Mike Alessi has been on a racing spree lately looking for all kinds of ways to have fun racing a motorcycle and make some money doing it. There have been a lot of Mike Alessi headlines lately, but it’s for good reason. There’s no other Pro riders at Mike Alessi’s caliber with his credentials that are signing up for one-off events. Since the later part of the summer, we’ve seen Mike at the Pasha 125 race on Glen Helen’s REM track, he made another headline when he signed up for the Glen Helen Worcs Off-Road event. Again, he headlined a big story after winning over $30,000 at the Wiseco World Two-Stroke National and then he came back to Glen Helen again to win the 30-plus class at the World Vet National. Typically these events are more spread out through the year, but with the Covid-19 pandemic shifting everyones schedule, all of these races have taken place over the last few months and Mike Alessi has taken advantage of it.

MXA has also spent some time with Mike while testing out his World Two-Stroke National winning ESR built YZ325. You can learn more about that bike by grabbing the latest January issue of MXA which will be hitting newsstands shortly.

Now, as of Wednesday November 25th, Mike has announced that he will be racing the 2021 AMA Kicker Arenacross series. The Kicker Arenacross series has been around since 1995 and it has been the official AMA Arenacross series in 2020 after the American Motorcyclist Association sold the series to the Kicker promoters.

The 2021 AMA Kicker Arenacross series will kick off on January 8th in Starkville, Missouri, and end 12 Rounds later on March 6th in Amarillo, Texas. The Team Babbitts Racing Monster Energy Kawasaki team will pilot the new 2021 Kawasaki KX250 and heading up the competition list for Mike Alessi is defending Arenacross champion Kyle Peters on his Phoenix Racing Honda CRF250.

Mike Alessi posted via instagram:“Excited to announce I have joined the @teambabbitts @monsterenergy @kawasakiusa team for the 2021 AMA Kicker Arenacross season!!! Can’t wait for this new adventure and what this year has in store for us!! Let’s go racing!! #blessed #arenacross #greenmachine @babbittsonline”

Mike Alessi off the start at the World Two-Stroke National.

Mike Alessi on top of the box with a big smile. The purse money wasn’t huge, but ESR paid him big money to win while using their YZ325 big-bore kit.

Mike Alessi’s bike for the Glen Helen Worcs race.

Mike Alessi at the Pasha 125 Open. 

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