Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna has announced the signing of a one-year contract with Mitchell Harrison for the 2018 race season. The deal will have Harrison race in the 250 class for a coast of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series and then the full duration of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Harrison spent the first two years of his professional career with Yamalube/Star Racing/Racing, a deal that concluded at the end of the 2017 race season. His signing to the Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna team comes at a critical time, as he was said to be on the “short list” of possible riders for multiple teams.
The press release from the team is posted in full below…
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing is excited to announce the addition of Mitchell Harrison to the team through the 2018 Supercross and Pro Motocross season. Harrison will make his debut in the 2018 AMA Supercross season where he will race in the 250SX series. He will then turn his sights on the AMA Pro Motocross Championship aboard his FC 250.
Mitchell Harrison: "2018 is my chance to charge forward on an elite team. I look forward to starting the season out strong and ending each night up on the podium! I am grateful for this opportunity with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team."
Bobby Hewitt, Team Manager: "I am excited and feel very fortunate to have Mitchell Harrison for this season. He will be very competitive in the 250 class and has the abilities to be on the box each week. I have some very talented young rider's that are going to need some time to develop over the next two or three seasons and this addition will help them gain the knowledge and experience that they may need as the team evolves."