News 8 Sep 2011

Wilson: Winning the 250 Class AMA Motocross title is a dream come true

Wilson wrapped up the 250 title with a round to spare at Steel City.

Wilson wrapped up the 250 title with a round to spare at Steel City.

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson has said it is a dream come true to win his first Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross championship, after wrapping up the 250 title with a round to spare on the weekend at Steel City.

Wilson rode hard and smart on the technical circuit, pulling the holeshot and running away with the moto one win, before stalking Geico Powersports Honda’s Eli Tomac to eventually make the pass in moto two for a clean sweep and the title.

“It feels absolutely amazing to win the championship,” said Wilson.

“I felt really good after I put down the fastest lap time in practice. The track was really slippery out there. It’s one of those tracks you really have to ride in a high gear and try not to use too much effort.”

“The best part of the second moto was when I rode past the mechanic’s area and everybody was cheering and the pit board said ‘2011 MX Champion’ and I got goose bumps from that point,” the young Scotsman said.

Still absolutely elated with his first championship, Wilson has credited the support of his family and his team with helping him achieve one of his lifelong goals.

“I almost didn’t want to win at Steel City because my parents weren’t here, but I am still happy I won. I’m lucky to have such great parents that support me and let me do what I love,” he explained.

“I came from amateurs in 2009 and didn’t go pro until 2010, so I think what really helped me get to this level so quickly was being on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team. It’s the best team out there for transitioning amateurs. It’s a winning team. I’m just so happy, this really is a dream come true for me.”

While Wilson will have the championship already under his arm this weekend at Pala Raceway, there is a lot left at stake, as his teammates Tyla Rattray and Blake Baggett battle it out for the remaining podium positions in the series.