Joey Savatgy 17

Hometown: Thomasville, Georgia

Current Residence: Menifee, California

Birthdate: February 19, 1994


Team Name: Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

  • Manufacturer – Kawasaki
  • Team Manager – Mitch Payton
  • Mechanic – Justin Shantie


Turned Pro: 2013

Best Career Season Result: 2nd place in 2016 (250SX West)

2017 Season Result: 3rd (250 SX East)


Racing Accolades:

  • 2016 250SX Western Regional Championship Runner-Up
  • 4 career 250SX Class wins
  • 15 career 250SX Class podiums
  • 2013 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year
  • 2011 FIM 125cc Junior World Motocross Champion
  • 2008 AMA Youth Motocrosser of the Year

Lifestyle and General Interest Profile:

  • Nicknamed “Versace” due to the similar nature in how to pronounce his last name
  • Mentored by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael
  • Competes for the most successful team in the history of the sport

2017 Season Recap:

Savatgy showed up in 2017 under the prestigious Pro Circuit Kawasaki tent as one of the favorites to win a 250SX Class title. The Georgia native scored his first win of the season at the opening round 1 in Minneapolis and showed consistent improvement with four second-place finishes in a row. “Versace” went on to finish 3rd overall.