Australian to pilot Husqvarna FC 250 in American series.
Long-time Australian motocross and supercross privateer Tomas Ravenhorst will enter the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in the 250SX West category as part of privately funded operation.
Ravenhorst will race aboard a Husqvarna FC 250 with the assistance of an American dealership as he tackles the highly-desired series for the first time in his career, with hopes to make each and every main event of the regional championship.
“It’s been one of my personal goals, and I had an offer to go over last year and it fell through at the last minute,” Ravenhorst explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “I had a pretty good supercross season here, I’m feeling fit and I just want to go give it a go. The goal is to make the main events – every main event is the goal.
“I’m not looking to set the world on fire, but I want to make the main events and hopefully get some good results in them. My brother and I will go over, along with one of my friends – my brother is my mechanic. My gear sponsor – Bolt Everywear – has quite a few connections over there, so he’s organised a lot of it for me and will help me out along the way.”
The Victorian wound up 12th in the Australian Supercross Championship SX2 standings this year, being the highest placed privateer in the competitive category.