MADERA, Calif. — Pipes Motorsports Group, led by former Supercross and motocross rider Dustin Pipes, has revealed its complete rider lineup for the pilot season of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX).
The lineup features professional Supercross and motocross rider Brandon Hartranft who will be racing in the WSX (450cc) class.
Competing in the SX2 (250cc) class is professional supercross and motocross rider Marshal Weltin and youngster Dilan Schwartz, who both set their sights on winning a world championship for Pipes Motorsports Group.
Riding out of Brick, N.J., Hartranft has several podium finishes in the 450cc class, finishing in the top eight of the AMA Supercross series last year.
“With our team officially set for the FIM World Supercross Championship’s pilot season, we’re excited to see how we stack up against the other teams and some of the best riders in the world. We believe we have a great chance to win a World Championship,” Pipes said. “The WSX has done an amazing job putting this pilot season together and allowing the teams and riders to showcase their skills and talent on a global stage. The first Grand Prix is right around the corner and we’re ready to compete and podium in both the 250cc and 450cc classes with our talented riders.”
Pipes Motorsports Group’s SX2 Class is led by Michigan-native Marshal Weltin who has had a strong showing in the AMA Motocross series, competing in six of eight main event races. Although Weltin is racing in the SX2 class for Pipes, his experience and knowledge gathered from running in both the 250cc and 450cc class in the states will be a valuable asset to the team in this pilot season.
The team’s final rider is up-and-comer Dilan Schwartz, who turned professional in 2020.
Young and fearless, California-native Schwartz has already showcased talent in the 250cc Class with five top-10 finishes in both AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross. His youthful exuberance, combined with Weltin and Hartranft, provides Pipes Motorsports Group a formidable quartet of riders.
The FIM World Supercross Championship will host the British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday Oct. 8.