GNCC Round 3 , Georgia

gncc

11. Baylor G 12. Groemm 13. Bach 14. Buttrick  17. Bobbitt DNF: Sipes, Tremaine, Higgens

1.

Kailub Russell

KTM a_SuperB_logo

2.

Thad Duvall

Husq a_SuperB_logo

3.

Steward Baylor

KTM

4.

Jordan Ashburn

Beta

5.

Trevor Bollinger

Honda

6.

Josh Toth (XC2)

Yamaha

7.

Josh Strang

Husq a_SuperB_logo

8.

Mike Witkowski (XC2)

KTM

9.

Ricky Russell

Yamaha

10.

Jack Edmondson (XC3)

Husq a_SuperB_logo


Haaker F

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S COLTON HAAKER CROWNED 2017 SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPION. MORE

jonny.walker_SuperEnduro 2017 Rnd 4_02I8858Jonny Walker has brought his participation in the 2017 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to a positive close by finishing as overall runner-up at the fourth and final round of the series in Albi, France.  Tied on points with eventual overall winner Alfredo Gomez, Jonny set the fastest time during the one-lap SuperPole session before claiming a commanding win in the opening final. Third in the reversed start order second final, Jonny then ended his night with a strong runner-up result to finish second overall and join Alfredo Gomez and Colton Haaker on the podium. Jonny ends the 2017 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship third overall, just 15 points behind winner Colton Haaker and eight behind team-mate Alfredo Gomez. With his participation in the 2017 SuperEnduro series now complete, Jonny now turns his attentions to Extreme Enduro. Jonny Walker: “After getting the fastest time in the SuperPole and then winning the first final I really felt like I could get the overall win. The reverse start order second final was kind of my undoing – things just didn't go as I hoped they would. I finished third, which wasn’t too bad, but I lost a few points that I needed at the end of the night to get the overall. The track was good, nothing too technical but it made for close racing. I think the three of us –Colton, Alfredo and myself – all wanted to end the series with a strong result, so there was some great racing. Coming off my injury last year, I wasn’t quite on the pace I needed at the start of the series, but things have ended really well. I feel like I showed what I’m capable of at the last two rounds, and switching to the 350 worked out great. In a way it’s a shame that the series has finished, but I’m also looking forward to getting stuck into the extreme races now.”

thad-Daytona-Enduro-004-1The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-road team continued their stay in Florida to race the Alligator National Enduro. In true Florida fashion, the terrain of the course was sandy with exposed roots. Tests one through four were mildly technical, but tests five and six proved to be tougher with a tighter route. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall charged off of the start and rode a consistent first test, finishing in 4 th . The Florida sand didn’t slow him down as he continued to pace himself for a 2 nd place finish in test two. As test three commenced, racers struggled with course markers causing a lot of issues such as back-tracking, and being completely lost. Test 3 was therefore omitted, which unfortunately caused Duvall to slip back a couple positions. He rounded out the final two tests in 6 th for an overall finish of 5 th place for the race. Josh Strang made his return after missing the last GNCC due to a previously sustained injury. He had a slow start to the day but as the tests continued, the team progressed with bike setup. This boost of comfort allowed Strang to finish out the day in 14 th overall. Josh Strang and Thad Duvall make their way to Sparta, Georgia next for GNCC round 3, taking place on March 26th.

bursonAMA West Hare Scrambles Championship. Gorman, CA. NICK BURSON 1st Place 
Defending West Hare Scrambles Champion Nick Burson has been eyeing that top spot this 2017 season. "I always look forward to this Gorman Hare Scrambles event, I knew what I had to do and I felt ready." Burson came into Gorman with the win the past 2 years, he had no plan of changing that this year. "I was looking for that 3 peat and also really needed to make up some series points." When the flag dropped for round 3 of the WHS, Burson's, Purvines DA8 Yamaha was out front. "I tried to push and get a good gap going on the first lap. The course was really difficult this year and I was struggling a little bit but I was able to execute my game plan." Burson put the hammer down and was able to get a few minutes lead on second where he rode consistent all the way to the checkered flag. "It was really nice to get the win and bring me up in the championship standings. I'd like to thank my beautiful wife and the entire Purvines Racing Team for the support and help which led me to this top spot." Axel Pearson was ready for battle at Round 3 of the Western Hare Scrambles. "I had a decent start but didn't end up pushing hard enough in the motocross section and made my way into the desert section in 6th place." With a dusty lap ahead of him, Pearson was able to make some passes and eventually catch up to 3rd. "I charged as hard as I could in his dust but ended up blowing a turn and went into a tree which smashed my radiator. Fortunately, our radiator guards are amazing which saved me." Pearson worked his way into 3rd place a few minutes off the top 2. "I charged a good pace but lappers and dust played a factor in me catching 2nd. Overall I'm happy with a 3rd I just know I can do better. Thanks to the whole team for the support and I'm looking forward to the Idaho Hare & Hound next weekend." Collin Woolsey (Team Manager):"We had a great weekend in Gorman, CA. Finally having a dry WHS race really played well in our teams strengths. The Yamaha's performed flawlessly and both Nick and Axel put in excellent rides. It's exciting to have our first dual podium of 2017, we hope to repeat it again."


