Nick Burson knows a thing or two about protecting his turf and his wire-to-wire victory in the USDR (United States Desert Racing) opener at Red Mountain, CA has other desert racers worrying if there's any chance of ever beating the 23-year-old Ridgecrest, CA native. Burson, the 2007 and 2008 USDR series champion has kicked off the year with a string of impressive finishes in various racing events that make his boss, Ty Davis, owner Zip-Ty Racing, and the team's primary sponsor, Husqvarna Motorcycles, very happy.
"Things went pretty well for me right off the start. I grabbed the holeshot and managed to stay ahead of the pack throughout the race. And any desert racer will tell you that's where you want to be if you want to win," offered Burson. "I really like the Husky TC510 I'm riding and the training and testing our team does is paying off. The new suspension settings we used this weekend made the bike handle great everywhere. It was a flawless day." Throughout 2007 and 2008 Burson made his mark with a string of impressive wins resulting in him claiming a string of AMA District 37 and Big 6 Series championships. Burson's affinity for going faster than most through the rocks and cactus caught the eye of veteran off-road champ, Davis, and eventually lynched his current deal to ride Huskys throughout 2009. The chance to refine his already sizable talents with one of America's most talented rider/coaches is just icing on the cake.
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.