Thor’s Mike Brown Claims Back-to-Back Tennessee Knockout Titles

JANESVILLE, WI – September 4, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – For the second straight year, Thor’s Mike Brown raced to the win of the Tennessee Knockout Enduro at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn. With strong competition on some of the toughest terrain these riders face, Brown battled for the lead during the 10-lap main event, but with adjusted time ended up winning by 16 seconds. Teammate Russell Bobbitt also put together a great race to round out the podium in third.

Russell Bobbitt and Mike Brown
(Photo: Steve Van Zuylen)

At the penultimate round of the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Series, Thor’s Blake Baggett maintained the 250 class points lead with a solid 4-4 moto result for fourth overall. He currently holds a 14 point lead over second in the championship with just two motos remaining in the season.

Blake Baggett
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

In the 450 class, Jake Weimer narrowly missed the podium with his 7-3 moto result, which placed him fourth overall. Weimer is now only six points back from third in the championship standings. Tyla Rattray bounced back from a second moto crash to finish 6-9 for fifth overall, while Broc Tickle overcame a DNF in the first moto to finish fifth in the second moto. He finished 12th overall despite the DNF.

Jake Weimer
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

The 14th round of the FIM World Motocross Championship took riders to the treacherous sand of Lierop in the Netherlands. Tommy Searle did what he could to salvage points in the MX2 championship as he raced to a 4-4 moto result for fourth overall. In the MX1 class, Gautier Paulin tackled the tough track to finish a solid seventh overall with a 5-9 moto result, a finish good enough to propel him into third of the championship standings. Teammate Xavier Boog came back from 17th on the first lap of Moto 1 to finish 12th in the tough conditions, eventually finishing 11th overall for the day.

Tommy Searle
(Photo: CDS)

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About Thor Motocross
Thor is the originator of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he began developing T.H.O.R. (Torsten Halman Original Racewear) riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that is continued proof of what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is the only company with over 40 years of experience in the motocross marketplace.

Thor combines design and marketing, with superior distribution through Parts Unlimited to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers. Thor prides itself on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It’s 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.