Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team
Founded in 1999 by entrepreneur Bobby Reagan, Star Racing built a reputation as one of the top privateer teams in the sport of supercross and motocross. In 2005, that reputation ultimately secured the support of Factory Yamaha.
As a long-time partner in the 250 support class and amateur ranks, the team enjoyed a history of success with 11 titles in the professional championships and multiple Amateur National titles. In 2020, Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), announced a three-year partnership with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team to field their campaign in both the 450 and 250 classes of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships.
2021 marked a stellar debut season in the premier class. After a solid start to the year in supercross, with all three riders earning their first 450SX podium and ending the year fourth, fifth and sixth in the standings, they really hit the ground running in the outdoor season. Dylan Ferrandis claimed the title a weekend early with six overall wins and never finished off the podium. The accolades continued as Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. earned Manufacturer of the Year honors, and the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Team was named Team of the Year. The series also awarded Jeremy Coker Team Manager of the Year and the 450 Mechanic of the Year went to Ferrandis’ mechanic, Alex Campbell.
Ferrandis returns in 2022 and looks to keep that momentum rolling into the New Year and fight for another number-one plate. New to the team is Eli Tomac, who brings a wealth of experience as a multi-time champion and the winningest rider currently active in the premier class. The team has been hard at work at their new facility in Cairo, Georgia, and looks to build on this year’s successful premier class debut.
The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team would like to thank its partners for their support: Monster Energy, Yamaha Financial Services (YMFUS), Yamalube, GYTR, Parts Unlimited, CWI, Rekluse, FMF, Dunlop, Works Connection, VP Fuels, Kite, Twin Air, KYB, Cycra, Pro Taper, Excel, Vortex EK, Vortex ECU, D’Cor, Braking, Neken, ARC, Mettec Titanium, Motion Pro, Lightspeed, G2 Ergonomics, Antigravity Batteries, Matrix Concepts and Boxo Tools.
Dylan Ferrandis #14
Dylan Ferrandis continues to add his name to the record books and looks to keep building on that success with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team in 2022. The Frenchman made his Monster Energy AMA Supercross debut in 2017, finishing the season fifth in the 250SX West Championship. Unfortunately, his 2018 sophomore season ended early with an injury at the Atlanta Supercross.
After a great 2019 season with the 250SX West Championship and a runner-up finish in the Pro Motocross 250 class, Ferrandis was on fire in 2020. He won both the 250SX West and 250MX Championships, scoring three supercross wins as well as eight moto wins and three overall victories in motocross.
2021 marked a stellar year for the rookie who earned six overall victories and finished on the overall podium at every round to secure his first premier class title at the penultimate Pro Motocross round in Pala, California. He also added his name to the record books by being the first Frenchman to secure the 250 championship and the first to win the premier class title in 30 years. Ferrandis also enjoyed a great start to his 450SX debut earlier in the year, scoring his first podium at the second Supercross round in Houston, Texas.
Before his journey across the pond, Ferrandis was one of the top riders in the FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 class, scoring three wins in the support class. He was also a part of the Motocross of Nations championship-winning French team in 2014 and 2018 at Red Bud.
|Date of Birth||5-31-1994|
|Place of Birth||Avignon, France|
|Hobbies||Mountain Biking, Skating, Surfing|
|2021||AMA 450MX Champion, 7th Overall AMA 450SX|
|2020||Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West Champion. Pro Motocross 250MX Champion|
|2019||Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West Champion. Runner-Up in Pro Motocross 250MX Championship|
|2017||5th Overall in Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250SX West Championship. 6th Overall in Pro Motocross 250MX Championship.|
|2016||Straight Rhythm Lites Class Winner. 7th Overall in FIM Motocross MX2 World Championship (7 podiums, 1 win)|
|2015||9th Overall in FIM Motocross World Championship (4 podiums, 1 win)|
|2014||4th Overall in FIM Motocross World Championship (5 podiums), Rep France MXoN|
Eli Tomac #3
Joining the team for 2022, Eli Tomac is eager for that first gate drop aboard the Yamaha YF450F at the series opener at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Coloradan is a proven title contender and is the winningest rider currently active in the premier class. After his impressive three-peat (2017-2019) in the Pro Motocross 450MX Championship, he added the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX Championship to his resume
Tomac also has been crowned Monster Energy Cup Champion twice, first in 2016 and then taking the ultimate prize of being a $1 Million Winner in 2018 for sweeping all three motos. In addition to his 450 titles, he was crowned the 250SX West Champion in 2012 and the Pro Motocross 250MX Champion in 2013.
|Date of Birth||11-14-1992|
|Place of Birth||Cortez, Colorado|
|Hobbies||Mountain biking, fishing, wake surfing, driving cars and spending time with wife and kids|
|2021||2nd Overall AMA 450MX, 3rd Overall AMA 450SX|
|2020||AMA 450SX Champion, 3rd Overall AMA 450MX|
|2019||AMA 450MX Champion, 2nd Overall AMA 450SX|
|2018||AMA 450MX Champion, 3rd Overall AMA 450SX|
|2017||AMA 450MX Champion, 2nd Overall AMA 450SX|
|2016||2nd AMA 450MX, 4th Overall AMA 450SX|
|2015||2nd Overall AMA 450SX|
|2014||5th Overall AMA 450MX|
|2013||AMA 250MX Champion, 2nd Overall AMA 250SX West|
|2012||AMA 250SX West Champion, 3rd Overall AMA 250MX|