Alta Motors made history on Saturday night, becoming the first electric-powered motorcycle to podium in an AMA Pro National race. Ty Tremaine piloted his Alta Redshift EXR to an astonishing third place at round three of the Endurocross Championship Series in Reno, NV.
Tremaine, a Nevada native, found a great flow at his home race. He began the day by claiming the second-fastest lap in practice. The strong showing continued as he finished a close second behind Factory KTM rider and defending series champion, Cody Webb, in his heat race.
Ty would have the chance to return the favor as he and Webb went head-to-head in the bracket race final. With the fierce battle out of the gate, Ty and the Redshift EXR took the holeshot. The intense back-and-forth forced the series points leader, Webb, into a uncharacteristic error, creating an opening for Ty to capitalize on for the race win and additional championship point.
After getting a less than favorable start in the main event, Ty came around the first turn in sixth position. From there he took the mandated No Joke Lane immediately. The strategy paid off, as Ty fell back into the rhythm he had throughout the day, hunting down nearly every rider in the field before finishing the race in third.
“I didn’t get the best start so I took the No Joke Lane right away,” said Tremaine. “From there, I just started picking guys off one by one. I got into third and then rode my own race. We made history tonight, which is crazy. I couldn’t be happier to put Alta Motors on the box!”
The good news doesn’t stop there for the young OEM, as this weekend’s result moved Ty and Alta Factory Racing into third place in the series championship points. The team looks to continue this historic run going into round four in Denver on October 20.
“I’m really happy with this step. We are homing in on a good setting and Ty is really starting to shine on the Alta EXR,” said Derek Dorresteyn, Chief Technology Officer. “With this result we are demonstrating the trajectory of Alta and electric motorcycles.”