2019 HUSKY CHAMPIONSHIPS RACE INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now AMA-Sanctioned!

New for 2019, the Third Annual Husky Championships will be sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. 
You may note that we have eliminated the word "World" from the title, and that unfortunately is a requirement of said AMA sanction. If we want to call it a "World Championship," we would have to get the FIM involved (and pay that sanction fee too). Maybe someday, but not today. 
The good news is this gives the event added exposure and access to affordable insurance coverage. The "bad" news is all competitors will now have to be AMA members. No doubt many of you already are--and we all should be, as the AMA fights the good fight on the political front. 
To join the AMA or renew your existing membership online, please go to www.amajoin.com/MOTCAT. Cost is $49 for an annual membership or $20 for a one-event membership,
both of which also will be available at sign-up. If you are already a member, don't forget your membership card. 
As many of you will recall, we originally called this event the Husqvarna World Championships. Husqvarna asked us to change that to Husky, and now the AMA has asked that we drop the word "World." It doesn't matter what we call it--our enthusiasm for the brand is all that matters. 

Preface

Motocross classes are essentially broken down by country of manufacture and technical specification. Swedish generally means through 1987; Italian/German encompasses 1988-2013; and Austrian means 2014 to present. Short travel means 7 inches front and 4 inches rear maximum, i.e. no forward-mounted or laid-down shocks. If you're not sure which class your bike fits into, please don't hesitate to ask!

 

Displacement Classes

1. Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift 175, 250, 360/400
2. 1972-1974 Swedish Short-Travel, Left-Side Shift 125/175, 250, 360/400/450

3. 1975-1984 Swedish Long-Travel, Twin-Shock Two-Stroke 125/175, 250, 360/390/430/500

4. 1985-1987 Swedish Long-Travel, Single-Shock Two-Stroke 125, 250, 400/430/500 

5. 1983-2003 Swedish/Early Italian Four-Stroke 350/410, 510/570/610/630

6. 1988-2013 Italian/German Two-Stroke 125/150, 250, 360

7. 2004-2013 Late Italian/German Four-Stroke 250/310, 400/450/510/449/511/650

8. Post-2013 Austrian Two-Stroke 125/150, 250/300
9. Post-2013 Austrian Four-Stroke 250, 350/450/501/701

Age/Gender Classes

10. Kids 50, 65, 85, Supermini (112cc max)
11. Women All
12. Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift 40+, 50+, 60+
13. 1972-1974 Swedish Short-Travel, Left-Side Shift 40+, 50+, 60+
|14. 1975-1984 Two-Stroke/1983-1984 Four-Stroke Swedish Long-Travel, Twin-Shock 40+, 50+, 60+
15. 1985-1987 Two-Stroke/1985-2003 Four-Stroke Swedish Long-Travel, Single-Shock 40+, 50+, 60+
16. 1988-2013 Italian/German 40+, 50+, 60+
17. Post-2013 Austrian 40+, 50+, 60+

    

Featured Pro Race

If we get enough entrants, we will run a purse-paying Pro race with 125/150, 250/Open, Vet 40+ and Women's classes. 

 

Off-Road Grand Prix

One major addition for 2019 will be an Off-Road Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon following practice. This will consist of a single sighting lap followed by a single race with a three-wave dead-engine start for Modern/Revolution, Post Vintage/ Evolution and Vintage bikes. The course will use most/all of the vet/vintage motocross track and then head up into the hills on some graded dirt roads and single-track trails. Should be fun for everyone!

Please note that entering Saturday's Off-Road Grand Prix DOES NOT earn you a discount toward your entry/entries for Sunday’s motocross races! 

St. Patrick's Day Special

As some of you cleverer leprechauns have surmised, this year's race will in fact be held over St. Patrick's Day weekend. No promises of green beer (that sh*t gives me the sh*ts anyway), but to encourage the "wearing of the green" we will give free entries to anyone brave enough to race a green-tank Husky Automatic. If we get enough of them, we will give them their own class. 

Skill Levels

Pro (Pro race only), Senior (Intermediate/Expert), Junior (Beginner/Novice)  

Race Lengths

Owing to long lap times, all of Sunday's motocross races will run 5 laps except the Pro race, which will run 20 minutes +1 lap. Saturday afternoon's Off-Road Grand Prix will run 30 minutes +1 lap. 

Trophies

Will be awarded to the top 3 in each class.

Combined Classes/Multiple Gates

Races/classes may be combined or separated depending on the number of entries, i.e. Seniors on first gate/Juniors on second, Four-Strokes on first gate/Two-Strokes on second, etc. Check the race day schedule at sign-up before heading to the starting gate. We will try not to run different-age machines on the track at the same time, i.e. no short travel mixed with long travel, etc.
 

Race Order

At our 2017 and 2018 events we grouped all classes by Vintage, Post Vintage/Evolution and Revolution/Modern, first by displacement and then by rider's age. With two motos per class, that added up to 12 races total. That program ran very smoothly and, barring a huge increase in the number of entries, will be repeated for 2019.

