RJ Hampshire 24

Hometown: Hudson, Florida

Current Residence: Wesley Chapel, Florida

Birth Date: January 26, 1996

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ATHLETE'S PROFILE

TEAM NAME: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Manufacturer: Husqvarna
Team Manager: Steve Westfall
Mechanic: Pat Thrall

  • TURNED PRO: 2014
  • BEST CAREER SEASON RESULT: 4th 2019 (250SX West)
  • 2020 SEASON RESULT: 10th (250SX East)

 Racing Accolades

  • 3 career 250SX Class podiums
  • 11 career 250SX Class top-fives
  • 1 career AMSOIL Arenacross Lites Class win
  • 2014 AMA Horizon Award Winner
  • 2013 Monster Energy Cup Amateur All-Stars Champion
  • First career professional win at 2017 MXGP of USA in Jacksonville, FL (MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 and Race 2 winner)

 Lifestyle & General Interest

  • One of several promising young riders in Monster Energy Supercross who graduated from AMSOIL Arenacross’ Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross with success
  • Won the AMA Horizon Award in 2014 as the most promising young talent coming out of the amateur ranks
  • Played baseball his entire life and planned to play in college before ultimately deciding on a professional motocross career around age 15
  • Enjoys cycling, golfing and fishing
  • Considers Tim Ferry the most influential person in his career
  • Recently became a father

 2020 Season Recap

RJ Hampshire was off to a hot start in his 2020 250SX East Supercross season after claiming two podium finishes in his first four races. Unfortunately, after a crash in Daytona, Hampshire suffered a season-ending knee injury, and the points he earned in those first four races placed him 10th in the season-ending standings. 

 2021 Outlook

Hampshire returns to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team in 2021 with hopes of finishing what he started in 2020. If Hampshire can consistently put together top-five finishes as he has shown in the past, there is no doubt that he will be a podium contender come to the season's end.

 

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