NY: At this weekend’s Budds Creek
AMA Pro National, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach
Osborne locked up the AMA 250 National Motocross Championship, adding to the
250 Eastern Regional Supercross Championship he won earlier this year.
Budds Creek, round 11 of the 12-round 2017
Motocross Championship, was anything but easy for Dunlop-sponsored Osborne. In
the first moto, he was taken out in an ugly multi-rider incident that had him
back on his bike near the back of the field. Osborne charged through the pack
for a hard-earned eighth place.
In the second moto, Osborne got off the gate clean
and grabbed the lead at the half-way point to take the win, and lock up the title with one round remaining. In all, Osborne scored
eight moto wins to take the 250 championship with 451 points.
Though the 450 championship is still up for grabs,
one thing is clear: A Dunlop rider will win that title as well. No rider on a competitive tire is even close.
“Congratulations to Zach on his championship, and to all
the Dunlop riders who gave him a run for his money,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Motorcycle’s
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “In a series where teams and
riders can chose to run whatever brand of tire they want, we’re extremely proud
that so many AMA professional riders and teams choose to compete on Dunlop
Geomax® tires. The input we get from both professional and amateur racing
makes its way into the production tires for our customers, and the Geomax line
is a perfect example of a tire developed in racing that continues to be the
choice for serious riders.”
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