October 1 is a hectic day in the world of motocross, as typically contracts expire and new deals can be made official for the first time. This year is no different. Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha announced that they have signed Shane McElrath, former Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM rider, to the team for the 2020 season. The news was announced via the following social-media message.
"We're excited to announce that @ShaneMcElrath has joined the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha Team for 2020 and beyond. With multiple supercross and national wins to his credit, McElrath is hoping to earn his first championship on blue!"
McElrath finished eighth in the 250SX West standings this year, despite the fact that he missed the final four rounds. A single win was acquired at the Triple Crown event at Anaheim 2. Ninth was the ranking that he obtained in the 250MX standings. A clean sweep at the penultimate round, Budds Creek, was obviously the highlight.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Simon Cudby