1.

Grant Baylor

Husq a_SuperB_logo

2.

Steward Baylor

KTM

3.

Cory Buttrick

KTM

4.

Jesse Groemm

KTM

5.

Thad Duvall

Husq a_SuperB_logo

6.

Kailub Russell

KTM a_SuperB_logo

7.

Josh Toth

Yamaha

8.

Ricky Russell

Yamaha

9.

Chris Bach

KTM

10.

Russell Bobbitt

KTM a_SuperB_logo

11. Delong C. 12. Higgens 14. Strang 15. Klammer  19. Fahringer 20. Devlin 21. Bakken 24. Borjesson

Round 2 US National Enduro, Florida

Grant

SuperEnduro France
Haaker crowned Champion

1.

Alfredo Gomez

KTM a_SuperB_logo

2.

Jonny Walker

KTM

3.

Colton Haaker

Husq a_SuperB_logo

4.

M. Lettenbichler

Husq a_SuperB_logo

5.

Mario Roman

Sherco

6.

Mike Brown

Husq a_SuperB_logo

7.

P. Rauchenecker

Husq a_SuperB_logo

8.

Xavier Leon

Husqvarna

9.

Eloi Salsench

Beta

10.

Aurelien Addesso

Beta

Brown

delongHusqvarna-backed Coastal Racing teammates Craig DeLong and Layne Michael continue their bid for an XC2 250 Pro (16-24) Championship as both riders once again earned podium finishes with a hard-fought performance at Round 2 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in Florida. Additionally, XC3 125 Pro-Am rider Jack Edmondson made it two-in-a-row on Sunday to extend his early points lead in the class. As the green flag dropped for the XC2 250 Pro (16-24) start, so did the rainfall making the opening lap a little more interesting. Both Michael and DeLong put their Husqvarna FX250 machines into a good position off the start as they came through the opening lap inside the top three. After a quick pit stop to exchange goggles, DeLong eventually worked his way into the lead position. After one lap out front, DeLong got passed by Josh Toth where he dropped back to the 2nd place spot. DeLong kept himself within striking distance of the leader for the remainder of the three-hour race where he ultimately finished only eight seconds back for 2nd place. "We had really good racing all day but I just couldn't make it happen to get into the lead at the end," DeLong said. "I felt like I had a good ride and I'm happy to be on the podium but I am disappointed that I missed the win. We're looking to rebound and fight for the center of the podium at Round 3." Michael was able to put himself into the 2nd place position by the end of the opening lap as he worked on chasing down the leader in the first few laps. Michael was a lead contender through the first half of the three-hour race but the West Virginia native moved back to 3rd around the halfway point as his teammate DeLong moved into the 2nd place position. Michael maintained a consistent pace through the final hour to ultimately claim a spot on the podium with 3rd place in the class.  "We were able to escape the chaos off the start and get settled in the first couple of laps," Michael said. "Josh [Toth] caught me and I tried to ride behind him at the beginning but I didn't feel the best out there. The track was super gnarly but I'm glad to be on the podium for the first two rounds. We have a two-week break now so I can recover some more but I am definitely looking forward to getting back on the dirt!" Jack Edmondson returned to his winning ways on Sunday as he claimed his second-straight XC3 125 Pro-Am victory after three hours of battle. The Great Britain native got off to a 2nd place start aboard his Husqvarna TC125 and he played it smart by following the leader throughout the first half of the race. As the two-lap card came out, Edmondson decided to up the pace and make his move into the lead. From there he was able to stretch the gap to ultimately 1 minute and 30 seconds over the 2nd place rider, where he claimed his second-straight win in brutal conditions. "I got a good start and jumped into 2nd behind Jason Thomas, he was running a good pace and I decided to follow him for a while because I knew this race was tough and I didn't want to break away too early," Edmondson said. "With two laps to go, I pulled the trigger and grabbed the lead and was able to hold onto it with a pretty nice gap over Paul Whibley in the end. It's been a really good start to the season and I hope to carry the momentum into Round 3." It was a tough ending to the day for Coastal Racing/Husqvarna rider Ryan Sipes who put his Husqvarna FX350 into a top-three position for the first two hours of racing before a collision with a lapped rider caused him to go down. "Honestly I thought he was going to let me by but at the last second he didn't and we came together," Sipes said. "It was a simple little crash but I came down on my foot peg and my inner thigh got a softball-sized knot on it. I'm waiting for the swelling to go down so they can see what's going on with it but it's feeling a lot better and I'm able to walk on it now. I think I'm going to be okay but at the time it was too painful to continue." Sipes earned a podium finish at the season opener but a DNF at Round 2 will drop him back to 10th overall in the Championship Standings after two rounds

