Silly Season: What We Know, What We Hear, What We ThinkThursday, November 17, 2011 | 9:50 AM
Monster Energy Kawasaki
Red Bull KTM
Ken Roczen (Lites)
Marvin Musquin (Lites)
What we hear: Suzuki lost out on the Stewart sweepstakes to JGR. They will go with a one-rider team with Metcalfe for 2012.
Dodge Motorsports/Hart & Huntington
TwoTwo Motorsports Honda
What we hear: No teammate for Reedy for 2012.
Rockstar Energy Drink Suzuki
Blake Wharton (Lites)
Jason Anderson (Lites)
Martin Davalos (Lites)
Hunter Hewitt (Lites)
Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha
Tommy Weeck (Lites)
What we hear: Jake Canada has officially signed with MotoConcepts for next season.
Muscle Milk/American Honda
Ashley Fiolek (WMX)
Eli Tomac (Lites)
Justin Barcia (Lites)
Wil Hahn (Lites)
Justin Bogle (Lites)
What we hear: We know, we know, Barcia rode the 450 very well outdoors, but he has a Lites East #1 plate to defend. He'll be back on the 250.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Blake Baggett (Lites)
Dean Wilson (Lites)
Tyla Rattray (Lites)
Darryn Durham (Lites)
Rockstar Valli/Star Racing Yamaha
Kyle Cunningham (Lites)
Gareth Swanepoel (Lites)
Ryan Sipes (Lites)
Kyle Peters (Lites)
What we hear: It appears Star Racing and Valli will team up for 2012, running one semi for supercross (since the rig will only have to house two Lites riders for each SX event) and possibly two rigs to house all eight riders outdoors. And what happened to the supposed Metal Mulisha takeover of the Valli team? Those rumors have gone cold, hence the new Valli link up with Star.
As of 11-16-11, Chad Lanza says official press release with official team and sponsors is just around the corner. In talks with JP$, but as of now, she isn't signed.
JDR J-Star KTM
Malcolm Stewart (Lites)
PJ Larsen (Lites)
Matt Moss (Lites)
What we hear: Tye Simmonds will be racing for the JDR team in Australia, but not in the U.S.
What we hear: Could still be a teammate for Shorty at the Brooks/MC squad. Maybe Kyle Regal?
Kyle Chisholm signed yesterday to become the second--and more than likely--final member on the Jeff Ward/Mike Kranyak Racing team.
Troy Lee Designs/ Lucas Oil / Honda
Christian Craig (Lites) // 450 Outdoors
Travis Baker (Lites)
Cole Seely (Lites)
BTOSports.com / BBMX / Palmetto Suzuki
What we hear: It looks like one of the final pieces of the off-season puzzle is finally in place. Sources have confirmed as of Friday Nov. 18th that Albertson has signed with the BTOSports.com/BBMX/Palmetto Suzuki team.
Matt Lemoine (Lites)
Nick Myers (Lites)
Alex Martin (Lites)
Dragon Racing Fuels/AG Motorsports/Cernics KTM
Les Smith (Lites)
AJ Catanzaro (Lites)
Taylor Futrell (Lites)
Munn Racing KTM & Moto Innovations
Sean Hackley Jr.
Team 51fifty Energy Drink/Naveen Honda Racing
What we hear: Tommy Hahn is expected to announce his plans on Monday. Stay tuned for more details on that front.
What we hear: TiLUBE Racing is partnered up with Foremost Insurance and will field a two rider 450 team for Supercross only. It will be called TiLUBE Foremost Racing. They are still working on riders and should have an announcement very soon.
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