Joey Savatgy 17

Hometown Thomasville, GA

Current Residence Menifee, CA

Birthdate Feb. 19, 1994


Joey Savatgy

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)

2019 Season Result: 8th (450SX)


Racing Accolades:

  • 2019 450SX Rookie of the Year
  • 12 top 10 finishes in 2019
  • 2016 250SX Western Regional Championship Runner-Up
  • 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

2018 Season Recap:

Savatgy returned in 2018 with the prestigious Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team as one of the favorites to win a 250SX Class title. The Georgia native showed potential from the start with multiple podium finishes, including a Main Event win in Anaheim. He went on to finish fourth overall in a close battle for third that came down to the last race in Las Vegas.


2019 Season Recap:

Savatgy was one of the strongest rookies during the 2019 450SX season. While he was often found running up toward the front, he was unable to bring home a podium finish on his Kawasaki, although one must imagine that it can't be far away.