Dunlop would like to congratulate Feld on the 40th anniversary of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. For more than half of those 40 years, Dunlop has been a proud sponsor of Supercross, and our continued sponsorship investment along with other long-term sponsors has helped support the promoter’s ability to grow the sport over the years and enhance the fan experience. Today, Supercross enjoys one of the largest live and worldwide broadcast audiences of any motorsport, and Dunlop is proud to be the tire of choice for the vast majority of the Supercross paddock.
During our long involvement with Supercross, Dunlop has amassed a win record unrivaled by any other tire company. Beginning with Jimmy Weinert in 1976, Dunlop-sponsored riders have won an astounding 59 Supercross championships in the premier and Lites classes, including sweeping the Supercross and Lites titles for the last four years in a row.
The list of Dunlop champions includes some of the biggest names in Supercross: David Bailey; Justin Barcia; Mark Barnett; Jean-Michel Bayle; Mike Bell; Damon Bradshaw; Trey Canard; Ricky Carmichael; Ty Davis; Todd DeHoop; Ryan Dungey; Ernesto Fonseca; Tim Ferry; Wil Hahn; Bob Hannah; Donnie Hansen; Doug Henry; Damon Huffman; Rick Johnson; Jason Lawrence; Ezra Lusk; Jeff Matiasevich; Jeremy McGrath; Davi Millsaps; Bobby Moore; Johnny O’Mara; Christophe Pourcel; Chad Reed; Ken Roczen; Stephane Roncada; Donny Schmit; Jeff Stanton; Denny Stephenson; Willie Surratt; Brian Swink; Ron Tichenor; Broc Tickle; Eli Tomac; Keith Turpin; Ryan Villopoto; Jeff Ward; Eddie Warren; Jake Weimer; Jim Weinert; Kevin Windham.
In 2013, prototype versions of the Dunlop Geomax MX32 and MX52 won 62 AMA Supercross and Motocross races in the hands of the pros. In March 2014, production Geomax MX32 and MX52 tires will be available to the public, bringing the highest-technology motocross tires Dunlop has ever produced to all riders.
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations located in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com.