Another contract signed. After two years with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, Chris Alldredge has moved over to the Barn Pros/Home Depot/Yamaha squad for 2017. This is a big break for Alldredge, who mentioned to us during the summer that if a new deal with a team didn’t come to fruition, he’d call it quits on his professional career. Crashes and injuries hindered Alldredge during his term at PC, but there were a few flashes of speed indoors and outdoors. At the moment, Alldredge is racing the 250 class in the Australian Supercross Championship.
Alldredge and the team will contest the 250 West Coast division of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series, which begins on January 7th in Anaheim, California.
Here’s the full press release from the Barn Pros/Home Depot/Yamaha team…
BPRMX Home Depot Yamaha is proud to announce Chris Alldredge has joined the team for the 2017 season. Steve Oslund, Owner of BPRMX responded, "We couldn't be more excited to have Chris on board for the 2017 Season! His dedication to the sport and drive to win races has us all excited going into the New year!" With Chris being a Northwest native, it’s a great fit for him on the team. He will be riding the 2017 Yamaha YZ250F with Andrew Bauer as this mechanic this year.
“I’m super excited to be getting back on Yamaha’s with the Barn Bros Racing Team this coming Supercross Season, said Chris Alldredge from the Australian SX Round. “After riding the Yamaha motorcycle for most of my amateur career, it’s nice to be back on the bike that I had so much success on. And I can’t thank the Barn Bros team enough for giving me another opportunity to show the Supercross world what me, and the team, are capable of doing.”
“To look back at where our team started and where we are going I couldn’t be more pleased to sign Chris for the new year", Said Scot Steffy, Team Manager. “We have worked hard over the last two years to make a team that riders want to ride for and sponsors want to support. With Chris on board, it just shows the level the team has grown to in a short amount of time and we know this is going to be a great year for Chris." As the BPR team heads into its 3rd full year of West Coast competition they have upped their game and are looking to be contending in the top ten every weekend.
Rick Johnson said, “I am looking forward to working with Chris Aldredge. I feel with my experience I can help him reach his full potential. He has so much driving and determination. I’m looking forward to 2017 with Barn Pros racing.”
BPRMX was founded by Steve Oslund out of his passion for the sport, starting back in 2010 helping local pro riders chase their dreams. In 2014 Steve helped 3 riders that year with all of them having different levels of success and making main events. 2015 BPR was joined by Scot Steffy ex-professional SX rider as team manager and with his help joined forces with Yamaha as a support team, purchased 30 acres in California and purchased their team transporter. As 2016 rolled around the team saw a jump in results finishing 14th overall in the series and having a top ten overall. It has been with hard work and the dedication of our fans and sponsors that have allowed us to build this team in the short time we have been involved in the sport.