National Teams

Kawasaki Canada – WLTN/Kawasaki

The WLTN Kawasaki Team has had a solid off-season, and both riders are ready for the 2024 Triple Crown Series. Tanner Ward spent over a month at GPF testing and training with his new Team Manager, Steve Simms. Tanner not only has an all-new KX450 to get used to, but the team has also changed suspension companies, moving from SSS to TCD this season.  Both riders will be racing at the AMO OPC Series opening rounds. 

Brand: Kawasaki
Team Principal: Brett & Melody Lee
Team Manager: Steve Simms
Team HQ: Walton, Ontario Canada

450 #84: Tanner Ward
250 #14: Quinn Amyotte 

450 #84 Mechanic: Caden Lee
250 #14 Mechanic: Jadon Brown
Rig Driver: Cale Callan

Motor Package: Williams/Wiseco
Exhaust: RP Performance
Suspension: TCD
Fuel: Renegade Race Fuel
Gear: OG’s
Goggles: 100%
Boots: Sidi
Graphics: Backyard Designs/Guts

2024 Business Partners Canadian Kawasaki – Walton Raceway – OGs Moto – RP Performance – Pirelli Tires – Sidi Boots – Renegade Fuels – Hall Race Fuels – XTrig – Hinson – Williams Motorwerx – Mechanix Wear – 100% – Guts Racing – Bell Helmets – Mika Metals – Acerbis – DID Chain – Mountain Sport Distribution – Matrix Concepts – Motion Pro – Raptor Titanium  – Boxo USA – Risk Racing – Pro X – JE Pistons  – Wiseco – SSR -Tanner Steffler Foundation – Auburn Hills – Bob the Cooler Co.

KTM Canada – KTM/Redbull/FLY

The KTM Canada Team has been very busy since late February, as they’ve been down at the GPF Practice Facility in Georgia testing and putting in some laps. All three riders have been riding and training together, and things have been going great. While Pettis and Natzke have been testing their new KTM 450 FE motorcycle, Benoit has spent most of his time riding a KTM 350SX-F before returning to his 250F. The KTM team moved from GPF to ClubMX for the final three weeks of training. Once they return to Quebec in early May, they will be racing at least one local race before travelling west for the opening round.

Brand: KTM
Team Principal: KTM North America/KTM Canada
Team Manager: Mathieu Deroy
Team Support/Advisor: Jean Sebastien Roy
Team HQ: Montreal Quebec, Canada

450 #15: Jess Pettis 
450 #23: Josiah Natzke 
250 #26: Kaven Benoit 
WMX: Eve Brodeur 

450 #15 Mechanic: Justin Roney
450 #23 Mechanic: David Gingras
250 #26 Mechanic: Nico Hebert
WMX Mechanic: Marc-Olivier Giguère
Rig Driver: Marc Dionne

Exhaust: FMF
Motor Package: KTM Factory Services
Suspension: WP KTM Factory Services
Fuel: ETS
Gear: Fly Racing
Goggles: Oakley
Boots: Alpinestars

Main Sponsors:
KTM, Red Bull, Fly Racing, Oakley, Alpinestars, M7Design, Dunlop, FMF.

Yamaha Canada – MX101/FXR/Yamaha

Other than struggling to secure a rider to race in the 450 class, the off-season has been fairly routine for Kevin Tyler’s Race Team. Both Racine and Jones have spent significant down riding in Florida, and by all accounts they look great. The 250 riders have a new YZ250F to work with in 2024, and so far, the reports have been that this new bike works very well. Jones had some solid motos last summer, so he’ll no doubt be looking to build on those results in 2024. For Racine, he comes into 2024 with the opportunity to do something special. If all goes well, we expect him to be in championship contention all summer in the 250. 

Brand: Yamaha
Team Principal: Kevin Tyler
Team Manager: Kevin Tyler
Team Support: Allan Brown
Team HQ: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

450 #808: Preston Kilroy
250 #30: Sebastien Racine 
250 #50: Austin Jones 

450 Mechanic: TBA
250 #30 Mechanic:TBA 
250 #50 Mechanic: TBA

Motor Package: Allan Brown
Exhaust: FMF
Suspension: Superior Suspension Settings 
Fuel: VP Race Fuel
Gear: FXR
Goggles: FXR
Boots: Gaerne

Sponsors: Yamaha Motor Canada, FXR, MX101, Maxima, Dunlop, SSS, Decal Works, Hinson, Acerbis, Gaerne, 6D Helmets, Renthal, FMF, Vortex.

Honda Canada – Honda/GDR/FOX

Both GDR Honda riders are now back in Canada while they put the finishing touches on their Triple Crown Series preparation. Dylan has stated that he’s planning on racing several local events in the next month, including the opening two rounds of the AMO OPC Series. Tyler will also be getting in a few gate drops before the opening round in Calgary, so we know both riders will be ready to go. As they have for the past several years, Gopher Dunes will be hosting the GDR Honda Media Day on May 16th, so we’ll be able to get a better look at the Red Rider Team then.

