Jun 27, 2023
A year ago, Grant Harlan was struggling to even make 250 mains
in Monster Energy Supercross. In 2023, he made 13 450 mains! That
got him into the lucrative top 20 in points, and he's doing even
better in Pro Motocross, where he sits 10th in points. Yes, lots of
factory riders are out, but at Thunder Valley, Harlan was
pressuring Adam Cianciarulo and Cooper Webb late in the second
moto! This all bodes well as the first-ever SuperMotocross World
Championship looms, which will pay big money to all the riders who
qualify. Harlan currently sits 13th in combined AMA Supercross and
AMA Motocross points, so he's looking at an automatic bid into the
SMX playoffs (top 20 in points are guaranteed entry). As an
example, 13th in points at the end of SMX pays $34,000, plus every
week the riders in the races will make a couple grand, so Harlan
could easily pocket $40-$50k if he keeps this up. That's not all!
Harlan is also racing FIM World Supercross, starting this weekend.
More races, more mo ney!
Jason Weigandt called up the rider who grew up in Hawaii to
get more info on his season, and what's to come.