STAR RACING YAMAHA’S LEVI KITCHEN TO MAKE PRO DEBUT AT 2021 RED BUD NATIONAL
The Star Racing Yamaha team has announced that their young 250 amateur rider Levi Kitchen will be making his Pro debut this Saturday at the RedBud National. Levi first signed with the Star Racing team in early December of 2020 after riding for the Rock River Yamaha team for the 2019 and 2020 seasons as an amateur. Levi will race the big dogs at the RedBud National and then continue to train for the Loretta Lynn’s amateur national coming up August 2nd through the 7th where he will compete in the 250 Pro Sport and Open Pro Sport classes. After Loretta’s, Levi will go Pro full-time and continue with the Star Racing Yamaha team through the remaining five rounds of the Pro Motocross season.
With the AMA’s recently updated advancement rules, riders are allowed to compete in the Pro Motocross (and Supercross) series and still maintain eligibility for the “250 Pro Sport” and “Open Pro Sport” classes at Loretta’s. Read the rules below or click here for more information.
MX Sports rule: “The following professional licensed riders are eligible to compete in the Open Pro Sport and 250 Pro Sport classes only:
a. Riders competing in the Final 40 in Pro Motocross (250 or 450 class) in the current or previous year; Provided, that riders may earn up to 40 Pro Motocross points (250 or 450 class) in the current year, so long as they did not compete in more than 3 professional motocross events prior to the Amateur National. The total number of points earned applies at the time of the entry of the professional motocross event, not after.
b. Riders competing in the Final 40 in Pro Supercross (250SX or 450SX class) in the current or previous year;”