logo_fixedRound two of the Amsoil Grand National Cross Country series took to the sands of Palatka, Florida at the Rodman Plantation. At the 10am start, it started to cloud up a bit but the weather held off long enough to give Tayla Jones the traction she needed to get another great start in the Women's Pro class and grab the hole shot at the Wild Boar. She quickly pulled a one minute lead over the entire race and by the finish,Tayla Jones beat the entire field of all the riders and won the overall for this race.  Also in the WXC class, on a Husqvarna TC125, was 15 year old Rachael Archer from New Zealand. Rachael battled strong and finished 4th for the day and 9th overall.  Be on the lookout for this up and coming WXC rider as she is only 15 years old and a fierce competitor. The skies grew dark for the start of the 1pm Pro race and by the end of that lap, it was pouring rain and creating terrain challenges for the riders. XC1 rider, Grant Baylor, suffered problems and ran out of fuel but managed to capture an 8th place finish. Jesper Borjesson in the XC2 class, is still suffering flu symptoms and ended up with a mid pack finish. In the XC3 class, Hunter Neuwirth finished 5th and is still battling an injury from the last Full Gas Sprint Enduro. In the 4-Stroke A class, Colin Keegan had another great race and finished in 3rd place. KR4 riders Conner Keegan and Hunter Williams were also in this class and finished 11th and 12th respectively. 

d8WORCS Lake Havasu, Arizona
GARY SUTHERLIN
2nd Place
Coming off a WORCS win at the last round, Sutherlin was ready for battle in Havasu. "When we started the race it was near 90 degrees, I knew it was going to be brutal." Sutherlin had a 5th place start slowly working his way up to the front. "I rode my own race and spent time finding good line choices." With a few laps to go Sutherlin moved his way up to 2nd place pulling in the leader. "I put my charge on a little too late and they also put the white flag out 1 lap early which was really frustrating." With Sutherlin's 2nd place finish he extended his overall points lead by 19. "I was happy with the way I rode but bummed I didn't charge a lap or two earlier. It was a brutal day, I don't really think anyone was ready for the heat since the previous rounds we're all under 50 degrees, it really just took a toll on everyone." COOPER ABBOTT 3rd Place
Cooper Abbott was prepared for this hot weekend of racing. Saturday he raced 250A to qualify him into Pro 2 Lites on Sunday. "I pumped up really quick and just tried to get some good laps in on Saturday." Abbott was hoping for a better performance come Sunday. With a dead engine start Abbott got his bike started 4th kick putting him 2nd to last off the gate. "I made some quick passes and then made a mistake on the second lap and went down." After Abbott's mistake he quickly caught up to 5th place but another mishap caused him to go down again. "I finally got into the flow of things and slowly started to catch the leaders." Abbott moved into 3rd place with 4 laps to go. "I caught 2nd and 1st and we we're all really close but with 2 laps to go I just started to feel really dizzy and light headed." Abbott's intentions the rest of the race was to just finish, rounding out the podium where he now sits 3rd in points. 

BHD_1681Wild Boar Round 2 of the GNCC took place this weekend in Palatka, Florida where giant mud-holes and sand-pits are no stranger to the riders. The physically demanding course was about 13 miles long with lap times running around the 30-minute mark for top riders. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall got a great start as the green flag dropped and e charged ahead in search for the lead position. Shortly after the start, the weather changed drastically yielding a healthy down pour for about 20 minutes. This threw racers for a loop as they battled the rough terrain and sudden rain storm. Duvall finished the first lap in a 4 th place position but he continued to push through the ranks and by the halfway point, was riding in 2 nd place, close behind the front runner. From there the battle was on. Thad battled back and forth with GNCC Champion Kailub Russell for 1 st place. As they crossed the finish line, Thad was just fractions of a second behind his competitor, settling for second place. It felt great to battle for the top spot the entire race. I couldn’t have asked for a better bounce-back after a tough first round. My FX 350 worked awesome in the mud and Florida sand. Said an excited Thad Duvall. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racings Josh Strang was unable to race due to previous sustained injuries.  Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall and Josh Strang will continue their stay in Florida to attend the National Enduro, next weekend.

