Ryan Sipes splits where he resides during the season between his hometown of Vine Grove, KY and Southern California. When the 2011 AMA Supercross Lites East series landed in Indianapolis, it quickly became apparent that Ryan was on his game, taking his first career win in the class. Displaying great poise, he landed on the podium several times and narrowly won multiple races throughout the series. The 2011 SX Series capped off with a win in the Dave Coombs Memorial East/West shootout race in Las Vegas, NV. Ryan is intent on making a push to a higher level, and will be a title contender. For 2012 his goals are one thing: win races and contend for the West coast 250F championship. Sipes is confident and ecstatic to be a part of the new Star Valli Yamaha team.
Current residence: Vine Grove, KY
Date of Birth: 10/04/1984
Height / Weight: 5' 11"" / 165 lbs
Year Turned Pro: 2004
Goals: Top 3 places
Bike: YZ 250F
Mechanic: Scott Adkins
Class: Supercross 250F
Favorite Track: Steel City
Favorite Obstacle: Whoops
Training: Running, riding, cycling
Favorite Food: blackberry cobbler
Favorite Music: metal, outlaw country
Racing Accomplishments: 2011 – 2 SX Lites class wins and several podiums
2010 - Podiums in Lites East series / 8th Overall in 450 MX Series
2009 – Injuries
2008 – Career best with an 8th place in the East coast Lites final standings. Earned a podium in the first round, and finished in the top ten in five out of the seven rounds.
2007 - Top Ten Finishes until Injuries / 25th Overall in Lites MX Series
2006 - 1st place Vancouver SX
“I am ready to win,” Sipes says. “I’ve learned a lot in the past year and I’m excited to be on this team again for next year. I’m going to work hard, try my hardest and have fun. I’m going for a title.”
In 2011, Sipes ran strong in the East Coast Region Supercross, logging 6 podiums and two wins including the East/West Shootout in Las Vegas. He is looking to draw on that experience and confidence to help him achieve his goal of winning the West Region championship.
2010 In AMA SX, Sipes finished a strong 7th on the back of two top-five finishes despite missing a round in Jacksonville… Jumping to 450MX, Sipes came on strong with a string of solid top 10 finishes that carried him to 8th-place overall.
2009 Had five top-ten finishes racing for the Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM Team in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region despite an injury-shortened season.
2008 Sipes raced in the AMA Supercross Lites East Region Series, earning a podium finish at Atlanta and taking two additional top-five finishes in the series… Raced in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship, earning his best finish of fifth-place overall at Washougal, Wash… Raced with MDK KTM team.
2007 Raced a limited AMA Supercross Lites East Region Series season, best result an 8th-place finish at St. Louis… Raced in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship, earning his best finish of 11th overall at Washougal, Wash… Raced with Sobe Honda team.
2006 Sipes raced a limited AMA Supercross Lites West Region Series season, entering just the Anaheim, Calif., season-opener where he finished 19th… Raced in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship, earning a top-five overall finish at Binghamton, N.Y… Raced with WBR Suzuki team.
2005 Sipes raced a limited AMA 125cc West Region Supercross season, but earned a podium finish at Phoenix… In the AMA 125cc Motocross Championship, he earned his season-best finish of sixth-place overall at San Bernardino, Calif… Raced with WBR Suzuki team.