Brand: Honda
Team Principal: Derek Schuster
Team Manager: Derek Schuster
Assistant Manager: Ryan Lockhart
Technical Support: Colton Facciotti
Trainer: Rob Mouland
Truck Driver: Brad Lockhart

Team HQ: Courtland  Ontario, Canada

450 #1: Dylan Wright 
250 #5: Tyler Medaglia 
250 #143: Tiger Wood

450 Mechanic #1: Tanner Brooks
250 Mechanic #5: Jeff Ryan
250 Mechanic #143: Andrew Wood

Motor Package: Bondi Engines
Exhaust: Pro Circuit
Suspension: Superior Suspension Settings 
Graphics: Lime Nine
Fuel: VP Race Fuel
Gear: Fox Racing
Goggles: Oakley
Boots: Fox

Sponsors:
Honda Canada, Fox Racing, Oakley, Peter’s Paving, Tirecraft, Atlas Brace, McClays Transportation, Motul, HRC, Bondi engines, Superior Suspension Settings, Twin Air, Brandt, Limenine, Easy Kleen, Wiseco, Dunlop, Bobs Coolers, Cycra, Renthal, D.I.D, Pro Circuit, VP Racing Fuel, Hinson, Xtrig, Dyco Tool, Firepower Batteries, Works Connection, ProX, Grafic, Matrix Concepts, Mechanix Wear, DCR, Moto hose, New Era caps, Motoseat, RP performance, Dubya, Raptor titanium, ARC, Gopher Dunes

Priority MX

Priority MX will look to Wyatt Kerr and Parker Eales to lead this group. Kerr spent the winter training with Zach Osbourne and Joey Savagty and hopes to build off his 2023 speed. Eales has develop himself into a steady 450 guy, capable of top 10. 

Brand: KTM
Team Principal: Peter Knoop & Wendy Knoop
Team Manager: Peter Knoop
Team Support: Wendy Knoop

Team HQ: Ontario, Canada

450 #18: Parker Eales
450 #: Seth Hughes 
250 #19: Wyatt Kerr 
250 #55: Hayden Jaimeson 

450 #18: Mechanic: TBA
450 #: Mechanic: TBA
250 #19: Mechanic: Andy Kerr
250 #55 Mechanic: TBA

Motor Package: TBA
Suspension: Superior Suspension Settings
Fuel: Renegade Race Fuel
Gear: FXR
Goggles: FXR

Kawasaki  – Maple Ridge MotosportsKawasaki

Devin Smith spent his winter in California training and working with American legend Ryan Hughes. The MRM Kawasaki team returns in 2024 with many of the same supporters as 2023. Smith has put in a lot of off season training and hopes to build on a steady 2023. 
 

Brand: Kawasaki
Team Principal: Troy Smith
Team Manager: Troy Smith
Team HQ: Maple Ridge, BC Canada
250 #: Devin Smith
250 #: TBA

250  Mechanic: Troy Smith
250  Mechanic: TBA

Motor Package:  MapleRidge Motosport
Exhaust: Pro Circuit
Suspension: Sky Racing SSS

Fuel: VP
Gear: Fox Racing
Goggles: 100%
Boots: Fox

Sponsors: Maple Ridge Motorsports, BCL Construction ,Tri-City Plumbing and Heating
Applewood Auto Group,  Fox Racing Canada, Matrix Concepts Canada,
Ride100%, Mobius Braces,  Tyler Ross Snap-On Tools,  Showtime Detailing, 
Canadian Kawasaki, Rynopower Canada, Pro Circuit, Seco Seat Covers, 
Sky Racing Suspension,  2UNDR.

 

Yamaha Canada/USA – Manluk/RockRiver/Yamaha

Zach Ufimzeff returns with Manluck support in 2024. Ufimzeff will be the teams sole focus in 2024 aboard a Yamaha. Ufimzeff trained all winter at Dreamland with Quinn Amyotte. The former Rick Joseph Award winner has his eyes set on top 5 in 2024. Pat Shippit, 2023 Manager of the Year is also set to return to the fold. 

Brand: Yamaha
Team Principal: Frank Luebke
Team Manager: Pat Shippit
Team Support: Luebke Family
Team HQ: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

250: Zach Ufimzeff 
250 Mechanic: TBA

Motor Package: XPR
Suspension: TBA
Fuel: Renegade Race Fuel
Gear: Fox Racing
Goggles: FOX

Husqvarna Canada – MVP/Sky Racing/Husqvarna

Sky Racing returns in 2024 with BC racers Julien Benek and Blake Davies. Both riders are blessed with natural talent that can make them a top 5 threat in both classes. Benek is recovering from a hand injury but has been on the bike. 

Brand: Husqvarna
Team Principal: Al Dyck
Team Manager: Al Dyck
Team Support: OIliver Benek
Team HQ: Vancouver, BC.

450 #26: Julien Benek 
250 #: Blake Davies 

250 #26 Mechanic: Oliver Benek
250 # Mechanic: Brandon Davies

Motor Package: XPR
Suspension: SSS
Fuel: Renegade 

Gear: Benek: OGs,Bell/ Davies FOX

PRMX

Brand: Kawasaki
Team Principal: Julien Perrier
Team Manager: Julien Perrier

Team HQ: Quebec, Canada

450 #8: Mitchell Harrison 
450 #108: Aaron Tanti
250: Gage Linville
250: Dylan Rempel (Select Nationals)

450 #8 Mechanic: TBA
450 #108 Mechanic: TBA
250 Mechanic: TBA
250 Mechanic: TBA

Motor Package:  Williams Motorwerx/PRMX
Exhaust: Bills Pipes
Suspension: TCD/WP
Fuel: Renegade Race Fuel

Sponsors: TCD, Williams Motorwerx,  HGS, Viral, Leatt, Guts, Motul, FirePower, Odi, EBC, Aria, Luxon, Evan Powersport, Spec Bolt, Pure Adrenaline, Partzilla, SOBMX, DID, Acerbis, Hinson, Anchor Tape, Uni Filter, Wossner Pistons, Fusion Graphics, Bud Racing, Dirt Care.

 

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