Wilson Officially Returns to Factory 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 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 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. Although his season ended early with an injury, Wilson ultimately finished the year sixth overall in 450SX points. He re-joined the Lucas Oil 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 made six starts in the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, returning to action at RedBud. He failed to finish inside the top 10 just once, and ultimately finished 13th in the final 450 Class standings.