Ty Davis To Ride Husqvarna For 2009 Season - Dirt Rider Magazine

December 29, 2008 -- Ty Davis is the latest addition to Husqvarna's off-road racing stable and the multi-faceted racing champion won't be riding alone. Three fast young riders Kevin Rookstool, Kevin Urquhart, and Nick Burson will complete the roster of Davis' Zip-Ty Racing team. Aboard 2009 Husqvarna TC and TXC 450cc and 510cc models the team will contest WORCS, Best In The Desert, AMA National Hare & Hound, and AMA Endurocross series events.A force to be reckoned with, even at age 39, Davis' career milestones include a pair of titles each in the AMA National Hare & Hound and National Enduro series, an AMA Supercross title, four Baja 1000 wins, and #1 plates in the SCORE and Best In The Desert racing series. Davis has also translated his winning ways into Zip-Ty Racing, his Hesperia, CA based performance parts manufacturing and distribution company. His ability to pick the right lines played a key role in his decision to sign with Husqvarna as well."Racers are always focused on increasing their chances of winning and I'm no different. What attracted me to join up with Husky had a lot to do with the motorcycles and their commitment to our sport," said Davis. "The new bikes are very good, even better than anticipated. I'm impressed with their power and handling and the fact that they look like race bikes, too. We've done more testing with the 510 TXC model and I am certain that it has the potential to win races."According to the man heading up Husqvarna's efforts to field a competitive racing presence, Sales & Marketing Manager Scot Harden, Davis and Zip-Ty Racing had been on his short list of hopefuls to ride for Husqvarna in 2009."We're thrilled to be supporting Ty Davis and Zip-Ty Racing throughout the 2009 season," said Harden. "From his first test rides on the new TXC Ty began making recommendations and improvements that'll make the race team more competitive and make future Husqvarna products better."Davis is also enthusiastic about the trio of Zip-Ty Racing riders he's hired to compete with him on Husqvarnas: Kevin Rookstool, Kevin Urquhart and Nick Burson."I can't say enough about these guys. They're more motivated than any other riders I've ever had the chance to work with and I'm convinced they'll prove to be future champions," said Davis. "They each have experience in motocross and supercross which is similar to my background before I dedicated myself to off-road racing. They have impressed me with their level of motivation and continue to show me that they'll do whatever it takes to win."Husqvarna Motorcycles NA President Mark Brady made unanimous Harden's decision to make Ty Davis and Zip-Ty Racing part of Husqvarna's competition strategy."Ty Davis is the rare kind of individual who makes it easier to justify the cost of going racing," said Brady. "Throughout his career he's continued to prove himself a winner," said Brady. "He and the other members of the Zip-Ty Racing team are welcome additions to our program and we look forward to their success in 2009."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, LLCHusqvarna 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.