Before making his pro debut at Unadilla MX this past weekend, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Chris Alldredge had an amateur career that was full of success, as well as misfortune. Alldredge was a rising star in the 85cc and Supermini class all throughout the amateur circuit, but when the Oregon native advanced into the “big bike” class, things started to slowly fall apart for the likeable rider as injury after injury forced him into months of recovery. However, when Alldredge finally was able to ride again from such injuries, his speed and talent was always there. As confidence grew once again for Alldredge, a crash earlier this year at the California Classic resulted in a broken fibula. History seemed to be repeating itself, however, a fast mend put the Team Green rider behind the gate at Mammoth with only four days of riding. After two days of battling it out in the high altitude, Alldredge came out with first and second place finishes. A month later, he backed up those results at Loretta’s by claiming a second and third place finish.
Many were curious to see how the 2014 Loretta Lynn graduating class was going to stack up against the seasoned veterans in the 250 class, and amazingly enough, Alldredge came out with an eighth place overall finish. It was quite the accomplishment for the young rookie, and he only wants to improve from here.
We caught up with the newest addition to Mitch Payton’s team today out at Glen Helen to talk about the ups and downs of his amateur career, as well as his amazing ride at Unadilla.