See tentative race order below.     

Specials

If we get enough interest, we will add a class for Specials. Otherwise 100-percent Husqvarna hybrids (i.e. those using parts from different years/models) must race in the class pertaining to the machine's most modern component. Specials that use either a Husqvarna engine or frame (but not both) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Related Marques

Albin-powered Lito or Monark (or replica) can race in Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift

Husqvarna clone-powered American Eagle, Sprite and Tyran can race in Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift

Monark 125 can race in 1972-1974 Swedish Short-Travel, Left-Side Shift (they are Swedish!)

Husqvarna-powered Laverda can race in 1975-1984 Swedish Long-Travel, Twin-Shock Two-Stroke

White Cagiva models can race in 1988-2013 Italian/German Two-Stroke (NO red Cagivas!)

Swedish-built Husaberg models can race in 1983-2003 Swedish/Early Italian Four-Stroke

Current Husqvarna-derived SWMs can race in 2004-2013 Late Italian/German Four-Stroke

BMW G450Xs can race in 2004-2013 Late Italian/German Four-Stroke

Austrian-built Husabergs can race in Post-2013 Austrian Two-Stroke or Four-Stroke (whichever is applicable)

Why no KTMs? 

A few would-be competitors have asked why if the new Husqvarnas are basically identical to KTMs, we're not allowing KTMs to compete in the Husky World Championships. Two reasons: 1. It's a matter of spirit, and an Austrian KTM is in no way related to the Swedish Husqvarnas of yore. And 2. If we let new KTMs race, then we'd probably have to let the old ones race, along with their Penton brethren, and we'd soon run the risk of diluting this All-Husqvarna Race Weekend. Turning it from white to orange, so to speak. 

That said, if a late-model KTM owner wants to spend the time and money to transform his bike into its Husqvarna counterpart with white bodywork, Husqvarna graphics, engine covers, etc., we won't stop him. But that's not the same as slapping a couple of “Husky” decals on your orange plastic and calling your KTM a Husqvarna!

2019 HUSKY CHAMPIONSHIPS TENTATIVE RACE ORDER*

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE ON RACE DAY

Race 1 Vintage Displacement

1. Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift 175, 250, 360/400
2. 1972-1974 Swedish Short-Travel, Left-Side Shift 125/175, 250, 360/400/450

 

Race 2 Post Vintage/Evolution Displacement

3. 1975-1984 Swedish Long-Travel, Twin-Shock Two-Stroke 125/175, 250, 360/390/430/500
4. 1985-1987 Swedish Long-Travel, Single-Shock Two-Stroke 125, 250, 400/430/500
5. 1983-2003 Swedish/Early Italian Four-Stroke 350/410, 510/570/610

Race 3 Revolution/Modern Displacement
6. 1988-2013 Italian/German Two-Stroke 125/150, 250, 360
7. 2004-2013 Late Italian/German Four-Stroke 250/310, 400/450/510/449/511
8. Post-2013 Austrian Two-Stroke 125/150, 250/300
9. Post-2013 Austrian Four-Stroke 250, 350/450/501

 

Race 4 Vintage Age

12. Pre-1972 Swedish Short-Travel, Right-Side Shift 40+, 50+, 60+
13. 1972-1974 Swedish Short-Travel, Left-Side Shift 40+, 50+, 60+

 

Race 5 Post Vintage/Evolution Age 

14. 1975-1984 Two-Stroke/1983-1984 Four-Stroke Swedish Long-Travel, Twin-Shock 40+, 50+, 60+
15. 1985-1987 Two-Stroke/1985-2003 Four-Stroke Swedish Long-Travel, Single-Shock 40+, 50+, 60+

 

Race 6 Revolution/Modern Displacement

16. 1988-2013 Italian/German 40+, 50+, 60+
17. Post-2013 Austrian 40+, 50+, 60+

 

Race 7 Kids & Women

10. Kids 50, 65, 85, Supermini (112cc max) 
11. Women (All)

Race 8 Pro

18. 125/150

19. 250/Open

20. Vet 40+

21. Women

 

There will be a one-hour lunch break after the first round of motos, during which the Bruce Brown Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented adjacent to the sign-up tent.

Note: Please be aware that there will be open practice for all years, makes and models on the vet/vintage track on Saturday and on the main and mini tracks all weekend.  

ENTRY FORMS

Convenient Online Pre-Entry saves you $10 per class and lets you skip the line at sign-up. To pre-enter, click on the race(s) that you would like to enter and download the printable entry form(s). Fill out one entry form for each class and
either mail it in with your check or Pay Online below and bring your entry form(s) with you to the track. Don't forget to sign the
WAIVER! Riders under age 18 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign the MINOR RELEASE. On race day, simply report to the Pre-Entered window to check in and receive your gift bag and practice sticker.

PRE-ENTRY (CLOSES ON MAR. 9, 2019)

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