Ryan Villopoto brings the heat in Thailand

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Ryan Villopoto came back with a vengeance for this weekend’s MXGP in Thailand. Villopoto wasted no time setting the pace for the weekend, with a soul-crushing 33 second lead over the second place rider during the qualifying race. Despite the scorching heat, Ryan continued pressing forward in the first moto and won with a comfortable lead going away. During the second moto Villopoto had a rough start and was run off track, but battled his way up to third place and maintained the position for the overall victory. It was RV’s first MXGP overall win and another step towards his quest for the championship.

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GNCC Opening Round wins for Russell and Martinez

KTM Factory riders Kailub Russell and Kacy Martinez took wins at the opening round of the GNCC Series in the XC1 Pro and WXC classes respectively.

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Russell got a great start off the line in the XC1 Pro class and quickly took the lead. He held it for the entire race and won with over two minutes between himself and second place.

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Martinez began with a 10th place start, but passed for the lead within the first two miles. Once in the lead, she checked out and pulled almost two minutes over the next closest women’s rider.

The GNCC rider’s will now head to Washington, GA to compete in round 2 of the series on March 15, 2015

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Nagl Dominates MXGP Season Opener in Qatar

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Max Nagl began his MXGP Championship campaign in perfect fashion with two wire to wire victories in Qatar aboard his FC450 Husqvarna.  Nagl was flawless as he holeshot, and ran away from the pack in both motos; despite a track that got increasingly rougher as the night wore on. Max takes his points lead into round two of the FIM MXGP Series in Thailand on March 8.

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Savatgy with Career First SX Podium at East Coast Opener

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Despite slippery dirt, gnarly whoops and several red flags, Joey Savatgy battled his way to a career first Supercross podium in Arlington TX.  Savatgy had an exciting race battling Rodriguez before the red flag and then making the pass and maintaining third position for the remainder of the race.  The East Coast Supercross rounds pick up again next weekend in Atlanta, GA.

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Bowers in All-Out Stadium Warfare at San Diego Supercross

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For Military Appreciation night in San Diego, Tyler Bowers had a battle on his hands. Bowers had a strong start to the race in third position and by lap 4 made the pass to lead most of the race. With six laps to go Webb and McElrath went on the offensive and managed to edge out Bowers. Tyler finished on the podium and is still strong in the championship hunt.

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Russell Reaches Second at AMA National Enduro Season Opener

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Thor KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell earned his career-best National Enduro finish with a 2nd overall this past weekend at the Sumter Enduro in South Carolina.

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Bowers in the chase for Championship points

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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.

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Anderson opens SX season with Impressive Podium Debut

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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!

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Bowers Battles hard to a Third Place finish at Anaheim 1

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The 4-time Arenacross Champion felt right at home for the 250cc West Coast Supercross season opener at A1, banging handlebars and literally battling his way to a heat race win. Starting the main event in sixth place, Bowers went on a tear and clawed his way to a third place finish for the night.

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THOR WELCOMES JASON ANDERSON TO THE TEAM

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.

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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.

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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.  

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