MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine welcomes top amateur hopefuls to Ironman Raceway

Press release | August 25, 2022

The 2022 MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine will hold its second gathering of the summer at Ironman Raceway. Michael Byrne, Broc Glover, Chad Reed and Broc Tickle to serve as runners’ coaches; Seth Rarick and Gareth Swanepoel to provide training expertise.

The following is a press release from MX Sports…

Morgantown, WV (August 24, 2022) – The 2022 MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine, presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare, will host its second rally of the summer as part of the penultimate round of the 50th anniversary of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Indiana’s Ironman Raceway will provide the setting for the nation’s top amateur hopefuls to show off their skills on Friday, August 26, which takes place on the eve of the Tucker Freight Lines Ironman National.

“After an impressive opening rally last month at RedBud and another memorable week of racing at the Monster Energy AMA National Amateur Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn earlier this month, we look forward to welcoming the sport’s top amateur talent. at Ironman Raceway,” said Tim Cotter, Events Director, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Many of the athletes invited to Ironman have just put on tremendous performances at Loretta and are reaching their peak at an opportune time. This sets the stage for what we hope will be an exciting and competitive gathering at Ironman, where they can achieve invaluable insights from our expert coaches and trainers that could be even more useful to them on the track.

Ironman Raceway will host the second gathering of the 2022 MX Sports Pro Racing Scouting Moto Combine. Photo: Align Media

A collection of 25 of the nation’s top Class A and B racers, hand-picked by each respective manufacturer, will form the field of prospects for the Ironman gathering. This talent-laden collection of amateur talent includes Caden Braswell, 2022 AMA Motocross Horizon Award winner Nicky Hayden, as well as AMA Amateur Racer of the Year Avery Long and AMA Motocross 250 B Amateur National Champion Daxton Bennick. High-level prospect Chance Hymas will also be looking to make his presence felt at Ironman before moving on to the pro ranks.

Caden Braswell
Caden Braswell, winner of the 2022 Nicky Hayden AMA Motocross Horizon Award, will be one of the most touted prospects at the Ironman combine. Photo: Align Media

Athletes will get their first taste of the track with a 15-minute morning practice session before moving on to the educational aspect of the combine which will include class-style instruction from trainers and race trainers, in more than an overview of the various media aspects of sport. The day ends with a pair of 25-minute motos plus two laps and formal post-race podium activities.

Prospects will be divided into four groups, where they will be assigned to one of four highly respected and well-known motorcycle coaches in conjunction with the US Motorcycle Coaching Association. The Ironman coaching staff is led by returning coaches Broc Glover, six-time AMA National Champion, and Chad Reed, the 2009 Pro Motocross 450 class champion, and will also feature returning Michael Byrne, the RedBud combine winning trainer. This trio will be joined by veteran racer Broc Tickle, who is currently a consultant and test rider for Kawasaki. Education surrounding the critical areas of fitness and nutrition will be led by two of the sport’s most respected coaches who were both former pros themselves in Seth Rarick and Gareth Swanepoel.

This unprecedented access to some of America’s most experienced and successful former motocross racers will provide invaluable insight into life at the professional level. Shared advice can be especially important on the racetrack, where each expert’s advice will aim to facilitate each prospect’s individual success at motos.

Pitcher Glover
Six-time AMA Pro Motocross champion Broc Glover will be one of four esteemed former racers to serve as rider coaches at the Ironman combine. Photo: Align Media

On the track, the showpiece of the Scouting Moto Combine will provide a rare opportunity for prospects to show off their potential on the bike on one of the most dynamic courses in Pro Motocross, under the watchful eye of key motorcycle industry personnel. professional paddock. With a new season looming, the sport’s hottest racing teams will surely be on the lookout for new talent.

After Friday’s action-packed festivities, the Scouting Moto Combine hopefuls will take their turn in the spotlight at Saturday’s highly anticipated Ironman National with a parade lap during the Opening Ceremonies.

A collection of 25 of the nation’s most promising amateur motocross hopefuls will converge at Ironman Raceway for the second Moto Combine gathering of 2022.
Photo: Align Media

List of Ironman Combine riders:

Drew Adams / Chattanooga, TN / Kawasaki
Garrett Alumbaugh/Newark, Texas/Honda
Julien Beaumer / Lake Havasu City, Arizona / Yamaha
Daxton Bennick / Morganton, NC / KTM
Logan Best / North Port, Florida / Yamaha
Jordan Biese / Appleton, Wis. / Yamaha
Preston Boespflug / Battlefield, Washington / Kawasaki
Caden Braswell / Little River, SC / GASGAS
Jayden Clough / Elko, Minnesota / Yamaha
Trevor Colip / Bowling Green, Indiana / GASGAS
Evan Ferry / Largo, Florida / Yamaha
Mark Fineis / Westfield, Indiana / KTM
Dane Folsom / Francisco, Indiana / KTM
Lucas Geistler / Newark, Ill. / KTM
Chance Hymas/Pocatello, Idaho/Honda
Matti Jorgensen / Pompano, Florida / KTM
Gage Linville / Cordele, Georgia / Yamaha
Avery Long / New London, Minnesota / Yamaha
Patrick Murphy/Clinton, Iowa/Yamaha
Crockett Myers / Anderson, Texas / Yamaha
Keegan Rowley / Channahon, Ill. / KTM
Noah Stevens / Danbury, NC / KTM
Evan Stice/Carmen, Idaho/Honda
Enzo Temmerman / Visalia, CA / Kawasaki
Leo Tucker / East Dubuque, Iowa / KTM

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