Husqvarna Heats Up EnduroCross Round 4

Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- It was time to lace up the gloves and step into the ring as 57 of the best EnduroCross competitors in the world showed up for a prizefight in Columbus, Ohio, last Saturday night. When all was said and done, a pair of Husqvarna rookies had punched their Zip-Ty Racing-prepped TC250s to top 10 finishes.

During the past two rounds of the 2009 AMA EnduroCross season, hard-charging Canadian Cory Graffunder continues to be a contender, while his Zip-Ty Racing Husqvarna teammate Gary Sutherlin, has posted solid performances as both riders become faster and more comfortable with each EnduroCross lap. While the tough Columbus track proved troublesome for many of the season's regular front finishers, Graffunder and Sutherlin found the situation to their liking and dug deep to finish strong, 6th and 8th places respectively.

With his 6th place finish in Columbus, Cory Graffunder is now in 4th place overall (just 3 points out of 3rd). More importantly, the hard-hitting Canadian now owns the lead for the E3 Spark Plugs EnduroCross Pro Jr. Championship.

Meanwhile, Gary Sutherlin's 8th place finish in Columbus places him in 10th overall for the season, just 4 points out of 9th place. Look for both of these riders to come into Round #5 in Denver, Colorado, on October 24th ready to battle.

Zip-Ty Racing Husqvarna Team
#110 Cory Graffunder
#40 Gary Sutherlin
  Gary Sutherlin
Photo: Zip-Ty Racing, Gary Sutherlin

2010 Husqvarna TC250

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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.

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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.
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