Thor's Dean Wilson showed he had winning speed at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz., despite fighting a chest cold all weekend, to earn both a heat race and main event win in the AMA Supercross Lites Western Region class. Teammate Tyla Rattray took over the coveted red number plate after a consistent third-place finish accelerated him into the points lead.
In the premier class, Thor's Jake Weimer earned his first ever heat-race win in the class and went on to grab his first-career podium in the main event. Thor's Ryan Villopoto started the race at the front of the pack, but a tip over in a tough sand section pushed him back to 18th after crossing the finish on Lap 1. Passing for position ensued the entire 20-lap race as he moved into a podium spot on the last lap to finish third and maintain first in the point standings.
The World Off Road Championship Series started up again with the opening round being held at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif. During Saturday's moto, Thor rider Taylor Robert narrowly edged out Thor's Mike Brown for the first win of the season. Sunday's second moto saw Robert put together the fastest lap time of the day, before going on to finish second with Brown close behind in third. Thor racer Ivan Ramirez managed to grab a second-place finish during Sunday's Pro 2 race. After the overall results were tallied, Robert was first, and Brown finished second overall.
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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.
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 SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.