Honda today officially announced all of its support team for the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series.
Honda Announces Support Teams For Supercross
With the opening round of the AMA Supercross series set to take place this Saturday, and one week after presenting its factory Team Honda HRC effort, American Honda today confirmed its support teams for the series.
The Mike Genova-owned and Tony-Alessi-led Smartop/MotoConcepts/Bullfrog Spas Honda team’s 2021 roster comprises four riders, all of whom will enter the 450SX class aboard CRF450R race machines in AMA Supercross. The 2011 250SX West Champion, Broc Tickle earned a top-five result in the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross 450 final points standings and has posted podium race finishes in the premier class. Although his progress was hindered by a forced two-year hiatus, last year saw him place 10th in the AMA Pro Motocross 450 final standings. Vince Friese is a longtime rider for the team and is known for his strong starts and development prowess, while Benny Bloss is a veteran 450 rider with exceptional whoop speed. Shane McElrath has a long list of 250 accomplishments and was the runner-up in last year’s 250SX East Region series and third in the AMA Pro Motocross 250 series. Although he recently suffered a shoulder injury and will miss the first three rounds in Houston, he hopes to return in time for the first Indianapolis round,