JDR Motorsports announced that Chris Plouffe will fill in for the injured PJ Larsen on the JDR/J-Star/KTM Racing Team for the remaining two rounds of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series.
Plouffe, fresh off his second Loretta Lynn’s AMA Motocross Amateur National Championship title, will race aboard a KTM 250 SX-F in the 250 Motocross class for his professional racing debut.
The California native turned heads earlier this season finishing at the top of his class since turning pro in the amateur ranks at the Mini Olympics in 2010. After winning the Open Pro Sport title at this year’s Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National, Plouffe was looking for the perfect entry into his professional racing career. “It’s unfortunate that I am filling in for an injured rider, because you never want to see someone hurt in this sport, but I am so grateful for the opportunity,” remarked Plouffe. “I am really looking forward to racing with the top riders in the sport. I have been working my whole life for this step in my career and I am so happy to have the support of the JDR/J-Star/KTM Team behind me.”
JDR/J-Star/KTM Racing Team Manager Nathan Ramsey commented, “Chris is a great kid who has had a successful amateur career. We are glad that our team can give him a chance to show what he has to bring to the table as he enters the pro ranks. Even though it will be his first race, I feel he has the potential to finish inside the top fifteen. We are looking forward to seeing how this weekend goes.”