Derek Stephens Signs with AMX for Washougal

June 16, 2015 11:25am | by:

Boise, Idaho – “American Motocross, Last Chance of a Lifetime” (AMX), a thirteen-episode documentary series on professional motocross from a privateer’s point of view, is pleased to announce they will sponsor Derek Stephens #177 for the Washougal round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in July.

“Even though we have postponed the television series until 2016, we still wanted to be able to help someone this year,” explained AMX team owner, Angela Taylor. “So, we decided to help a privateer, who couldn’t do it on his own, get to and race the Washougal national next month. After talking to Derek Stephens [#177], we knew we had chosen the right guy.”

“Derek epitomizes what just about every privateer goes through,” co-owner, Dean Taylor, agreed. “He’s a determined, hard-working rider who doesn’t have the funds or backing to make it to all of the national races. Plus, he’s had his fair share of obstacles: Everything from working ten hour shifts, six days a week to dealing with injuries and bike problems to having to live in a van at the races in order to save money.”

As for Derek Stephens, he couldn’t be happier. “It's an honor to be chosen to ride for American Motocross, because it doesn't happen to everyone.  Just to have a chance to be able to race at Washougal is a blessing,” said Stephens, who has never been to the track. “Before, I always had to worry about how I was going to get to the races physically and financially. This time I can focus on racing and making the show. It gives me the chance to grow and do things better than before. Thank you, Angela and Dean Taylor for this incredible opportunity!”