Musquin Scores First 450 Podium in Oakland

It was a night of unusual mishaps and drama at the Oakland SX round but Marvin Musquin made a powerful statement with his third place podium finish in the 450 class.



Marvin Musquin started the night strong with a second place finish in heat race 2 for an easy transfer to the main.  In the main event Musquin again secured a solid start to the race, grabbing onto Dungey’s rear tire and claiming the two spot early on.  Ken Roczen eventually made the pass for second place but Musquin held on for the duration of the race to claim his first ever 450 podium.


Jason Anderson also had a solid performance in Oakland, winning his heat race with good margin and riding fast all night.  In the main event Anderson had a weak start and had plenty of work to do to fight through the pack to the front.  Anderson battled his way to a well-earned fourth place for the night.



A near perfect night was spoiled for Cooper Webb, when a mechanical dashed all hopes for an undefeated season.  Webb battled with Christian Craig to victory in his heat race, and the stage was set for another bar banger between the two rivals in the main.  Webb and Craig started the main event side by side, with Craig edging out Webb in the first few corners.  Webb would latch on and diligently hunt Craig until lap 3 when Craig went down in a corner and handing the lead to Webb.  Webb had full command of the lead for nearly the entire race until a mechanical forced Webb out of the race.  The team mechanics scrambled to bring the YZ250 back to life, just in time for Webb to complete the final lap to score 21 place.


Alex Martin also had a disappointing end to an otherwise promising evening.  Finishing second in his heat race, Martin looked poised to carry this momentum into the main.  Martin had a great start in the top five and was running solidly with the front runners all the way up to third place, when he went down hard in the over-under corner and had to retire from the race.

Webb Remains Undefeated at A2

One of the most intense battles of the season went down this past weekend at A2, when Cooper Webb and Christian Craig fought lap for lap to gain the top 250SX podium spot.



Cooper Webb scored a threepeat win at the A2 round and remains undefeated. It was no walk in the park however, as rival Christian Craig challenged the number 1 plate throughout the entire evening. It started in heat race one, where Webb scored the holeshot, but was passed by Craig on lap one. Unable to return the favor, Webb settled for a second place finish in the heat. In the main event Webb had some work cut out for him as he started in sixth position, but quickly cut through the field to third place by lap five. Webb pushed by Savatgy for second and began his assault on race leader Craig. The crowd was on their feet as Webb and Craig swapped the lead for multiple laps with close, but clean passes. In the late laps of the race, Webb finally put some distance between himself and Craig and claimed the checkered with ease.


Alex Martin held on for an early transfer spot in heat race two, but had a rough time in the main and finished 19th.



Jason Anderson fell one spot short of the transfer from his heat, but won his semi race for an easy transfer.  Anderson had a slow start in the main and was mired in mid-pack battles most of the race, but charged forward for a fifth place finish.


Marvin Musquin also found himself in semi one and transferred from the two spot. In the main event Musquin had a crash early on and remounted to finish ninth.

Webb Claims Victory in San Diego

The Monster Energy Supercross series picked up in our hometown, San Diego, for round two and the non-stop action kept us on the edge of our seats. Cooper Webb exerted his dominance again with a confident win in the 250SX class.



Cooper Webb had a little bit of excitement in his heat race, first getting caught up at the start, and then having a tangle with another rider as he charged through the pack. He started the race in 12th and moved quickly to fourth place for an easy transfer to the main event. In the main, Webb started off in seventh position and methodically worked his way up to third by lap 5. Certainly not content with a podium finish, Webb continued to charge forward and on lap 11 claimed the top spot from race leader Zach Osborne. Webb lead comfortably for the remainder of the race and also ran the fastest lap of the main event, a 49.360.


Alex Martin had a rough night, crashing in heat 1 and being forced to race the LCQ to qualify for the main. Martin battled through the LCQ where he finished third and transferred to the main event. Martin had a mid-pack start in the main, and struggled to break free during the race where he finished 11th.


Mitchell Harrison had a rough crash in the main event and finished the night in 22nd.



Jason Anderson finished in third at the checkers, but unfortunately an after-race penalty relegated him to a fifth finish overall for the night. Anderson started the night with an exciting battle against Justin Barcia in heat 2, edging out his competition for the final transfer spot for the race. In the main event, Anderson was mired in a slow start, but battled his way to fourth position by lap 8. Late in the race he staged his charge and fought Cole Seely turn-for -turn before finally overtaking his competitor for third place. Following the race, Anderson was penalized two positions for jumping a section that had flashing warning lights and an ambulance flag in use.


Marvin Musquin continues to learn the ropes in his rookie 450 season. He found himself in semi 2 where he finished second to move on to the main. In the main event Musquin had a mid-pack start and picked his way to finish the race in 9th place, his first top ten result in the 450 class.

Thor Riders Dominate the Top Step at Anaheim 1

Thor team riders Cooper Webb and Jason Anderson started their 2016 Supercross season off with a bang, by claiming victory in their respective classes.



Cooper Webb defended his 250SX West title with veracity, winning his heat race and running the fastest laps of the night in the class. In the main event Webb slotted into fifth place from the start and went on a tear the next two laps working his way to second place with lightning speed. He then stalked race leader Jessy Nelson, and with five laps remaining he made his move and claimed the number one spot, which he held to the checkered flag.


Alex Martin had a healthy start to his supercross season, where he made an easy transfer from his heat race, and finished a solid sixth place in the main event.


