Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to welcome Timmy Weigand to the North American team as Off-Road Racing Manager! The 4-time Baja Champion brings a wealth of racing knowledge and championship-winning experience to Husqvarna, and is looking forward to overseeing the iconic brand’s US off-road racing efforts.
Reigning 250 West Supercross Champion Jason Anderson and the entire Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing crew are preparing to take on Las Vegas this weekend, when the team makes it’s official debut at the Monster Energy Cup. Jason and his teammates Zach Osborne, Martin Davalos and Zach Bell are slated to contest the October 18th race at Sam Boyd Stadium and they are inviting fans to a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team kickoff and autograph signing event at Terrible Herbst this Friday.
Beta USA reported that team National Enduro rider Cory Buttrick suffered an injury last Saturday following a crash in a local race and will be off the bike for a few months while he recovers. Buttrick came up short on a triple and suffered a fractured sternum, three broken ribs, and two collapsed lungs.
Buttrick is now comfortably home healing up and expects to be out for 6-8 weeks with hopes of returning at the Colorado National Enduro or the following round.
Beta USA wishes Cory a speedy recovery and safe return to the National Enduro Series.
Photo: Shan Moore
Both MotoTrial and Enduro events occurred simultaneously this weekend. The Final rounds of the AMA/NATC National MotoTrial Championship were held at the world famous Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. while up north in Marquette, Michigan the Beta USA National Enduro team took on the Upper Peninsula at the annual Loose Moose National Enduro. Contrary to what you would believe, the UP terrain is sandy and has lots of moon rock embedded in the ground making it a unique area to ride.
Factory Husqvarna’s Mike Brown was back in the saddle for round two of the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championship, taking place at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Brown was looking to improve on his hard luck suffered at the season opener in Las Vegas, and was able to do so by riding to a steady sixth place finish.
Brown came into the evening program on a positive note, after qualifying second during the pre-show hot-laps. Another high point in Brown’s evening was his second-place finish in his heat race. The Factory Husqvarna rider was looking to put it all together in the main event, but multiples falls in the rocks relegated him to a sixth-place finish, but awarded him some hard-earned points in the championship.
AUSTIN, Texas — After scorching the ice at ESPN’s X Games Aspen, the new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 will kick up the dirt – and the action – at X Games Austin with an adrenaline-fueled Flat Track exhibition race just weeks before the new bikes begin to arrive at U.S. dealerships. Highlights of the race will air on ESPN during the X Games competition coverage.
Beta USA’s Cody Webb tackles one of the toughest races in the world this coming weekend (May 29 – June 1), the Red Bull Hare Scramble, in Austria. The Red Bull Hare Scramble consists of a four hour race where racers must reach 20 check points during the allotted time to win the event; an accomplishment that very few riders attain. While Webb is one of the few Americans representing this year, his technical skills, endurocross experience, and trials background should make him a contender for the win.
Beta USA’s National Trial team is all set to tackle round 1 of the AIRes/AMA National Mototrial championship being held in Texas Creek, Colorado this weekend. Round’s 1 and 2 of the series are expected to provide spectacular and demanding sections, this along with thunder storms in the forecast will no doubt challenge riders throughout the weekend.
In the latest demonstration of Husqvarna’s dedication to growth, the iconic brand is proud to announce Steve Lawler as the new North American brand manager. Lawler, who is a long-time veteran of the motorcycle and powersports industry, is now officially on board with Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. and will be based out of the all-new facility in Murrieta, California.
“We are very proud to welcome Steve Lawler to Husqvarna,” said Vice President Brad Hagi. “His vast industry experience and passion for motocross make him the ideal person to help shape the new Husqvarna. We are heading into a landmark year for this historic brand, and Steve is going to be a big part of bringing Husky back to its premium status.”