Mike Brown#311

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Bio

DoB: May 1, 1972
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170 lbs
Residence: Bluff City, Tennessee
Hometown: Gray, Tennessee
Bike: KTM 450 SX-F

Results

2012: X-Games EnduroX Gold Medalist
2011: 2nd Overall AMA EnduroCross Series
2011: 2nd Overall AMA WORCS Series
2010: ISDE U.S. Trophy Team Member
2010: 3rd place overall WORCS Series
2009: WORCS Champion
2009-2010: WORCS Week Champion
2001: 125cc Motocross National Champion

Recent Activity

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Mike Brown and Maria Forsberg Take Home Medals At Barcelona X-Games

Saturday’s racing included the second stop of the X Games tour around the globe. Since the previous stop in Brazil, Brown had picked up a dominating opening round win of the EnduroCross series and brought that confidence to Barcelona, Spain. The long 10-lap main event had Brown leading early on, and despite pressure from top rivals, Brown picked up the gold medal with the Enduro X victory.

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Also earning a medal in Spain was Women’s Enduro X rider Maria Forsberg, who managed to collect her first medal of the season in second place. Thor’s Taylor Robert and Destry Abbott were also in attendance for the Men’s Enduro X. Abbott suffered a crash in practice and couldn’t continue, while Robert won the LCQ but an opening lap crash in the main event pushed him back to finish 10th.

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Thor MX Makes It A Big Weekend with Wins Around the World

Thor riders were back at it again over the weekend, winning races around the globe in dominating fashion. Collecting the first win of the weekend was Thor’s Mike Brown at the season opener of the EnduroCross series. At the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Brown collected the fastest hot-lap time in both the afternoon and night sessions, grabbed a heat-race win, and took his first EnduroCross series win of his career. While he has won at X Games, this is the first series win for the 41-year old. Also putting in great efforts in the main event were Thor’s Taylor Robert and Destry Abbott, finishing sixth and 11th, respectively.

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Mike Brown

Also running in Las Vegas was the final round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series at Sam Boyd Stadium. Villopoto clinched the championship last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, but he was hungry to claim that 10th win of the season. He got to the front quickly and by the second lap he had moved into the lead, adding another win to his impressive comeback season.

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Ryan Villopoto

The 250SX riders had a lot of racing to do over at Sam Boyd Stadium, with a 15-lap main event and a 10-lap East/West Shootout. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki interim rider Tyler Bowers started the night on a positive note as he broke through for his first career win in the Eastern Regional 250SX Main Event. Later in the East/West Shootout, he was in the top five, but a crash pushed him back and he recovered for 14th.

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Tyler Bowers

It was a hard-fought battle for Eastern Regional title-contender Marvin Musquin who finished just a few points out of the title. He never gave up and nearly beat Bowers to the line, taking second in the main event and second in the standings. In the East/West Shootout, Musquin finished on the podium again with a third-place result.

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Marvin Musquin

In the Western Regional 250SX Main Event, Martin Davalos shot out of the gate and grabbed the holeshot, leading the field for 11 laps before eventually rounding out the podium in third. Tyla Rattray was able to work his way up to ninth. Davalos almost had another podium finish in the East/West Shootout, but finished just off the podium in fourth, while Rattray finished 10th.

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Martin Davalos

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Out in the Utah desert, Thor’s Kurt Caselli added another win to the weekend with an impressive ride at the AMA National Hare and Hound in Jericho, Utah. After six rounds, Caselli holds a decent points gap over second place in the championship standings.

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Kurt Caselli

On the other side of the globe, the FIM Motocross World Championship headed to Agueda, Portugal for the sixth round of the season. Thor’s Gautier Paulin held off his toughest rivals to claim the overall win by finishing with a 1-2 moto finish, making it back-to-back wins for the Frenchman.

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Gautier Paulin

Also in the MX1 class, Thor’s Jeremy Van Horebeek showcased his speed with a 5-6 finish for seventh overall, while David Philippaerts was just behind him in eighth overall with an 8-8 moto result. In the MX2 class, Christophe Charlier put in a great ride to finish with a top five.

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Jeremy Van Horebeek

Also in the MX1 class, Thor’s Jeremy Van Horebeek showcased his speed with a 5-6 finish for seventh overall, while David Philippaerts was just behind him in eighth overall with an 8-8 moto result. In the MX2 class, Christophe Charlier put in a great ride to finish with a top five.

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Charlie Mullins

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One final win was added to the tally when Thor amateur rider Ryder DiFrancesco took the win during the KTM Supercross Juniors Challenge in Las Vegas during the Monster Energy Supercross.

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Ryder DiFrancesco

Thor’s Mike Brown Podiums at Final EnduroCross Race and Baja 1000

Thor’s Mike Brown pulled double duty last week as he competed in both the Baja 1000 on Thursday and Friday, and then drove to Las Vegas to race the final EnduroCross event of the season. As a part of a four man team that included Thor’s Kurt Caselli and Ivan Ramirez, the KTM squad was able to overcome several issues to come back and finish second overall.

Along with Brown’s successful venture in Mexico, he also captured one final podium at the EnduroCross at the Orleans Arena. With two main events on the night schedule, Brown didn’t waste any time showing his speed. He finished third in the first main event, while placing fifth in the second main event. Thor’s Taylor Robert bounced back from his 12th-place finish in the first main event to finish eighth in the second main event.

In addition to the great efforts of the Expert Pro class, the Women’s class put on a great show for the EnduroCross fans in Las Vegas. Thor’s Maria Forsberg entered the final round with a 10-point lead in the women’s class standings and was able to make a last-lap pass for her fourth win of the season, securing her first EnduroCross championship. Forsberg adds the EnduroCross championship to her GNCC championship and perfect season in the series.

2012 International Six Day Enduro Wrap Up

With two international races going on over the weekend, Thor racers were representing at both the Motocross of Nations (MXoN) and the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE). The International Six Day Enduro started their competition one week ago in Saxony, Germany, and the entire USA Trophy Team was backed by Thor MX. After six days of intense and demanding terrain, Team USA earned fourth overall.


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With Taylor Robert leading the way in 15th overall, he finished the week with the best overall result and received an individual gold medal. Kurt Caselli scored several great test results, earning a gold medal and finished 14th in his class. In the same E2 class, Destry Abbott also claimed a gold medal, while Charlie Mullins bounced back from a tough Day 4 to finish with an individual silver medal. In the E1 class, Mike Brown earned the test win on the final day, claiming a gold medal and 10th in the class. In the E3 class, Russell Bobbitt finished 14th and grabbed himself a gold medal as well.


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