Moose Racing Report
The end of the 2010 professional motorcycle racing season has arrived, and now Moose Racing is preparing for 2011. The final motorcycle race with Moose Racing representing was the culminating round of the 2010 AMA Endurocross series that took place in the sold-out Orleans Arena in Las Vegas this past weekend and featured some close racing.After nearly setting the fastest lap time during the Pioneer “Hot Laps” competition, Moose Racing team rider Justin Soule went on to win his heat race and transfer directly into the main event.Soule battled with Mike Brown and a handful of other riders for the final podium spot on the night but would eventually cross the line in the sixth position.With his top-10 finish at the final AMA EnduroCross round, Soule secured the third place position in the overall standings. Moose Racing congratulates Justin and all of the other Moose Racing competitors for completing the always-challenging 2010 AMA Endurocross series.As professional racing takes a brief hiatus for the holidays, Moose Racing is proud to announce their championship-caliber roster of riders for the 2011 season.Arenacross champions, GNCC champions and Enduro champions will all be back on the team and will be joined by some other ultra-competitive racers.Leading the charge in the AMA Arenacross series will be defending Arenacross-class champion, Josh Demuth who will again be riding for the Babbitts Team. Joining Demuth will be his 2010 teammates, Chad Johnson and Tyler Bowers who finished second and third in 2010, respectively.In the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Moose Racing will be well represented by Phil Nicoletti on a KTM (Lites East SX & MX), Matt Lemoine on a MotoExtreme Kawasaki (450 SX & MX) and Michael Willard (Lites SX & MX).In the off-road realm, Josh Strang (Factory Suzuki) will be back with the team and focused on defend his Can-Am GNCC Racing championship. Racing alongside Strang in the GNCC series will be Jesse Robinson (XC1) and top amateur prospect Jordan Ashburn who will be stepping up to the XC1 class after taking home the 2010 Amateur championship. Jimmy Jarrett and Scotty Watkins will also be competing in selected GNCC events along with the Parts Unlimited OMA Nationals.Two legendary riders who will also be flying the Moose Racing colors again in 2011 are John “Junkyard Dog” Dowd and David Knight. Both riders will be competing in various events throughout the world and will undoubtedly be battling for wins and championships wherever they line up.Out on the West Coast, multi-time WORCS champion Nathan Woods (Factory Husaberg) and Justin Soule (Factory Kawasaki) will contest the WORCS and AMA Endurocross championships. Ryan Abbatoye will be moving up to the Pro class in the WORCS series after garnering the Pro 2 championship this past season.Other off-road stars include the Fun Mart KTM team of Paul Edmondson, Lee Edmondson and 2010 GBXC champion, Tom Sagar who will no doubt be battling for titles throughout Europe. Cole Kirkpatrick (Factory Gas Gas Enduro) is back again for selected off-road events throughout the US while JR Schnabel will represent the brand in the AMA Flatrack series.In addition to this star-studded line-up of professional riders, Moose Racing is also proud to support all of the amateur riders, racers and events throughout the country who will be striving to make 2011 their best season yet.Be sure to stay tuned to MooseRacing.com for the latest race updates, gear and accessories. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date news from Moose Racing.