Rocky Mountain ATV MC KTM have announced they have signed Shane McElrath to compete in various SX and outdoor championships in 2022.
26 year old McElrath will contest in the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Series and the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Nationals in the premier 450 class.
A rider with much success in the 250 class both indoors and out, (6 career AMA 250 SX wins and 2 career AMA 250 MX wins under his belt, along with being the runner up twice in the AMA 250SX West Coast Championship), he is ready to show his skills in the premier class full time.
“I’m super excited for the opportunity to join the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – KTM -WPS team,’ said McElrath.
“I feel like I’m getting the chance to work alongside some great people, people that are focused on the same goals as myself. My wife and I are very thankful for this Team believing in me, and we are looking to start working and building for the 2022 season now. See you all at Anaheim 1!”
“We are excited to bring Shane onto the team for the 2022 racing season, and we are so for many reasons,’ explained Team co-owner Forrest Butler. “We as a team have a lot of changes in store for 2022, and Shane fits the mold for a lot of them.”
“Professional SX and MX racing is changing, the top ten in the 450 class has become like the top ten in the NASCAR Cup Class. The sport is exploding, there are so many good guys, we are all having to adjust and Shane is a rider that not only believes in himself, he believes in our Team.”
“We are actually two guys that have watched each other for a long time now from opposite sides, and have always wanted to work together. Shane has and shows a tremendous amount of respect for our Team and Sponsors, and I personally have watched him do just that with teams he has ridden for in the past.”
“At the same time, he has worn the Red Plate before, and he knows what he wants and expects out of himself on the race track. We are excited, and ready!”