The 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha team has confirmed Justin Hoeft will line up at the 2017 Washougal MX round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship aboard a Yamaha YZ450F backed by the team. It’s common for West Coast based teams to hit the MX event in Washington state, a trend that 250 West Coast SX-focused 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha will follow. In addition to this, Hoeft will race the long-running Thursday Night Motocross Pro Race at PIR in nearby Portland, Oregon.
Hoeft has lined up for just one round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship so far this summer, which was the 2017 Glen Helen MX. Aboard a privateer Yamaha YZ450F with support from Fasthouse and other sponsors, Hoeft battled with factory riders at the front of the pack then posted 11-14 scores for fourteenth overall.
The full press release from 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha can be read below…
The 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha Team is excited to announce that Justin Hoeft will ride the 2017 Washougal National aboard a 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha YZ450F. Hoeft will compete at the Washougal round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship as well as other select events for the team throughout the summer.
After a break out rookie Supercross season and a phenomenal showing at Glen Helen in the 450 class, Hoeft made it clear he had what it takes to run with the fastest racers in the world. He will pilot the 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha YZ450F at round 9 of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship in Washougal, Washington along with the Thursday Night Motocross Race at the Portland International Raceway (PIR) prior to the National.
“We’re excited to have Justin on board with us,” said Team Manager Craig Monty. “He showed flashes of brilliance during the Supercross season as well as a 14th overall at Glen Helen and podiums at the Mammoth Motocross race. Justin’s been a great addition to our program during the offseason testing our bikes and giving valuable feedback. We’re excited to have him aboard our bike at Washougal as well as other select events this summer.”
Cheer on the #244 51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha YZ450F of Justin Hoeft as he lines up with the best 450MX racers July 29 at the Washougal MX Park in Washougal, Washington.