2019 AMA ISDE CLUB TEAM ANNOUNCED

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Twenty-one riders have been selected to participate as Club Team members representing the United States at the 2019 FIM International Six Days Enduro in Portimao, Portugal, Nov. 11-16.

3BROS/SRT/Husqvarna’s Austin Walton will be one of the many club team members attending their first ISDE in November.

Qualifying for the Club teams involved two, three-round series, with western events in California, Idaho and Nevada and eastern events in Mississippi, Michigan and West Virginia.

The FMF/Maxxis/RPM KTM team has a few riders going, Austin Serpa being one of them. Photo by Mark Kariya

The top seven riders, plus one senior rider, in each series qualified for the ISDE Club team rosters. Additional Club team riders were chosen by the U.S. ISDE Committee, based on series participation and individual event results.

“The AMA congratulates the riders who qualified or were selected to the 2019 U.S. ISDE Club teams,” AMA Off-Road Racing Manager Erek Kudla said. “The riders represent the nation’s best amateur off-road racing talent, and we expect our club teams to be very competitive at this year’s ISDE. The event takes place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in southern Portugal for the first time, and our Club team riders’ experience racing on a wide range of terrain is sure to help them succeed there.”

Gas Gas USA’s Thorn Devlin made his way onto the USA ISDE team via the east coast qualifiers.

The qualifying riders will be organized into teams, which will be announced as the event draws closer.

Also competing at the 94th edition of the ISDE will be the U.S. World Trophy Team, the U.S. Junior World Trophy Team and the U.S. Women’s World Trophy Team. Members of those teams will be announced soon.

Precision Concepts/Kawasaki rider Blayne Thompson will also be making his first appearance at the ISDE.

Club teams qualifiers from the West
Dante Oliviera, Hollister, Calif.
Jacob Argubright, Lake Elsinore, Calif.
JT Baker, Shingle Springs, Calif.
Joshua Knight, Ogden, Utah
Clayton Hengeveld, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Austin Serpa, Minden, Nev.
Nic Garvin, Long Beach, Calif.
Jayson Densley, Fairfield, Utah (40+)

SoCal native Nic Garvin found himself in an alternate position at the end of the west qualifiers, but thanks to Anson Maloney qualifying on both coasts, it allowed for Garvin to take the final spot from the west.

Club teams qualifiers from the East
Nathan Ferderer, Minneapolis, Minn.
Thorn Devlin, Tamaqua, Pa.
Tyler Vore, Chesterton, Ind.
James King, Hot Springs, Ark.
Anson Maloney, Grass Valley, Calif.
Anthony Krivi, Mt. Olive, Ill.
Nathan Rector, Rogersville, Mo.
Brian Storrie, McKinney, Texas (40+) Storrie will be competing at the ISDE for the 16th time.

After sustaining a leg injury earlier this year, AmPro/Yamaha’s Ricky Russell is looking forward to the 2019 ISDE. Photo by Darrin Chapman

Club teams committee selections
Ricky Russell, Duvall, Wash.
Austin Walton, Sparks, Nev.
Blayne Thompson, Phelan, Nev.
P. Trent Whisenant, Hoover, Ala.
Paul Krause, Irvine, Calif. (40+)

Paul Krause will be attending his 11th ISDE event in Portugal this year. Photo by Mark Kariya.

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