THE CASELLI CUP
AMERICA’S BEST OFF-ROAD RIDERS
We love it when a rider shows this kind of versatility.
Russell lives in Washington state, but traveled across the
country to ride the GNCC series against the best in the
east, where he won two rounds of the XC2 class. Then,
when the WORCS circuit came to Straddleline, Washington,
he showed what he could do against the best in the West,
finishing second overall. Clearly, Russell doesn’t care where
he rides as long as he has a throttle to twist.
New Jersey native Jesse Groemm is on a steep learning
curve and, at 21 years old, has already put together quite
a career. In 2014, he rode for Shane Watts’ Dirtwise team
and won a National Enduro in Cross Fork, Pennsylvania.
He was in the mix in virtually every round, making him a
serious contender for the title at the end of the year. His
performance in GNCC, OMA and enduros caught the
attention of the people at Beta, and for 2015, he will enjoy
a fully supported ride. Congrats!
After earning the GNCC top amateur position in 2013,
Trevor moved up to the XC2 class and was standing on
the top of the podium by the third round. Even better, that
was in his hometown of Morganton, North Carolina. Trevor
is a big man on a little motorcycle, though, and goes to
each start with a power-to-weight disadvantage, forcing
him to come from behind. He was the fourth member of
America’s winning Junior Trophy team at the ISDE.
Riding for the AmPro Yamaha team, Brad Bakken has
proven himself in the National Enduro series year after
year. In 2014, he broke through to win a round and make
it clear that he is a contender for the title. On top of that,
he won the #1 plate in the Virginia Championship Hare
Scrambles Series, where he has been riding since he was
in the mini ranks.
RICKY RUSSELL—GNCC XC2 #3
JESSE GROEMM—National Enduro #2
TREVOR BOLLINGER—GNCC XC2 #2,
BRAD BAKKEN—VCHSS champion