About the AMA Supercross / Motocross Championship
The AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships are American-based series recognised by the AMA (American Motorcycle Association). AMA Supercross (AMA SX) races are held in specially prepared man-made courses in baseball fields or stadiums, while AMA Motocross (AMA MX) races are held on outdoor dirt courses with man-made technical sections. The two classes are 450SX/450MX (4-stroke 450cc machines, or 2-stroke 250cc machines) and 250SX/250MX (4-stroke 250cc machines, or 2-stroke 125cc machines), each contested by production motocross racers featuring special tuning. While the highly popular AMA-SX series, which draws crowds numbering in the tens of thousands, and the AMA-MX championship are held in the U.S., they attract top riders from around the world. Alongside the World Motocross Championship, they represent the pinnacle of motocross racing.
Kawasaki competes in 450SX/MX with the Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (AKM)-operated Monster Energy Kawasaki team, and in 250SX/MX with the AKM-supported Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team.
2018 AMA Supercross champion Jason Anderson and Adam Cianciarulo, now in his fourth year in the top class, are teammates once again this year. The Monster Energy Kawasaki duo will be pushing hard to take home the Supercross and Motocross titles.
The highly acclaimed Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team consists primarily of young up-and-coming riders. Japanese rider Jo Shimoda, 2nd in AMA Supercross 250SX East in 2021 and 2nd in AMA Motocross 250SX last year, will continue with the team. For the 2023 season, the team will be fielding six riders in the AMA-SX and AMA-MX championships.
Monster Energy Kawasaki
- Jason Anderson
- Date of Birth|17 Feb 1993
2022 2nd AMA Supercross 450SX 3rd AMA Motocross 450MX 2021 8th AMA Supercross 450SX 28th AMA Motocross 450MX 2020 4th AMA Supercross 450SX 19th AMA Motocross 450MX 2019 23th AMA Supercross 450SX 4th AMA Motocross 450MX 2018 1st AMA Supercross 450SX 17th AMA Motocross 450MX 2017 4th AMA Supercross 450SX 11th AMA Motocross 450MX 2016 3rd AMA Supercross 450SX 14th AMA Motocross 450MX 2015 7th AMA Supercross 450SX 6th AMA Motocross 450MX 2014 1st AMA Supercross 250SX West 7th AMA Motocross 250MX 2013 4th AMA Supercross 250SX West 8th AMA Motocross 250MX 2012 5th AMA Supercross Lites West 8th AMA 250 Motocross 2011 15th AMA Supercross Lites East 16th AMA 250 Motocross
- Adam Cianciarulo
- Date of Birth|20 Oct 1996
2022 29th AMA Supercross 450SX 2021 16th AMA Supercross 450SX 15th AMA Motocross 450MX 2020 15th AMA Supercross 450SX 2nd AMA Motocross 450MX 2019 2nd AMA Supercross 250SX West 1st AMA Motocross 250MX 2018 2nd AMA Supercross 250SX West 2017 2nd AMA Supercross 250SX East 3rd AMA Motocross 250MX 2016 8th AMA Motocross 250SX 2015 14th AMA Motocross 250MX 2014 5th AMA Supercross 250SX East 2013 16th AMA Motocross 250MX
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
- Jo Shimoda
- Date of Birth|16 May 2002
2022 4th AMA Supercross 250SX West 2nd AMA Motocross 250MX 2021 2nd AMA Supercross 250SX East 5th AMA Motocross 250MX 2020 3rd AMA Supercross 250SX East 11th AMA Motocross 250MX 2019 26th AMA Motocross 250MX
- Austin Forkner
- Date of Birth|2 Sep 1998
2022 9th AMA Supercross 250SX East 26th AMA Motocross 250MX 2021 21st AMA Supercross 250SX East 7th AMA Motocross 250MX 2020 3rd AMA Supercross 250SX West 2019 3rd AMA Supercross 250SX East 2018 4th AMA Supercross 250SX East 7th AMA Motocross 250MX 2017 6th AMA Supercross 250SX West 13th AMA Motocross 250MX 2016 4th AMA Motocross 250MX
- Cameron McAdoo
- Date of Birth|16 Dec 1997
2022 7th AMA Supercross 250SX West 18th AMA Motocross 250MX 2021 3rd AMA Supercross 250SX West 41st AMA Motocross 250MX 2020 12th AMA Supercross 250SX West 9th AMA Motocross 250MX 2019 5th AMA Supercross 250SX West 13th AMA Motocross 250MX 2018 23rd AMA Supercross 250SX East 15th AMA Motocross 250MX 2017 15th AMA Supercross 250SX West 34th AMA Motocross 250MX
- Seth Hammaker
- Date of Birth|29 Sep 2000
2022 18th AMA Supercross 250SX West 7th AMA Motocross 250MX 2021 4th AMA Supercross 250SX West 26th AMA Motocross 250MX 2020 1st Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross / Open A Class 2017 1st Monster Energy Cup / Amateur All Stars Class
- Jett Reynolds
- Date of Birth|2 Jan 2004
2017 1st Monster Energy Cup / Supermini Class
- Ryder DiFrancesco
- Date of Birth|28 Mar 2005
2022 22th AMA Motocross 250MX
In the AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships, the Monster Energy Kawasaki team competes with the KX450. Designed to put expert riders on the top step of the podium, the KX450 base model has always featured the latest in advanced technology. Featuring finger-follower valve actuation, the highly tuned liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve engine is mounted in a highly rigid aluminium frame that ensures superb control when riding at high speed. Launch Control Mode, adjustable handle and footpeg position, a hydraulic clutch and electric start are some of its class-leading features. Neither championship allows engine or frame modifications, so the team elevates the KX450’s base race-winning potential with suspension and intake/exhaust tuning.
In the AMA Supercross and Motocross Championships, the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team competes with the KX250. Like every KX motocrosser since the debut of the brand in 1973, the KX250 was designed based on a “Built to Win” philosophy. With finger-follower valve actuation and dual injectors, its engine delivers phenomenal high-rpm power. Launch Control Mode, which gives riders an edge for nailing the holeshot, a large-diameter coil spring fork, which contributes to its superb high-speed controllability, a hydraulic clutch and electric start are just some of the KX250’s other high performance features. The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki updates the base model with their owns team-developed Pro Circuit tuning and aftermarket parts, further elevating the machine’s circuit prowess.