The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced the U.S. team lineup for the 2018 FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) today prior to the start of the Unadilla Motocross National in New Berlin, New York. The three-rider lineup includes Yamaha riders Justin Barcia and Aaron Plessinger, along with Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac.
Aaron Plessinger, MX2 Class #26
“Being selected to race for the U.S. is something I have dreamed about ever since I started riding. I’m so excited to get to represent my country and with It being in the U.S., it couldn’t have been a more perfect year because if you know me, you know that repping the red white and blue is a part of my lifestyle! I’m just going to stay on the path that I’m on right now, it seems like it’s working so far! I can’t wait to see all the fans and hopefully make that #1 trophy stay in the states!”
Justin Barcia, Open Class #27
“To be chosen for the Motocross of Nations is an honor. I’ve been a part of the U.S. Team in the past and always have done really well in my class, pulled my weight really strong and always handled the pressure well. To be chosen again just shows that I’m getting back into my stride and I feel confident because the race is at RedBud and I’ve shown that I have great speed there. I know it’s going to be a solid team this year and it’s definitely time to get that win again. We’ve been searching for it for a few years now and we’ve come up short a lot, so it’s pretty much do or die – we’re going there to try and get that trophy back!”