Kyle Chisholm Signs With Monster Energy/Yamaha/Star Racing

Veteran racer to fill in as team’s other 250SX East racers are injured.

Monster Energy/Yamaha/Star Racing has announced its signing of Kyle Chisholm, who spent the first half of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series contesting the 450SX Class as a privateer on a Yamaha YZ450F. The team’s signing of the veteran racer comes as a result of all three of its riders in the 250SX East Championship—Justin Cooper, Jeremy Martin, and Levi Kitchen—being sidelined with injuries.

With team riders Justin Cooper, Jeremy Martin, and Levi Kitchen all sidelined with injuries, Monster Energy/Yamaha/Star Racing has signed Kyle Chisholm to fill-in for the remainder of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX East Championship.Yamaha

“I’m really excited about this opportunity!” Chisholm exclaimed. “It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been on the 250, but of all the bikes that you could want to ride, the Star Yamaha is the best. I can’t wait to get on the bike and get some time on it. I’m looking to put some work in this week and do the best we can. It’s not like a normal off-season where we have months to get used to it; it’s just going to be a couple of days. I’m looking forward to the challenge though. I think the team is going to do an awesome job and get me ready in the short amount of time that we have. I’ve known [team owner] Bobby Regan for a long time, since I was on minibikes, and know a lot of guys on the team. They’re a great group of guys, and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Chisholm will campaign the remaining six rounds of the 250SX East Championship on the team’s YZ250F beginning this Saturday, March 12, at Ford Field in Detroit.

“We’re very excited to have Kyle come on board with the team,” Monster Energy/Yamaha/Star Racing 250 team manager Jensen Hendler said. “When we started looking at hiring a fill-in rider, we decided that what we really wanted to do was give someone an opportunity that might not have had that opportunity before and see what they can do. It wasn’t really about results or replacing someone; it was more about giving back to the sport and giving someone an opportunity. We’re really excited to have him join the team and are looking forward to getting started on Monday.”