Zach Osborne, Cole Seely, and Thomas Covington will represent the United States for the Motocross of Nations to be held at Matterly Basin in Winchester, United Kingdom, October 1, 2017.
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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2017 AMA U.S. Motocross of Nations Team
Zach Osborne, Cole Seely and Thomas Covington to represent country in United Kingdom
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Three of America’s fastest motocross racers will represent the United States at the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin in Winchester, United Kingdom, on Oct. 1.
For 2017, the U.S. Motocross of Nations Team includes Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne and Thomas Covington, and Troy Lee Designs American Honda’s Cole Seely.
“This year’s team is immensely talented,” said AMA Director of Racing Kevin Crowther. “Zach, Cole and Thomas are accomplished riders, who have the aptitude and skill to capture the world championship. And they will, undoubtedly, give every ounce of effort to bring home gold.”
Seely will race in the MX1 class, bringing his experience from competing in professional Motocross and AMA Supercross events, including a second overall finish in 2014 in the 250SX West Coast Class of the AMA Supercross Series Championship and a third overall finish in 2015 in the 450SX Class.
“I think it is important to have someone who is excited to be on the team,” Seely said. “I’m stoked to make it this year and represent the country.”
Osborne, who will compete in the MX2, secured the 2017 250SX East Coast AMA Supercross Series Championship in May and currently leads the points standings for the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series.
“Being chosen to represent Team USA at the FIM Motocross of Nations has been a huge goal and dream of mine for a very long time,” Osborn said. “I couldn’t be happier to travel to …read more