Shane McElrath has a landed a spot for the first few rounds (at least) of Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross.
The former member of the team that used to be Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, which is now BBMX (got all that?), will fill-in at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna as Dean Wilson continues to recover from injury.
According to the team press release, McElrath will race the first four rounds of the championship or until the injured Dean Wilson makes his return to racing this summer.
“Words can’t describe my excitement for a chance to ride the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna! I’ve been training hard and have been hoping to get an opportunity to race some outdoors and I’m grateful that the team is giving me that opportunity,” McElrath said. “Outdoors is coming quick and I’m ready to get to work alongside this great group of people!”
Nathan Ramsey, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “In a tough situation like this, I feel very fortunate to have an option like Shane to be able to turn to. I believe that Shane has tremendous talent and experience, and he will be a great asset to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. I am very excited and confident with Shane to start our MX season.”
Main image: Husqvarna