Thor/Parts Unlimited Update
In case you missed it last weekend, the GP’s took over Glen Helen Raceway for a terrific weekend of racing that included riders from all over the world. The USGP provided the opportunity to get a unique glimpse at a collection of talented Thor riders from across the pond.
Riders Joshua Coppins (#6), David Philippaerts (#19), Gautier Paulin (#21), Steven Frossard (#183), and Jeremy Van Horebeek (#89) were all on hand to compete in the first USGP race in just over a decade.
The leader of the group over the weekend was Steven Frossard who finished third overall in the MX2 class. His solid finish moved him up to 3rd in the overall GP MX2 season standings. The remaining four Thor riders all demonstrated a lot of speed and talent on the track proving they will no doubt be running towards the front of the field in the remaining GP rounds.
With the GP in town Thor had the opportunity to chat with each of the riders on their visit to the United States. You can hear what they had to say on the race and their relationship with the Parts Unlimited/Thor family by clicking on the photo above or by going to the Thor YouTube Channel.
One additional note from the USGP is that Slippery – Brand Manager and 8-time World Jet-Ski Champion, Victor Sheldon, participated in the Vet class race where he finished a very impressive 7th overall. Sheldon proved to everyone that he is fast both on the track and in the water. Sheldon will be trading in his bike for a jet ski this weekend where he will be in action in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.
Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORTÂ®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.
About Thor Motocross
Thor is one of the originators of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he inadvertently started to develop Thor riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that understands what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is one of a few companies with over 40 years experience in the motocross marketplace.
Thor, a house brand company for Parts Unlimited, combines design and marketing with superior distribution to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers priding ourselves on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It is a lifestyle.