gg23The new Gas Gas EC 250 Racing debuts with a victory in the Enduro del Segre, the first scoring event of the Spanish national championship. Jonathan Barragan rides the new Gas Gas enduro to the top place on the podium on Sunday. The rider from the Spanish capital is heading the tables: second in E2 and fourth in the Scratch ranking after a great weekend in what was the first time in competition for the new enduro model from the brand from irona. Jonathan Barragan has made the dream come true at the debut of the new Gas Gas EC 250 Racing. The rider from Madrid in the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team got the fifth place Scratch on the first day and unleashed the euphoria of the factory and the team from Girona with an absolute victory on the second day of the Enduro del Segre, first round of the Spanish Enduro Championship, a race that marked the competition debut forthe 'Project Phoenix' from the factory in Sal. On Saturday, Barragan's times already hinted at the enormous hidden potential of the new enduro from the Girona factory. The rider from Madrid climbed onto the top step of the E2 podium, achieving the fifth fastest time of the first day after a session in which less became more.  A optimistic start for the new Gas Gas EC 250 Racing that, just one day later on Sunday, got its first Scratch win ridden by a superb Jonathan Barragan when the ground was at its most churned up.  A dream come true getting Jonathan Barragan a second place in the E2 classification and the fourth position in the fight for the Scratch after racing in one of the classic and most demanding races in the Spanish National Enduro Championship, the Enduro del Segre, which this year was in its thirty-eighth edition. The next round of the Spanish Enduro Championship will be held in Valdecaballeros, the weekend of 1stand 2nd April, although prior to this, the Gas Gas Factory Team will be fixing its gaze on the GP of Finland and in particular in Lake Paijanne, where the new EC 250 Racing will debut in international competition on 25th and 26th March.  Jonathan Barragan: "We are ecstatic about this first Scratch victory with the new bike. On the first day we knew we had a good enough pace to stay ahead, because our times in the second and third times round were very good. We cannot really ask for more. It's been an amazing debut! The time before the start of the season was difficult for us because we knew we were arriving a little late with the new enduro and we were running out of time, we were late but we did the job well, as we intended. From now on we must continue working in this direction, although we still have a long season ahead. It has been a fantastic start and we are very happy with this bike and the team, this is a shared victory with them and with the entire factory because behind this new Gas Gas EC 250 Racing there is the effort and work of many people and of a whole factory which we are proud of. "

 


17157438_1053609524745534_201563038545746119_o

Italian Enduro, Sicily. Day 1+2

1.

Giacomo Redondi

Honda

2-2

2.

Matthew Phillips

Sher a_SuperB_logo

1-5

3.

Alex Salvini

Beta

6-1

4.

Steve Holcombe

Beta

4-3

5.

Daniel Sanders

KTM a_SuperB_logo

5-4

6.

Christopher Charlier

Husq a_SuperB_logo

3-7

7.

Rudy Moroni

KTM

8-6

8.

Davide Guarneri

Honda

7-8

9.

Oscar Baletti

Husqvarna

14-9

10.

Davide Soreca

Honda

9-17

11. Oldrati 12. Phillipearts 13. Albergoni 18. Micheluz  21. Battig 22. Brown a_SuperB_logo

Mike Brown after day 1: “21st wasn’t to bad. I struggled in one test every time around.  These guys are are very fast on these rocky test.  Going for it tomorrow, just happy to be here!”


MB Italy
brown
IMG_5987
brown1
X Roads DSR RED SMALL

X-Roads of the Rockies Dual Sport Ride August 19-20
Have you ever wanted to ride motorcycles in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains? But don't know where to ride? Or stay, eat or get fuel? Or you just want to ride somewhere different? These guys may have the answer. More

 

mydoor_logo small
check_small
brp_Rec_logo_5
16_KTM_OFF-ROAD_KR_OffroadChamps_231x231
halls_small
gasgas2012-logo
lunova1
2015offroad.bannernew300x221movie
a_gunn_1
GOT
romlogo2-300x217
dicks

916-705-3193

SuperB
rongardner (1)

Ron Gardner MC repair and services. Click here

apex2
X Roads DSR RED SMALL
bat box

You want a strong battery for your 2016 or 2017 KTM SX?  Pick our 5200 Super B model and the fitting KTM battery box for a quick dead engine start at your next race.  Order here

EWC, SuperEnduro, GNCC, US Enduro and EnduroCross 2017 teams, click here

USWE hydration packs, USWE, uswe, uswe  hydration pack, Domino products, USWE hydration systems, hands free, Tommaselli,  Super B batteries, Super-B, Super B battery, Honda Enduro parts, offroadchampions, off road champions, offroad champions,  Thad Duvall, offroad news, EWC, National Enduro, Enduro, GNCC. Off Road News, refill bladders, books, Honda parts, SKF fork seals, SKF products NEPG, Racing