New Year, New Gear // An Unofficial Guide to 2018 Offroad Team Rosters

The holidays are over, it’s a new year, and that means any rider deals that ran through the end of the year are now up. It also means teams are beginning to reveal their rider rosters for 2018. The following is our unofficial work-in-progress list of teams compiled based on official PR, rider social media posts, and the word on the street.

So if you know where a particular rider has landed in 2018, please drop us a line via our Contact page and fill us in on the details.

Last Updated 1/29/2018

Rockstar Husqvarna Offroad

  • Thad Duvall – GNCC (XC1) and National Enduro Championship
  • Josh Strang – GNCC (XC1) and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
  • Dalton Shirey – Hare and Hound and Big 6
  • Colton Haaker – EnduroCross, Super Enduro, and Extreme Enduros

Rockstar Husqvarna returns with Colton Haaker, Josh Strang, and Thad Duvall and adds Dalton Shirey (46) on the west coast. Photo: Husqvarna/Simon Cudby.

FMF KTM Factory Racing

  • Cody Webb – EnduroCross, Super Enduro, and Extreme Enduros
  • Kailub Russell – GNCC (XC1) and Big 6
  • Taylor Robert – Hare and Hound and WORCS
  • Josh Toth – GNCC (XC2) and National Enduro
  • Kacy Martinez – EnduroCross and Big 6

Tely Energy Racing KTM

  • Steward Baylor Jr. – GNCC (XC1), National Enduro and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
  • Grant Baylor – GNCC (XC1), National Enduro and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
  • Zach Nolan – GNCC (XC2)
  • Brooke Cosner – GNCC (WXC)

Suzuki RM Army Offroad

  • Gary Sutherlin – Big 6 and WORCS

2017 Hare and Hound and WORCS champion Gary Sutherlin will race a Suzuki in 2018 after being dropped by the Purvines team. Photo: Kris Keefer.

    Beta USA

    • Max Gerston – Endurocross, West Hare Scramble and Extreme Enduros
    • Jordan Ashburn – GNCC (XC1) and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
    • Mason Ottersberg – EnduroCross and Big 6
    • Morgan Tanke – EnduroCross
    • Mike Witkowski – GNCC (XC2) and National Enduro
    • Joe Wasson – Hare and Hound and West Hare Scramble
    • Chance Fullerton – Hare and Hound (Pro 250) and Big 6

    GasGas USA

    • Andrew Delong – GNCC (XC1) and National Enduro
    • Thorn Devlin – GNCC (XC2), National Enduro NE Pro2, select GNCC
    • Nick Davis – GNCC (XC2)
    • Travis Coy – EnduroCross and West Hare Scramble
    • Austin Porter – Hare and Hound and West Hare Scramble
    • Noah Kepple – EnduroCross and Extreme Enduros

    After a strong 2017 season Evan Smith landed a spot on the SRT/Husqvarna team for 2018.

    SRT/Husqvarna

    • Kyle Redmond – EnduroCross and Extreme Enduros
    • Cory Graffunder – EnduroCross and Extreme Enduros
    • Wally Palmer – EnduroCross and East Hare Scramble
    • Trystan Hart – EnduroCross and West Hare Scramble
    • Evan Smith –National Enduro and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
    • Ron Commo III – National Enduro
    • Ryan Smith – Hare and Hound
    • Clayton Gerstner – Hare and Hound and West Hare Scramble

    Purvines Racing

    • Nick Burson – Hare and Hound and West Hare Scramble
    • Axel Pearson – Hare and Hound and West Hare Scramble

    3 Bros. STI Husqvarna

    • Zach Bell – WORCS and Big 6
    • Jacob Alvarez – WORCS (Pro 2 Lights) and Big 6 (Pro II)

    Big 6 Champ Zach Bell moves to the 3 Bros. STI Husqvarna team for 2018.

    3 Bros. KTM

    • Nic Garvin – Hare and Hound and Baja

    Chaparral Precision Concepts Kawasaki

    • Justin Seeds – WORCS and Big 6
    • Blayne Thompson – WORCS and Big 6
    • Clay Hengeveld – WORCS (Pro 2) and Big 6 (Pro 2)

    AmPro Yamaha

    • Ricky Russell – GNCC (XC1)
    • Jonathan Johnson – GNCC (XC2)

    Sherco USA

    • Mitch Carvolth – EnduroCross and Extreme Enduro

    RPM KTM

    • Eric Yorba – WORCS and Big 6
    • Dante Oliveira – WORCS (Pro 1)
    • Spencer Wilton – EnduroCross and Extreme Enduros
    • Cooper Abbott – EnduroCross and WORCS (Pro 2)
    • Austin Serpa – WORCS (Pro 2) and Big 6 (Pro 2)
    • Maria Forsberg-Hahn – EnduroCross
    • Jesse Ansley – GNCC (XC3)

    Chidester Transport Racing

    • Jacob Argubright – Hare and Hound and Best in the Desert

    JCR/Honda

    • Ricky Brabec – World Rally/Dakar
    • Trevor Stewart – WORCS and Big 6
    • Trevor Bollinger – GNCC (XC1)

    Alta Motors

    • Ty Tremaine – EnduroCross

    Ty Tremaine may be the first factory-backed electric bike offroad racer after signing with Alta. Photo: Alta Motors.

    KR4 Husqvarna

    • Tayla Jones – GNCC (WXC), National Enduro and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
    • Cory Buttrick – National Enduro, Full Gas Sprint Enduro, and GNCC (XC1)
    • Layne Michael – GNCC (XC1), National Enduro, and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
    • Liam Draper – GNCC (XC2), National Enduro, and Full Gas Sprint Enduro
    • Colin Keegan – GNCC (XC3), National Enduro, and Full Gas Sprint Enduro

    Trail Jesters KTM

    • Ben Kelley – GNCC (XC2), National Enduro (NE1)

    P27/Trail Jesters Offroad

    • Brendan Riordan – GNCC (XC2)

    Brendan Riordan will ride a YZ 250 FX in GNCC XC2.

    Airgroup/Enduro Engineering Husqvarna

    • Drew Higgins – National Enduro (NE Pro2)
    • Logan Lowrey – National Enduro (NE Pro2)

    Gnarly Routes Racing

    • Russell Bobbitt – National Enduro
    • Ben Spies – National Enduro (NE Pro2)

    Coastal Racing

    • Craig Delong – GNCC (XC2)

    Waynesburg Yamaha

    • Hunter Neuwirth – GNCC (XC2)

    Solid Performance KTM

    • Jesse Groemm – GNCC (XC1)

    PVIS Racing

    • Kirby Cooper – Big 6 (LWT 250 )

    MCS Racing Suzuki

    • Johnny Girroir – GNCC (XC2)

    Atlas Cycles/Raines Riding University

    • Trevor Barrett – GNCC (XC2)
    • Cole Mattison – GNCC (XC2)

    Unconfirmed for 2018:

    (Have inside info about where any of these riders have landed? Drop us a line via our Contact page and fill us in!)

    • Ryan Sipes
    • Mark Samuels
    • Colton Udall
    • Jesper Borjesson
    • Austin Lee
    • Nick Fahringer
    • Tyler Vore
    • Zack Hayes
    • Ryder Lafferty
    • Travis Damon
    • Justin Morgan
    • Skyler Howes
    • Ty Cullins
    • Quinn Wentzel
    • Dylan Macritchie
    • Braxton McGee
    • Jake Froman
    • Sam Evans
    • Ian Blythe
    • Vance Francis
    • Nathan Thornhill