Beta motorcycles, and specifically, Beta USA, has been a big supporter of the Kenda AMA National Enduro series for the past few years. In 2015, Beta USA is stepping up its involvement in the series with the addition of a full-time team manager for its enduro team. According to team owner Tim Pilg, Beta gets a lot of good exposure riding the enduro series and that’s part of the reason Beta has decided to “pony up” for this year’s series.
Freelance photojournalist Shan Moore had a chance to talk to Pilg about the 2015 national enduro team and also find out about Beta’s new Cross-trainer, which the manufacturer is billing as an entry-level bike for the enduro rider.
Q: Let’s talk about the enduro team. You just hired a new team manager for the east coast team; someone who is a familiar name to the enduro community, right?
The December issue of Trials & Enduro News is Live and Ready To View! The December issue takes a look at Team USA's historic performance at this year's International Six Days Enduro in Argentina. There is also an interview with top MotoTrials rider Bryan Roper, as well as an in-depth story on suspension setup tips for trials competition. Take a look at the new Vertigo trials bike, as well as the new Beta Cross-Trainer.
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The Yamaha bLU cRU off-road racing teams are now set for 2015, and the crews and riders are readying themselves and their 2015 Yamaha YZ450F and all-new Yamaha YZ250FX motorcycles, as well as their Yamaha YFZ450R ATVs for an exciting season of two- and four-wheel racing competition. The announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
N-Fab AmPro Yamaha bLU cRU
About to embark on its 18th season with Yamaha is the N-Fab AmPro Yamaha bLU cRU team, which is led by 7-Time AMA Pro Enduro Champion, 13-Time ISDE Gold Medalist, and AMA Hall of Famer Randy Hawkins. The team will compete in the AMSOIL GNCC series, Kenda AMA National Enduro Championship series, and select GEICO Motorcycle EnduroCross events.
Riders include returning team member Jordan Ashburn from Cookville, Tennessee. Jordan, who recently traveled to Japan to race the all-new YZ250FX, winning the final round of the Japan National Cross Country series, finished a career-best third overall in the 2014 GNCC series. He will compete in 2015 aboard a Yamaha YZ450F in GNCC and regional events.
New to the N-Fab AmPro Yamaha bLU cRU team for 2015 is Australian rider Daniel Milner. A former member of the Yamaha of Australia-supported CDR Yamaha team, Daniel is a multi-time Australian Off-Road Champion and an Australian 4-Day Enduro winner. He’ll be racing a YZ450F in both GNCC and AMA National Enduro competition.
Also new to the team is Grant Baylor from Belton, South Carolina
We received an overwhelming response to the Sumter entries tonight, receiving 640 entries in 25 minutes so we closed the entries.
Being contacted by many riders that did not get to enter, the NEPG along with the SERMA club have decided to start 6 riders per row like the SERMA club did last year at their event and start at 8am instead of 9am so that more riders will have the opportunity to ride and we don't run out of daylight.
We will reopen entries tomorrow night at 8pm eastern and take a total of 720 riders (120 rows), after that we will start a waiting list to fill any spots that become available the week end of the event.
Thank you for your understanding,
The National Enduro Promotions Group congratulates all US participates and support people in this year’s ISDE in Argentina on a job well done
Top Kenda AMA National Enduro Series racers, Andrew DeLong, Cory Buttrick, Charlie Mullins, Steward Baylor, Grant Baylor and Justin Sode did America proud with top finishes in this year’s International Six Days Enduro in San Juan, Argentina.
The Baylor brothers were members of the US squad that took top honors in the Junior Trophy division, finishing ahead of the defending champion French team and the team from Australia. The US team included Justin Jones, Grant Baylor, Steward Baylor and Trevor Bollinger.
Individually, Steward Baylor was one of the top performers on the team and finished the event 10th overall in the E2 division. Meanwhile, Grant was not far behind in 18th place.
In the premier division, the U.S. Trophy Team
Beta USA is proud to announce that East Coast resident Zack Huberty will manage their National Enduro and GNCC race team activities. The 23 year old hails from West Chester, Pennsylvania and is a current A-level enduro racer. Huberty will perform and oversee the mechanical aspects of Cory Buttrick and Jesse Groemm's race bikes as well as help in building the team structure.
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Murrieta, CA – KTM Motorsports is proud to announce its 2015 Factory FMF/KTM Team riders: Kailub Russell, Charlie Mullins, Russell Bobbitt, Taylor Robert, Ivan Ramirez and Kacy Martinez.
The two-time GNCC XC1 Pro Champion, Kailub Russell, will return to defend his title in the GNCC Series. Russell was the dominant rider of the 2014 series claiming nine wins. The most impressive victory for the Factory rider was earned at the Ironman GNCC where Russell took the win on a 150 XC two-stroke in front of the largest crowd of the season.
Russell will be joined by his biggest competitor, two-time National Enduro Champion, Charlie Mullins
In an effort to further strengthen Beta's offroad program, Beta USA is pleased to announce the signing of Jesse Groemm for 2015 and 2016. Groemm, a New Jersey native, will compete in the GNCCs on a Factory Beta 250 RR in the XC2 class and in the National Enduros on a Factory Beta 300 RR.
Groemm, who finished second overall in the 2014 Kenda AMA National Enduro Series, looks forward to his latest signing. "The past three years racing National Enduros, I've learned a ton about racing at a professional level and I've learned some valuable life lessons. My goals have been to win a championship and earn a Factory Ride. I'm excited to say I'm riding for Factory Beta in 2015 and 2016; I'm thankful for this great opportunity and I can't wait to put a Beta on the podium!" Over the course of the 2014 enduro season, Groemm landed on the podium three times and won the Rattlesnake National Enduro in Pennsylvania.
Tim Pilg, Beta USA Marketing Manager, commented: "Jesse is a fantastic addition to our team. He finished second last season in the National Enduro series and I feel with his talent, we will have a shot at a couple titles next season. Our Enduro/GNCC team is complete with Cory Buttrick and Justin Sode as Jesse's teammates and I am really excited to see what next year brings."
Groemm will debut his Factory Beta at the first National Enduro of 2015 on February 1st.
For more information on Beta USA, visit BetaUsa.com