Before the outdoor national season started we spent some time with Jason Anderson and his trainer Aldon Baker. See what they had to say going into the season. Which now looking back provides a unique retrospective.
Coming off a championship season in the 250 West Supercross series in 2014, Jason Anderson showed he can be one of the contenders in premiere 450 class during 2015. Find out more about who “El Hombre” is in this exclusive look at one of the more unique personalities our sports has to offer!
Motorcycle Superstore is pleased to announce their partnership with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team for both the 2015 Supercross and Motocross season.
Jason Anderson, the 2014 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion, will headline the four-man Factory Husqvarna effort and will compete in the 450 class in both Supercross and Motocross. Team members Martin Davalos, Zach Osborne, and Zach Bell will also compete in both disciplines but in the 250 class. Bell and Osborne will race the 250 West series in Supercross and Davalos will race the 250 East along with selected 450 Supercross events. Bell and Osborne will compete in the 250 class in the outdoor Motocross series while Davalos will join Anderson in the 450 class.
"We are excited and looking forward to being part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. They have an outstanding line-up of riders for 2015 who should post some impressive results," explained Scott Huddleston, V.P. of Marketing for Motorcycle Superstore. "Our association with this team is more than just a sponsorship as we plan to engage the fans with a sweepstakes program and giveaways throughout the year. The Motorcycle Superstore brand will be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing consumer area at each event and part of a series of "How-To" videos starring the team riders and their mechanics."
During the Supercross season, Motorcycle-Superstore.com will present a sweepstakes that will reward the winner with a new Husqvarna FC 250 complete with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics. Additional prizes include AIROH helmets, Fly Racing gear, FMF exhaust, Pro Taper hardparts, Matrix stands and Bel-Ray products. Consumers will be able to sign-up at every Supercross event by simply stopping by the Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna Factory transporter inside the pits during the fan experiences.
250 West Supercross Champion!
With a stellar 2014 season under his belt, New Mexico native Jason Anderson is looking forward to making the move to the premier 450 class in 2015. Anderson will be contesting the AMA Supercross Championship and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship aboard an FC 450. Look for some fireworks from number 17 in 2015!
“It’s great to be part of bringing the Husqvarna brand back to Supercross,” Anderson said. “I’m excited to be making my debut in the 450 class on a Husqvarna. We have a great program in place and we know we have the capability to win championships.”
Multi-time MXGP champion, Christophe Pourcel has signed to race the Pro Motocross series for the team. Even as the newest member of the team, Christophe is considered a veteran of the sport. Known for his silky smooth and effortlessly riding style, Christophe will be a force towards the top of the pack. Look for the #377 at the top of the podium at a national near you!
Zach Osborne has spent much of his Pro career competing overseas, with a British National Championship and 14 World Motocross GP podiums to his credit. Osborne is no stranger to the AMA Pro Racing ranks, and is looking forward to making a concerted effort in 2015, where he will be riding an FC 250 in Supercross and Motocross. Osborne will also be once again representing the U.S. in the ISDE, and will contest the upcoming 2014 Six Days aboard a Husqvarna.
“I’m excited to be part of the revitalization of the Husqvarna brand,” Osborne said. “I know we have solid equipment and the necessary resources to win championships, so it made my decision to join the team simple and easy.”
With nine pro seasons now under his belt, Martin Davalos is also an student of Rockstar Energy Racing, and is excited to make a return to his old crew. “I am really excited to be a part of Rockstar Energy Racing again,” commented Davalos. “The goal for this year is to bring home the championship for my family and the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. I believe I am in the best spot possible to achieve this dream of mine with the great support of the crew at RER. I’m a looking forward to the challenges and successes of the 2015 season.”
Davalos will be racing the AMA Supercross season in the 250 class, and will make the step up to the premier class in the outdoors, racing an FC 450 in the premier class of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
Young up-and-comer Zach Bell is the final member of the four-man Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. After an amazingly successful amateur career, having captured 89 amateur motocross titles, the 19-year-old is entering into his third year as a Pro. Bell and is looking forward to taking on the 250 ranks in both Supercross and Motocross.
“This is a great opportunity for me,” Bell said. “I’m really excited to be a part of this new team and this important chapter in Husqvarna’s history. It’s a great team and I am looking forward to winning some races on the FC 250.”