Beta USA Announces 2019 Off-Road Team

Kit Palmer | December 17, 2018

Eight riders will make up the Beta USA Factory Team for 2019.

“I’m very happy with the performance of Beta USA’s factory race team this past year,” said returning Beta USA Team Manager Rodney Smith. “We re-signed some great riders, and added a few new riders that look really promising. I look forward to the growth and success of the team and company in 2019 and the years to come!”

Those eight riders are Ty Tremaine, Max Gerston, Joe Wasson, Chance Fullerton, Morgan Tanke, Rachel Gutish, Mike Witkowski and Cody Barnes.

Beta USA Announces 2019 Off-Road Team

2019 Beta USA off-road team
Eight riders will make up Beta USA’s off-road racing team, which will include Ty Tremain (pictured).

Beta Release:

The 2019 Beta USA Factory Team is eight-riders strong focusing on more than eight major series. EX and Extreme rider Max Gerston returns and is joined by his new teammate Ty Tremaine. Tremaine was signed late last season and finished on the podium in the 4th and 6th round. Tremaine will also compete in the WORCS series.

Also returning to the team is Joe Wasson and 250 Hare & Hound Champion Chance Fullerton. Both Wasson and Fullerton will head up the Hare & Hound Open Pro class. Morgan Tanke returns with newly signed Rachel Gutish as her teammate. Tanke will compete in the Hare & Hounds as well as Endurocross as she has achieved wins in both series. Gutish was brought up from the support squad and will race a 390 RR in the GNCC Women’s Pro class as well as the National Enduros.

GNCC XC2 specialists Mike Witkowski will return aboard his 250 RR Race Edition to fight for the 2019 GNCC XC2 Championship. Witkowski will also compete in the National Enduros. Test rider, turned Factory Team member Cody Barnes will also compete in the GNCC, only the 125cc XC3 class. He will also race the Pro 2 class in the National Enduro series.

Beta USA will be competing in the same major series as last year; Grand National Cross Country, EnduroCross, National Sprint Enduro, National Hare & Hound, East & West Hare Scrambles, and Big 6 Grand Prix. With the addition of the WORCS series and AMA-sanctioned extreme hard enduro’s


Kit Palmer | Editor Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes ever since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.