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Husky’s Graffunder: 2012 Scrambles Champ

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2012 AMA Western Hare Scrambles Championship

A solid finish was all it took for factory Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder to wrap up the 2012 AMA Western Hare Scrambles Championship.

Despite a broken foot that still wasn’t quite healed up, Graffunder toughed it out at the Big Sky XC in Montana, the final round of the series sealing the championship and earning his first AMA number one plate.

Corey Graffunder says: “I am still pretty banged up from my crash last month. Between my foot, and my back, it’s been nearly a month since I’ve been on a motorcycle. I just had to come out here and ride a solid race. It didn’t matter if I won the race; I just needed to score points.”

Consistently picking off riders, Graffunder piloted his FMF/Stillwell Performance Husqvarna TXC511 closer and closer to the lead pack. Despite his pain Graffunder charged until the last lap to finish 15th overall, to earn the 2012 AMA Western Hare Scrambles Championship!

Derek Sorenson (Husqvarna Product and Racing Manager) says: “We are so proud of how Cory has ridden this year. He just won an X Games medal, now this AMA Championship! Cory has proven that both the Husky TXC511 and TXC310 are podium capable race bikes. Cory is the man right now, and we’re elated to have him on our team!”

Corey Graffunder says: “I want to thank all my sponsors. Along with factory Husqvarna we have really great support behind us with FMF, Troy Lee Designs, Dunlop, Sidi, Stillwell Performance, Bell helmets, PG Graphics, Enduro Engineering, GPR, Guts, Silkolene, Rekluse, Dirt Tricks, AME and EKS Brand. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season with them.”

Cory returns to racing on September 15 in Ontario, California for round four of the AMA EnduroCross championship series.

For more information on the entire 2012 (and 2013) Husqvarna line-up, please visit husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com. Head to your nearest dealership to pick up a copy of the 2012 RiDE MORE Catalog, available now!

Be sure to follow Team Husqvarna on Facebook or via Twitter @HusqvarnaNA.

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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