Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 2018 Line-Up Announced
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has announced their 2018 rider line-up for the upcoming season. Not surprisingly, Jason Anderson remains a member of the team that he has been a part of for several years now. After being signed a few rounds into the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season, Dean Wilson was able to put in great results throughout the year and earn a spot in 2018. The team’s 250 rider line-up hasn’t changed much either. Most notably, Mitchell Harrison will join defending 250SX East Coast champion, Zach Osborne, and Supercross rookie, Michael Mosiman. Harrison will contend in the 250SX West Coast series, while Osborne will look to defend his East title. Mosiman will also ride the East.
The full press release from the team is posted below…
Husqvarna Motorcycles are proud to introduce the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider line-up for the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship. Featuring a mixture of championship winners and promising youngsters the team of Jason Anderson, Dean Wilson, Zach Osborne, Michael Mosiman, and Mitchell Harrison will be looking for top honors in all classes of AMA SX competition.
Coinciding with the introduction of the 2018 rider line-up, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to lift the covers on the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION – an exciting new model that will be used as the basis of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machines Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson will compete on during the 2018 AMA Supercross Championship. Collecting feedback from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders and combining it with extensive testing, Husqvarna Motorcycles' engineers bring an extended list of upgrades to the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION.
Featuring engine and chassis advances together with redesigned bodywork, this unique machine sets the benchmark in terms of handling, weight, and aesthetics. Paying tribute to a successful partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink that has brought Husqvarna Motorcycles two AMA championship titles, three 450SX class victories and numerous winning results in MXGP World Championship competition, the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION will be offered in limited numbers solely in the US market.
2018 AMA SX RIDER LINE-UP
Featuring a solid five-man squad, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team are set to take on the AMA Supercross Championship that begins on January 6, 2018, in Anaheim, California. Leading the team's efforts in the 450SX class once again will be Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Jason Anderson. Making history for Husqvarna Motorcycles by winning the opening round of the 2016 AMA SX series, Jason will make his competitive debut aboard the all-new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machine on January 6.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's 450SX class squad will be completed by Dean Wilson, with the Scot looking forward to his first full season of Supercross competition aboard Husqvarna machinery. Fresh from a solid fourth place at the 2017 AMA Motocross Championship, Dean will be a strong asset to the team in the premier class of the 2018 SX series.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Zach Osborne will be looking to successfully defend his title in the 250SX East Region Championship. Aboard FC 250 machinery, Zach is looking forward to a strong season of SX competition. Osborne will be joined in the 250SX East Region series by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team rookie Michael Mosiman.
Officially representing Husqvarna Motorcycles in the 2018 250SX West Region Championship will be Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Mitchell Harrison.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 2018 AMA SX Line-Up
Jason Anderson – Husqvarna FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION [450SX]
Dean Wilson – Husqvarna FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION [450SX]
Zach Osborne – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX East]
Michael Mosiman – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX East]
Mitchell Harrison – Husqvarna FC 250 [250SX West]
Bobby Hewitt – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing US SX Team Manager: "We really have a powerhouse team this year. There's so much talent under our tent and they're going to be amazing to watch. These boys have been training and preparing for a long time for this, and every one of them is ready for battle. I'm excited to see Jason and Dean race the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION machines. We've all put so much effort into that bike, it will be interesting to see the results. We're all ready for the gate to drop at A1."
Jason Anderson: "It's great to be back on the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. We have a really great team this year and I'm excited to get the season going. I'm also looking forward to racing the new FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION, and hope to keep it out front all season."
Dean Wilson: "I'm really excited to be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team again. I had one of my best years ever in 2017 thanks to this team, and I'm looking forward to an even more successful 2018. I've been working so hard in the off-season and the bike is amazing. I'm at a good place with my fitness and health and I'm definitely ready for A1."
Zach Osborne: "2017 was a dream season for me. I checked off so many of my goals last year, and I'm looking forward to defending my 250SX East Championship in 2018. My FC 250 is perfect, and I'm feeling good for Arlington."
Michael Mosiman: "I got a taste of being on the team during the outdoor season, and I'm really excited to line up for them on the East Coast for Supercross. This is a great group of people and the FC 250 is on-point, so they really set you up for success. I feel confident that I'll be prepared and ready for the gate to drop at Arlington."
Mitchell Harrison: "250SX West has always been a hard class, but I'm ready. I've prepared as much as I possibly can and the team is great. I'm focused and ready for A1."