Let the Kitchen cook, baby! Okay, okay, that was dumb. I apologize.
Anyway, Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha announced today that Levi Kitchen will make his pro debut this weekend at round 4 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at RedBud.
Kitchen will still race Loretta’s this year, then race the final five round of Pro Motocross, according to the team.
A recent rule change allows Kitchen to race Pro Motocross and then Loretta’s, as long as he doesn’t compete in more than three events or earn more than 40 points. Here is the rule:
a. Riders competing in the Final 40 in Pro Motocross (250 or 450 class) in the current or previous year; Provided, that riders may earn up to 40 Pro Motocross points (250 or 450 class) in the current year, so long as they did not compete in more than 3 professional motocross events prior to the Amateur National. The total number of points earned applies at the time of the entry of the professional motocross event, not after.
The Washington State native dominated the 250 and 450 B Limited classes (he was winning by like half a minute!) last year at Loretta’s and won the AMA Amateur Rider of the Year (awarded to best B rider).
He carried that over to the Mini O’s, where he swept the 250 and 450 A and 250 and 450 Pro Sport classes in Supercross. He then went 1-1-2-DNF in the motocross portion and won the Dunlop Silver Tire Award, awarded to the rider in the Pro and A classes that accumulates the highest number of points in the supercross main and motocross overall combined.
He then signed with Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team, which we think now has 101 riders, and went 2-1 in 250 A Pro Sport and Open A Pro Sport at the JS7 Spring Championship at Freestone.
Check out our Almost Black & White with Kitchen at Freestone:
How do you think he’ll do this weekend?