Rookie Mitchell Harrison had a little bit of a rough start to his season, winding up in the LCQ, but winning it with ease. Harrison finished the night in 13th place.



Jason Anderson was looking confident all night, claiming an easy transfer from his first heat race.  At the start of the main event, Anderson charged to the front and was dicing it up in the top three when a red flag forced a restart to the race. The restart was a slight setback as Anderson found himself back around fifth, now with more work to do. About midway through the race the competition began to fatigue, and Anderson went on the assault, gaining multiple positions and overtaking race leader Cole Seely. Anderson won the season opener with a solid 4.2 second margin and delivered Husqvarna motorcycles their first ever premiere class victory in Supercross history.


Marvin Musquin had a tough start to the season, battling from semi 2 to the main event. Musquin finished 14th in the main event.

Thor AM Riders Rack up the Championships at Mini O’s

The Thor Rider AM team racked up the titles at the 2015 Mini O’s in Florida.  The AM team won 11 supercross titles and 9 motocross titles for a total of 20 championships altogether.  Stand-outs Challen Tennant scored 6 of the titles while Matthew LeBlanc added 7 titles to the final score.  The Thor AM team looks forward to more of this same success in the 2016 season!


Matthew LeBlanc won the following supercross titles – 85(9-11) limited, 65(10-11)limited, 65(10-11), 85(9-11) and the following motocross titles- 85(9-11), 65(10-11), 65 (10-11) limited


Challen Tennant won the following supercross titles- 250B limited, Schoolboy 2 (13-16) and the following motocross titles- 250B, 250B limited, 450B, 450B limited


Ryder DiFrancesco won the 65 (7-9) supercross title and the 65 (7-11) motocross title.


Daxton Bennick won the 51 (7-8) limited supercross title.


Brock Papi won the schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C supercross title and the schoolboy 1 (12-16) B/C motocross title.


Bradley Taft won the 450 pro sport supercross title.


Webb Claims Third at the 2015 Lille SX in France


Mere hours after tragedy struck Paris, promoters, fans and racers united in defiance of the atrocities committed against humanity and carried forth with racing as planned. The Lille SX racing saw close action and the crowd roared with approval as Weston Peick, Christophe Pourcel, and Cooper Webb battled for the top step. Despite an off-track excursion in the Saturday night race, Webb made a formidable dash to the front, and only conceded the win to Peick by .661 seconds. On day 2 Webb had a hard fall during the race, but picked himself up and battled all the way from the back to a fifth place finish. Webb finished the Lille SX in third place overall and is looking forward to the start of the Supercross season on January 9th, at Anaheim 1.


Thor Welcomes Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha to the Team



Thor is proud to announce the addition of the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team for the 2016 race season.

The team has an incredibly talented roster including 2015 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion Cooper Webb, 2015 AMA 250 Motocross Champion Jeremy Martin, race winner Aaron Plessinger, the always consistent Alex Martin, and introducing the promising rookie Mitchell Harrison.

“Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha is aiming high for the 2016 season. We are pleased to be working with Thor and confident that our collaboration with them will lead to great success.” said team manager Brad Hoffman.

The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team looks to be a very serious nationwide threat with racers competing in both the East and West coasts in the AMA Supercross series and then heading outdoors to defend their AMA 250 Motorcross Title.

“Signing the Yamalube Star Racing Team is an exciting new change for us,” said Thor MX. “They are a young talented team that has become a powerhouse in the 250 class, winning two titles last season. We can’t wait to see what this team has in store for the upcoming seasons, and we’re excited to be involved.”

The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team will make their Thor MX debut in Italy, at the Genoa Supercross on November 7th.


Ramirez Crowned National Hare & Hound Champion


Ivan Ramirez clinched the 2015 AMA National Hare & Hound Championship at the final round of the series, marking his first-ever U.S. National Championship. Ramirez went into the race with a large points lead and only needed to finish 17th or better to claim the title. He started the race in the top ten and by the end had moved up to finish 7th. “I really just took it easy and enjoyed the race,” stated Ramirez. “It was more like a long trail ride today just trying to play it safe and make sure I earned the title. I am so excited to finally get this title and want to dedicate it to my friend Kurt Caselli who is the man responsible for training me in this series.”




Jason Anderson put on quite the show at this year’s Monster Energy cup in Las Vegas.  Anderson was hot out of the gate all night long, claiming all 3 hole shots of the evening and winning himself a Toyota Tundra for his efforts.  In Race 1 Anderson crossed the finish line first, but ended up being penalized for not passing through the infamous joker lane.  In Race 2 Anderson lead the race from start to finish and timed his joker lane pass just right to hold off Canard and Barcia.  In Race 3 Anderson took the holeshot but was quickly tracked down by Roczen and Dungey, finishing third and with combined points also finishing third overall for the evening.


Kailub Russell Makes History by claiming both GNCC and National Enduro Titles in Same Season


Kailub Russell finished on the podium at the ninth round of the Kenda AMA National Enduro Series to clinch the 2015 championship title and become the first rider in the history of off-road racing to claim the GNCC and National Enduro Championships in the same season.

Russell, who injured his knee at the 90th running of the ISDE event two weeks ago, managed to secure the GNCC Championship last weekend. Then just one week later, he earned a podium result at the National Enduro that allowed him to wrap up the series championship one round early.

Not only did Russell make history as the first off-road rider to clinch the GNCC and National Enduro Championships in the same season, but he and his fatherJeff Russell also became the first father and son duo to have won championships in the same series.