Dean Wilson Signs with Firepower Honda

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10/1/2022 8:12am Edited Date/Time 10/2/2022 8:47pm
One of the worst kept secrets in the sport but it’s finally public! Dean Wilson has signed with the Firepower Honda / Genuine Honda Racing team for 2022 and 2023 World Supercross, along with AMA Supercross for 2023. Still with Rockstar Energy but has swapped over to Fly Racing head-to-knees.

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10/1/2022 9:07am
Good for Deano....

Thought he was "retiring" though.

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10/1/2022 9:11am
Magoofan wrote:
Good for Deano....

Thought he was "retiring" though.

He retired from Outdoor Nationals. He’s been fairly vocal that he would race one more year of Supercross only but was done with outdoors.
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10/1/2022 9:29am
Magoofan wrote:
Good for Deano....

Thought he was "retiring" though.

ML512 wrote:
He retired from Outdoor Nationals. He’s been fairly vocal that he would race one more year of Supercross only but was done with outdoors.
Clearly....I have not been paying close enough attention. Dry
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10/1/2022 9:51am
Good for Dean and wish him a healthy year.
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10/1/2022 9:54am
Magoofan wrote:
Good for Deano....

Thought he was "retiring" though.

ML512 wrote:
He retired from Outdoor Nationals. He’s been fairly vocal that he would race one more year of Supercross only but was done with outdoors.
Has Roczen signed to race with the team also for our sx series over here or just the two wsx races?
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Has Roczen signed to race with the team also for our sx series over here or just the two wsx races?
Just for the two WSX rounds.
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Still think it would be cool for him to do the Canadian nationals, milsaps seemed to enjoy it.
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Has Roczen signed to race with the team also for our sx series over here or just the two wsx races?
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Just for the two WSX rounds.
Wasn't he bought and place on that team by the promoters? If so I'd be a little upset if I were the other teams having to secure your own Talent to go for the so-called World Championship!
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mb60 wrote:
Good for Dean and wish him a healthy year.
Ditto. Good dude. The sport is better with Deano in it!
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mb60 wrote:
Good for Dean and wish him a healthy year.
davistld01 wrote:
Ditto. Good dude. The sport is better with Deano in it!
100% agreed!
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NSP139 wrote:
Wasn't he bought and place on that team by the promoters? If so I'd be a little upset if I were the other teams having to...
Wasn't he bought and place on that team by the promoters? If so I'd be a little upset if I were the other teams having to secure your own Talent to go for the so-called World Championship!
DonM mentioned that was the case-

I have not heard anything official, but if Firepower got him without having to cough up his salary, it’s totally unfair to the other teams.




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NSP139 wrote:
Wasn't he bought and place on that team by the promoters? If so I'd be a little upset if I were the other teams having to...
Wasn't he bought and place on that team by the promoters? If so I'd be a little upset if I were the other teams having to secure your own Talent to go for the so-called World Championship!
langhammx wrote:
DonM mentioned that was the case- I have not heard anything official, but if Firepower got him without having to cough up his salary, it’s totally...
DonM mentioned that was the case-

I have not heard anything official, but if Firepower got him without having to cough up his salary, it’s totally unfair to the other teams.




or...who the fuck cares who paid what for whoever to be on whatever team....
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or...who the fuck cares who paid what for whoever to be on whatever team....
OK ? Dizzy
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or...who the fuck cares who paid what for whoever to be on whatever team....
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him off to a team.
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All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him...
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him off to a team.
Someone gets it ! Wink
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I don't believe he was placed on any team by wsx.
He got the attendance deal to race the series by wsx.
And I bet yarrive was straight onto securing his spot.
There could possibly be payment from the team also.
As he was on Honda there was only really 2 options. Mcr or firepower Honda. Mcr already had riders.
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kiwifan wrote:
or...who the fuck cares who paid what for whoever to be on whatever team....
Skuzzy29 wrote:
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him...
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him off to a team.
I believe the series is also paying Tomac to race the first round as a wildcard.
It's in their(the promoters) best interest to get the biggest names they can -as quickly as they can- to give 'em legitimacy, attract big $$ sponsors, and also(speaking for Captain Obvious) get the fans to attend(PAY).
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really got pro circuit vibes seeing him hang on the back of that honda with his shirt untucked
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Weird how cramped he looks on that Honda compared to the Husky? Maybe it’s just weird not seeing him on a husky
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10/2/2022 8:56am
kiwifan wrote:
or...who the fuck cares who paid what for whoever to be on whatever team....
Skuzzy29 wrote:
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him...
All the teams that went out and negotiated with riders they hoped could win only to have the WSX offer Roczen money and just hand him off to a team.
yokev wrote:
I believe the series is also paying Tomac to race the first round as a wildcard. It's in their(the promoters) best interest to get the biggest...
I believe the series is also paying Tomac to race the first round as a wildcard.
It's in their(the promoters) best interest to get the biggest names they can -as quickly as they can- to give 'em legitimacy, attract big $$ sponsors, and also(speaking for Captain Obvious) get the fans to attend(PAY).
There it is!

