Husqvarna Motorcycles Welcomes Brown, Bobbitt, DeLong and Argubright For 2014!

(L-R) Husqvarna Race Team Manager Andy Jefferson, Russell Bobbitt, Andrew DeLong, Jacob Argubright and Mike Brown.

(L-R) Husqvarna Race Team Manager Andy Jefferson, Russell Bobbitt, Andrew DeLong, Jacob Argubright and Mike Brownish.

FMF, Moose, Bel-Ray and Dunlop obtain behind Husqvarna’s 2014 Factory Off-Road Race Team.

 

What offers 10 ISDE gold medals, four National Enduro titles, 13 GNCC XC2 wins, four AMA EnduroCross wins, three National Hare & Hound wins, two X Video games gold medals and an AMA Motocross Championship? Husqvarna’s 2014 Off-Road Race Team! Husky is very pleased to announce that Mike Brownish, Russell Bobbitt, Andrew DeLong plus Jacob Argubright will be the first Oughout. S. team to race the particular all-new Husqvarna Motorcycles in 2014.

Andrew DeLong is ready to take on the 2014 season!

Toby DeLong is ready to take on the 2014 season!

“We have an amazing lineup for this period, ” commented Husqvarna Race Group Manager Andy Jefferson. “This is really a landmark year for Husqvarna and couldn’t ask for a better team in order to fly the flag. Mike Brownish and Russell Bobbitt are well known and respected champions, and Toby DeLong and Jacob Argubright are both budding talents in off-road. Between the four of them, Husqvarna is addressing five different national championships, along with other select events around the world. It’s going to be a busy and exciting season for the 2014 Husqvarna Off-Road Race Team. ”

 

Husqvarna is very pleased to welcome one of the most venerated racers in off-road to the team, Paul Brown. The former WORCS champion, 125cc AMA Motocross champion and X Video games gold medalist will be once again accepting the AMA EnduroCross championship, in addition to a host of other select occasions around the world in 2014.

Husqvarna is proud to carry Mike Brown's "signature" style.

Husqvarna is very pleased to carry Mike Brown’ s “ signature” style.

“It’s a big deal that they want the name to be with Husky, ” Brown commented. “For sure, I’m excited. EnduroCross is the main focus, but I’ll be racing a bit of everything – as much as I can to get the brand out there. I’m going to do a couple of of the Australian Enduro X Nationals they’re having in January/February and then finish out the FIM Super Enduro Championship in Europe. I’m going to do the first three rounds of the GNCC series, some enduros and some AMA Motocross races this year. I can be staying busy, for sure, yet I’d rather race every weekend break than sit around. I’m looking forward to it! ”

 

Four-time AMA National Enduro Champion Russell Bobbitt is usually thrilled to join the Husky conditional, and be a part of Husqvarna’s rich off-road heritage.

Husqvarna's enduro legacy continues with fourtime national champion Russell Bobbitt.

Husqvarna’ s enduro legacy proceeds with fourtime national champion Russell Bobbitt.

“I’m excited to sign on with Husqvarna specifically because it’s such a nostalgic title and company, ” Bobbitt stated. “My dad was a dealer meant for Husqvarna 30 years ago and I have a lot of respect for the brand since it carries a lot of history, especially in enduro racing. I grew up looking up in order to guys like Mike Melton, Cock Burleson and Terry Cunningham; they are all great guys. The chance to do the same thing as those guys plus win a championship for Husqvarna is really awesome. ”

 

Bobbitt is going to be once again be contesting the AMA National Enduro series as well as defending his title in the OMA Nationals series CC series. Joining Bobbitt in the National Enduros, and also upgrading to the premier class of the GNCC series is Husqvarna’s Andrew DeLong. The promising GNCC star is really a returning Husqvarna rider, but is usually facing big changes in 2014 with a new team, new class, plus all-new stateof-the-art Husqvarna Motorcycles.

 

“It’s a big step, but I think I’m ready for it, ” said DeLong, who will be stepping up from the 250cc machines of the XC2 class to a 450 in the XC1 division. “I’m 200 pounds – that’s a big dude for a small bike. Ideally I’ll be able to transition nicely onto the 450. The bikes look super awesome and I’m excited to get some time on them. I’m certainly excited about this new season and getting guys like Russell, Brownie plus Jacob on the team.

 

Husqvarna marks Jacob Argubright's first factory ride.

Husqvarna marks Jacob Argubright’ ersus first factory ride.

Last but not least, Southern California’s John Argubright will be racing a manufacturer Husqvarna in 2014. “I’m stoked, ” Argubright said. “Not just is it my first factory trip, but I’m thrilled to be having a great team that has such a good heritage in the desert. Husqvarna has an all-new FC 450 and I’m going to be the first one representing it in the National Hare & Hound series so I’m real delighted about that. I will also be doing the AMA Western Hare Scrambles series and some extreme races, as well. ”

Husqvarna Off-Road Race Team

Husqvarna’s factory off-road race team sponsors include FMF, Moose, Bel-Ray, Dunlop, WP Suspension by PG, Rekluse, Sidi, LightSpeed, Zip-Ty, SuperB, DT1, AME, ProTaper, RK, Excel, Factory Motor Services, Motorcycle Superstore (Bell Helmets), Braking, Matrix Concepts, Movement Pro, Fastway, ARC, TM Designs, Enduro Engineering and VP Energy sources.

Husqvarna Off-Road Race Team

Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903. Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known plus respected in the off-road world for the heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed plus manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

 

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc.

Husqvarna offers continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, OMA Nationals, AMA West Hare Scrambles Series and AMA National Hare & Hound competition. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard 2014 Husqvarna FC 400, FE 350, TC 250 plus TE 300 off-road models.

 


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