KAWASAKI ANNOUNCES 2022 TEAM GREEN WINNERS
Canadian Kawasaki Motors would like to congratulate all of the riders who took part throughout 2022 aboard Kawasaki KX and KLX motorcycles. Team Green participants competed in a nation-wide competition for the Team Green Grand Prize of a KX or KLX motorcycle, or a $5,000 parts and accessories credit.
Twelve-year-old Saskatchewan rider Leo Hickey is the 2022 Kawasaki Team Green Grand Prize winner and will receive his choice of Kawasaki KX or KLX!
Team Green riders were scored using their best 10 results from their season, with double points awarded for National events. The top three Team Green riders included Hickey, who races in the SCRC and SMA series aboard a Kawasaki KX65, KX85, and KX100.
Bailey Orbanski and long-time Team Green rider Joel Bergquist were second and third in the competition respectively. That trio scored the most points among eligible Team Green Grand Prize competitors.
As well as the Kawasaki Grand Prize, contingency credits were awarded to riders across a wide range of categories making this the most diverse spread of Team Green contingency award winners ever. A total of 21 different categories and 41 different prize amounts were on offer in 2022. A total of 18 categories had winning entries, with the following riders taking home prizes:
Team Green Grand Prize: Leo Hickey
Provincial/Regional Contingency Prizes
1st: Logan Finnebraaten
1st: Connor Acker
2nd: Tyler Herkert*
3rd: Keegan Maxwell*
(*tied for second on points)
1st: Devyn Smith
1st: Bailey Orbanski
2nd: Lyndon Orbanski
3rd: Michaela Hamm
1st: Kandreya Szusz
2nd: Hailey Twizell
3rd: Jonathon Arsenio
1st: Dylan Adams
2nd: Ludovik Rivard
3rd: Maxance Fortier
1st: Leo Hickey
2nd: Joel Bergquist
3rd: Dylan Honig
Top Female Rider
1st: Abby Bergquist
2nd: Bailey Orbanski
3rd: Kandreya Szusz
Model-Specific Contingency Prizes
Contingency is awarded to the following riders who scored the most points on their respective models:
KX450: Ethan McKee
KX250: Dylan Adams
KX65: Leo Hickey
KX85: Ludovick Rivard
KX100/KX112: Joel Berqquist
Best Rider by Age Group
Under 12: Leo Hickey
Under 20: Dylan Adams
Under 30: Tyler Herkert
1st: Shawn Drysdale
2nd: Reyna Tiebs
3rd: Kevin Samuel / Lucinda Milford (Tied)
Veteran riders receive contingency payments down to third because they are ineligible for the Team Green Grand Prize.
These riders will receive contingency credits to use on Kawasaki units, parts, or accessories at their local dealer. Prize amounts can be found at TeamGreenCanada.ca.
The highest scoring Team Green dealer was Lethal Motorsports out of Lloydminster, Alberta, whose riders Joel, Josh, and Abby Bergquist as well as Bentley Tondu, Ethan and Brendan McKee, and Breckyn Smith scored a total of 706 points for their dealership.
Thank you to all Kawasaki Team Green racers for your hard work, dedication, and passion for the sport of motocross and off-road racing. We look forward to seeing you back at the races in 2023.
Racers can now view the leaderboards on results.teamgreencanada.ca
Let the Good Times Roll.
NEW RESULTS ENTRY PLATFORM
We developed a new, better way for you to submit your results!
To enter results, go to results.teamgreencanada.ca and use your Team Green profile credentials to sign in and start entering results now!
2022 TEAM GREEN PROGRAM NOW
Canadian Kawasaki Motors’ Team Green contingency program is back for 2022 and more inclusive than ever.
Canadian Kawasaki Motors and our nationwide dealer network are proud to announce the 2022 edition of the Team Green Canada contingency program.
The program supports Canadian amateur racers in Motocross, Arenacross, Cross-Country, Enduro, and Flat Track events.
Top-performing riders in their classes are eligible to receive contingency payouts at the end of the season that can be used as credits towards the purchase of Genuine Kawasaki Parts & Accessories.
Certain classes are also eligible to the Team Green Grand Prize of a brand-new 2023 Kawasaki KX or KLX motorcycle or a credit toward Kawasaki Genuine Parts & Accessories.
This year’s program is more inclusive than ever thanks to new contingency categories including separate prizes for veterans and women.
Changes for 2022
Changes for 2022 include:
- Expanded prize categories to offer more riders an opportunity to earn rewards
- A revised point structure and a consolidated list of eligible classes
- Provincial/regional contingency and the Team Green Grand Prize now exclusively for riders under 30
As in previous years, there are rules and restrictions for riders wishing to participate in the Team Green program, these include:
- Riders may only earn points in 1 class per registered VIN number
- Riders with 2 or more Kawasaki Motorcycles registered can earn points in up to 3 classes
- The motorcycle must be registered to the rider or a family member in order to earn points
- Only the 10 best results for a given rider will be accepted at the end of the season
This year’s program runs from April 1st, 2022 to October 31st, 2022 inclusively and riders have until May 31st, 2022 to register. New or used 2019 or newer Canadian model KX and KLX dirt bikes are eligible to compete for Team Green Contingency Credits and the Team Green Grand Prize.
Kawasaki Presents 2021 Team Green Winner Bella Morgan with Brand-New Motorcycle
2021 Team Green Grand Prize winner, Bella Morgan, takes possession of a 2022 Kawasaki KX250.
Delhi, Ontario - 2021 Kawasaki Team Green Grand Prize winner, 13-year-old Bella Morgan, of Delhi, Ontario was presented with her prize at the premises of Morgan Racing sponsor, and local Kawasaki dealer, McKee Sport and Garden today.
The prize, a brand-new 2022 Kawasaki KX250 was awarded to Bella after she earned the most points in the Kawasaki Team Green competition for amateur racers across Canada.
“It’s thrilling to win the Team Green competition,” Bella said. “Winning is such a big opportunity for me, and I really didn’t think I was going to, because it’s always boys that win it.
“So, I was really excited, and this is a big game changer in my confidence and my racing.”
Bella’s father inspired her racing career and expressed his pride as he watched his daughter receive the KX250.
“I’m over the moon, and so proud of my little girl and where she’s going,” said an emotional Morgan. “I can’t say thank you enough to McKee Sport and Garden and Canadian Kawasaki for the support Bella has.”
After fighting through injury to rack up multiple wins in amateur racing throughout 2021 David says Bella’s determination is what makes him most happy. “Her mother and I couldn’t be more proud of Bella work ethic and her dedication to win.
“Kawasaki product is second to none and Bella is already in love with this 250. We’re excited for the 2022 season.”
Kawasaki District Manager, Jeff Comello presented the new KX250 to Bella at McKee Sport and Garden, who have supported Bella throughout her racing career.
“It feels amazing to see Bella’s work pay off with this Team Green win,” said Trevor McKee, who runs the racing efforts from the family store. “The KX250 is an awesome bike, and we love working with Bella and her family in their racing efforts.”
Kawasaki is proud to support amateur and professional athletes in a variety of motocross disciplines across Canada, including motocross, road racing, and flat track. In 2021 the competition was open to all amateur off-road racers, who earned points toward the Grand Prize by competing in provincial and national races.
Amateur racers were also awarded contingency payments with prizes up to $2,500 paid out to Kawasaki riders who finished in the top 5 of their provincial series.
Details of the 2022 Team Green national program and competition will be announced in March.
Let the good times roll.
*Some conditions apply. Please read through the ELIGIBILITY section for a complete explanation of program rules.