As I understand it, they're BOTH getting "start money" for their appearances.

Kenny had to be on a Honda based team and there were really only two options with that.

Is it fair? Well, I can see where people say it isn't...but...top tier riders getting paid start money sin't new. Kenny was originally thinking he was gonna be on "his" Honda...but, we all saw that fall thru. DOH!

I see it as Kenny being in the most closely aligned with Honda...Honda Team.

I'm still wondering where...or if...he even get's a deal for 2023 SX.
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10/2/2022 1:06pm
Still thinks it’s strange that he could not retain his deal with Oneal since he has such a good relationship with them.
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AHarmon237 wrote:
Still thinks it’s strange that he could not retain his deal with Oneal since he has such a good relationship with them.
The Firepower team is sponsored by Fly, it’s a team deal. He couldn’t have an individual gear deal.
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ML512 wrote:
The Firepower team is sponsored by Fly, it’s a team deal. He couldn’t have an individual gear deal.
Kenny in Fox
Seely in TLD when team is sponsored by Leatt

Both for WSX only I assume… it’ll be interesting to see if Cole can keep his TLD deal, if he decides to race 250’s for MCR next year.
I know Brayton got to wear Fly, because of his 450 deal, but Cole will be on a 250, if he races for MCR in ‘23 SX.
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Kenny in Fox Seely in TLD when team is sponsored by Leatt Both for WSX only I assume… it’ll be interesting to see if Cole can...
Kenny in Fox
Seely in TLD when team is sponsored by Leatt

Both for WSX only I assume… it’ll be interesting to see if Cole can keep his TLD deal, if he decides to race 250’s for MCR next year.
I know Brayton got to wear Fly, because of his 450 deal, but Cole will be on a 250, if he races for MCR in ‘23 SX.
I’ve been told as of recently that Cole will be WSX only. Team Leatt deal only requires two MCR riders to be in the gear.

Kenny with Genuine Honda is a collaborative thing. His bike will been look different. Dean however is racing for Firepower Honda in the US for 2023…so he’s on the team gear deal.
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10/2/2022 3:52pm Edited Date/Time 10/2/2022 3:56pm
ML512 wrote:
I’ve been told as of recently that Cole will be WSX only. Team Leatt deal only requires two MCR riders to be in the gear. Kenny...
I’ve been told as of recently that Cole will be WSX only. Team Leatt deal only requires two MCR riders to be in the gear.

Kenny with Genuine Honda is a collaborative thing. His bike will been look different. Dean however is racing for Firepower Honda in the US for 2023…so he’s on the team gear deal.
I was waiting for that, can’t blame him ! It’s a lot of dedication to be competitive. I don’t think that he would enjoy putting in 100% and making a lot less money this time around.
Interesting on the MCR/Leatt deal. So many variables come into play with these team contracts. Nice having that option for Cole, so he can keep his relationship with Troy.
That’s kinda how I perceived Kenny’s situation.
Being that said… How do you think Kenny being on the team, affect the allocated money/budget that each team got ? Does WSX pay Kenny show up money on their (WSX) dime or do they take it (or part of it) from the money they were allocated to race ?
I can’t see FirePower being able to afford to pay Kenny enough money to race AMA SX for them, but I don’t know much about them or where their funding comes from. Brayton and now Wilson can’t be cheap, I’d thing together they have to put a pretty good sized dent in their budget ?
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Look who’s in Oneal gear. [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2022/10/02/571648/s1200_BAD23D48_31A4_4380_8120_A18874EDDD72.jpg[/img]
Look who’s in Oneal gear.




Who is he racing for ? He really does seem like a good kid, regardless of how fond of him you are. Tongue
You’re a good dude Wilma, I’m sure he appreciates all your help. Cool

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