Thor Motocross is proud to announce the signing of Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Brett Metcalfe. Metcalfe re-joins the Thor/Parts Unlimited team following an impressive showing during the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship where he finished second overall to his 2011 teammate, Ryan Dungey.
"All of us at Thor are excited to have Metty back on the team," Thor G.M. Dave Gowland said. "He is a great guy both on and off the track, and as everyone saw this summer is an extremely talented racer. We’re all very excited for the upcoming 2011 season."
The Australian born rider was with Thor in 2007 and 2008 as a member of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, before spending 2009-2010 with the GEICO Powersports Honda race team. Metcalfe makes a great addition to an impressive 2011 lineup that already includes Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and the entire Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki race team.
The entire Thor MX team is eagerly awaiting the start of the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series that kicks off on January 8th from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
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.
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.