2012 AMA GEICO EnduroCross Series
Slated to contest the 2012 AMA EnduroCross championship, the Husqvana factory race team of Kyle Redmond and Cory Graffunder is counting down the days to the opening round of the eight-round series, which will once again feature the ESPN X Games.
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America (HMNA) says Mounted aboard factory-backed Husqvarna TXC310s with additional backing from FMF Racing, Stillwell Performance and Dunlop, Graffunder and Redmond are ready to take on the 2012 AMA/GEICO EnduroCross series, which will kick off on May 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cory Graffunder returns in 2012 as a Husqvarna EnduroCross racer. The Canadian regrettably spent the majority of last year out with a broken wrist, which he suffered in a crash only days before the Summer X Games. Fortunately he recovered in time for the last two rounds of the series, and was able to notch a podium finish at the 2011 season finale.
Cory Graffunder (Husqvarna TXC 310) says: “It was probably the biggest disappointment of my life, getting injured and missing X Games. I had a bad season last year but finished it on a good note. I just want to keep getting on the podium this year. I can’t explain how excited I am to be heading into the series on a factory Husky. I’m really looking forward to qualifying for X Games, which I’m confident I can do.”
Extreme enduro specialist Kyle Redmond is new to Husqvarna, and will be racing the AMA EnduroCross Series as well as select events such as the Tennessee Knock Out, Xtinction and Last Dog Standing. The California native is looking forward to stepping up his game on the factory-backed Husqvarna TXC310.
Kyle Redmond (Husqvarna TXC310) says: “The TXC310 definitely has a great motor. We have a lot more power this year (as opposed to the 250F I was on last year) and we’re working with some really great sponsors. Alan Stillwell with Stillwell Performance is dialing in our suspension and the bikes are working really great. We’re ready to get the season started strong.”
Derek Sorenson (HMNA Produce and Racing Manager) says: “We’re all super excited about our factory Husqvarna EnduroCross team. We have two of the best extreme enduro riders in the world, and they’ve both proven that they are among the very few riders who are capable of reaching the podium in an EnduroCross.
“The new TXC310 is a great racing platform to begin with this year. Everything that was learned the last couple years in the World Enduro with the CH Racing team has been translated to the production bike, and fortunately for us here in the U.S., we’re really reaping the rewards. We’re looking forward to a landmark year for Husqvarna and can’t wait to see our guys and the TXC310 on the podium.”
Additional sponsors of the factory Husqvarna EnduroCross team include: FMF Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Stillwell Performance, Sidi, Dunlop, Enduro Engineering, GUTS Racing, PG Graphics, GPR, Rekluse, Dirt Tricks, Silkolene, X Brand, Warp 9, AME, DT1, TM Designworks, Super B and Resmarket, Inc.
For more information on the entire 2012 Husqvarna line-up, please go to husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com. Head to your nearest dealership to pick up a copy of the 2012 RiDE MORE Catalog, available now. Also, be sure to follow Team Husqvarna on Facebook or via Twitter @HusqvarnaNA.