News 12 Apr 2024

250SX transfer locked in for Cochran at Foxborough

Professional supercross debut inbound for Husqvarna's top amateur racer.

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Casey Cochran will make his 250SX debut this weekend at the Foxborough round of Monster Energy Supercross. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team announced the move today as Cochran will now compete in the remaining 250SX East rounds for the team.

The reigning Supercross Futures champion from 2023, Cochran still needed to complete two rounds of Futures racing in 2024 to earn enough points for his professional supercross license. As he raced Futures in 2023 under a B license as an amateur athlete, he did not earn any points towards his professional license despite claiming the title by winning the finale last May in Salt Lake City. Cochran will now join RJ Hampshire and Guillem Farres officially on the pro side of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna for the end of supercross and into AMA Pro Motocross.

“We’re excited to announce that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Casey Cochran will make his 250SX debut this weekend in Foxborough!” the team said. “The 17-year-old started the 2024 season in Supercross Futures, securing his SX Pro points after Daytona and St. Louis SX, and now he’s set to round out the 250SX East rounds aboard the #166 FC 250 Rockstar Edition.”

Thus far in 2024, Cochran finished third at the Daytona round of Supercross Futures and then seventh two weekends ago at St. Louis after an early crash put him back in the pack. The highly touted Tennessee-native is a six time Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross champion and has had a lot of anticipation surrounding his transition to the professional ranks for years. Cochran raced two rounds of AMA Pro Motocross in 2023 finishing 22nd and 37th overall, respectively. But now he will officially transition to full-time professional racing from this weekend onwards.