Corona, CA - After taking a summer hiatus, District 37 racing is back in action, and so is Zip-Ty Racing’s Nick Burson. At the Invaders MC Desert Scramble in Johnson Valley, California, Burson battled the heat and dust to pilot his Husqvarna TXC511 to the overall win!
Burson led for most of the race, which consisted of two 35-mile loops. Jake Argubright mounted a challenge early in the second loop after he passed Burson just before the pit stop.
“At that point I had someone to chase, which is sometimes easier, but the dust made it pretty difficult,” Burson commented. “I wanted to pick up the pace but as soon as I got on the trail we were already in lappers so I backed it down and tried to ride smart.”
Smart and steady paid off for Burson, who regained the lead from Argubright and sailed to a rather uneventful finish. “It was nice to get another win for the Zip-Ty Husqvarna team and I hope we can turn our bad luck around from the first half of the year into good luck for the remaining races!”
On the same weekend, Zip-Ty Husqvarna racers were taking to the AMA EnduroCross course in Indianapolis for round three of the series. Despite suffering a broken finger less than two weeks earlier at round two in Everett, Washington, Jamie Lanza toughed it out in Indiana to fight for a qualifying position. Lanza was making good progress in the second qualifier before throwing a chain and losing his bid at transferring to the main event.
The Zip-Ty Husqvarna team hosted a guest rider in Indy – Dirt Rider Associate Editor, Chris Denison – who did a race test of Cory Graffunder’s TE310 in the amateur class. Watch the pages of Dirt Rider magazine for Denison’s story on the Zip-Ty TE310 – the bike that started life as a dual-sport bike, and became a full-fledged racer and the inspiration for Husqvarna’s TXC310 – the flagship of the 2012 model line!
“It’s great to see Nick Burson back in action in desert racing,” commented Husqvarna’s National Marketing Manager, Corey Eastman. “He’s off to a good start for the remainder of the 2011 season. It’s also great to have a guest rider like Chris Denison with us for the weekend. It’s a shame that Cory Graffunder is still out with a broken wrist, but with Jamie Lanza and Ryan Sandoval making strides in the series, we’re still flying the Husqvarna colors in EnduroCross.”