STRANG, BROWN, ARGUBRIGHT AND DELONG MAKE UP NEW ROCKSTAR ENERGY
HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING - OFF-ROAD TEAM
Husqvarna is set to go
off-road racing in 2015 with a strong roster of championship-winning riders and
the support of a new title sponsor- Rockstar Energy Drink. Husqvarna's off-road
program is proud to welcome Rockstar Energy Drink as title sponsor, effectively
creating the off-road division of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. New
to Husqvarna this year is past champion and eager contender, Josh Strang.
Returning for a second year are factory riders Mike Brown and 2014 Champions
Andrew DeLong and Jacob Argubright.
"We are really
excited to expand our race efforts with Husqvarna," said Rockstar Energy
Drink Marketing Director, Mike Kelso. "We are proud to be a part of the
rebirth of such a legendary brand."
Rockstar Energy as a title sponsor is a really important step in our alliance
as we take on off-road racing at the most reputable stages," said
Husqvarna Motorcycles North American President, Jon-Erik Burleson.
New to the Husqvarna
team, Josh Strang will be contesting the 2015 GNCC Series aboard a Husqvarna FC
450 in the XC1 Pro class, and will also race the National Enduro series aboard
an FC 350.
Joining Strang in his
2015 efforts will be Husqvarna's off-road phenom Andrew DeLong. The reigning
champion will be continuing his deep-seated relationship with Husqvarna, and
defending his title in the AMA National Enduro series, as well as looking to
make strides in the GNCC XC1 Pro ranks. DeLong will once again pilot a
Husqvarna FC 350 in both championships.
excited for the 2015 season and defending my number one plate in the National
Enduro Series," DeLong commented. "I'm also excited to try to put my
Husqvarna FC 350 up on the GNCC podium at every race."
Also continuing his
term with Husqvarna is EnduroCross star Mike Brown. The accomplished
Supercross, motocross and off-road racer, who recently returned from the ISDE
where he proudly represented his country on the US Trophy Team, will once again
take on the AMA EnduroCross Series, along with other select events in 2015.
"Brownie" continues to be one of the most revered riders in off-road,
and a crowd favorite wherever he goes. He will once again be contesting the AMA
EnduroCross series aboard an FC 350, and racing select races around the globe
aboard an FC 450.
AMA West National
Hare Scrambles Champion Jacob Argubright is back for another season with
Husqvarna, and will be flying the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
colors in the AMA National Hare & Hound Series. The desert specialist will
also be defending his championship in the West Hare Scrambles series, all
aboard the capable FC 450.
"We had some
great moments in 2014, and we're looking forward to an even better season in
2015," Argubright said. "I'm excited to put Husqvarna back on top of
the podium in the desert, where so many people remember them dominating. It's
going to be a good year."
"I am really
excited about the group of riders we have for 2015," added Timmy Weigand,
Husqvarna's Off-road team Manager. "They are all front runners in their
respective series'. I look forward to this year and the opportunity we have as
a team to carry on the values and tradition of Husqvarna. We are excited to
have Rockstar Energy on board with us. I feel they help bring our team to
another level and add some excitement."
The four-man Rockstar
Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing - Off-road team will be racing alongside
additional Husqvarna factory support riders and Rockstar Athletes, Colton
Haaker and Ryan Sipes.
Haaker - who was a
front-runner in the 2014 AMA EnduroCross series - will be taking on the
10-round 2015 championship aboard a Husqvarna FC 350. Former Supercross racer
and fellow support rider Ryan Sipes will be riding a Husqvarna FC 450 in the
XC1 Pro class of the 2015 GNCC series, as well as select rounds of the National
Husqvarna Factory Racing - Off-road Team sponsors include Rockstar Energy
Drink, FMF, Moose, Bel-Ray, Dunlop, ProTaper, Sidi, Rekluse, Motion Pro, VP
Racing Fuel, Cycra, IMS Products, RK Excel, Dubya, 6D Helmets, Braking, Super B
Batteries, DT1 Air and Oil Filters, Corona Motorhome Rentals, Matrix, Think
Tech Seats, ARC Levers, and TM Designworks.
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Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna
Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage
of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships.
Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed
and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
North America, Inc. Husqvarna has
continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross,
AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, OMA Nationals,
AMA West Hare Scrambles Series and AMA National Hare & Hound championships.
Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2014 Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC
250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.