Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki has announced that Team Green's Chris Alldredge will make his professional debut this weekend at the Unadilla National. Last week, at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by AMSOIL, Alldredge finished third overall in 250 A and second overall in 450 A.
We got Team Green manager Ryan Holliday's take on the move last week.
Below is the official announcement from the team.
Irvine, Calif. – Following a successful final year competing against the top amateur riders in the nation, Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Chris Alldredge will make the transition to the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad for the remainder of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Alldredge has been the top rider in the A class this season collecting wins and championships at all of the major amateur national championships.
“I’m so honored to have this opportunity with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki,” said Alldredge. “I was welcomed into the Team Green family this year and feel like I’ve really found a home. Working closely with Pro Circuit this year, I knew that’s where I wanted to be and I am really excited to work with the best in the business.”
Alldredge’s success with Team Green gained Mitch Payton’s attention and he knew he wanted to keep him with Kawasaki. Alldredge joins a long list of amateurs to graduate from Team Green on to the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team such as Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Dean Wilson, Adam Cianciarulo, and Justin Hill.
“Alldredge has really shown a lot of promise,” said Payton. “He has all the key elements to transition into his pro career and be a player from the get-go. He knows the equipment and we expect him to pick up in the 250 class where he left off as an amateur.”
Alldredge will make his professional debut with the team at Unadilla in New Berlin, New York on August 9 running the No. 188 on his 2015 KX™250F.