DEAN WILSON

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Name: Dean Wilson

Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
Residence: San Diego, Calif.
Date of Birth: December 28, 1991
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 160 lbs
Racing Number: 15
Turned Pro: 2010
Team: Red Bull/KTM

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Entering his fourth season in the elite ranks of professional motocross, Wilson hopes to build on the success he’s achieved as one of the sport’s rising stars. Since turning pro, Wilson has established himself as one of the top 250cc riders in the world, which culminated in the AMA Motocross National Championship during the 2011 season. Following arguably his toughest season in 2012 in which he was forced to miss out on defending his title due to an injury, Wilson is healthier than he’s ever been for 2013 and is eagerly awaiting his highly-anticipated move into the premier 450cc division alongside the biggest names in the sport. Wilson’s story is a unique one:  Born in Scotland, raised in Alberta, Canada (Calgary) and now dually transplanted in the motocross hotbeds Southern California and Florida to continue the pursuit of his childhood dream of winning championships in the world’s most competitive series.

RACING HIGHLIGHTS

Career Wins – 250SX: 6  & 250MX: 5

2012 – With hopes of claiming his first career AMA Supercross Lites title, Wilson wins two races on the way to a second consecutive runner-up finish in the championship, this time in the Lites West Region. In Seattle, Wilson suffers an injury to his shoulder that ultimately forces him to retire from defending his AMA Motocross title mid-moto at the opening round from Hangtown.

2011 – Wilson became the 24th different 250 Class Champion in AMA Motocross history, posting the most statistically dominant résumé of any rider in the series that year, in either class. With three overall wins and 11 podium results in 12 rounds, he also became the first British champion in AMA history. In AMA Supercross, Wilson captured three wins en route to finishing runner up in the Lites East Region.

2010 – In his rookie season, Wilson earned two podium finishes and despite missing two races, he finished sixth overall in the AMA Supercross Lites East Region. Went on to earn his first professional win at Budds Creek and finished out the season with a win at Pala Raceway. Named AMA Motocross Rookie of the Year.

2009 – As a member of Kawasaki’s Team Green amateur program Wilson claimed 13 amateur championships during the year. He earned the AMA Horizon Award, given to the most outstanding rider at the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, after winning both the 250A and 450A/Pro Sport classes. He also Represented Team Canada at the Motocross of Nations in Brescia, Italy winning the B-Final race in his professional racing debut.

2008 – Won six championships as a member of Kawasaki’s Team Green amateur program, including the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship in the Motocross B Modified class.

Previous – Wilson began his racing career on a Kawasaki KX65 in Scotland at seven years old. He then moved to Canada where he won four-straight Canadian National Championships from 2003-2006.