Christain Craig is your 2022 250SX West Supercross Champion | Powered by TorqDrive

May 11, 2022 / by Kevin Bailey

In its seventh season running, the Rekluse and Star Racing Yamaha partnership finished a historical double Championship season with Christian Craig and Eli Tomac.

2022_250SX_West_Championship_Craig_Rekluse-5The reputation of the Star Racing team precedes itself. With roots in Supercross racing dating back before the turn of the millennium, the Star Crew has built what is now a powerhouse in both 250 and 450 Supercross racing. After some off season testing and development, the Star Racing Yamaha team began officially running Rekluse clutch components in the beginning of the 2016 season.

Christian Craig Rekluse Star Yamaha Championship
Craig's TorqDrive clutch helping his YZ250F keep the power to the ground.

Christian Craig entered the '22 season not only building off his last, but motivated from a long professional racing career full of highs, lows, and everything in between. His long-awaited, first Professional Championship came down to his final career 250SX Class race, where he rode smart and maintained his impressive points lead held throughout the majority of the season aboard his TorqDrive-equipped Yamaha YZ250F.

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2022_250SX_West_Championship_Craig_Rekluse-1“This feels like a dream right now,” Craig commented after the race. “I wrote on a whiteboard in November with my wife a picture of the number one plate and what it’d take to do this. And it’s real. I got it and I can’t be prouder. I love this feeling.” - Christian Craig via SwapMoto Live

The 2022 250SX West title marks Christian's first career Supercross championship, and tallies-up another number 1 plate for Star Racing Yamaha and Rekluse.

The entire Rekluse crew is extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with factory-level race teams such as Star Racing Yamaha. The team behind the Rekluse doors remains made of up of core enthusiasts of the sport, sharing the same passion as the fans in the stands and the riders in the pits.

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Christian Craig Rekluse Star Yamaha Championship
Star Yamaha has played a pivotal role in the development of Rekluse's Core Manual and TorqDrive clutch components. Performance and durability has been proven in Christian's Championship-winning race engines.

Working with Star Yamaha and other partners has helped evolve the same exact Rekluse clutch components available to any rider out there. Whether it's TorqDrive helping getting the power to the ground or the RadiusCX auto technology helping riders navigate demanding conditions, riders, racers and Champions choose Rekluse.

Photos: Star Racing Yamaha


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