For a rider who turned pro in 2007, Kyle Cunningham has experienced many sides of professional motocross and supercross racing. The young rider out of Texas has ridden under one of the most powerful satellite teams in the industry, and working on his own as a privateer.
A stellar amateur career was enough to reward him with a ride with Yamaha of Troy. Although he views his first year as a learning year, Kyle Cunningham rode to several top tens in the Lites class.
In 2008, Cunningham found himself under the Butler Brothers racing team awning, one of the largest privateer efforts on the circuit. He improved tremendously in the Supercross series, finishing inside the top ten in overall points. However, during the outdoor nationals, Cunningham was dropped from the Butler Brothers team, and was forced to ride as a privateer for most of the season. Despite his new privateer status, he forged on with a fifth overall at the Budds Creek round. For the last two rounds of the series, Cunningham was invited to ride for the Motosport/Xtreme Team Green Kawasaski squad, where he remained for 2009.
Not passing up any chance to progress his riding, Cunningham spent 2010 competing on a 250F in the Australian Super X Championship. Taking advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime, Cunningham returned to the states in hopes of settling into a positive role with a new team.
Cunningham's travels and experience paid off for the 2011 season, as he chalked up a podium finish at the Freestone National stop of the AMA Motocross Championship.