Chance Hymas signs with Team Honda HRC
American Honda today announced the signing of Chance Hymas, a talented young motocross rider with impressive results in amateur national events. The 16-year-old Pocatello, Idaho native will compete in Team Honda’s in-house amateur program.
So far, Hymas has enjoyed a respectable amateur season in 2021, winning titles at the Spring a Ding Ding (Open Pro Sport) and the James Stewart Spring Championship (250 Pro Sport), and finishing second overall at the AMA Amateur National. Motocross Championship (Open Pro Sport and 250 Pro Sport) and the Scouting Moto Combine West. This season has also seen him take on off-road racing, scoring Pro 250 victories in the WORCS and NGPC rounds.
Hymas will make his Honda racing debut aboard a CRF250R at a local event this weekend. He will also campaign for Motoplayground racing in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and the Mini O’s. Next year he will compete in the Supercross Futures series and amateur national motocross events, as well as the final part of the AMA series. Pro Motocross. Through his family’s Pocatello PowerSports dealer, Hymas will also continue to participate in selected off-road races. Hymas is expected to join the Honda HRC team for the 2023 and 24 seasons.
âI am very happy to join the Honda team and be a part of such a legitimate program,â said Hymas, whose driving buddies include Honda SLR owner Mark Samuels and Honda HRC Hunter team riders. and Jett Lawrence. âIt’s an honor to be an amateur rider internally with American Honda, and it’s going to be an absolute blast! I look forward to the future and will make the most of this opportunity!
âI am thrilled to bring Chance to the Honda family,â added Brandon Wilson, American Honda Sports and Experience Director. âWe already have a strong connection to his family through their dealership, and he’s a great person to work with. The fact that he works on his own motorcycles also says a lot about his character. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together.