It may sound like a joke, but Ronnie Mac, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Sipes are the three riders that will represent Puerto Rico in the 2018 Motocross of Nations. They won’t only be racing, though, they’ll be raising as much money as possible in relief for Puerto Rico as it’s still recovering from damages that Hurricane Maria caused almost a year ago. They’ve already raised $15,000 in just four days.
San Juan, PR – Just four days after the Federación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico Inc. announced their 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations team, Team Puerto Rico is excited to announce they have already raised $15K USD and that money is going straight to the Federation De Motociclismo who will put the funds to work throughout the Puerto Rican community.
Pastrana said about the announcement, “The support we received at Unadilla was unreal and the motocross community has already responded in a big way. I can’t wait to get back to the track after so many years away. I’m looking forward to being a part of this fun project and can’t wait to get down to PR later this year and work hands on to help rebuild what we can with the funds we raise.”
With the Motocross of Nations less than two months away, Coach Ricky Johnson is taking the appropriate measures to ensure Pastrana and the rest of the team are in top shape to qualify for this prestigious race. “I’m more than honored to represent the team and Puerto Rico.” said Johnson on the project. “After we announced our intention to qualify for Nations at Unadilla, the fans were ecstatic to support the cause. A family came up during the signing with words of encouragement, cash for a donation, and requested nothing in return. It’s amazing to see how tight knit this [the motocross] community is.”
Gabriel Catala, spokesman for the Federación de Motociclismo de Puerto Rico Inc., is thrilled with the support they have received thus far. “We are very proud and overwhelmed by the effort and support given to Puerto Rico by the MX industry and hope that we can accomplish much more moving forward.” said Catala on the successful announcement of Team Puerto Rico.
For more information, team updates and to offer your support head to www.ronsontop.com.