Bobbitt-OMA-Champion-2013-10-1-13Council Bluffs, IA – Factory Husaberg rider Russell Bobbitt took the overall win at the eighth round of the OMA Nationals in Council Bluffs, IA wrapping up the championship title with one round to go.

Off the grass start, Bobbitt swung wide through the long right-hand corner, missing the holeshot by half a bike length. “My rear tire spun a little on the grass,“ mentioned Bobbitt. “But I was able to make a pass for the lead in the second corner.“

Bobbit had the lead for the majority of the first lap until a small fall caused him to give up a postion to Kole Henslee. Bobbitt quickly collected himself and was able to regain the lead before the end of the lap. During the second lap Bobbitt noticed that his throttle was sticking and pulled into the pits, again losing a position to Henslee. “I must have tweeked my throttle housing in the fall,“ said Bobbitt. “I stopped in the pits and my mechanic and crew were ready to help. They got me going again within seconds.“

Husqvarna-Delong-GNCC-9-24-13Murrieta, CA – Fred Andrews Racing Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong has officially started a new win streak in the GNCC series, having taken his second consecutive win in the XC2 Pro class! DeLong piloted his TXC250R to a dominant win in Foxburg, Pennsylvania at round 11 of the 2013 series.

A new stop on the tour, the “Gusher” GNCC lived up to his name having received a deluge of rain on Saturday afternoon – but the series crew was able to turn the track into one of the best of the season after having spent the morning making a new 10-mile course. DeLong got out to a mid-pack start and got to work pushing toward the front of the XC2 class. He quickly got into the lead only to give it up with a crash on lap 3. Fortunately DeLong regained the lead and put the hammer down to build a 47-second buffer over second place by the time the white flag came out. DeLong cruised to the win, and also managed to end his day in fifth place overall!

Andrew-Delong-Off-Road-GNCC-9-16-13Murrieta, CA – September 16, 2013 - After last week’s big win at the Unadilla GNCC, Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong was hungry for more, and came to Lynnville, Indiana with every intention of getting his TXC310R on the podium. After a hard day in the saddle, Andrew was carded with a third-overall finish at the Black Coal National Enduro.

On his way to the podium, DeLong managed to take his first-ever test win in the National Enduro Series. (Andrew won the Texas National Enduro but did not score a test win that day.) Following his victory on test four, AD had a setback on test five when he went over the bars in a slow-motion crash. The fumble cost him valuable seconds, and he slipped from third to fourth-overall by a slim margin. But DeLong headed into the last test of the day determined to regain his podium position.

“My crash in test five was the slowest over-the-bar crash I’ve ever had,” DeLong said. “Test six was a little scary at the speed I was going. But I wanted to be on the podium!”

Andrew-Delong-GNCC-9-9-13Murrieta, CA – Guess who’s back! Andrew DeLong returned to his winning ways over the weekend where he not only dominated the XC2 Pro class, but also climbed into the top-five overall in the P.M. race at the Unadilla GNCC. DeLong and his Fred Andrews Racing (FAR) Husqvarna TXC250R tackled the New York terrain, including the infamous Unadilla Raceway motocross track, and controlled nearly the entire race to emerge victorious.

“I’ve been working hard the whole break and it showed today,” said Andrew, who had been fighting to regain his fitness after suffering a broken hand earlier in the season. “I want to thank my team and sponsors for sticking with me. I had a lot of fun today and all my hard work paid off.”

Husqvarna-10-26-11Husqvarna Factory Racing has announced its intention to be a major player in the FIM World Motocross Championship series from the 2014 season with a full factory team in the paddock for both MX1 and MX2 classes.

In the MX1 class it will be South African born Tyla Rattray and Australian Todd Waters who will wear the Husqvarna colors while in the MX2 class Romain Febvre of France and Alexandr Tonkov of Russia are to represent the new team.

Rattray, former MX2 World Champion with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, has spent recent seasons competing in the AMA SX and MX competitions in the US and in 2011 he was second overall in the AMA 250 MX class. Now 28, he first relocated from South Africa to Germany in 2000 to compete internationally and qualified for his first GP races in 2001 at just 15.

bobbitt-Rattlesnake-Husaberg-7-31-13Cross Fork, PA – Husaberg Factory rider Russell Bobbitt proved he is recovering well after his most recent injury as he dominated the eighth round of the Rekluse AMA National Enduro Series winning three of the six special tests to claim his first victory of the 2013 season.

Bobbitt, who suffered an injury two months ago, returned to full strength a week ago when he won the fifth round of the OMA Series. Now one week later, he arrived to the track eager to see if he could repeat that victory in the National Enduro Series.

He started the day well securing the win in the first three special tests. At the end of the fourth test he had already accumulated a nearly one minute lead over the rest of the field. Behind him fellow Husaberg riders Mike Lafferty and Nick Fahringer were battling for second place. Lafferty held the spot until the end of the fifth test, which Fahringer won, taking over second place.

Graffunder-Last-Dog-Standing-6-18-13Corona, CA - After an international trip with races as far away as Calgary, Canada, Cory Graffunder was back to racing in his own backyard over the weekend at the third annual Prairie Dogs MC Last Dog Standing at Glen Helen Raceway. The extreme off-road event put Graffunder and his Husqvarna TXC310R to the test, but the Canadian was able to stand on the podium with a second-place finish at the end of the day.

“It was kind of an up and down day,” Cory said. “I was bummed about the first race being thrown out because I would have won if they didn’t. But a bunch of people got lost and it was mayhem so they threw it out in the final score.”

In the second race, Cory had a tough battle with Taylor Robert and ended up taking the win. “It wasn’t pretty,” Graffunder explained. “Right before the finish we crashed, kind of on top of each other. I got up first and won that one.”

Husqvara-Off-Road-5-28-14Corona, CA – May 28, 2013 - A homeland race, a gnarly endurocross course and a Red Bull twist added up to what Cory Graffunder called “a perfect day” at the Red Bull Rocks & Logs event in Calgary, Canada. The head-to-head competition took place at the Wild Rose MX Park, and despite some stiff competition from fellow Canadian pro racers, Graffunder dominated the day aboard his Husqvarna TXC310R.

“I won all the heats and the final, which is what I was hoping to do,” Cory said. “There were some other fast guys here today and it definitely wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. The rain on Friday was worrying, but the sun came out and it really came together. It was all pretty tough but nothing was super gnarly.”

AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — American Motorcyclist Association member Chris Latham of Greencastle, Ind., has one more reason to hit the trails this year. The 46-year-old Latham won the grand prize for participating in the 2012 AMA Husqvarna National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series: a 2013 Husqvarna TE449 from series sponsor Husqvarna North America.

The annual AMA prize drawing, conducted by the independent auditing and accounting firm of Plante & Moran of Columbus, Ohio, included participants in all events on the national dual-sport calendar.

Husaberg-Logo-4-1-13Dawson Springs, KY – In muddy conditions, Husaberg Factory rider, Russell Bobbitt, took home his second straight win of the season at round two of the OMA Nationals aboard his Husaberg TE300. Fellow Husaberg rider Nick Fahringer joined him on the podium with a second place finish.

Bobbitt had a flawless day. He launched his Husaberg off the line to earn the holeshot as the riders rounded the first corner. From that point on, he continued to stretch his lead throughout the two-hour plus race on the 7 mile looped course. When Bobbitt crossed the finish line he had lapped up to fourth place and finished an impressive 3 minutes ahead of Fahringer who was second.