THE WEEKLY FEED: A YOUNG LARRY ROESELER

HISTORY LESSON: Larry Roeseler

Before Larry Roeseler became the poster boy for Team Green by helping them become dominant in Baja along with winning volumnes of other high end off-road events- he was a District 37 desert racer. LR started racing in the California desert, and picked up a Harley Davidson ride and during the 70s heyday when a bevy of young and up coming desert racing atheletes were pounding whoops at the Ponderosa (Bruce Ogilive, Brent Wallingsford, Scot Harden, Jack Johnson, Cordis Brooks, Bob Brooks, Bob Rutten). LR was picked up by the powerful Husqvarna team and soon started playing a role in their baja effort. But as important, Larry wanted to race- everywhere! He had dreams of the ISDT and soon, with Husky’s help and with the tutelage of their atheletes (Burleson, Popiel, Lojak) he made the transformation from a guy who went fast in a straight line, to one of the top Six Days racers on the planet. In the end he became a 10-time SCORE Baja 1000 overall winner, 12-time Baja 500 overall winner and 10-time gold medalist in the International Six Days Enduro.

 

NEWS

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S THAD DUVALL EXTENDS CONTRACT

 

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thad Duvall extends his contact for another two years with the off-road racing team. Duvall has had a successful first season with the team aboard his FX 350. He is currently leading in points for the AMA National Enduro Series and sits in a close second place for the GNCC Racing Series.

 

AMA announces 2017 AMA U.S. Motocross of Nations Team
Zach Osborne, Cole Seely and Thomas Covington to represent country in United Kingdom
Team USA is taking a page from the early years of American domination when the team consisted of mainly journeymen racers.  For 2017, the U.S. Motocross of Nations Team includes Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne and Thomas Covington, and Troy Lee Designs American Honda’s Cole Seely.
“This year’s team is immensely talented,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “Zach, Cole and Thomas are accomplished riders, who have the aptitude and skill to capture the world championship. And they will, undoubtedly, give every ounce of effort to bring home gold.”
          AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Roger DeCoster will once again manage the team. He currently manages the Red Bull/KTM AMA Motocross and Supercross teams and was a part of six victorious FIM Motocross of Nations teams in the 1960s and 1970s.

BETA NEWS

Max Gerston finished fourth overall on his Beta.

 

Riders came from around the world last weekend to compete in the TKO event. Riding conditions were decent at the beginning of day one. However, the track worsened with every lap. Mud-caked-rocks and loosened terrain made it difficult for riders to navigate what were previously good lines. Crashes and falls began to take place more commonly, but the pace of the race barely slowed down, as racers battled for positions.
Jordan Ashburn had a strong result battling with the teammates and finishing 5th overall.
The men’s pro class had some close finishes between the top racers, which made for an action packed weekend. Beta riders Max Gerston and Jordan Ashburn battled each other, and 3rd place finisher Mario Roman, for positions throughout the event.
Morgan TankeIn the Women’s class only two riders made it to the final event on Sunday; Morgan Tanke and Victoria Harcy. Morgan took 1st place in the Women’s Class in Sunday’s main event on board her Beta Xtrainer.

GEAR BAG

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VIDEO

 

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Here’s some good old european enduro video.

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Race around the lake is coming!

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

Back in 1982 I had one superb weekend when I won two big enduros on the same weekend. Jon Miller, Mark Cook, Randy Daugherty and I drove up to the Cowbell and I rode my Husky Auto. The event was a good toughie and I ended up winning, and clinching the California Enduro Championship. The next day we raced a District 37 Enduro in Gorman and I raced a new KTM 250. I won again. Pretty incredible times for a long haired magazine goon!

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