Rider: Dean Wilson
Team: Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Machine: Kawasaki KX 250F (#15)
Born: December 28, 1991 in Glasgow, Scotland
As a member of Kawasaki’s Team Green amateur program, Dean Wilson won six amateur championships in 2008, including the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in the Motocross B Modified class. In 2009 he earned a total of 13 amateur championships and took home the AMA Horizon Award after winning both the 250A and 450A Pro Sport Classes.
In 2010 Wilson made his professional debut on the East Coast SX Lites circuit. The 18-year-old youngster had a phenomenal rookie season, earning multiple top-five finishes – including a second-place finish in St. Louis. While immigration issues prevented Wilson from competing in two rounds, he still managed to finish sixth during his first professional season.
Wilson’s MX season was even better though as he went bar-to-bar with some of the top 250 riders, including his own Kawasaki teammate, Christophe Pourcel. Finishing fourth overall, Wilson won at Budds Creek and also the final round at Pala Raceway – an impressive feat considering his lack of experience.
Wilson continued to excel during his second year in the pro ranks. The Scotsman scored three wins throughout the 2011 East Coast Lites Championship, allowing him to finish runner-up in the series to Justin Barcia. Wilson then went on to record his best outdoor season so far by scoring podium finishes in 22 out of 24 motos. The accomplishment landed Wilson with the highest finishing average in the entire series, and provided him with his first-ever 250 MX title.
For 2012 Wilson will return with the Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad in search of his first SX Lites title.
2011: 2nd (ESX), 1st (250 MX)
2010: 6th (ESX), 4th (250 MX)