Irvine, CA – Metal Mulisha will revisit its roots in Supercross and Motocross with an agreement to become the official casual sponsor for the Valli-Star Supercross/Motocross team.

As part of the agreement, the team will be seen with the Metal Mulisha logo on their helmets, jerseys and bikes. Led by top riders such as Ryan Sipes, Kyle Cunningham, Austin Stroupe, Gareth Swanepohl, Nico Izzi, Ryan Morris and Kyle Peters, the team will be competing at all 2012 events on the AMA Supercross and Motocross tours.

Led by “The General” Brian Deegan, Mulisha recently held the team introduction at the Yamaha test track located in Corona, CA.

“I’m pumped about getting back into Supercross and Moto racing with the Valli-Star team,” said Metal Mulisha’s Brian Deegan. “We’re joining forces with a great team that knows how to win, so it will be cool to see them wearing Mulisha on the podium next year.”

Mulisha has a strong background in both Motocross and Supercross, with founder Brian Deegan starting his career in Supercross at the age of 17, before helping to usher in Freestyle Motocross during the late 1990s. At the LA Coliseum In 1997, Deegan famously won the Supercross Lites race and in true rebel style, ghost rode his bike across the finish line. Many other Mulisha riders, such as Ronnie Faisst and Cam Sinclair, began racing in Supercross early in their careers. Earlier this year, Mulisha expanded into the amateur ranks of Supercross and Motocross with the signing of young rider, Andrew Pierce, who debuted with Mulisha by winning four championships at the Mini Olympics.

Star Valli/Yamaha/Metal Mulisha Racing

  • #19 Kyle Cunningham – Lites/250
  • #23 Gareth Swanepoel – Lites/250
  • #53 Ryan Sipes – Lites/250
  • #96 Kyle Peters – Lites/250
  • #65 Ryan Morais – 450
  • #50 Nico Izzi – Lites SX and 450 MX
  • #56 Austin Stroupe – 450

The AMA Supercross season will kick off January 7th from Anaheim, CA, while the AMA Motocross season begins in May. For more information, visit

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