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Thor Motocross: WORCS & NEC Updates

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Even though preparation and planning for 2011 is already in full swing, there is still plenty happening out on the track for Thor MX.

Last weekend in Mesquite, Nev., FMF/KTM Off-road rider Kurt Caselli captured the 2010 Rocky Mountain MC World Off Road Championship Series title. The championship is Caselli’s second of his career dating back to the 2007 season when he won his first WORCS title.

Caselli now turns his focus toward the International Six Day Enduro in Morelia, Mexico. Five additional Thor motocross riders will join Caselli as part of the United States team in just a couple days. Caselli’s teammates include: Mike Brown, Taylor Robert, Cory Buttrick, Destry Abbott, and Nick Fahringer. All will look to put the U.S. out front in what should be a great week of racing action. The ISDE starts Nov. 1st, and you can learn more about the event by clicking here.

Thor rider’s Charlie Mullins and Kailub Russell also brought home championships recently. Mullins captured the 2010 AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Championship with a second place finish during the final round of competition just outside of Matthews, Ind.

It was Mullins first professional championship with Thor MX and there is no doubt he’ll be back on the podium in 2011 during both the GNCC and National Enduro circuits.

Russell captured his second straight GNCC XC2 Championship with a win in Round 12 at Power Line Park in Crawfordsville, Ind. Russell locked up the championship with one round remaining, completing a very impressive season long performance.

Shifting attention out of the U.S., the Australian Super X season has already begun, and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and Thor MX rider Josh Hansen has been on the overall podium following each round.

His two second overall finishes are good enough to put him on top of the standings in the Open Championship class (450 class) ahead of U.S. rider Justin Brayton. Make sure you stay connected to Facebook for up-to-date results and images from the action down in Australia.

Wrapping up, Thor MX would like to welcome back Ben Townley to the team. Townley will return to the GP’s as part of the MX1 class with Pro Circuit and Kawasaki Team CLS in 2011. It has been a couple of years since Townley has been with Thor, but all are excited to see him back on the team.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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