"The "Guest Factory Rider for a Day" program will showcase past Husqvarna National Champions and Legends, young up and comers, industry icons, and members of the Armed Services," said Harden. "It'll be a great way to educate people about the history of our brand and the sport of off-road racing. It also gives us a way to reward a few very deserving members of our armed services for the sacrifices they make to protect the lives we enjoy as Americans."
Headed by Husqvarna's factory GNCC rider Glenn Kearney with support from technician Wyatt Seals, the Guest Factory Rider program will provide a specially prepared Husqvarna TXC 450 at each event to various Guest Factory Riders selected by Harden and the Husqvarna management team. Selected riders receive full factory treatment for the day thanks in large part to the program's designated factory mechanic Seals who will support them through every phase of the GNCC event as they compete alongside their fellow Husqvarna teammate Kearney.
"I'll be pleased to have so many great people racing the GNCC's with me during 2009," offered Kearney. "It's an honor for me to play a role in the program and I'm really looking forward to associating with some very deserving folks."
Beginning with GNCC round 1 at Daytona in March, a different rider will be showcased Husqvarna's "Guest Factory Rider for a Day" at every GNCC event throughout the season. Typically, Guest Factory Riders will compete in the Sunday morning 2-hour amateur race.
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles, a part of the BMW Group since October 2007, are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Varese, Italy since 1987.
Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC
Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC is part of BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North, Central and South America is located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC returned to off-road racing competition in 2008 and during 2009 Husqvarna will expand its professional race team to compete in AMA GNCC, Endurocross, National Hare & Hound, the AMA Hare Scrambles Series, and WORCS competition. Husqvarna team riders will compete in the premier classes of each series aboard 2009 Husqvarna TXC 450, TXC 510, and WR 300 off-road models.