Tyler Bowers is firmly in the championship chase, taking a second place finish at Anaheim 2 and earning valuable championship points. Bowers ran a smooth race, where he grabbed a solid start and methodically moved his way forward through the pack to take the lead. He was edged out of the top spot in the final corners of the race, but remains third in points with lots of racing left in the series.
Jason Anderson had an impressive 450 class rookie debut and finished second at the Supercross season opener in Anaheim. Anderson had an excellent night of racing by advancing early on from his first heat race to the main. He then pulled a top five start in the main event and steadily raced his way to second place. Jason maintained the position and put Husqvarna on the podium for the first time in 39 years!
PRESS RELEASE: POWAY, CA (DECEMBER 30, 2014) – Thor MX is excited to announce the signing of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson for the 2015 SX and MX season. Jason is coming off a Championship season that saw him clinch the 2014 AMA 250 Supercross West Title.
The addition of Jason to the Thor team provides a great opportunity for Husky and Thor to re-ignite their relationship from the early years of motocross in America with Thor’s founder Torsten Hallman. Torsten was instrumental in the introduction of the Husqvarna brand to American motocross fans, and now Jason has that same opportunity.
We’re looking forward to big things from Jason as he moves up the ladder to the premier 450 class for Supercross and Motocross this season and we are excited to be reunited with Husqvarna Factory Racing.
PRESS RELEASE: POWAY, CA (DECEMBER 23, 2014) – Thor is excited to announce the signing of RCH Factory Racing Suzuki’s Broc Tickle for the 2015 SX and MX season. Broc is a great addition to the team and is welcomed back to the brand that he wore while capturing the 2011 AMA Supercross Lites West Championship.
Tickle was moving up the ladder last season in Supercross before an injury sustained in practice at the Toronto Supercross put an early end to his season. Now fully recovered and motivated to get back to racing,
“I’m really excited to be back with Thor and looking forward to a breakout year with RCH Factory Racing” stated Broc during a recent visit to the Thor offices in Poway.
Look for Broc to be running the latest gear form Thor when the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross gate drops at Anaheim 1 on January 3rd, 2015.
With an unrivaled display of team spirit, the trio of French Kawasaki Thor riders recorded their country’s second victory in the annual event for national teams with a score of just seventeen points, to the twenty-seven of second-placed Belgium and thirty-three of USA and Great Britain.
Paulin took his Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team bike to victory in the opening moto for MXGP and MX2 riders and, with Ferrandis ninth, France opened up an early lead in the team classification with ten points to the thirteen of second-placed USA.
In the second moto for Open class and MX2 machinery it was Frossard’s turn to do battle and he charged to second, while Ferrandis, unselfishly accepting the team’s outside gate, again finished ninth to further extend the French lead to seven points over Great Britain.
With Paulin victorious and Frossard fourth in the final moto, the French sealed the victory on a glorious day. The first time in nearly 30 years that the winning team in the annual event, have all come from the same manufacturer. The winning team.., all THOR riders.
Thor is excited to announce the signing of Davi Millsaps to an apparel and helmet contract for the 2015 SX and MX season.
Millsaps is a former Supercross Lites champion who earned the runner up position in the premier 450cc Supercross class in both the 2012 and 2013 SX series with multiple event wins and consistent performances. After nagging injuries left him side-lined last year, Millsaps is eagerly anticipating a clean slate come Anaheim.
“I am looking forward to a fresh start all around this season, from my bike to my gear, and it’s a great feeling to have powerhouse sponsors like Kawasaki, Thor and Parts Unlimited supporting me”.
Thor’s association with Millsaps is already off to a great start as Davi has been generating a lot of industry buzz since his return to the test tracks as he prepares for the upcoming race season.
“Having a rider of Davi’s caliber representing Thor is really special” stated Thor’s Design Director, Jim Gallagher. “The talent and accessibility that Davi provides to his sponsors and his fans has always made him one of the favorites on the track and in the pits.”
Look for Davi to debut his new Thor gear and helmet when the gate drops in Las Vegas at Monster Energy Cup, October 18th.