian stuff to this list.

  • JBlain619

    9/8/2017 1:12 PM

    Seth is not riding any Canadian Nationals.

  • Bermshredder449

    9/7/2017 4:59 PM

    Where is Henry Miller?? SUP!!!!!!!

  • ML512

    9/7/2017 9:37 PM

    This first run relates to the larger teams. Many of the smaller efforts are real mysteries until a bit later into the off-season.

  • 51xc

    9/7/2017 4:45 PM

    benny bloss on the 450 at sx as well if I'm not mistaken

  • manandmachine

    9/7/2017 9:40 PM

    Hahaha