Irvine, Calif. (April 2, 2013) – Fresh off winning his third-consecutive Amsoil Arenacross Championship, Tyler Bowers will jump aboard the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KX™250F for the remainder of the Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional schedule. Bowers had another dominating Arenacross season in 2013, building a 60 point lead in the points standings prior to the new Race to the Championship format. With 10 overall victories and 20 main event wins, he became the third rider in Arenacross history to claim three consecutive championships. Comfortable and confident after a winning season on his Kawasaki, Bowers is excited to transfer his success to 250SX class.
"I was overwhelmed when I got the call," said Bowers. "I really wanted to race Supercross once Arenacross finished, but didn't have anything lined up. I have my KX250F dialed in from Arenacross, but now working with Pro Circuit we have taken it to the next level."
After four years with Kawasaki and three consecutive championships, Bowers was an easy choice for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki. He's already proved himself in Supercross including last year when he achieved top-10 finishes in both the 250SX and 450SX classes.
"We've had a trying year in Supercross with a lot of injuries," said Pro Circuit owner, Mitch Payton. "When we heard Tyler was available to help us, we were really excited because he is a proven champion and will be a strong addition to the team."
Bowers finished a career best of sixth overall in the 2008 250SX Eastern Regional points standings including multiple top-five finishes amongst a stacked class that included Ryan Villopoto. He then took on the Arenacross series with Kawasaki. While leading the standings in 2010, he severely broke both legs in a crash, costing him the championship and almost his career. Bowers overcame adversity and returned in 2011 to win the Arenacross championship and has won every year since.
"Tyler is the perfect fit for us and we expect him to excel," said Kawasaki Senior Racing Manager, Reid Nordin. "We have a long standing relationship with him and he has proven himself time and time again. He is at-home on his Kawasaki will easily make the transition to Supercross."
Bowers will make his debut with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas for Round 13 of Monster Energy Supercross.