Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Extends Contract with Dean Wilson
Wilson is set to compete in 2020 AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships
This is a press release from Husqvarna…
Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dean Wilson has signed a one-year contract extension with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. Wilson is set to compete in the 2020 AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships aboard the FC 450 Rockstar Edition.
Wilson, who rode for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team in 2017 and 2018, began the 2019 AMA Supercross season as a Husqvarna Motorcycles-supported rider and joined the team’s factory efforts at Round 6 after defending champion Jason Anderson went out with injury. From there, Wilson put forth a steady string of to-10 finishes in the premier 450SX class including four top-5 finishes, one of which was a third-place at Houston SX. Although his season ended early with an injury, Wilson ultimately finished the year sixth overall in 450SX points. He re-joined the Pro Motocross Championship just after the halfway point where he continued to secure solid top-10 finishes to close out the season.
Dean Wilson, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team: “I’m very honored to be in the position I am now with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Team and I am just very thankful and appreciative of this opportunity. I am going to do my best and have fun – looking forward to a good 2020 season!”
Bobby Hewitt, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “We’re excited about the addition of Dean Wilson to our 450 roster. Dean has been a part of our program for many years and is a great asset to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. We look forward to seeing him compete in the upcoming 2020 season.”
Wilson is set to lineup for the 2019 MEC event, taking place this Saturday, October 19 in Las Vegas. From there, he will head abroad to Auckland, New Zealand to compete in the S-X Open and then the AUS-X Open in Melbourne, Australia.