Thor/Parts Unlimited Update
Now that the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship has arrived at the halfway point riders are getting a much-deserved weekend off. In fact, racing action is pretty quiet throughout the dirt-bike world this weekend, as riders will look to recharge in preparation of their final pushes towards the finish lines later this summer.
Before diving right into the summer break, Thor MX would like to congratulate CLS Kawasaki rider Steven Frossard (#183) on his first career FIM Motocross Grand Prix victory in the MX2 class. Frossard captured the overall victory with 2-1 moto results last weekend in Sweden. The newly-crowned Swedish GP champ has never been a stranger to podium finishes, but standing on the top step is something Frossard will no doubt become more familiar with.
Additional Thor riders to keep an eye on during the final six rounds of the FIM Motocross Grand Prix are #19 David Philippaerts (3rd overall in MX1 Standings) and #89 Jeremy van Horebeek (7th overall in MX2 Standings). Both riders are right in the thick of capturing an overall podium finish for the season, and will look to begin their charge when racing returns to action August 1st in Belgium.
Back in the U.S.A., Thor riders are holding down championship podium spots in both classes. Christophe Pourcel (1st), Dean Wilson (2nd), and Tyla Rattray (3rd) currently occupy the top three overall positions in the 250 Class.
Another Thor rider to keep an eye out for is the current Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites West champion, Jake Weimer. Weimer sits in 10th overall in the standings but most don’t expect that to last for long, as it’s only a matter of time before he is running in the top five overall.
In the 450 Class, Chad Reed has overcome a couple difficult races and is well positioned to capture another title as he sits in 2nd overall. Reed remains 64 points behind leader Ryan Dungey, but as we all know the overall standings are always subject to change quickly.
After a strong performance last weekend at the RedBud National, Reed will look to build on that momentum heading into the Spring Creek National on July 17th.
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.