January 5, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – As the 2016 off-road season approaches, Husqvarna Motorcycles is happy to announce the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Off-road Team! This years team includes Josh Strang, Andrew Delong, Jacob Argubright, Mike Brown, and newest team member Colton Haaker. Tim Weigand heads up the team and is “excited for the upcoming season. The guys are really happy with the new bikes and the potential for a successful year.”
Josh Strang will be riding his second season with Husqvarna aboard the all new 2016 FC 450 in both the GNCC and AMA National Enduro Series. Strang finished out the 2015 GNCC Series with an overall third place finish. “I am amped to race for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna again. I feel like the new FC 450 is just what I need to get up on the top of the box!” said Josh.
Andrew Delong showed great perseverance and skill during the start of the GNCC and National Enduro series. However, due to a racing sustained injury he was not able to finish the season. He will be returning to both the GNCC and National Enduro series fully recovered riding the FC 350. “I am super excited to be back for the 2016 season,” said Delong “It’s going to be a good season with great results.”
Husqvarna Factory Racing #10 Colton Haaker
Continuing his desert ventures in the AMA National Hare and Hound and AMA National Western Hare Scramble is Jacob Argubright. Throughout the 2015 season, Jacob showed a great drive and during Round 8 of NHHA he became the first rider to podium in both the AMA West Hare Scramble and AMA National Hare and Hound on the same weekend.
Husqvarna Factory Racing #3 Mike Brown
2015 X-Games Endurocross Gold Medalist and Team U.S. ISDE Trophy Team member Mike Brown carries forward with the 2016 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. Brown finished the 2015 Endurocross season in a 3rd place overall and will continue to push for wins in 2016 while riding the all-new FC 250.
Husqvarna Factory Racing #114 Josh Strang
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing is happy to annonce its newest off-road team member, Colton Haaker. Haaker had a year full of success and opportunity. He started his year off winning King of the Moto’s, a true test of agility and stamina. His drive to be a champion didn’t stop there. Colton Haaker placed 1st in three Endurocross races and had a podium spot in five of the remaining races. “We look forward to Colton rounding out this years first-class team and cannot wait to see what 2016 holds,” said team manager Tim Weigand. Colton is currently racing the FIM Super Enduro World Championship Series and most recently podiumed in third place in Germany.