Aaron Plessinger

Fresh off of his landmark 250 season, Aaron Plessinger moves up to the premier class in 2019.

Originally Plessinger had his eyes set on off-road, but moving to the Supercross/Motocross side of things turned out to be up his alley. He earned multiple amateur championships in 2014 and moved on to the professional ranks in 2015, ending the season fifth in 250SX East and sixth in AMA 250MX. He continued to make progress in 2016, taking his first win at Indianapolis Supercross and ending the season third in 250SX East Championship. Plessinger also improved his results on the motocross side of things, taking a top-five finish in the AMA 250MX standings. He moved to the 250SX West Championship in 2017 and took another win, but ultimately ended the year third, and finished fourth overall in AMA 250MX.

All of that culminated into a charmed 2018 season for Aaron Plessinger. He took home not one, but two titles – the 250SX West Championship and the AMA 250MX Championship. The Supercross championship came down to the wire, even with four wins, but Plessinger ran away with the Motocross crown with six wins and a 110-points lead. It was a career first on both accounts and a standout season for the 22-year-old from Ohio.

So it was no surprise that Plessinger got promoted to the Monster Energy Factory Racing Team for 2019. The promotion to a factory 450 ride is a dream come true for Plessinger who has been with Yamaha since 2008.