Simi Valley, CA: 12/3/09: O'NEAL USA announced today the addition of the young racing phenom Ricky Dietrich to their elite athlete sponsorship program. Dietrich, who hails from Snohomish, WA, has established himself as one of the top off-road riders in the world! At just 21 years of age, Dietrich was voted America's #1 Off-Road rider by Dirt Bike Magazine and most recently placed himself on the map by running top 5's in the 2009 Outdoor MX series! Dietrich most recent accomplishment came just three weeks ago as he took the overall Victory in the GEICO Endurocross Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dietrich has signed a multi-year deal with O'NEAL, which will put him in the Hardware & Mayhem line through 2012.
“We are very excited to have Ricky onboard with O'NEAL for 2010 & beyond. He is an amazing athlete and shows raw talent and determination every time he rides. He is a great fit for our company and we're all very pleased he has chosen O'NEAL as he continues to advance in his professional career.” Chris Honnold- O'NEAL Rider Rep
Ricky Dietrich who currently rides for Monster Energy/Factory Kawasaki Off-road will make his debut in O'Neal at Round #1 of the 2010 10th Anniversary WORCS Racing tour in Phoenix, Arizona.
“This is awesome. I used to call into O'Neal and order from them way back in the day when I worked in Lake Havasu at a local race shop. They have a rich history in the Motocross industry, dating back to the early 70's. I'm excited for the change and I am really looking forward to representing them and their company for sure.” Ricky Dietrich
Ricky's career accomplishments include a 2006 WORCS Pro Championship, 2008 GEICO Endurocross Championship, 2008 AMA “Athlete of the Year” award, 2008 ISDE Top American as well as numerous other amateur and national Championships.