The race-winning team of Nick Burson, Ryan Abbatoye and
Bobby Garrison rode the wheels off a 2013 Beta 300 two-stroke. Known best for its ability to handle tight, technical
trails, the Purvines Racing Beta had no trouble on the fast
Brett Thompson and Justin Seeds rode two almost-identical
2007 Honda CR250Rs. They had some issues, but put smiles
on their faces in the pits every lap.
Charles Jirsa showed up with the cleanest-looking Husqvarna
TC449 on the planet. With the future of Husqvarna in limbo at
the moment, this bike proves the brand has potential. ❏
Dirt Bike magazine’s KX450 was just a frame less than 24
hours before the event, literally! If you follow @dirtbikemag
on Instagram, then you understand. The crew at Precision
Concepts and Abbatoye Graphics worked miracles to get the
bike race-ready in time.
Justin Jones showed up with a Goolsby Motorsports-prepped
RPM/Bonanza Plumbing KTM 450 that actually started life as
now-factory-KTM-racer Ivan Rameriez’s 2012 WORCS Pro 2
championship-winning race bike.
Pete Vetrano is the TM motorcycle importer for North
America and showed up with a trick TM 250 two-stroke, complete with a cone pipe, carbon fiber silencer and a custom-made, oversized aluminum tank straight from the factory. A
complete work of art!