Briton Max Anstie and his team-mate Shake McElrath are planning to make their comeback from injury at tonight’s St.Louis Supercross but the future of the team is looking uncertain as the main sponsor Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are out.
It’s believed the team will now resort back to its original name, BBMX – Butler Brothers MX which is owned by Forrest Butler. Butler says the team will race tonight.
Other reports say Anstie, McElrath and the squad have had their employment terminated by the team and some of the suspension equipment taken back by suppliers. We’ll have to see what happens tonight in the USA!
Butler has stated:
- No, BBMX is NOT going out of business / folding / or anything of the sort.
- Yes, BBMX will 100% be in St. Louis (in fact the Semi and some staff are already there).
- Yes, BBMX is fully IN for the remainder of the Monster Energy Supercross Series.
- Yes, BBMX is fully IN for the entire Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National’s.
Yes – We have had a change within the BBMX sponsor wise, as we are no longer affiliated with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. We do have a new Title Sponsor in line, and we will be announcing them in near time. None the less and again as spoken above, BBMX is still 100% in business.
As per our Riders, both Shane McElrath and Max Anstie will be returning this weekend in St. Louis, back from injuries. Joey Savatgy is continuing to heal up nicely from his total ACL repair done following round 3 of the San Diego SX, and is currently expected to make his return by the start of Outdoors.
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