Off-road racer Cory Buttrick has inked a deal with American Beta to race a Beta two-stroke in the AMA/Rekluse National Enduro Series in 2014.

The 22-year-old Ohioan will ride a factory Beta 300 RR and will team with Justin Sode at the season opener in South Carolina on March 2. Buttrick will also take part in a few selected rounds of the GNCC series aboard a Beta 450 RR four-stroke.

"I'm very honored to have this opportunity to represent Beta and give them the recognition they deserve in the United States,” said former KTM factory rider Buttrick. “This is the first time I have been 100 percent healthy since the end of 2010, so I have my goals set on a championship."

Buttrick's race bikes will be built at the American Beta headquarters with the suspension being tuned by Stillwell Performance.    

“We are super pumped to have Cory on our team,” said Beta’s Tim Pilg. “I have watched him for a few years and saw the potential for sure. He is hungry to win and that is what we need in the Enduro series. I feel with Cory on our 300 and Justin on the 250, we have a great chance of turning some heads out there. We have a very complete team, with Cody Webb and Max Gerston on the West coast, Ron Purvines and his team in the desert, and Justin and Cory in the East, it will help show our future customers that Beta is here to stay."

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