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2020 January 28

McKee wins Team Green Grand Prize!

BRENDAN MCKEE TOP TEAM GREEN RIDER FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW

15-year-old Lethal Motorsports Kawasaki rider has once again earned the most points of all Team Green participants, collecting a brand new KX of his choice and some serious ‘Contingency Coin’ along the way!

 

Saskatchewan quietly produces some of the best motocross racing talent in Canada, most notably with multi-time Canadian and Snocross Champion, Blair Morgan, who many national titles aboard a Kawasaki. More recently Shawn Maffenbier has been touted as the top rider from that province, earning the 2018 Rockstar Triple Crown Arenacross MX2 championship with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Team.

The latest prospect to come out this region may be Lloydminster’s Brendan McKee. This Lethal Motorsports Kawasaki rider has put his KX atop the box in almost every race in the Saskatchewan Motosport Association (SMA) and Midwest Amateur MX series in the 2019 season.

His efforts, consistency and dedication has paid off, with the 15-year-old intermediate rider earning himself another KX bike of his choice for 2020, along with $3,000 in Team Green Contingency towards Kawasaki Genuine parts and accessories. He’s excited, of course, and we’re sure mom and dad are as well, ha! Along with his success in the amateur ranks, McKee also proved in 2019 that he has what it takes at the National Pro level, qualifying for two out of three western Rockstar Triple Crown events.

“It was definitely a different experience against the pros, compared to amateurs,” says McKee, reflecting on his first impression of racing against the best in Canada (and some from the US). “The starts were the biggest thing, just how intense and aggressive everyone is going into the first corner. Nobody is tiptoeing around, that’s for sure!”

Entering the pro class as an intermediate can be intimidating, but McKee adjusted quickly and qualified for Prince George and Manitoba, with his best result being a 32nd in PG.

Looking ahead, McKee has picked up his grand prize—a brand new 2020 KX250—and has plans to begin training down south. He’s preparing for a busy race season in his second year as an intermediate.

“We will be going to California to do some practice before the Canadian season begins,” says McKee. “While racing regionally, I’m planning to do more of the western nationals again next summer and attend the Walton TransCan for the first time. “

It’s good timing for McKee to be racing the Nationals, as the Moto Valley track in Regina is back on the schedule for 2020. “We’re a few hours from Regina, but it would still be considered our ‘home track’ so I’m definitely looking forward to racing in front of friends and family,” he adds about the upcoming season.

Along with working on his speed and skills outdoors, McKee now has the bug for supercross as well, after attending the 2019 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. “I would like to begin riding more supercross tracks and possibly sign up for some of the SX Future events in the states.”

It’s going to be a big year for Brendan McKee in his racing career, and Kawasaki is proud to be able to provide him with the very potent and powerful KX250 through our Team Green program as he chases his motocross dreams. Congratulations, Brendan and good luck in 2020!

Brendan McKee and his new KX250 will be hanging at the Kawasaki booth for this weekend's Edmonton Motorcycle Show. Stop by and introduce yourself to one of Canada's rising stars!

To learn more about the Team Green program, and view past results, please visit: www.teamgreencanada.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McKee brought home quite a bit of gold in 2019 in the Saskatchewan Region.
McKee brought home quite a bit of gold in 2019 in the Saskatchewan Region.