Industry News 5/23/2005

THOR Signs Swanson Yamaha and Heads North to Canada.

THOR Signs Swanson Yamaha and Heads North to Canada.

El Cajon, CA – May 19, 2005 - Thor racing headquarters in El Cajon, CA announced today that they have reached agreement to sponsor the Swanson Yamaha team with top riders JOSH DeMUTH and CHAD JOHNSON riding the MX1 (450) Class and NATE TIERNEY in MX2 (125 class). The team will head for the Canadian Nationals next month and compete in the entire nine-race series. DeMUTH, a two-time Arenacross Champion and JOHNSON who finished up third in this year’s National Arenacross Championship will be a “Force in the North”.

The team will travel in style as Swanson Racing, LLC has purchased the Shogun Yamaha semi in this first class effort to keep the Canadian Championships in the hands of Team Thor riders. “We are very excited to have put this team together,” said THOR CEO, Bob Maynard and hope we can keep the string of three consecutive Championships alive”. Curtis Swanson, Team Manager reports “this weeks testing went very well and all the riders look forward to the challenge of the tough CMRC National series”.

Swanson Racing will wear THOR gear, THOR helmets and ALPINESTARS boots plus receive support from PARTS CANADA.