News 25 Jul 2017

Consecutive Pro Motocross podiums for Husqvarna's Wilson

Highly popular AMA rider races to second overall at Millville.

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Just two weeks after claiming a career-best third place finish in the premier 450MX category, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson topped the result last weekend, placing second at Millville’s eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.

Wilson, who has come off several injury riddled seasons, has rapidly progressed in 2017, lodging a number of finishes inside the top five, signifying a return to form that saw him earn the 2011 250MX title.

The number 15 was evidently pleased with his pair of third place moto results at Spring Creek on Saturday, although despite two-consecutive top three overalls credited to his name, he acknowledges there is still a long way to go in the championship with eight motos still to be run.

“It was amazing today,” Wilson expressed. “It was a hot, rough, gnarly track and I knew fitness and riding was going to play a big part. I’m so happy to be up here, and I didn’t even know I was second overall until I came over the finish line so that was a great feeling. I’m really happy, and I’m really excited, but we have a lot of races to go.”

Wilson wasn’t initially signed for the 2017 season, however he opted to take on the opening rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship as a privateer before inking a deal with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing for the remainder of the year.

The popular rider sits currently sits fourth in the 450MX series standings, with the next stop on the calendar scheduled for 29 July, at Washougal, Washington.